Mumbai: The Maximum City

India

Mumbai is a megacity and the capital of the Indian state named Maharashtra. This megacity is the most densely populated city in India. Also, Mumbai is enlisted at the ninth position in the list of the most populous urban agglomerations in the entire world. The estimated average city population ranges to an approximate of 18.4 million.

Mumbai has been named an alpha world city in the year of 2008.

Alpha world city : It is recognition of being a global city with respect to its contribution in the global economic system. Mumbai is believed to be a home to the highest number of billionaires or even beyond in the entire country.

Seven islands of Bombay :The 16thcentury territories belonging to the Potugese that had been lying off the west coast of India are cumulatively termed as the seven islands of Bombay.

Present day Mumbai , is basically the conglomeration of these seven islands.

The names of the original seven islands are :

  1. Isle of Bombay
  2. Old Woman’s Island
  3. Colaba
  4. Mahim
  5. Parel
  6. Worli
  7. Mazegaon

 

There seven islands had been home to the residents of the fishing colonies.

TOURISM

The places that are to be visited during a visit to Mumbai are as follows:

  • The Gateway of India
  • ChhatrapatiShivaji terminus railway station
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Sanjay Gandhi National park
  • Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.
  • Esselworld
  • GirgaumChowpathy
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra
  • Mahalaskmi Temple.
  • Babulnath
  • Elephanta island
  • Global Vipassana Pagoda
  • Jehengir Art Gallery
  • Baganga Tank
  • Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Taraporewala Aquarium
  • BhauDaji Lad Museum
  • Walkeswar Temple
  • Horiman Circle Gardens
  • Shivaji park
  • Worli Fort
  • Powai lake
  • Aksa beach
  • Nehru Science centre
  • Marine Drive
  • Marve Beach
  • Madh Fort
  • Mahakali Caves
  • Salsette Island
  • ISKON Temple , Mumbai.
  • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Castella de Aguada
  • Hanging gardens of Mumbai
  • Flora fountain
  • Film city
  • Bandra – Worli sea link
  • Fort George
  • GirgaumChowpatty beach
  • Mandapeshwar Caves

 

MARINE DRIVE , MUMBAI

This is boulevard which is often termed as the Queen’s necklace due to its beauty specially at night. The lighting system at night is magnificent.

MUMBAI FILM CITY

The Mumbai Film City had been renamed as the DadasahebPhalke Nagar in the year of 2001. This had been done to remember the first ever director, producer and screen writer of India, DadasahebPhalke.

This film city is however a major attraction in Mumbai. Besides drawing attention of millions of people who come to the city with high hopes to give auditions, there are regular tourists as well who stay amply interested in seeing this place.

The film is a work place comprising of studios, audition rooms, etc. and all that is required in the making of films. This a very hard working zone of Mumbai.

 

GOING OFF BEAT

Going off beat can be one of the most fun loving things during trips, especially for adventurous people. It is very important to plan such thing out. Unplanned outings are fun though !

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