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Welcome To Mumbai

The City of Dreams

Mumbai is by far the most popular city of India. Such is its recognition, that people within India itself, as well as all over the world, take Mumbai to be the symbol of India. Boasting of a perfect combination of urban development and rich history, this city is known to have something for everybody. Hence, it is no surprise that Mumbai is commonly known as ‘The City of Dreams’. It is also the Financial Capital of India.
Experiencing a rich influx of tourists all throughout the year, Mumbai offers a mix of everything. From beaches to hills, historical monuments to ultra modern architecture, it has it all. It also boasts of a happening nightlife and a glitzy-glamour filled lifestyle. Therefore, it involuntarily becomes the first stop on the list of places to be visited around the country. It is no surprise at all that you would already know a lot about this city and what is to be seen. However, in case you are having trouble deciding, below is all you need to know about a perfect getaway to this dreamland. It would sound very clichéd to call Mumbai the New York of India, but that is what describes this city of dreams the best. It depicts the place that is always up and about, a city with a spirit of gold and a determination to never say die, even in the wake of terrorist attacks and natural calamities.

Top Attractions in Mumbai

Gateway of India

By far the most iconic structure of Mumbai, this archway was built in 1924 during the British rule. The Gateway of India makes for a great first stop for all wanderlust people exploring the city. The beautiful and magnificent gate has very well-designed pillars which remain strong till this day. Boating in the Arabian Sea is quite popular in the area, with the starting point being in the vicinity of this architectural marvel.Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. It served to allow entry and access to India.
The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder area at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The monument has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city’s top tourist attraction. 

Beaches

A beach in the middle of the city, how good does that sound? Well, Mumbai not only makes it sound good, but also look amazing. Populated by thousands of people every day, the Mumbai beaches are a very happening spot. The roadside food stalls, live shows and interactive activities make it a truly memorable experience. The most popular beaches are – Juhu Beach, Aksa Beach and Chowpatty.
Juhu is an upmarket neighbourhood of Mumbai. It is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Santacruz and Vile Parle to the east, and Khar to the south. Juhu is among the most affluent areas of the city and home to many Bollywood celebrities.

 

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India. To state the trivial, there are no elephants in Elephanta!  It is an island in Arabian Sea,  is just 11 kilometers (about 9 nautical miles) from the heart of Mumbai city.
Elephanta Ferry (launch) services operate from the Gateway of India ferry point also called the Apollo Bandar.There are two types of boats/launches : The Luxury Type and Economy Type. The choice of the themes in Elephanta’s panels is an interesting mix… anything from love to contemplation to violence to performing arts to yoga. In Elephanta you’ll see some of the highest watermarks of medieval India’s sculptural art.Apart from the cave architecture of medieval India, a major highlight of the Elephanta tour is the massive rock cut sculptures. Elephanta’s sculptural art is executed on the walls of the caves as expansive panels, mostly associated with mythology associated with Lord Shiva.

Filmcity, Mumbai. A world of wonder.

A world where you can put your imagination to the test and Shoot out your thoughts. The Indian Film Industry is one of the largest in the world and Mumbai accounts for almost 60% of film productions.
Over the last hundred years, the Indian Film Industry has grown by leaps and bounds and has undergone amazing technological changes. Now the Indian film industry is also corporatising, globalizing and evincing immense international interest.
To accelerate this growth we have created a ready to shoot, pollution free infrastructure to give momentum to your passions in Filmcity.
Film City is an integrated film studio complex situated at Goregaon, Mumbai in India. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theatres and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings.

Iconic Hotels

The Taj Mahal Palace: Waterfront luminary

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a “Heritage Grand” class five-star hotel in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India. The hotel offers a choice of 560 unique rooms and suites across the Palace and the Tower Wing. The slightly heavier price tag is absolutely worth it once you lay eyes on the stately Gateway of India aglow at night, with yachts bobbing in the distance. Aside from the views, there is round-the-clock butler service, free airport transfers, variable check in/check out times and complimentary breakfast and cocktails.
Sprawled over 2.6 acres, this luxurious hotel boasts 10 restaurants and a variety of traditional Indian therapies at Jiva Spa.Stylishly designed with Indian-inspired decor and architecture, the rooms offer amazing sea, city or pool views .Ranging from dinner reservations to personal assistance for sightseeing, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai also offers a royal historical hotel tour of the Palace wing.

The Renaissance

The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel is designed to complement your lifestyle, with luxury accommodation and an unparalleled location on the banks of Lake Powai. You’ll find it just a short distance from Mumbai, India’s airports, American School of Bombay and Oberoi International School. The peaceful setting, amidst 15 acres of verdant gardens and winding walkways, seems a world away. Whether here for leisure or work you can unwind in one of their 600 contemporary hotel rooms and suites, which offer marble bathrooms, high-speed internet and 24-hour room service. It also offer views of Lake Powai. Savor a taste of Italy there in Mumbai at Fratelli Fresh Restaurant, or sample the Chinese buffet at Emperor’s Court – just two of their superb dining options. 

Some Famous Cuisines in Mumbai

A Konkani Coastal Meal

The Konkan coast starts from Mumbai and goes on till Goa. Malvani cuisine is marked by the use of garam masala and red chilli. On the other hand, Gomantak cuisine is the coastal cuisine of areas in and around Goa and is marked by the generous use of fresh coconut and kokum. In most Mumbai restaurants, you’ll find a mix of Malvani and Gomantak cuisines.

A Typical Vegetarian Maharashtrian Meal

The native cuisine of Maharashtra is best tracked down in the lanes of Dadar. Most of the small, unassuming restaurants here offer a meal at lunch time that include the traditional, unassuming meals of Varan Bhat (dal rice) with vegetarian sides that usually include a Koshimbir (salad), Usal (sprouted pulse) and Pale Bhaji (green leafy vegetable).

A Modern American/International Meal

An experience of Mumbai food would be incomplete without including the modern American/Continental, trendy, upmarket but just about affordable restaurants that have cropped up all over the city. The modern deli style cafes offer wonderful gourmet versions of sandwiches, fresh layered salads, thin crust pizzas and eclectic burgers alongside gourmet international ingredients.
 

Cab Services in Mumbai

Ola Cabs

Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform.
Ola’s offerings on its platform ranges from affordable AC cabs on the Ola Micro range to the superior luxury offering from Ola Lux as well as localized offerings like the ubiquitous Auto-rickshaws to Shuttle buses for daily commute.

Uber Cabs

Uber Technologies Inc. is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps.
Riders are quoted the fare that they will pay before requesting the ride. Uber uses a dynamic pricing model; prices vary based on projected time and distance as well as the time of day and the supply and demand for rides at the time the ride is requested.

Other Public Transports in Mumbai

Suburban Railway

The Mumbai Suburban Railway is the oldest commuter rail in Asia, founded in 1853. It is owned by Indian Railways and operated by its Western Railways and Central Railways divisions. Most economical transport subsidized by the government of India via Railway ministry. It has highest passenger density in the world, 6.3 million people daily, more than half of daily capacity of Indian Railways. 

Metro Railway

In June 2004, government approval was given for a 12-station elevated line between Ghatkopar and Versova. In June 2006, the first phase of the Mumbai Metro project was inaugurated. Construction work began in February 2008. A successful trial run was conducted in May 2013, and the system’s first line entered operation in June 2014. The Mumbai Metro ridership started from 8 June 2014.

Mono Rail

The Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system for the city of Mumbai. Construction began in January 2009 and the first operational line was inaugurated on 1 February 2014. It is being contracted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and is the first monorail in India.It is the world’s second longest monorail after Osaka Monorail Main Line, Japan. The Mumbai Monorail will have the capacity to carry up to 200,000 passengers a day when it is fully operational in early 2019.

Ferry

Choose a ferry that will take you to your destination within 60 minutes. You are surely going to enjoy the ferry fun ride coming your way. While getting near towards your destination you suddenly realize that you are facing the Arabian sea. You can also sit on the upper deck of the ferry to experience the panoramic vista of the surroundings as the crowd and overall noise is less. These rides are convenient, cost-effective, can take you to a lot of interesting spots and help you skip the traffic.