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We Bet You Didn't Know These 6 Interesting Facts About 'Aamchi Mumbai'!

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Noisy yet calm, flashy yet humble, Mumbai is a city that has it's own charm. HolidayIQ Travellers list 6 amazing facts about Mumbai- the City of Dreams.

We Bet You Didn't Know These 6 Interesting Facts About 'Aamchi Mumbai'!:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)

1. Every Person Has Only 1.1 Square Meters Of Open Space In Mumbai

Every Person Has Only 1.1 Square Meters Of Open Space In Mumbaisource: viralstories.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Surjit Singh shares, “The days are busy with heavy traffic. Mumbai never sleeps. It is a lovely city, especially the night life. I always hang out with friends at night when I am in Mumbai. Weather is always great!”

2. The First Train In India Ran Between Mumbai To Thane On 16 April, 1853

The First Train In India Ran Between Mumbai To Thane On 16 April, 1853source: picescorp.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Jae Rajesh from Hyderabad shares, “Mumbai local trains are a very convenient way to travel in the city considering the heavy road traffic that exists there. The railway police are quite prompt in responding to any complaints regarding this. Be conversant with the route (there are 3 separate lines), if necessary make a note of the stations in each route.”

3. Mumbai Has A Coastline Of About 150 Kilometres

Mumbai Has A Coastline Of About 150 Kilometressource: lmcarchitects.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Shashikant Bagadia from Mumbai shares about Marine Drive, “It's a place not to miss on your visit to Mumbai. It's a must to visit in the night and if possible take a aerial view from near by hotel and you could see the famous queens necklaces. It's a busy place even at midnight, with local tea vendors, mineral water, chaat and other stuff around.”

4. Mumbai Is Made Of Seven Islands

Mumbai Is Made Of Seven Islandssource: knowindia.net

The seven islands of Bombay were an archipelago of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to compose the area of the modern city of Mumbai.

Elsie Gabriel shares about Gorai Island, “Good breakfast on the beach if you hit the roads early from the Mumbai city, all the way close to the same road as the Water Kingdom. You get to wash down your food with Coconut Water or 'toddy' if you are adventurous. You can help your kids collect the sea shells from the shore and start a hobby here.”

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5. Mumbai Railways Carry 2.2 Billion Passengers Every Year

Mumbai Railways Carry 2.2 Billion Passengers Every Yearsource: ndtv.com

That’s one-third of the global population!

HolidayIQ Traveller Shejal shares, “Travelling in the Mumbai local is an experience!”

6. Mumbai Was The First City In India To Get The Bus Service

Mumbai Was The First City In India To Get The Bus Servicesource: mumbaimag.com

Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rakesh Patil shares, “Mumbai is a very great city. It has a very good and generational culture, very nice sightseeing it has. And can roam around for fun and peace it has many good places like Marine drives which is also known as queen circle. Many good pubs are around, good places like haji ali dargah and Mahalaxmi and Siddhivinayak temple. Gardens with uniqueness is Hanging garden.”

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