Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra, is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamour and squalor, modernity and tradition. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay - Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles.
The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own. From upcoming actors struggling to make it big on the silver screen; from Bolly superstars to big industrialists to tribes of fisherman and slum dwellers, Mumbai is a city that proudly boasts of stories from different walks of human survival.
One of the main centres in the country of art, culture, music, dance and theatre, Mumbai is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city that has been running for years solely on the indomitable spirit of the Mumbaikars.
10 months ago
Make sure to visit Mumbai while you are still young! Else you won't be able to have the kind of fun which the city in general & Essel World Amusement park in particular deserves. It was the best part of my visit. Also, do visit the Gateway of India and you can take a boat from there to Elephanta caves. And yes, good luck bargaining with boat-men!??
12 months ago
'The City that Never Sleeps', 'The City of Dreams' and 'The City of Seven Islands' are just a few of the epithets used to describe the wonderful city of Mumbai or Bombay, as it was known before. Located along the Konkan coast and home to India's film industry, the capital of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India is multi-faceted and provides a lot of exciting experiences. And it demands to be experienced! The most striking feature about Mumbai is its rich diversity. The rich and the poor, movie stars and daily wage labourers, dazzlingly tall skyscrapers and large slum areas, grand cosmopolitan malls and local street bazaars all exist side-by-side in this city. The city of Mumbai offers everything to the bustling crowds that make up its heartbeat - beautiful lakes, beaches, parks and both impressive modern and historically significant architecture. The old city or the south of Mumbai has sprawling areas which are great for heritage walks. Marine Drive, popularly known as the "Queen's Necklace" is like a jewel adorning the city sea face. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is popular for its lush greenery and serenity. Mumbai is often referred to as India's New York for its impressive skyline. There are also many famous religious sites in Mumbai, which stand testimony to the city's historical roots in Hinduism, Christianity as well as Islam. These include the likes of the Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, Mount Mary Church and the Haji Ali Dargah.
12 months ago
Mumbai is actually a 'sapno ki nagri'.. it has too many beautiful places.. one of my favorites is Marine Drive... It takes minimum 3 days to visit all the places including the quality time spent at each.