known as Bombay a distortion of the Portuguese phrase bom bahia meaning "good bay". The promulgation of an act by the Parliament in 1997 was responsible for its present name that pays a tribute to the local Goddess Mumba Ma.
Mumbai, a city of dreams witnesses a large influx of tourists all over the year for sightseeing, pilgrimage as well as seeking employment opportunities. The city is the home of those rolling in wealth as well as those shrouded in extreme poverty extending from the posh Cuffparade and Juhu areas to the poverty stricken slums of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum.
The city offers a diverse platter of tourist attractions, shopping malls and beaches ranging from the Gateway of India, Bombay Natural History Museum, Chor Bazaar, Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach, Crawford Market, Elephanta Caves, Film City, Essel World, Prithvi Theatre, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Afghan Church, Haji Ali Dargah and Shangrila Water Park to name a few.
Last Updated on 19 May 2011