MUMBAI

Mumbai is an eclectic destination of India that celebrates the vigour and vibrancy of life. It is the heartthrob of the nation and the centre point of trade and commerce. Bustling by the shores of Arabian Sea in western India, Mumbai is the breeding ground of world’s largest film industry, fondly addressed as the Bollywood. From the cheers of cricket fans of Brabourne Stadium, Lights and action of the Film City studios to the cacophony of the Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. A busy port, the darkness of underworld, glitters of celebrities, groovy discotheques, classy hotels and restaurants, all punch together to create the colourful cocktail of culture. Shop-till-you-drop in the chic designer malls or get great bargain at Linking Road shops, the city ushers you with wonderful and varied scopes of entertainment. Mumbai started its journey as Bombay when it was an archipelago of seven islands and jewel in the crown of the British Raj. Interestingly, the city was the dowry of Portuguese Princess Infanta Catherine de Braganza who married Charles II of England in 1661. It attained its present name in 1995 after the Hindu goddess of Maharashtra, Mumbadevi.

Mumbai street
Mumbai University


Mumbai, apart from being the capital to the state of Maharashtra, is the commercial focal point of India and the happenings in Bombay Stock Exchange at Dalal Street serves as the economical barometer of the nation. This Indian city has experienced largest rate of immigration and now provides accommodations to 18 million people. Mumbai is one of the most populous cities in the world and houses the largest slum in Asia at Dharavi. Leisure and business tourists venture into the city all round the year and the bed and breakfasts and youth hostels are spilling with visitors. To manage a longer stay, travellers often take apartments for rent near interesting places like Gateway of India, Mahalaxmi Race course, Haji Ali, Hanging Gardens and Siddhi Vinayak Temple.

 




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