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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 14 m
  • Pincode: 400001
  • District: Mumbai
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 022
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 40°C, Winter 16 to 33°C

History of Mumbai

Mumbai is more affectionately known as “the city of dreams”. The city is a collection of 7 islands and was named after the goddess Mumbadevi. The history of this metropolis is said to date back to the Stone Age! It has been a part of many major empires including the Maurya, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta as well as the Maratha. Being a port city it flourished as a trade route and subsequently came under the Portuguese rule.

In 1678, it became the headquarters of the British East India Company and soon became a major international hub for trade, especially in cotton. It became the capital of the Bombay Presidency under the British rule and played an import role in the “Quit India Movement” and “The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny”.

People and Culture of Mumbai

One must take a Mumbai tour to truly experience the essence of the city. It is not only India’s largest city but also one of the most populous. Marathi, Hindi, Konkani and Gujarati are the major languages spoken here and the main religions include Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. Gudi Padwa, Navratri, Diwali, Moharram and Christmas are the major festivals celebrated here.

Mumbai is a major economic and commercial city with most of its population working in the industrial, finance and IT sector. Mumbai is also home to the Bollywood industry, where feature films and innumerable TV series are shot and produced. Famous personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar reside here.

Things to Do in Mumbai

On a trip to Mumbai, one has innumerable things to see. Being an ancient city, sightseeing in Mumbai is an absolute delight. One of the top places to visit in Mumbai is the Gateway of India built in 1924 for King George V and Queen Mary’s arrival in India. Mumbai sightseeing is not complete without a visit to the Film City where Bollywood movies and TV serials are shot. For a taste of ancient history, the Elephanta Islands and Kanheri caves are a must-see Mumbai tourist places. Other famous places in Mumbai include the Haji Ali Darga and Siddivinayaka Temple.

If tourists are looking for relaxing things to do in Mumbai, a view of the sunset at Juhu Beach is breath-taking. Other exciting places to see in Mumbai are the Essel World and Adlabs Imagica where one can enjoy a day of fun.

Food and Shopping in Mumbai

After a day of experiencing the Mumbai attractions, tourists can treat themselves to the city’s culinary delights. The best places to visit in Mumbai for delectable dishes are Chowpatty and Juhu beach, where one can enjoy the famous Vada Pav, chaats and more. Must-try dishes include the Maharashtrian Thali, crab or prawn curry, Parsi meals, Bombil Fry and kolhapuri mutton gravy.

This city is a shopper’s delight, with the best of almost everything available here. Mumbai is famous for fashionable clothes and junk jewellery. To shop in Mumbai, places to visit are the Lokhandwala market, the streets of Colaba and Bandra, and the Crawford market.

Accommodation in Mumbai

For travellers wanting to know how to reach Mumbai, there are many options. The city is well-connected not only via road and railway but also by flights. Being one of the major cities in India, there are innumerable options for hotels. Some of the top hotels in Mumbai are The Taj Mahal Palace, The Oberoi and JW Marriot Hotel where travellers can find a comfortable stay and excellent facilities.



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Indu Eby

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  • Indu Eby
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews
  •  167 readers

"City that never sleeps" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Mumbai absorbs you. It is doubtlessly the most crowded, polluted, suffocating city - but there is a certain warmth and comfort about the city life that you get absorbed into the Mumbai spirit. You have a ladies express train, you have ladies part in buses. Ladies feel safe to move around, people on the roads and local trains may not be bothered to peep into your business but mostly stand up against anything and support you. You must experience a travel in the locals and vadapav when in Mumbai.
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Kamlakshi kalia

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  • Kamlakshi kalia
  • 2 Reviews
  •  27 readers

"Pathetic and unsafe for women - hotel planet plaza" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Staff speaks absurd language and loud if ask any queries, had pathetic service, stinking bathroom, stinking lobby, rooms are live caves, no cover on blanket, no toiletries in Bathroom, no lock on doors ( manual key to lock and unlock). Women travelling alone please do not stay at this place.
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Rakesh Jangra

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  • Rakesh Jangra
  • Lives in Jind
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1424 readers

"Nice city but pollution is very much." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Crowded trains and buses are the favorite work areas of pick pocketers in Mumbai, like any other crowded city.
Unique Suggestions If you have to travel by bus or train, keep your wallet in your front pocket, NEVER your back pocket. I did that when I went down to India and Voila .. The wallet was gone in 5 minutes!
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Sana rehman

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  • Sana rehman
  • 3 Reviews
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"Beautiful place covered by beach and island"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had been to Mumbai in January 2017 with my friends. We reached in the morning and we stayed at the friends guest house which was near the Juhu beach. We visited to Juhu beach which was just 2 km from the guest house and we were so happy after looking the beach, the ocean was so beautiful we took Bath at beach and enjoyed a lot. Second day we visited to the Gateway of India and there we heard about the Elephanta island which was 22 km away in the sea and there were lots of boat which was going to that island, it cost 200 each person. Island was not so nice there were lots of market in the island, it was so tiring and we had to go through lots of stairs to reach Elephanta fort and in the evening we went back by the boat. In the evening ocean was so calm and cold, wind was blowing it was so beautiful sight we enjoyed a lot.
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Pratikeshpawar

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  562 readers

"Hotel service and management"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The leela hotel contains amazing service and systematically management of all activity. Its good to recommended to public to take service once and fill like awesome. Itss good food and easy to find location anywhere ... The food .. Staff .. Rooms and all apearence very expensive.
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Punit maheshwari

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  • Punit maheshwari
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  631 readers

"Trip to Mumbai"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dream City is a place where one can relax and enjoy the natural and artificial beauty.
Monuments to artificial sets all are what amaze and catch the gaze . .
Had an awesome time of the holiday. Was there for more than 5 days and enjoy each and every bit of our time. Will again go to Mumbai for the next trip if got a chance to spare the holidays.
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Sisir das

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  • Sisir das
  • 2 Reviews
  •  681 readers

"Business City with high temperature"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Marine Drive is unique with its beauty except high temperature even in this winter season. Not a good place for leisure or comfort. Juhu Beach is equally beautiful !! Car Parking place is limited and scanty. Fast life with no emotion except schussing buildings and fly-overs. Once happened to be a top business place, but now have become a tired business place with almost no business.
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Yadnesh Joshi

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  • Yadnesh Joshi
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  751 readers

"Great Mumbai"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mumbai is the best tourist destination for travelers. Mumbai has very attractions like church gate, Juhu choupati and many more. If you want to see modern India then Mumbai visit is must for you. You will can taste all types of Indian cuisine in Mumbai, You will get a mixture of culture and languages of India. If you are a fan of Bollywood then Mumbai is the Destination for you
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Adhip arora

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  • Adhip arora
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  858 readers

"Mumbai"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Mumbai in December. The city is good but is too much polluted. The bombay municipality must take corrective measures so as to reduce the levels of air pollution. I stayed at Kohinoor elite hotel. The overall stay was fine.
I loved eating vadapao and pao bhaji.
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 42 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  8967 readers

"My Mumbai!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I'm glad that I live in Mumbai. I like the British architectural buildings. Everyone is aware about Mumbai's places - Marine drive, Gateway of India (if possible visit at night for unforgettable view), Fish aquarium, Hanging garden, Nehru planetarium (in day). Street food is tasty & restaurant food is amazing!
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