Home to the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of the finest hotels in the world, ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus, ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharajVastuSangrahalaya museum, Mumbai is not without amazing sights to see and great experiences to have.
Formerly known as Bombay, this capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra is full of people from all walks of life. Mumbai is the most populous city in India and is home to India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums and the largest tropical forest in an urban area. Mumbai is also the wealthiest city and the fashion hub in India.
Made up of seven Islands that were fishing colonies of the Koli people, Mumbai has now grown beyond just a fishing community but is the epicenter of finance, commerce and entertainment in India.
There are lots of amazing places to see and things to do in Mumbai. From the exceptional bazaars, to the hidden temples, to India’s premier restaurants, there is something for everyone. The Gateway of India, located at the Port of Mumbai on the Arabian Sea, is a must see for you if you are planning on going to Mumbai. This 26 meter-high archmomumentis constructed in yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. You can also visit the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, with is wide array of shops, restaurants, and bars.
Visit the Elephanta Caves, an ancient monument and shrine of the Hindu religion estimated to be more than 1,500 years old. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views at Chowpatty Beach, although it is not advisable to swim in these waters. The beach usually hosts Mumbai’s 10-day GaneshaChaturthi festival in August and September. Get away from the bustle of this city bursting with so much energy by taking a trip to the Sanjay Ghandi national park with her collection of over 270 species of birds and different species of deer, monkeys, foxes, and leopards. Take a rickshaw ride through the Bollywood hills. Who knows you just might bump into HrithikRoshan or your favourite Bollywood actor.