Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, the capital of state of Maharashtra, is the most populous city in India. Along with the neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms, at 19 million, the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Its port handles a large proportion of her maritime cargo.

Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment center of India, accounting for 25 per cent of industrial output, forty per cent of maritime trade, and seventy per cent of capital transactions to India's economy. Mumbai is one of the world's top ten centers of commerce by global financial flow, home to such important financial institutions as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and numerous multinational corporations. The city also houses India's Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai's business opportunities attract migrants from all over India.

Places to Visit

  • Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi
  • Mahalaxmi Temple, Mahalaxmi
  • Nariman Point
  • Juhu Choupaty
  • Girgaon Chaupaty
  • Sahar International Air-Port
  • Gate Way Of India
  • Walkeshwar
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Nehru Planetorium, Worli
  • VT (Victoria Terminus) / CST Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [World Heritage Property]
  • Tsarapore Aquarium
  • Jahangir Art Gallery, Fort
  • BARC [Bhabha Atomic Research Center]
  • Hajiali (Dargah)
  • Film City, Aare
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Borivli
  • Prince of Wales museum, Fort
  • Hanging Garden
  • Queen's Garden/ Jijamata Udyan,

How to Reach

By Air: Many International (Sahar Airport) and domestic airlines (Santacruz) connect Mumbai with all major tourist centres in India and rest of the world.
By Rail: Regular trains connect it with all major cities like Aghamedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Calcutta, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Madras, Nagapur and Trivandrum.
By Road: Mumbai is connected by good motorable roads with all major tourist centres. Major IT hub of India, Pune (180 km away) is connected by express high-way which is one of the remarkable events that has lead to speedy transportation in state.