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Mumbai city is the capital of Maharashtra. Previously known as Bombay, it one of the world's largest and most densely populated areas. It lies on the west coast and is known for its deep natural harbor. The neighboring urban areas - Navi Mumbai and Thane - are part of Mumbai.

It is also known as the financial capital of India and is home to many top domestic and international companies and financial institutions which have their headquarters here. It was honored with the "Alpha World City" title in 2009. The Bombay Stock Exchange is one of the largest in the world.

Also referred to as the entertainment capital of India, Mumbai is home to Bollywood which is one of the biggest film industries in the world and employs thousands of people.

History of Mumbai



The name Mumbai has been derived from the name of a local Goddess called Mumbadevi. Mumbai has a rich past and cultural heritage. Originally the seven isle, it was once a part of the Maurya Empire during the reign of Ashoka. Later it came under the control of many dynasties till the Silharas wrested the region in early 800s.

In 1343 AD, the region was captured by the Kingdom of Gujarat in whose possession it remained for the next 200 years. In 1543, the isle came under the control of the Portuguese and was in 1661 ceded as dowry to Catherine de Braganza upon her marriage to Charles II of England. Charles II in turn leased the Island to the British East India Company who named it Bombay.

With the growth of the city, the British East India Company transferred their headquarters from Surat to Bombay. The foremost railway line in India was built between Thane and Bombay (VT) in 1861. After India achieved independence in 1947, Bombay presidency was reconstructed into Bombay state. In 1960, it became the capital of the newly created state of Maharashtra.

Presently, it is the global financial, information, entertainment and industrial hub and has become the largest city of South Asia.

Mumbai Geography and Climate



Mumbai is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and is one of the major trading hubs in the world. The city has a tropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification. It has seven months of dry weather and experiences heavy rainfall in July. December to February mark the winters followed by summers from March to June. From June to September the city experiences the south west monsoon and the months from October to November are post monsoon season.

Economy of Mumbai



One of the most prosperous cities in India, Mumbai is making a significant contribution to the economic development of the country. Mumbai contributes around 6.16 per cent to the country's total GDP. According to the available figures, Mumbai contributes 10 percent of factory employment, 25 percent of industrial production, 30 percent of Income Tax collection, 60 percent of customs, 20 percent of central excise tax collection and 40 percent of Indian foreign trade.

Some of the prominent companies based in Mumbai include Larsen and Toubro, SBI, LIC, Tata Group, Godrej, Reliance and more than five Fortune Global 500 companies. It is noteworthy that there are many foreign banks and financial institutions which have major branches spread across the city.

The Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index 2008 has ranked Mumbai at the 48th position. It is also placed at the 7th spot in the list of 'Top Ten Cities for Billionaires' by Forbes magazine.

Civic administration in Mumbai



Mumbai stretches from Colaba in the south to Mulund in the north. It extends from Mankhurd in the east and is administered by BMC. The Municipal Commissioner is the chief executive officer and heads the Municipal Corporation.

The revenue districts of Mumbai are under the jurisdiction of District Collector. The Police Commissioner is in charge of the Mumbai Police. The Bombay High Court is based in Mumbai and exercises its jurisdiction in Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

Attractions in and around Mumbai

  • Banganga
  • Churchgate
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Film City
  • Gateway of India
  • Mumbai University
  • Nariman Point
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Prithvi Theatre
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Malabar Hill
  • Rajabai Tower
  • Town Hall
  • Madh Island Beach
  • Versova Beach
  • Chowpatty Beach
  • Juhu Beach
  • Marine Drive
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Horniman
  • Circle Gardens
  • Flora Fountain
  • Kamala Nehru Park
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • Victoria Gardens
  • Bombay Natural History Society
  • Mani Bhavan
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Powai Lake
  • Tulsi Lake
  • Vihar Lake
  • Haji Ali
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Mumba Devi Temple
  • Mount Mary Church
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • St Michael's Church
  • St Thomas Cathedral
  • Essel World
  • Fantasy Land
  • Nishiland Water Park
  • Shangrila Waterpark
  • Suraj Water Park
  • Water Kingdom
  • Chor Bazaar
  • Crawford Market
  • Fashion Street
  • Zaveri Bazaar

Other tourist's attractions near Mumbai City

  • Ajanta & Ellora Caves
  • Alibag
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Khandala
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Lonavala
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Matheran
  • Panchgani
  • Pune
  • Shirdi

Hotels in Mumbai City

  • Le Meridien Mumbai
  • Grand Hyatt Mumbai
  • Taj Lands End Mumbai
  • Sun-N-Sand Mumbai
  • Leela Kempinski Mumbai
  • Hyatt Regency Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Mumbai


Mumbai City Information
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai
Established Year1507
Founded byMumbadevi
Area603 km2 (233 sq mi)
Population13830884 as Census January 2011
Population Density22,937/km2 (59,410/sq mi) as Census January 2011
LanguageMarathi, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannad, Telgu, Entlish
Official LanguagesMarathi
Literacy Rate89.21% as Census January 2011
Sex Ratio832
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pin code400036
Area code22
Lat Long18.9750° N, 72.8258° E
ReligionHinduism, Muslim, Budhist, Jains, Christian
FestivalsBanganga (Jan), Elephanta festival (18-19 Feb), Gudhi Padava (Mar-Apr), Nariyal Poornima (Aug), Ganesh Chaturthi (Aug-Sep), Bandra Feast (Sep), Diwali(Oct-Nov)
UniversitySNDT Women's University, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)
Sister CitiesBerlin, London, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, Yokohama.
SportsWankhede Stadium (Cricket), Brabourne Stadium (Cricket),
AirportChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Navi Mumbai International Airport to be built in the Kopra-Panvel
Railway StationMumbai Central (BCT) Mumbai Railway Station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali, Mono Rail(Under Construction), Mumbai Metro (Under Construction)
Port Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Tourist AttractionsBassein (Vasai) Fort, Bandra Fort, Basilica of Mount Mary Bandra, Bhuleshwar, Bombay Natural History Museum, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Haji Ali Mosque, The Imperial Towers, Kanheri Caves, Mahalaxmi Temple, Worli Fort, Worli Sea Face
Nearby Tourist AttractionsMatheran, Khandala, Lonavala, Alibag, Pune, Daman, Mahabaleshwar
Popular ThingsBollywood, Tellywood, Hotel Taj Mahal, Haji Ali Mosque, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bandra Fort
Notable PeopleAmitabh Bacchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Dileep Kumar, Aishwarya Ray, Sushmita Sen, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Gurudat, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar, Dada Sahab Falke.
National HighwayNH-4,8,3,17


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Madh Island Mumbai
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Places to see in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai : Sanjay Gandhi National Park is aptly termed as the 'lungs of the city' as it provides most of the oxygen to the pollution-ridden city. This park initially was very small in area but in the early 1960s all the surrounding forests were included and made into one area, thus making it a 104 sq. km wide forest which we see today. The Park is rich in flora and fauna. What I heard from the locals…
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Last Updated on : July 22, 2016










     


     

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