Mumbai formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of
the state Maharashtra, India and is one of the worlds most populous
metropolitan area. The city is situated on the edge of Arabian sea and is
the financial & commercial capital of India. Mumbai played a formative
role in Indias freedom struggle. It was the place where the meeting of
the first Indian National Congress was held and also here Gandhiji declared
the Quit India movement.
Delightful Mumbai :
The city Mumbai is a must see place for any visitor which offers a range of
tourist destinations like historic monuments, beaches, temples and museums.
The Gateway of India
This Indo-saracenic style architecture was built in 1911 and opened to
public in 1924 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary
for the Delhi Durbar. Historically also this is an important monument as
the last British troops left Independent India by sea marching through
It is a small island situated 10 km across the Bombay harbour which is
famous for its rock cut caves of 6th century. A shiv temple in side the
Island is the fine example of the rock cut architecture.
» Haji Ali's Mosque
This eighteenth century monument
contains the tomb of Muslim Sufi saint Haji Ali and is a famous pilgrimage
site for Muslims.
» Juhu Beach :
Juhu is situated 30 km from the city centre is
one of the famous sea beaches of India and is the perfect place to spend an
evening by the sea.
» Prince of Wales Museum :
This is one of the best museum of
the country. The building of the museum was built in the year 1914 in the
honour of the Prince of Wales on his first visit to India. The museum houses
a variety of collections of art, sculpture, old coins and miniature
» Mahalaxmi Temple :
This is one of the famous temple of
Mumbai dedicated to the goddess of wealth, Mahalaxmi which attracts
thousands of devotees from all over India.
Shopping In Mumbai
Mumbai is a shoppers paradise with a number shopping places such as
Mangaldas Market, Chor Bazaar, Zaveri Bazaar and Mutton Street. Chor bazaar
is famous for its antique objects, jewellery, wooden articles, leather ware
and the Craw ford Market is one of the best fruits & vegetables market
Mumbai has a moderate climate and can be visited through out the year.
During summer especially from March to June the city experiences a high
temperature with temperature rising beyond 30 degrees C but the winters i.e
from November to March offers pleasant climate with temperature varies from
8 to 25 degrees C. The most perfect time to visit is between October to
March. June to August is the monsoon season with heavy rain fall.
Mumbai is the international gateway of India and can be easily accessible
by Air, Rail & Road.
» Air :
Mumbai has one of the busiest international airport
which connects the city with all the major destinations in world and the
other parts of India.
» Rail :
It is the headquarter of the central & western
railway zones. Regular train services connect it with all the major cities
of India. Dadar, Churchgate, Kurla and Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal are the
main railway stations.
» Road :
Excellent motorable road network connects the city
with all the major tourist destinations in India.