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Mumbai Travel Guide

Mumbai Travel Guide

Like various cities in India Mumbai has other name; it city was previously known as Bombay, the city is located on the west coast of India, exactly on the Salsette Island. Mumbai is capital of the state Maharashtra, is the most populous city in India and maybe the most populous of the world, the population in the city is estimated in 13 million and in the metropolitan area of about 25 million, its suburbs making that Mumbai became in the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world, its cosmopolitan area is home of many immigrants of all parts of the India and people of other countries.

Mumbai also is the economic, commercial and entertainment capital of India, there is located many financial institution like Reserve Bank of India, National Stock Exchange of India, the Mumbai Stock Exchange and the corporate headquarters of many Indian Companies. Mumbai is an important port and handle the third part of the world commerce, is also a vital place for business in India, there arrive many investors because Mumbai offer immense business opportunities.

The fashion, entertainment and the film industry are present in Mumbai, is known as Bollywood or the Hollywood of India, this is the largest industry of films in the world, Bollywwod produces more than 400 films for year, the areas of Pali Hill and Juhu are exclusive zones where the actors have mansions and live fashionable. The typical film in India is the melodrama, but with the growing industry, the films incorporated the Indian dance, songs, comedy and violence.

Mumbai is a rare city with its Sanjay Gandhi National Park, inside the city, and has three lakes within the metropolitan area, the Tulsi Lake, Vihar Lake and Powai Lake located in the north of the city, Mumbai has two rivers too, in the eastern seaboard of Salsette Island is a large mangrove swamps, the city has two beaches Juhu and Chowpatty. The climate in Mumbai is tropical and is characterized by two main seasons, from March to October is the humid season, and between June and September is the monsoon rains; from November to February is the dry season.

Metropolitan Mumbai is managed by the jurisdiction of the BrihamMumbai Municipal Coroporate, and is divided in two regions, the Island City region and the suburbs region. But where you will go there are large quantities of nice things to see and do such as The Gandhi Museum, Tow Hall, Marine Drive, The Gateway of India, Kanheri Caves at Borili, Bassein and Cheul.

Mumbai is multicultural and Multilanguage city, the differences between people of high life style with his limousines, and common people that travel in rickshaws; there is professed five or more religion mainly Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Christian and Parsi; its community of migrants is very big and they talk different languages like Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati.

Mumbai Travel Guide

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