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Mumbai terror sites become hot tourist spots

Post the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the terror-affected sites have become hot tourist spots with large number of people visiting the places daily.

india Updated: Dec 28, 2008 12:08 IST

Post the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the terror-affected sites have become hot tourist spots with large number of people visiting the places daily.

Contrary to assumptions of a fall in tourist inflow in the aftermath of the attacks, there is no let-up in the number of visitors to these terror-affected places.

"I watched the terror attacks on TV and was proud to see the way Mumbai bounced back and also at the pace at which the Taj hotel reopened," a consultant from Switzerland Dettling Franz Xavier who arrived here two days ago on his maiden visit to the city told PTI.

Then there are some like Suresh Nikam, a cable operator from Pune, who specially visited Mumbai to see the terror-affected spots.

"After watching non-stop TV coverage of the attacks, I was curious to visit these places," Nikam, who was accompanied with his family, said.

Nikam and his family also visited Oberoi-Trident hotel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)

Visitors at CST are curious to see the bullet marks dotting the rail concourse. Many of them capture this marks on their cellphone cameras.

The glass panels of Re-fresh Food Plaza, which was cracked in the shootout is yet to be replaced.

People also throng Leopold Cafe and Nariman House in Colaba area.