Location : State – Maharastra (West India )
Mumbai, a spectacular Indian city and the capital of Maharashtra, lies in the western state of India. The city is a major metropolitan city of India. The bustling city of Mumbai is the financial, commercial, industrial and celluloid capital of India with the largest and the busiest port handling India's foreign trade, a major International airport and India's largest Stock Exchange. It is the hub of cinema and film industry-the "Indian Hollywood" is also known as 'Bollywood'. Mumbai is India's international gateway.
Gateway of India, One of the major landmarks of Mumbai is the Gateway of India. Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the Gateway of India was built in honour of King George V and Queen. You may enjoy a ferry ride across the harbour to the Elephanta Island. At the Island, the Shiva temple is a must visit for its exquisite rock-cut structures.
Prince of Wales Museum: A major tourist attraction in Mumbai is the Prince of Wales museum. The lovely landscape of the Museum is worth visiting for its collection of art, sculpture, rare coins, old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings. Built in the year 1914, the museum remains one of the best museums in the country.
Mani Bhawan (Gandhi Memorial): It is here that Gandhiji stayed during his visits to Bombay between 1917-34. This place has been converted into a memorial and a small museum has been made. The museum displays pictures and books related to the life of Gandhiji. There also a small library. Near Mani Bhawan is August Kranti Maidan from where Gandhiji declared the Quit India movement in 1942.
Hanging Garden: The Hanging gardens or Ferozshah Mehta Gardens were laid in 1881 on top of a reservoir on the Malabar Hills. This place has become a heaven for dating couples nevertheless the place provides a good view of the city.
Juhu: Juhu again is a beach which is not for sunbathing or swimming. The beach is lined by Bungalows and high rise apartments which have now become part of the land scape. Juhu beach is a crowded place with animal rides, balloons, acrobats, monkeys and cricket being played on the beach itsel
Elephanta Caves: The group of small island called Elephanta or Gharpure lies 10km. across Mumbai Harbor, entrusted with elegant clump of 6th-8th century rock caves. These caves are crowned at a height of about 76metres above sea level.
National Maritime Museum: The museum set up by Navy, treasures the items of historical significance collected from other countries, it also contains the model of the ship built in Mumbai. It can be approached by frequent bus services, taxis and trains.
Mumbai the city of tycoons, trade, nightlife and film stars gives also the pleasure of browsing with its enormous shopping hubs. Dadar the main market area is flourished with cotton fabrics, sarees and all kind of stuff a shopaholic is looking for. Broad Shopping Center and Selection Center are other shopping head.
How To get There
By Air: While a large number of international flights operate from The Sahara International Airport is connected to all the major cities in the world. Santa Cruz Airport caters to the domestic flights.
By Rail: Mumbai is the headquarters of both the Western and Central Railways. Trains from Mumbai connect to all the major cities in India. Dadar one of the railheads in Mumbai is a confluence of both the Western and Central railways, making it a busiest railway station.
By Road: Mumbai is well connected by road to Nasik 185km,Mahabaleshwar239 km, Shirdi 307 km, Aurangabad 392 km , Ahmedabad 545 kms and Pune 163km. For moving within the city taxies, auto rickshaws, city buses, electric trains are available.
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