Home to Indian Film Industry the so called 'Bollywood', Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Earlier known as 'Bombay', Mumbai has a sobriquet 'a city which never sleeps.' When you visit Mumbai you will be surprised to know that from an Auto Driver to an IIM Graduate, everyone knows about the market situation in share market.One of the four metro cities in India and the costliest also Mumbai is a perfect blend of traditional and ultra-modern culture. This is a hotspot for tourists of all ages as here are a lot of varieties of places right from historical monuments to amusement parks and from beaches to caves.
As soon as anyone reaches Mumbai by train the first thing he looks at is historic Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus earlier known as Victoria Terminus. Though it's a railway station but its magnificent architecture draws attention of every passer
The first site on the visitor's list has to be Gateway Of India which was built to welcome king George V and Queen Mary. Opposite this stands Pride of Indian hotels 'The Taj Hotel'. The scene at night becomes so beautiful to see these two historical sites standing opposite to each other that it can't be expressed in words.
Other worth visiting place is Elephanta Caves. These caves have idols of Lord buddha and Lord Shiva carved out on stones. Mumbai is very famous for its beaches which are Chowpatti, Dadar Chowpatti, Juhu beach, Aksa beach, Manori beach, Versova beach, Madh Island, Marve beach and Gorai beach. These beaches are favorite picnic spots and one can taste some typical Mumbai specialities like Bhel-puri, Panipuri, Pao-bhaji and vada-pao. Bollywood is the lifeline of Mumbai as many films are made and all great actors and directors live here. You can also get wildlife experience by visiting Sanjay Gandhi National Wildlife Park located at North
Shopaholics always enjoy shopping in Mumbai because it offers the most trendy clothing and accessories for people of every walk of life. Linking Road, Fashion Street are the places for trendy and cheap shopping. Here are outlets of the most highly rated designers which you can find only in Mumbai. Same goes for the dining experience. Whatever is your choice, Mumbai is sure to give the utmost satisfaction to every visitor.