City Guide, Mumbai
Mumbai is the most populated city in India and the 3rd most populated city in
the world, with almost 17 million inhabitants. Mumbai is the commercial capital
of India. Some of the biggest financial corporations and institutions' headquarters
are located in Mumbai, including the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Mumbai is also home to Bollywood, the epicentre of the country's Hindi film and
television industry. Bollywood produces a record number of films every year, more
than anywhere else in the world. Most of the Mumbai population speaks Marathi but
English is widely spoken, especially in the professional circles.
Mumbai sight-seeing includes places like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market or the
Crawford market, Victoria terminus, an architecturally magnificent building in the
world, The Flora Fountain And The Gothic, a major crossroad, Jehangir Art Gallery,
National Gallery of Modern Art, Gateway of India, Marine drive and Chowpatty Beach.
The other sightseeing places include the Malabar hill, Mani Bhavan, Mahalaxmi temple,
Haji Ali Shrine, Siddhivinayak Temple and the Juhu beach. Hence, Mumbai is a city,
which does not lack any aspect in entertaining its regular residents as well as
foreign tourists as there are innumerable places worth visiting and simultaneously
enjoying its ambience.
Culture and Entertainment
Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres.
The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment
and night life, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world
capitals. Mumbai's history as a major trading centre has led to a diverse range
of cultures, religions and cuisines coexisting in the city. This unique blend of
cultures is due to the migration of people from all over India since the British
Mumbai is also popular for its art culture. The city holds various exhibitions,
cultural functions, drama, book reading sessions and a whole lot of other activities.
Places like Kala Ghoda, Nehru Center, Prithvi Theater and Jehangir art Gallery are
some of the art centers in Mumbai amongst others.
Mumbai is known for its trendy boutiques and shopping malls. However, Mumbai
abounds in shops and stores that sell anything and everything ranging from clothes,
books and handicrafts to antique pieces. The exuberant city has shops and bazaars
not only in its uptown areas but also in the pavements. The handicrafts emporiums
and fresh consumables available in Crawford Market paint a vivid picture of the
quintessential Indian marketplace. The affordable and trendy clothes and accessories
sold in Colaba Causeway, Zaveri Bazaar, and Fashion Street are frequented by college
goers and teenagers looking to make a quick buy. The five star hotels also have
their own plush stores selling designer wear.
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