Mumbai - The Most Lively Metropolis of India
is the city that will captivate you with its immortal enchanting charms. India's financial capital, that generates hope, optimism, life, happiness in the heart of its visitors, the city that never sleeps and even allows its visitors enjoy its magical life whole night. Mumbai is the name given by its erstwhile rulers, the Maharathas, later the city was recognizing by the name Bombay, a new identity given by its British regime in the 17th century when Mumbai was given to Charles II as dowry by the Portuguese. Come to sojourn in the city of good times that has many other sobriquets. Having tremendous opportunities to offer with the likes of its beaches, gardens and the famous gateway of India, Mumbai invites all the tourists to home this terminus. This is the largest metropolitan of India so it is an incorporation of all the things that anyone can wish for. The most important landmark of Mumbai in the Gateway of India, correspondent to Eiffel Tower of Paris.
There is the flora fountain - inspired from the Roman goddess of flowers. This is the city of Bollywood, then the eloquent film city is not to be missed where you can enjoy seeing a shooting being performed. Gardens and temples in Malabar hill are also worth visiting. Enjoying some horse racing in possible in the Mahalakshmi racecourse, while the town hall is an important imperial structure. Relaxing on the Nariman point and savoring the spicy snacks, the specialty of Mumbai on the not so quiet beaches of the Chowpatty are great experiences. Take a cruise to visit the ancient Elephant Caves, now the World Heritage Site located amidst the vast blue sea, if want to be on your religious trail then your most important visit is perhaps the mosque of Haji Ali located in the middle of the sea. Visited only on low tides it is said that after dusk the way to the mosque gets submerged in the sea and in the morning it again surfaces. On land the next important halt is the Prince of Wales Museum housing arts and paintings, archeology and natural history, while another is the Jehangir art gallery where various cultural exhibitions are always held. Visiting the choc - a - block in the fort area is the Victoria Terminus renowned for its architectural pattern also enjoys the status of World Heritage Site. There is so much of attractions in the different areas of the city that one will find it impossible to list them down.
Mumbaiya Culture - Potpourri of Ethnicity
As varied as its attractions, the society of Mumbai is also multi-lingual and multi-cultural. The best time to visit is during the month of October, when the city is absolutely soaked in the lively celebrations of the biggest and grandest festivals of Navratre - where Dandia Dance captivates the heart of Mumbai for nine days whereas Ganesh Chaturthi is the most religious festival that is followed by huge processions, worth viewing. In this festival the lively people of Mumbai transfuse with each other and this is indeed the best time to relish the Marathi cuisine. Various cultural events of the city are held in form of tourist festivals especially the one in the Elephanta Caves. Attending these festivals give a clear insight of the cultural heritage of the country. These festivals also act gateway for the display of the art and crafts of the state while shopping too is an option here. Many famous markets like the Crawford street (wholesale market), fashion street and Zaveri Bazaars(for jewelery) sell items at very cheap rates. Besides, mega malls all festooned with latest and wordily trends.
You cannot miss this destination that is a gateway to many of the other destinations. With great alternatives this is a culturally and heritable sound city that is a must sojourn while touring India.