Explore the fashion capital Mumbai
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About Mumbai Tourism
Mumbai is dotted with pristine beaches, historical monuments, religious places, and museums. Owing to these stunning places Mumbai tourism is flourishing. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is big, brilliant and breathtakingly gorgeous. The official name of Mumbai was Bombay till the year 1995. As per the survey in 2011, it is the most populated city in India. The population of Mumbai is nearly 12.4 million. Mumbai is located on the Konkan coast on India’s west coast. Known as the city of dreams, Mumbai treats every visitor, resident and outsider alike. The city is bounded by Arabian Sea. The most populous city in India, Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. During Mumbai tourism, you will realize why the city never sleeps. Home to India’s Bollywood industry, the largest tropical forest in urban sector and Asia’s biggest slums, Mumbai is the main gateway to India’s heart. It is also the financial as well as fashion capital of India.
Top Experiences in Mumbai
The location of Mumbai makes for its natural, deep harbour. Mumbai was named as the alpha world city during the year 2008 and holds the record for being the wealthiest city in India. Mumbai boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the , Elephanta Caves,and Victorian and Art Deco buildings. There are so many places to visit and things to do in Mumbai for everyone. Whether you are going solo or with friends, you are bound to enjoy the city as enthusiastically as ever.Mumbai enjoys a tropical climate for most parts of the year which makes it a favorite hub for tourists from all over the world. While the days may be warm and humid, the evenings are usually cool and pleasant. Although Mumbai is a year-round destination, it is better to avoid visiting Mumbai during the monsoons.
The 'City of Dreams'
Mumbai is popularly known as the city of dreams and is a famous commercial hub in India. The place is home to the biggest industries, stock markets, commercial centres, and the biggest entertainment industry. If you really want to see the real charm of Mumbai, discover the city during major festivals like Diwali, Navaratri, and Ganesh Chaturthi.
History of Mumbai
Mumbai is constituted of seven islands which were home to the Koli people as they were the early inhabitants there. These islands were ruled by successive indigenous empires for centuries. After that, the Portuguese Empire ruled these islands before they were ultimately taken over by the East India Company in 1661. The architecture of Mumbai was reshaped during the middle part of the 18th century. The very famous Hornby Vellard project took charge of restructuring Mumbai and reclaimed the area spreading from the seven islands to the sea. Mumbai was remodelled into a wonderfully modern city. Several futuristic amenities and facilities changed the face of Bombay. The reclamation project was completed in the year 1845 which saw Bombay being transformed into a main seaport. Major economic and educational development saw Mumbai emerging as a modern city during the 19th century, and by the next century, Mumbai became the capital of the new state of Maharashtra.
Largest Slum And The Most Expensive Building
Mumbai tour guide will take you through the largest slums in Mumbai and also the most elegant and expensive buildings. Dharavi is the biggest slum settlements in Mumbai and Antilla the most expensive residential property in Mumbai. Dharavi was founded in the year 1883 and grew rapidly owing to the large scale rural migration and rapid growth of industries. The place is said to be home to more than 1 million people. Antilla on the other hand is believed to be worth 1 billion USD. Around 600 staff report daily to maintain the luxurious property.
Financial Capital of India
Tourism in Mumbai has grown ten folds owing rapid industrialization in the city. After the foundation of English East India Company in 1687 and opening of Suez Canal in 1869, Mumbai has never looked back and established itself as the financial capital of India. Many blue chips companies have their headquarters in Mumbai and the biggest stock exchanges BSE and NSE are also established in Mumbai.
Architecture of Mumbai
Mumbai city is home to many historical monuments which depict a diverse styles of architecture. Most of these buildings were built during the colonial period and the most famous of these are Victoria Terminus, Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Elephanta Caves of Mumbai. All these places are famous places exhibit a great piece of architectural work. Some of the prolific landmarks such as the Taj Hotel and Oberoi contribute to the rising tourism in Mumbai.
Nightlife in Mumbai
There are an array of street markets and nightclubs that make Mumbai one of the coolest places to visit. The bustling city of Mumbai is home to many hip bars, swanky nightclubs, and thrilling clubs. The city is known for electrifying nightlife. It is said the Mumbai never sleeps be it any day of the week. Mumbai also boast of most thrilling and exhilarating nightlife in the entire country.
Famous Food in Mumbai
Mumbai food is known for its diversity, you will find everything in Mumbai such as the popular vada pav, idli sambhar, wasabi sauce, North Indian curries, and Chinese lip-smacking noodles. The city is hub to a large variety of international cuisines and many elegant cafes.
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Gorai Beach in Mumbai
Gorai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mumbai. Moreover, you will find the name of this beach on the list of the cleanest beaches in Mumbai. The beach is situated 40 km away from the main city. It is also the most frequented destination by couples. The beach is an ideal place for a calm and tranquil outing. Its...
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Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai
Bandra Worli Sea Link, also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is one of the main attractions of Mumbai. It is one of the most frequented bridges in Mumbai. This bridge connects the suburbs of Mumbai to South Mumbai. The undertaking of this bridge was conducted by the Maharashtra Government. It is a cable-stayed bridge with pr...
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Elephanta Caves in Mumbai
Elephanta Caves are a collection of cave temples located in Gharapuri or Elephanta Island in Mumbai. A Hindu king from the Kalachuri dynasty built the Elephanta Caves. Situated at a distance of 10 km from Gateway of Mumbai, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was declared so in 1987 after the restoration of the caves ...
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Gateway of India in Mumbai
Gateway of India (Mumbai) is an arch-like monument built to celebrate the landing of the first British Monarch in India. The Gateway of India is located in Colaba, Mumbai. The famous landmark was built in the year 1924 and was designed by George Wittet.
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Essel World In Mumbai
Essel World in Mumbai is one of the most famous and well-known amusement parks in the country. Situated in Gorai, Mumbai, this sprawling amusement park established in 1989 is a favored destination of youngsters. When combined with water kingdom the Essel World, Mumbai manages to secure the title of one of Asia’s largest amu...
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How to Reach Mumbai (Maharashtra)
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Thanks to its excellent air connectivity with every Indian city and other major portions of the world that have their own airports, traveling to Mumbai by air is quite easy. Housing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is the major international gateway of the country, it is India’s second busiest aviation hub where a plethora of international airlines operate from. To reach Mumbai by flight, you can book any direct or connecting flight, such as Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and more from Delhi, Lucknow, Goa, and other Indian cities. Once you reach the airport, you can avail a bus service to Andheri Station, or book a taxi to downtown Mumbai, which is about 28 km from there.
Again, there is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, which is located at just about 12.3 km away from downtown Mumbai, making it easy for tourists from other parts of India to travel to Mumbai by train. Besides that, there are other railway stations like: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Mumbai Central that connect the city to every zone, including East, West, and Central India. Famed for its local train services, there are numerous intra-city trains that you can use to explore the City of Dreams at affordable rates.
Nevertheless, what medium of transportation you opt for, traveling to Mumbai by road while navigating your way through Mumbai-Pune Expressway is still the popular one. Connecting the city to all the major portions of the country, roadways of Mumbai are in a lot better condition than the rest of the cities of India. You can avail the services of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to reach Mumbai by bus from Nashik, Pune, Goa, Gujarat, Mahabaleshwar, and others. Besides that, there are plenty of AC buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws available to help you travel in and around the magical city.
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Which months have the rainy season in Mumbai?
The rainy months in Mumbai are from June till September.
What is Mumbai famous for?
Mumbai is famous as the country’s film capital. Mumbai is also the finance and fashion capital of India.
Is Mumbai safe for travelers?
Mumbai has a city medium level of crime. Thefts and robberies may be a frequent occurrence here but otherwise it is safe for visitors.
What is the famous food of Mumbai?
Vada pav is the popular street food in Mumbai. Other famous food include bhelpuri, sevpuri, dahipuri, sandwiches, ragda-pattice, pav bhaji, and many more.
How expensive is Mumbai?
Mumbai is the most expensive city in India in terms of cost of living and lifestyle. Real estate is the main business which contributes to the cost.
Is it good to visit Mumbai in June?
The best time to visit Mumbai is from December till February as the weather is cool and dry. In the month of June Mumbai faces heavy rainfall.
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