Distance between Hotel Vivanta, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai and major railway stations and airport:

Mode of travel Distance from conference Venue
Air Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport 25 Km
Train Panvel Railway Station 20 Km
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus 32 Km
Mumbai Central Railway Station 30 Km
Nearest Local Railway station Sanpada (Harbour Line) 3 Km

Back and forth shuttle Services from selected Hotel/Hostel/Guest House to Conference Venue at scheduled time will be arranged.

IASTA conference 2023 will be held at Hotel Vivanta, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai during December 12-14, 2023.

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Mumbai attractions

Gateway of India

The Gateway of India that was built in the 20th century is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Mumbai. The building stands beautifully overlooking the Arabian Sea and the location of this building is what makes it so attractive. It is 85 feet tall and it is one of Mumbai’s most significant landmarks. The construction of the Gateway of India took almost 13 years to finish and it was built in dedication to the first visit done by King George V and also Queen Mary to India.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Another great attraction is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus that is visited by millions of people. This terminus was also built during the British rule and the construction of the same started in 1787 that went on till 1887. In 1887 it was finally put open for public use. Mumbaikars call this station CST. Before this terminus got its name of Shivaji, it was named Victoria Terminus and was called VT.

The Asiatic Society

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai is one historical building that has been a photographer’s delight for all kinds of shoot since many years. The Asiatic society is about Asian studies that were started with an intention of promoting any kind of useful knowledge. The society has a library that houses at least hundred books and 15,000 books out of them have been classified as valuable and rare. Apart from the many books it also has many artifacts and manuscripts in Persian, Prakrit and also Sanskrit that are all ancient.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link

The Bandra Worli Sea link is another place of interest that most tourists want to visit and view. This sea link has added a feather to the charm of this city. Originally called as Rajiv Gandhi Seal Link, this bridge has been built beautifully over the Arabian Sea and it was started in 2000 that got completed in 2010.

Mount Mary Church

Another great attraction is the Mount Marcy Church that is called the Basilica of our Lady Mount situated in the westerns suburbs of Mumbai. This church is highly significant not just for Christians but also for people who belong to different faiths and religions.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is one of the best places of Mumbai. This place of interest is what defines Mumbai in the best possible way. Popular for being an island city, Marine drive is a long stretch that has been made by the Arabian Sea and it stretches up to 3.5 km. It is also called as the Queen’s Necklace and it is called so, because of the long stretch that lights up at night and looks similar to a pearl necklace.

Haji Ali

Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most renowned and revered mausoleums of the country. Situated in Worli, the Haji Ali Dargah is located in the middle of an island and that’s one of the many reasons that make this place so attractive. Haji Ali is another very important landmark of Mumbai and it is said that this dargah was built in 1431 and it is the mausoleum of Pir Haji Ali Shah who was a Sufi saint.

Shree Siddhivinayak Temple

We mentioned of a shrine that is mostly visited by people belonging to Islamic faith an even other faiths. Here us another such shrine that attracts people from all over irrespective of the religion or caste. The Siddhivinayak temple was built in dedication to Ganesha who is one of the most revered Gods of Hindu religions. Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is respected and worshipped before the beginning of anything auspicious.

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

One of the oldest and the best luxury hotels in Mumbai, the Taj Mahal hotel is sight worth watching. The beautiful architecture, striking landscapes and the view that is spectacular, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is another tourist attraction of the city. For those who are planning to visit Mumbai for a short vacation, you can opt to stay here for a luxurious and pampered experience.

Mahalakshmi Temple

The Mahalakshmi Temple is also one of the most respected temples of the city along with Siddhivinayak temple. The temple was built in dedication to Shakti’s many other forms like Mahalakshmi, Saraswati and also Mahakali. This temple is situated very close the Haji Ali and most people make it a point to visit both the attractions whenever around this area.