Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay), is the capital of the state of Maharashtra. Located on India’s west coast, Mumbai is a densely populated city. Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India.Hundreds of people, from diverse backgrounds arrive to Mumbai daily in search of a job. No matter where the Mumbaikars settle in later life, mumbai will always be their city. Some of the country’s leading scientific and nuclear institutes are located in Mumbai.Termed as the ‘city that never sleeps’ the culture of Mumbai is a diverse mx of traditions, religions, cuisines, music, languages and fine arts.Migrants from all over the country reach Mumbai as it offers good business opportunities.
1. Bollywood Hotspot
Indian cinema originated in Mumbai. Dadasaheb phalke introduced the silent movies, which was later followed by the Marathi movies. The Hindi cinema, alsoknown, as ‘Bollywood’ is the largest producer of movies in the world, is based in Mumbai. Some famous film stars residing in Mumbai are Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman khan and so many more. Mumbai’s popular Bollywood songs enchant all music lovers, making them dance to its beats. The Mumbai international film festival and the award ceremony of the Film fare awards are held in Mumbai.
2. Monsoon Season
One of the best experiences in Mumbai is its rains Mumbai rains is one kind of an experience in itself. July and august witness heavy and continuous rainfall. This causes floods and disrupts the daily life of the Mumbaikars. Local trains, which is the lifeline of the city, come to a halt. The potholed roads aggravate the problem for commuters in the rainy season. Although mumbai is generally warm throughout the year, the rain does lower the heat of the place. People are left stranded on roads for hours in the rain. Huge traffic snarls, with vehicles getting drowned in water is a common sight in Mumbai during the rains. However, some hot piping tea or coffee, withpakoras and desi music willelevate your mood.
3. Street Food
Mumbai is characterised by its distinctive street food. You will find people from all economic classes relishing Mumbai’s street food all day long.one notable Mumbai street food is the vada paav with spicy garlic chutney. Another popular street food items include panipuri, bhelpuri, sevpuri, dahipuri, sandwiches, idli, dosas, Chinese bhel, ragda pattice, pav bhaji.Non-vegetarian street food that is a common sight in Mumbai is the pav-omelette, kebabs, redchicken and fishes. The cosmopolitan culture of the city accounts for the variety of street food available in Mumbai. Misal pav is another popular street food item in Mumbai. Amongst the deserts, that are commonly found in almost any part of the city is the kulfi and golas. Apart from snacks, you can find several roadside vendors selling fresh juices and milkshakes. Sugarcane juice is almost synonymous with the city.
4. Bringing All Cultures & Religions Together
Mumbai is a vibrant city that is home to people from all walks of life, religiousbackgrounds, linguistic and ethnic groups. The cultural diversity in Mumbai is the reason why festivals are celebrated almost all throughout the year in the city. Some major festivals that are celebrated with great pomp and vigour in the city are Ganesh Chaturthi, Ed, Holi, and Diwali. The popular places of worship that sees footfall throughout the year are Mount Mary (Bandra Fair), Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah and Mahalaxmi Temple.
5. Tourist Attractions
Tourists have ample places to explore when in Mumbai. TheGateway of India is one of Mumbai’s most famous and iconic landmarks. It was built in 1911 to welcome king George v and QueenMary. Another famous tourist destination is the marine drive. Your Mumbai trip is deemed incomplete without a cruise down the marine drive. The Bandra Worli sea link is another beautiful tourist spot. Sir J.J. School of Arts – the oldest art college, Prince of Wales Museum,Kanheri caves,, the ChatrapatiShivajimaharaj vastu museum ,global vipassana pagoda,haji ali dargah, Elephanta Caves, Juhu Beach are a few of the tourist attractions.
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6. Cricket frenzy
Mumbaikars are obsessed about Cricket. Maharashtra has produced many eminent cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Vinod Kambli, Ravi Shastri. The headquarters of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and is the richest sport organisation in the world. Wankhede Stadium has witnessed some exciting cricket finals.
7. The CST
This historic terminal train station was formerly known as the Victoria terminus (VT). It is a UESCO world heritage site, which also serves, as the headquarters of India is Central Railway and is one of the busiest railway stations in the country. Thousands of people use this terminus to travel short and long distance routes. It has a total of 18 platforms, seven for the suburban trains and 11 platforms for the long distance trains.
8. Shoppers Paradise
Mumbai is also known as the fashion capital of India. The city offers amazing shopping places. The Zaveri bazar is the perfect destination for buying jewellery.one of the oldest and busiest shopping spot in Mumbai is the Colaba causeway. It offers amazing deal on a variety of item. Crawford market, mangaldas market;‘Linking Road’ and ‘Fashion Street’ are other shopping hubs of Mumbai. Street stalls exhibit different kinds of Indian and Western clothing, footwear’s, bags, and accessories.
9. Economic & Industrial Hub
Mumbai is home to the first and oldest stock exchange in Asia, namely the Bombay stock exchange are the powerful pillars of the industrial sector are Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, and Reliance Industries and a number of business houses help in the city’s economic progress.
10. Mumbaiya Language
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. However, apart from Hindi, Marathi , English, Guajarati and other languages, one dialect that stands apart is the Mumbaiya language, which is also known as Tapori language.
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