Mumbai, the city of dreams is a warm and welcoming city. Mumbai is the financial capital of India and the capital city of state of Maharashtra.
Tourist Attractions in Mumbai-
- Marine drive- Sea facing road showcasing the richer parts of Mumbai.
- Gateway of India- A port with a gigantic arc made to welcome queen Elizabeth.
- Elephanta caves- An UNESCO world heritage with sculptures inside the caves. The site dating back to 2nd BCE.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is another world heritage site which is actually a railway station.
- Haji Ali Dargah- A mosque inside the sea.
Places to eat in Mumbai-
- Girgaum Chowpatty- A wide variety of dishes available to tickle all your taste buds.
- Leopold café- The place where ill-famous 26/11 firing spots are proudly showcased with delicious food.
- Pizza by the bay- Facing the panoramic Marine drive this restaurant serves quite authentic Italian food.
Shopping in Mumbai-
- Crawford market- Beautiful colonial style market ranging from fresh fruits to apparels.
- Fashion street- As the name suggests its famous for its trendy style clothing at affordable prices.
- Chor Bazaar/ Juna Bazaar- Old and stolen goods are available at extremely cheap prices. Antiques in this market are one of the major attractions.
How to Reach Mumbai-
- Airport- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport (City centre-10kms- 20mins approximately)
- Railway station- Mumbai has multiple railway stations with the largest being CST. (City centre-17kms- 30mins approximately.)
- Mumbai is well connected by road with major all major cities in India.
Best time to visit Mumbai-
- December to March (Winter)
Wanderer’s Eye Tips-
- Carry light and dry fit clothes as the city is quite humid.
- Foodies will definitely call Mumbai a heaven only if they try street food. So yes street food in Mumbai is must.
- An evening stroll on marine drive is recommended for the people who want to spend romantic an evening or enjoy some alone time.
- Extremely low-priced apparels might attract fashion shoppers but one should be aware of duplicate and defective materials.
Climate of Mumbai-
- Summers extend from March to May and temperature ranges from 22℃ to 32℃.
- Monsoon extends from June to Mid-October having moderate showers. (avg raingall-96 inches)
- Winters (December-March) are not very cold with temperature ranging from 19℃ to 32℃. (Due to being a coastal city)
History of Mumbai-
- Civilization in Mumbai can be dated back to stone age era.
- Mumbai became an important trading town during the period of Mughals with its connection to Mecca and Basra.
- Later this city became a base for independence moment and was host of Rowlett Satyagraha and many more.
- Recently Mumbai has faced several communal riots since 1990 and has been victim of many terrorist attacks including multiple bombing attacks of 1993 and horrifying 26/11.
Culture of Mumbai-
- People- As per 2011 census, the population of Mumbai is 1.84Crores. The locals are Hindu’s followed by Muslims and Christians. Mumbai has a metropolitan culture.
- Languages- Marathi is the main language of Mumbai. Hindi and English are also commonly used by the locals.
- Festivals- Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are celebrated with great pomp. The 10-day Ganesh festival is the highlight of the city with huge idols of Ganesh with colourfully decorated pandals.
- Art- Mumbai can be considered to be holy place for artists with Bollywood calling for actors, singers, art designers and many more. JJ school of arts hosts the best painters and artisans from all over India.
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