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Mumbai


Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra and commercial capital of India is the most populous city in the world and richest city of India. It lies on the west coast and has a natural harbour. Mumbai as such does not have its own history. The seven islands that constitutes Mumbai were mainly the fishing villages and there were different rulers over a period Including the Maurya Empire and Ashoka of Magadh. The Portuguese who remained here for nearly a century were involved in growth of their Roman Catholic religious orders and had built number of churches during their regime. In 1661 the marriage treaty of Charles II of England and daughter of John IV of Portugal resulted in handing over possession of the islands to the British. 18th century witnessed major engineering development under British regime. In the 19th century, this city reshaped with new buildings, educational institutions, trading centres. Mumbai was also the strong base for independence movement of India in the early 20th century. After independence, this city became the commercial capital of India with most important financial institutions established here; such as the Reserve Bank of India, National Stock Exchange, Mumbai Stock Exchange, multi-national companies, Indian Television Industry and famous Bollywood (Indian Hindi Cinema Industry)

Area 603 Sq. Km.
Population 13,830,884
Altitude 14 m (48 ft)
STD Code 022
Rain Fall 2150 mm (mostly between June to September)
Location 18°58′30″N 72°49′33″E


Climate:

Mumbai has a tropical wet and dry climate. June to September are monsoon months while rest of the year generally remains dry. The average minimum temperature is 24⁰C and maximum of 32⁰C. During December and January, the lowest temperature is around 16⁰C . There is no winter in Mumbai as such.

Important Tourist sites :
The Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sanghralaya (fomerly called Prince of Wales Museum) is a renowned museum. The Elephanta Caves, 6th century World heritage site is located on an island across harbour.

Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chowpatty and Juhu Beach, Jain Temples, Dhobi Ghat (Washermen’s village), Kamla Nehru Park, Hutamta Chowk (earlier called Flora Fountain) and Hanging Gardens are some prominent places of tourist interest. Essel World, the biggest water park in Asia is the major attraction for Indian Tourists.

General :
Mumbai’s population consists of largely of Hindus, followed by Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis and Jews. Official language is Marathi while Hindi is most widely spoken. English is the most common language in the educated circle. Mumbai is a great place to live with variety of food, culture, entertainment, nightlife and hustle and bustle in the peak office hours. It is the birthplace of Indian Cinema that started in early 20th century. Once the biggest centre of India’s Textile Industry, it is still the most important commercial cities of India representing headquarters of top Industrial Companies like Tata, Reliance, Larsen & Tubro, ICICI Bank and many Insurance companies and multi-national companies.

Travelling to Mumbai :

By Air :
Mumbai’s international airport has highest number of international flights arriving in India. Almost, all international airlines operating to India have flight to Mumbai. Similarly, Mumbai is very well connected on domestic network of airlines. There are several daily flights from Mumbai to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore. The other cities that connect Mumbai on air-route are Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahemdabad, Surat, Vadodra, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Rajkot, Nasik, Madurai, Varanasi, Guwahati, Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trivandrum, Cochin, Jammu, Srinagar, Vishakhapatnam, Ranchi and few others.

By Train : Long and short distance trains connect this city to almost every small and major city in India. The long distance trains run regularly to and from Mumbai to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hydrabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Goa, Pune, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Surat, Vadodra, Bhopa, Indore, Jabalpur and other cities.

By Road, : Ajanta Caves (491 km), Karla Caves (114 km), Lonavala (118 km), Mahabaleshwar (247 km), Matheran (108 km), Pune (170 km), Shirdi (296 km), Aurangabad (403 km), Daman (164 km), Goa (593 km), Ahmedabad (545 km); Delhi (1407 km).

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