Situated on the Arabian Sea, the western end of the Indian subcontinent, is the most populous metropolis, and prosperous country. Mumbai, formerly Bombay until 1995, is a massive island city bursting with life at every turn. Mumbai is home to the Hindi film and television industry, also known as Bollywood, and offers hundreds of theaters including the largest IMAX dome in Asia.
Travelers to Mumbai may be struck by the incredible disparity in wealth and lifestyle among the islanders, but most travelers as well a general atmosphere of joy in their daily excursions. Almost the entire population of Mumbai is not native to the island, creating an eclectic mix of ethnicities, beliefs, cuisine and culture that has encouraged acceptance among most people.
Mumbai is one of the busiest ports of India, making the great metropolis of Mumbai's business and financial capital of India. Visit the spectacular Gateway of India, the magnificent basalt structure built by King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 that houses nearly all travelers arriving in Mumbai by boat. From there you can take a ferry to Elephanta Island to witness the cave temples of Maharashtra's most famous and complex. For people watching, head down to Marine Drive Chowpatty and enjoy the breeze, beach vendors store across the street and give you a head massage.
Within the city is the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which serves as a sanctuary for breathable air necessary in northern Mumbai. Do not miss famous Bombay prowling leopards during your visit. There are also many walking and boating tours available as a means of experiencing the city. This is the best way to orient themselves and learn the history and the initial general architectural context of Mumbai.
Bombay Treasure Island
municipality of Mumbai is a literal treasure hunt for the adventurous explorer. For centuries, the story is written in architecture, museums, bazaars and personal accounts are full of all the vibrant neighborhoods. Cathedral of St. Thomas is a reminder of British rule in Bombay and also the oldest building in the English city. stark contrast against the white church and adorned with detailed background Mumbai is a remarkable spectacle. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum, and to find the ancient remains of Maharashtra in an architectural landmark set among splendid gardens.