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The City of Mumbai: Where Dreams Come True

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Anuradha Agrawal curated this video story using HolidayIQ video reviews. 

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Author Bio: Anuradha has been a corporate slave for a large part of her life. Presently she took a break from work to enjoy and follow her passion for travelling and writing. An avid traveller, she has travelled within India and abroad. She believes she has a lot more to cover. Anuradha wishes to write about her journeys and also wants to hear other traveller tales. 

Mumbai is a sea of people. Be it corporate, labours, taxi drivers, students, almost every Indian who wants to make their dreams come true, makes a beeline to this mega city, the city of seven islands. It was originally a part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza when she married Charles II of England in 1661. He leased it to the British East India Company for £10 a year in 1668. The East India Company used the docks and converted it slowly into a trade-based established port town. They also started off the long process of reclaiming land and joining the islands, an activity which went on until the 1960s.

1. Attracting a sea of people

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Mohit Agarwal

The port then started attracting industries and Parsi, Gujarati and Marwari entrepreneurs’ communities who set up trading companies and factories in the late 19th century. Industries attracted migrant labour from different parts of the country. The successive waves of migration shaped the character of the city and its neighbourhoods.

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2. A financial district of India

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Suraj Bafna

Dadasaheb Phalke established the tinkle town with the first silent movie Raja Harishchandra (1913). The crowded city with bumper to bumper traffic and local trains bursting at the seams, nevertheless offers an oasis of peace.

Go for a walk to Nariman Point promenade or Worli sea face, watch the sun silently bidding adieu for the day or bringing in a new day oblivious to the speed of the city.

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3. Yeh hai Mumbai Nagaria

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Hrish Bh

Haji Ali Dargah, in the sea, is a sight to behold and a great place to visit. If you are an early riser, try going at 6 am when it just opens, calm and quite. Walk down to Mahalaxmi temple after the darshan if you want.

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