1 year 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.