Welcome to Mumbai…. The city that never sleeps.. as the people say. Hello everyone and today I take you around Mumbai city and hope you all would enjoy this ride with me. I would write this in three parts so stay tuned for next part.
Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra and financial capital of India, home to Bollywood film industry and home to people from all over the country.
The local language spoken here is Marathi but English and Hindi are also spoken fluently. So a new visitor will not have much trouble. Temperature varies throughout the year. March- June is summer months with temperature reaching almost 40degree .June- October monsoon season with rain in full force. November to February is mainly winter months but being a coastal city the winters are mild here and pleasant weather.
Places to see: colonial architecture from the Victorian times ….mainly around South Mumbai area. Famous monuments to be seen in this area are the Gateway of India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) building, the Municipal Corporation and Police Headquarters and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (formerly, the Prince Of Wales museum). The famous Taj Mahal hotel is located just opposite the Gateway of India. The Mumbai University buildings and the High Court are also excellent examples of colonial architecture in the city.
Nehru science center and Nehru planetarium are very good place to visit as they have museum and planetary views shown at both centers
Mumbai has a few beaches, at Juhu, Chowpatty, Marve. They are a great place to see how the locals spend their Sunday evenings, with various food and game stalls.
The life line of Mumbai.. the local trains run extensive network daily on three lines…. Western line, central line and harbor line.
Mumbai is famous for its street food description of which I would give in my next post. Modern Mumbai has huge malls and multiplex to cater to everyone’s needs with branded names.
If I continue it would turn out a big essay, so come to Mumbai and enjoy your stay while you explore the city and feast on various delicacies which are offered.