Mumbai - The City of Dreams
Royal and Happening City - The Financial Capital of India
Mumbai, formerly known as 'Bombay' is a cosmopolitan metropolis, capital city of the state of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. Mumbai is often said as the 'city of dreams' and people believe that the city never sleeps.
Mumbai is home to almost all important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, and the corporate headquarters of several Indian and multinational corporations. It is a home of many top notch and world class educational institutes. Mumbai offers great business as well as job opporutnities in almost every sector, making the city as one of the hot destinations for the people to migrate from all over the world.
Mumbai also houses 'Bollywood', which is the birthplace of Indian cinema and put the name of the country at the international level by making many super hit hindi movies. It also attracts tourists for the famous landmarks, stylish lifestyle and dazzling night life. Mumbai also has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Elephanta Caves. It also includes Asia's largest theme water park, Water Kingdom. The whole Mumbai is well connected by means of local trains, which is the lifeline for each mumbaikar.
Best Time to visit Mumbai
There is as such no particular time to visit Mumbai as it is always happening and lively but the best season to visit Mumbai for tourists is from October to March.
How to reach Mumbai
Mumbai is well connected to almost all parts of the country by means of rail, road and air.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Below are the lesser known places of interest for tourists:
The Prince of Wales Museum
Film City, popularly known as 'Bollywood' is an integrated film studio complex, located in the Mumbai suburbs which produces large number of movies every year.
The Haji Ali is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located in the Southern part of Mumbai, which holds tremendous religious importance and one of the famous tourist attractions in Mumbai.
Prince of Wales Museum, which is now known as 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya', is a renowned museum in South Mumbai which houses approximately 50,000 rare and ancient exhibits of Indian history and objects from foreign lands.