Always alive, fast moving, vibrant and fun – this is Mumbai, still referred as Bombay by many, and is the most modern city in India. Mumbai is the fourth most populous city in the world and yet has the spirit of liberalization and modernisation. The city, previously a cluster of Seven Islands, has always been used as dockyard and trading port and was made a main trading post by East India Company. ‘Mumba’ is the name of the local Hindu Goddess ‘MumbaDevi’ and ‘Aai’ in Marathi means Mother and thus came the word Mumbai.
Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in india and liberal as well. Though the city gets the highest number of immigrants every year from different cities yet it has always been open to all the culture and communities, making them all ‘Mumbaikars’. Connectivity is excellent to rest of Indian cities and countries as well, as it has both National and International airport and apart from flights, train and bus connectivity is excellent. Local train facility is also available which makes travelling for the commuters easy. Mumbai Hotels provide the visitors best option for their stay, where one can find hotels from Luxurious Star hotels suit to low budget one bed room. Most of the hotels in Mumbai are sea facing which are usually located in the areas of Colaba or Marine Drive or are located in the western suburbs like in areas of Juhu.
Places to attraction
Though there is a lot to see a lot to see in Mumbai yet most of the tourist sites are located in southern part of the city. One can take a walk from Churchgate station to Gateway of India located in Colaba and can see the beautiful British architecture. Some of them are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India, The police Headquarters and Municipal Corporation, Mumbai University and High court Building. There are also museum and galleries such as Prince of Wales Museum and National Gallery of Modern Art, Jehangir Art Gallery. There are also few beaches in Mumbai like Girgoan Chowpatty, Juhu Beach and Aksa Beach. Apart from those there is Marine drive, Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak temple.
Fun to Do
There are two large amusement parks i.e Essel world and Water Kingdom and night life in Mumbai also famous and trip to film city in Goregoan is always enjoyable. Street shopping in Mumbai is also famous; famous streets are Fashion street, Colaba Causeway, Zaveri Bazar, Crawford Market and Linking Road in Bandra.