CAPITAL CITY- MUMBAI
INTRO- Previously called Bombay, lying on the konkan, west coast of India, 7 islands constitute Mumbai. The name Mumbai is derived from Goddess Mumba devi. It was also called Kakamuchee, Bombaim, mombaym, Boobbay and Bombeye. Mumbai lies at the mouth of Ulhal river and is surrounded by salsette island. Tropical wet and dry climate prevail all over the city, with high summer, heavy rains and moderate chillness prevailing all over.
HISTORY- It is an archipelago comprising of 7 islands. Koil fishing community are the first inhabitants of this city. It was ruled by Maurya empire, then by satavahanas, Konkans, chalukyas, shilaharas, rashtrakutas, then by Saurashtras, Delhi sultanates, Gujarat sultanates, Mughals and finally by Britishers.
REACHING- By air- Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is world wide connected. By Train-Mumbai junction is well laid and easily accessible. By Bus/car-There are direct buses and highways are well laid.
CUISINE-Marathi culture prevail all through the city, Marathi, Hindi are widely spoken language. There is a blend of Konkani and Marathi culture seen all through the city. Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra are grandly celebrated. Elephanta festival, Parsi new year, Dandra feast, Banganga are popularly Celebreted. Traditional Maharashtra music and dance form are seen all over the city. Dhangari Gaja, povadas dance, lavani dance while Koli songs are popular traditional music.
TO DO- Gateway of India, Haji Ali dargah, Kanheri Caves, siddhi vinayaka temple, Kamala Nehru Park, Phule Mandvi, Elephanta Caves, hanging gardens, girgaum chowpatty, Mumba devi temple, Mahalakshmi Mandir, Juhu beach, Marve beach, babulnath, Powai lake are some PLACES TO SEE in Mumbai.
-Marathi cuisine, Konkani cuisine,Goan cuisine, seafood prevail all through the city. Baida roti, butter chicken, varan bhaat, Bombli fry, Bheja fry, ragda patties, sabudana Vada, Puran Poli, fish curry, Nalli Nihari, kheema Pav, Kolhapuri mutton, kanda poha, modak, Vada Pav, misal Pav, Pav bhaji, vindaloo, are some POPULAR DISHES TO taste,
– Crawford market, fashion market, Zaveri bazaar, chor bazaar, are famous SHOPPING streets. Fashion brands,accessories, artefacts, handicrafts, clothings, Knick knack beach items are popularly sold.
-Nightlife in Mumbai is very attractive with lot of music and foot tapping dances, while watersports, extreme sports, adventure sports we popularly done. There are lot of spas to rejuvanate and resorts to relax.
-November -February is the best time to visit this city. There are lot fo travel packages organised from all over the world to Mumbai.
Popularly called the Alpha city fashion hub of India, Mumbai is a every growing city and all under one roof is available. A beautiful city filled with abundant nature, beaches, variety flora, which adds beauty to Maharashtra.
QUOTES- Once a year, go someplace you have never been before-The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness-The traveller sees, what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see- Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.