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Mumbai Info

  • 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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Rahulrthd

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  • Rahulrthd
  • 1 Review
  •  671 readers

"Nice place to free move, always nice weather here .." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Nice place to move forward with your future and also a reliable to live there..
Mumbai beaches are awesome..
Juhu was fantastic and also a good Marine drive, antalya my god house of Mukesh Ambani, Amitabh sir and all the other stars lived there and also shoot their movie.
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Tejasvi kumar

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  • Tejasvi kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  676 readers

"Claustrophobic city" new review

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Everything is so small here, streets, buildings abd even public parks. No doubt Mumbai doesn't give players to indian nationalnteam in any soort, because there is no place to play.
Plus this city is suffocating as hell, population density is out of control .. Its next bangladesh
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 124 Reviews
  •  165 helpful votes
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"City of dreams" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mumbai have lot of places to explore. Being a coastal area lot of beaches like Juhu, Chowpatty, Marine drive are there to enjoy. Apart from that if you are road trip lover then Bandra Worli Sea Link is another thing that can interest you. Finally if filmstars what you seek to meet then obviously from Amitabh to Shahrukh all are there, and you can wait outside their residence, where they come once in a day to wave to fans.
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Inayatkureshi

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  • Inayatkureshi
  • 1 Review
  •  774 readers

"Awesome trip" new review

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome trip in Mumbai with my friends fully enjoy and fun Mumbai is no. 1 city in India fast I go haji Ali, gateway of India, marine drive chopati and last salman Khan house galaxy but we are unlucky because bhaijaan is abord I miss you Mumbai and I come next time
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Swaminathan k mr

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  • Swaminathan k mr
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3358 readers

"Mumbai trip -Yeh hai Mumbai meri jaan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mumbai - The Business capital of India. This was my 4th trip to Mumbai, this one after four years gap. Mumbai also known as may nahi is a beautiful city to travel. The city is having very dense population, very crowd at roads, parks, local train etc. No one has time as time is very precious here. People are spending 2-4 hours daily while commuting. The city is having excellent climate, good places to visit.
One must visit Mumbai atleast once.
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Mahadev Raval

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  • Mahadev Raval
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  • Lives in Surat
  • 8 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Good to go"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We had few hrs of time after check out from the hotel ... And riding the train. So we took ola rentals 4 hrs. And 40 kms. And moved around Mumbai. Visiting gate way of india ... And took a boatride of half an hour in the Mumbai harbour. Than proceeded to kolaba. Nariman point and chopati the world famous place. Haji ali dargah and mahalaxmi temple. And distance view of famouse bandra bridge. And the hanging garden.
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Sweety kumari

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  • Sweety kumari
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  • 5 Reviews
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"A modern place with a lot of history"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
You can't get bored in Mumbai. Because there's just so much to do. I had about 1. 5 days there and we visited Colaba causeway market (which is way better than Fashion street), Gateway of India, National museum, Haji Ali (if you're looking for peaceful religious place, this ain't the place !, too crowded and commercialised), National museum of Indian cinema (it opens 2 months later !!! ), Leopold's (lives up to expectations if you get a good seat). And of course Marine Drive! Saturday night Marine Drive is a sight! It's full of people! We were there till 5 am and it just didn't feel secluded or unsafe.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 118 photos
  • 124 Reviews
  •  165 helpful votes
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"Its too hot and humid there"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Summer is never a right time to visit Mumbai. It was an official tour and a compulsion to go. It's really hot and humid out there. Mumbai is known for either local trains to commute or black yellow taxis too you might have watched in movies as well. I don't know about local but these taxis are are big no for me. They run without AC, and in huge traffic jams you will feel like boiled egg in them.
Mumbai has lot of places to visit so it can never be covered in a day or two. So visit places nearby your stay. I was at Andheri so I visited Siddhi Vinayak temple, museum and church there. Overall a good place to visit but keep weather in mind.
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Sorajsingh

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  • Sorajsingh
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"Mumbai is a very nice city in India and also very luxury"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nice city in India many richest person stay in Mumbai. In Mumbai there is a Taj hotel which is very high 7 star hotel in Mumbai. It also has Gateway of India, many beaches like Mumbai beach etc. Mumbai has a international airport and metro.
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Jainam Shah

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  • Jainam Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  5410 readers

"Fabulous + fantastic"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Hotel was very spacious and very luxurious with pease and silence, Honest advice must visit, must experience it. I think one must set a new bench mark, as I could see many new and innovative things installed in room. Hotel was excellent and food court was also good. One must visit it to experience it, I just Ramada it
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