We call it Mumbai or Bombay, it is the same city known by two names. A city that moves to India financially and commercially, where art is breathed. Meet the colorful Mumbai!
India is a huge country with more than 1,300 inhabitants and, as expected, how important it is, in Mumbai live about 21 million people. It ranks fifth among the most populated in the world. What to do in a city with so many people? Here we tell you:
Gate of India
It is the most famous monument of Bombay. It was built in basalt with 26 meters of height, as recognition for its visit to the kings of England Jorge V and Maria. The gate is located on the promenade, so that ships coming from the Arabian Sea see the imposing monument from afar.
If India Gate is the best known of the city, Marina Drive should be the second and this is the reason: the monument is on the seafront. Six curved lanes border Mumbai Bay, offering incredible views of the sea. Marina drive is also known under the name of Queen’s Necklace since, at night, the lights make it look like a huge necklace on the shores of the Arabian.
A more colorful and deep-rooted version of Indian culture, that’s Bollywood. Bombay is the movie center of India, and its films are often large musical numbers with dances typical of the country mixed with something of pop.
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
Because washing was never so fun! Or perhaps, see washing. This place is a large laundry and drying area in the interior of the city, where they take the laundry so that the dhobis (washers) are in charge of the work. If you are backpacker this could be a good visit.
It is the main railway station of Mumbai, a Gothic building erected in 1878. Although its official name is Chhatrapati Shivaji Station since 1996, it is known as Terminal Victoria in honor of the Empress of India and Queen of England, Victoria. Around here, most of the trains cross the country.
This important Hindu temple dedicated to the Mahalkshmi goddess was built in 1831. The place is like that phrase that says “do not judge the book by its cover”, the exterior is not very striking and can make you doubt whether or not to enter, but Once you decide to know its interior, you will have another opinion.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Ghandi National Park is the largest within a city on the planet. In it you will find incredible Buddhist caves hand carved on the volcanic rock.
You already have some places to discover in Mumbai. Cheer up and start your journey!