The financial capital of India- Mumbai- is the city of gold,
of dreams. Located on the west coast of India, the group of
islands has grown into the city of Mumbai. Mumbai's stock exchange
is the primary stock exchange of the country. In the present
times, most large business houses have their corporate offices
in this city. It is also the primary center for the arts and
the entertainment industry. The tourist attractions in Mumbai
also make this place happening and interesting.
Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, was called Bombay for much
of the last four hundred years. The name of the city was changed
to Mumbai (meaning mother in Marathi) by an act of the parliament
Historical Attractions at Mumbai
- Mani Bhawan - presently functioning
as a Gandhi memorial, it used to be the Mumbai residence of
- Prince of Wales Museum
- built in the year 1914, the museum houses art, sculpture,
rare coins, and old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature
- Hanging Gardens - built
during the early 1880s over Mumbai's main reservoir at the top
of the Malabar Hills, the hanging gardens overlook the Marine
Drive and serve as a popular picnic spot
- Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus:
formerly known as Victoria Terminus, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
was built in 1888.
Modern Attractions at Mumbai
- Juhu Beach : one of
the largest and frequently visited beaches of India, the Juhu
beach is located 18-km north of the city centre. It is nicknamed
as the uptown bourgeois paradise.
- Marine Drive: located
in the central Mumbai, Marine drive was built in the 1920s and
1930s on land reclaimed from the sea. A popular sea front, Marine
Drive is also the main thoroughfare.
- Essel World: An excellent
place to get entertained, Essel World, offers over 40 exciting
rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to
be the largest of its kind in Asia.
- Bollywood - The Film
City or "Bollywood"- as it is called produces the
second most number of pictures in the world every year. Visiting
a movie studio to watch a movie being shot in India's commercial
film capital is an experience worth attempting.
- Kamla Nehru Park - located
at the top of Malabar Hills, Kamla Nehru Park is the park also
provides you a spectacular view of the city and the sunset.
- Chowpatty - Situated
in the suburbs of the city, and known for its festive atmosphere,
food stalls and hustle and bustle, Chowpatty is perhaps the
most famous beach of Mumbai. This beach encapsulates the spirit
- Aarey Milk Colony - located
at a distance of 32 kilometers from main Mumbai city, Aarey
Milk colony of Mumbai is one of the most modern milk colonies
in the world. You can also try the fresh milk and snacks in
the colony's canteen here.
- Jain Temple - located
on the Malabar Hill, the Jain temple houses frescoes depicting
various events in the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. A large
number of devotees as well as tourists visit the Jain temple
- Haji Ali's Tomb: this
tomb is a mausoleum built to commemorate Haji Ali, a Muslim
saint, who perished by drowning while traveling to Mecca.
- Bazaars in Mumbai: among
the famous markets in Mumbai, Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar, Mangaldas,
Zaveri and Chor Bazaar are some of the markets worth exploring.
Unique Attraction at Mumbai
- Gateway of India: the
Gateway of India, Mumbai's landmark, is a huge archway on the
water's edge at Apollo Bunder. It was built to commemorate the
visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in
1911. It has historical significance for India because after
the country's independence, the last British troops left Indian
soil, marching under the Gateway of India to board their waiting
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buildings, renowned museums, popular beaches and tours of India's
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