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Ambassador Hotel Mumbai near St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai
St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, completed in 1718, is the first Anglican church in Mumbai (then called Bombay), to improve the "moral standards" of the growing British settlement. It is located on Veer Nariman Road, close to Horniman Circle Gardens and the Flora Fountain.
Tourist attractions - St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai
The name of nearby Churchgate station has reference to this church. One of the gates in the Fort which the East India Company had built to protect their settlement was the entrance to the St. Thomas Church. It was called Churchgate. That is why the whole area towards the West of the Church is called “Churchgate” even today.
The street leading to the Church was originally called Churchgate Street and has been more recently renamed (like many streets in Bombay) and is now known as Veer Nariman Road
The church was consecrated a cathedral in July 1837. The tower and the clock at the western end were added in 1838. About 25 years later a major renovation scheme was launched to enlarge the chancel. This was completed by 1865.
Here, many a Briton were laid to rest under elaborate marble tablets engraved with touching elegies — generals and clerks and young maids all lying together in the silent, sundappled interior. Most of the tombstones bear eloquent messages.
The cathedral was selected for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage conservation award 2004.
Recently the congregation in St. Thomas Cathedral is being led by Rev. Avinash Rangayya.
Ambassador Hotel Mumbai
(1 km from St. Thomas Cathedral)
Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Churchgate, Mumbai, India
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Ambassador Hotel Mumbai is set in Mumbai and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Flora Fountain and Air India Building. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.
This 4-star hotel offers 24-hour room service, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking. Staff are available 24-hours a day and can help with booking tours and tickets.
The rooms are air conditioned and feature a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar. They all offer bottled water, wireless internet access and a flat-screen TV.
Guests are able to enjoy a drink at Ambassador Hotel Mumbai's bar and try international cuisine in the restaurant. Alternatively, the surrounding area provides several bars and restaurants with a selection of different cuisines.
Ambassador Hotel Mumbai is close to Churchgate Railway Station, making it easy for guests to travel around Mumbai and its surrounding areas. The hotel is also surrounded by the area's well-known clubs and pubs, and Bombay Stock Exchange and Rajabai Clock Tower are a 20-minute walk away.
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