'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. This capital of Maharashtra and financial capital of India is multi-dimensional and provides a lot of exciting experiences. And it demands to be experienced!
The most striking thing about Mumbai is its diversity. The rich and the poor, movie stars and day labourers, tall skyscrapers and slums, grand malls and local bazaars all exist side-by-side in this city. Mumbai is adorned with great beaches, lakes, and the lush green Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The south of Mumbai is the old city and is a great option for heritage walks. Marine Drive, popularly known as the "Queen's Necklace" is like a jewel adorning the city sea face. There are also popular religious sites in Mumbai like the Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, Mount Mary Church and the Haji Ali Dargah. Mumbai is also known as the India's New York for its impressive skyline.
Accommodation in Mumbai can be expensive, given its high real estate costs. There is no dearth of options though, and you can find a place to stay in any area you like. If you are travelling for work, it is advisable to stay close to your workplace. Some good locations to stay in the suburbs are Powai, Juhu, Bandra. Luxurious options to stay, among others, would be the Trident at Nariman Point or Taj at the Gateway of India.
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The commercial capital of India. Well connected to the rest of India. Home to awesome cuisine and culture. A heaven for history aficionados.
Extremely congested city. The local trains are always overcrowded.
An ideal hotspot for history buffs and movie aficionados. Perfect for anybody who loves the beach and the monsoon season. Ideal for all sorts of tourists, primarily foreigners.
Day 1 - If you have reached Mumbai in the morning, get some rest and freshen up. Then head for the first focal point of tourism in the city, i.e. Regal Cinema Circle, which leads to some of the most popular destinations in Mumbai, be it the famous Colaba Causeway, also known as Mumbai's Cultural Square, or the Gateway of India. You should prefer to tour the Gateway complex in the evening as the scene is absolutely astounding. Day 2 - The next day is perfect for an insightful tour of the city. Catch the famous local train if you are feeling adventurous, or opt for a taxi and go straight for Koli fishing village at Cuffe Parade. From the village, take a tour of the Fort District, which is the heart of finance in Mumbai. Then go for a tour of the Mahalaxmi temple and the adjoining Haji Ali Dargah in the evening. Day 3 - You can begin your day with a taste of Bollywood by heading to Maratha Mandir for the 11.30am show of the iconic movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Following that, go for a stroll to the Crawford Market via Dadabhai Naoroji Road, only 15 minutes away from the same, where you can get a vibe of the Victorian London market, without spending extra pennies! By evening, do go for a stroll or a drive to the famous Marine Drive, from where you can witness the charm of electric lighting in the form of Queen's Necklace. At one end is also the famous Chowpatty beach, where you can gorge on delicious snacks that Mumbai offers, from bhelpuri to chaat to missal pav. By the time you leave Mumbai on Day 4, you shall have packed a suitcase of enchanting memories along with your belongings.View Packages >>
Popularly known as the 'Maximum City', Mumbai, apart from being the capital of Maharashtra, is the commercial capital of India, owing to the infinite services and industries present here. Besides being home to the largest cinema industry in the world, Mumbai, like Kolkata, has its own distinct culture. If you don't believe it, visit the city during festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri etc. and your doubts shall be dispelled for sure. Be it the majestic charm of the colonial heritage, like the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, or the indigenous beauty of places like Siddhivinayak Mandir, Wankhede Stadium to name a few, Mumbai is one city that never ceases to surprise you. Mumbai is a literal paradise for any foodie, owing to the exquisite range of cuisine, be it the luscious Missal Pav or the lovely Parsi cuisine in some of the heritage cafes. Being the one stop for all the dreams and ambitions in India, Mumbai is aptly called the 'City of Dreams'.
Mumbai shows remarkable diversity in all its spheres. And food is no exception. You can fill your stomach by spending INR 20 on two spicy, delicious vada pavs or a plate of steaming, hotidlis; or you can savour an excellent Japanese meal at Wasabi, Taj for INR 6000. Mumbai boasts of restaurants serving a large range of international cuisines - more than any other city of India. It also has a good balance of the north Indian and south Indian cuisines. It has happening pubs like Hard Rock Café (Worli / Andheri), The Little Door (Andheri) and Social (multiple locations) for those who like to party, and cheap places like Gokul (Colaba), Janta (Bandra) and Laxmi (Powai) for those who want to grab (more than) a few drinks with their friends.
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.
bandra worli sea link is best place if you are visiting mumbai At the southern tip of Bandra, there is a nice view of the bay and the Worli bridge. There is also a small park with benches and local romantic couples. Only worth an excursion if your staying in the area. To see the sun set over the Arabian sea amidst the the setting of a old fort is a worthwhile experience www.govt-job.guru
For the average mumbaikar this is just another railway station. For the tourist it stands as a majestic reminder of Mumbai's British era importance
By Ashish Kujur
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