Mumbai Tourist Information
Famously known as ‘City of Dreams’, a city with glamour, tradition and a mix of every corner of India can be seen in every corner of Mumbai. A metropolitan city covering 4355 sq km known as the major economic hub of the country. The name Mumbai is derived from the Goddess Mumba Devi, the deity of original inhabitants of this city – ‘Koli’. It was originally referred to as Bombay by the Britishers meaning ‘the good little bay’ in Portuguese. Later on, officially the name was changed to Mumbai in 1995. This city has been a home for slums, for the millionaire, the Bollywood stars, the fishermen. If you want to soak in some of the colonial histories of the city, visit South Bombay where you’ll feel like you’ve been taken back to the era of Britishers.
Destination Information :-
How To reach There :-
- Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM)
- Nearest Railway Station: Central Railway - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM)
- Nearest Bus Station: MSRTC Buses, Private Rental Vehicles
Places to see around Mumbai
Gateway of India
An arch monument built at a place previously known as Apollo Bunder overlooking the Arabian Sea. The Gateway Of India was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary in Mumbai in 1924. The foundation of the monument was laid down by the then governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke. However, the final design of the Gateway of India was sanctioned by George Willet in 1914. The construction of The Gateway of India started in 1920 and it took almost 4 years to complete the monument. The Gateway of India was inaugurated on 4th December 1924. The monument is made of yellow basalt and depicts the combination of both Hindu and Muslim tradition.
Haji Ali Dargaah
Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque, a tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari built on the Arabian Sea. Haji Ali Shah Bukhari was a wealthy merchant from Bukhara, Uzbekistan who gave up all his belongings to become a Sufi saint. The tomb is built of glass with illustrations of Indo-Islamic traditions. The shrine is located 500m from the main coast and the walk from the coast with water on both the side is the main highlight of the shrine. The main hall is covered with glass, red, blue, green chips and arranged in exquisite patterns which spell ninety-nine name of Allah. During high tide, Haji Ali Dargah is totally inaccessible.
Situated around 10Kms from the Gateway of India on Elephanta Islands, the Elephanta Caves are a series of cave temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Elephanta Caves is carved out of solid basalt rock dating back to the 5th and 7th centuries. The first cave i.e. the Great cave is dedicated to Shiva and the second cave houses Buddhist stupas. The caves are built in the area of 60,000 square feet and have a total of seven caves. These caves were the main Hindu worship place during the Portuguese rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many days to explore Mumbai?
1-2 days are usually sufficient to explore Mumbai and if tourists wish to explore the city in detail then 3-4 days will fit perfectly. There are one-day package for Mumbai that covers the best spots in the city and is hassle-free. We also offer flexible packages for multiple days according your convenience. Contact us to know more.
What are the things to do for tourists in Mumbai?
Explore restaurants in Mumbai as the city is famous for it's variety in food items. Also, the street food of Mumbai is popularity. The hustle- bustle in shopping is also a thing that will definitely attract tourists.
What are the food items to try in Bombay?
Mumbai is famous for it's street food and the dishes that top the list are Vada pav, Pav bhaji, Bhurji pav, variety in chaat and seafood.
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