The Lalit, Mumbai
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Mumbai which was formerly known as Bombay is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the state capital of Maharashtra. Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it being the country’s principal financial and communications center. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million. Along with the neighboring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world.
Most of the year, Mumbai’s climate is warm and humid. In the month of February Mumbai has winter season. In this month the temperature during the day varies from 81°F to 89°F and in the night falls upto 67°F. Between November and February, the skies are clear, and the temperature is cooler. From March the temperature becomes warm and humid till mid-June, the beginning of monsoon. Monsoon ends by the end of September.
Mumbai’s culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and night life, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world capitals. This unique blend of cultures is due to the migration of people from all over India since the British period. The description about Mumbai cannot be complete without the mention of Bollywood, the biggest Indian film industry which churns out hundreds of Hindi block-busters every year.
Mumbai is well connected by Road, Rail and Airways. It boasts of one of the busiest airports in the Country. Mumbai has one International and One Domestic Airport that offer direct connectivity to almost all major cities.
Being the financial capital of India and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South Asia, Mumbai call the attention of event organizers. Each year more than a hundred of business and academic events like conferences, congresses, trade fairs, exhibitions and symposiums are held in Mumbai and each of them draws international attention. Mumbai has also modern convention centers and hotels at international standards like and has a huge capacity of accommodation.
Tourist Attractions in and nearby Mumbai
Gateway of India
- One of the most distinguished monument in Mumbai, The Gateway of India was built in 1924. Now it has become a popular tourist hub in the city. Located at Apollo Bunder Waterfront, the monument overlooks the Arabian Sea in the most beautiful way.
- The Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's necklace on account of its shape and yellow streetlights. It makes for a spectacular view at night. Starting from the north of Nariman Point and ending at the famous Chowpatty beach, the Marine Drive is a 3km long arc shaped road along the sea coast of South Mumbai. The coast lines the Arabian Sea and is the best place to watch the sunset in Mumbai.
- An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. It is an island and is located at a distance of 11km from the city of Mumbai. It also provides an amazing view of the Mumbai skyline.
- Victoria Terminus, a former name for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, is a modern railway station in the bustling capital city of the western state of India, Maharashtra. The marvellous structure is an awesome illustration of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture in India. In fact, the railway station, which still functions as usual, is declared as a World Heritage Site under UNESCO.
Prince of Wales Museum
- The Prince of Wales Museum is regarded as one of the heritage buildings of Mumbai owing to its splendid architecture. The museum comprises of a plethora of ancient, exquisite artefacts relating to the rich and diverse history of India.
National Gallery of Modern Art
- Situated in Colaba, Southern Mumbai, the National Gallery of Modern Art was established in 1996, with an objective to promote modern trends in the Indian culture. Initially a concert venue, the structure was later converted into an art gallery in 1954.
- The Global Pagoda serves as a monument to peace and harmony. It was built as a token of gratitude towards a Vipassana teacher and Accountant General of Independent Burma, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, who was instrumental in bringing Vipassana back to its country of origin after it ceased to exist in India.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
- This is a wildlife sanctuary and a habitat to abundance of flora and fauna, in the midst of a busy Mumbai. Famed to be one the most liked national parks, one can also enjoy a train ride through this one. One can spot here Leopards, Macaques, Boars, Lions, Flying fox, Kingfisher, Sunbird and many more.
- Located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai is a group of alcoves and rock - cut monuments that illustrate the Buddhist influence on the Indian art and culture. The caves are famous for its 109 special entrances and ancient sculptures, carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating from the 1st century to the 10th century that adorn their basalt formations.
- Iskcon temple is a spiritual getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city. A temple clad in marble and glass, Iskcon has an impressive architecture and promises to give a peaceful and tranquil experience.
- Marked by bushes trimmed into shapes of various animals and proximity to the Arabian Sea are the Hanging Gardens, opposite the Kamla Nehru Park. Spend a relaxed evening here, enjoying the sunset, especially if you are with kids.
Jehangi Art Gallery
- Located at Kalaghoda in Southern Mumbai, the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai is one of the most prestigious venues where artists can showcase their work. The gallery was donated by Cowasji Jehangir and has served as a platform for aspiring artists ever since it was established in 1952.
Mount Mary Church
- The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is commonly called as the Mount Mary Church by the locals. Thousands of people of all faiths visit this church to attain peace and tranquillity in the caress of Mount Mary. The basilica is a truly grand, yet humble edifice made from nothing but stone.
Worli Sea Face
- The exuberant promenade with lashing waves and gushing waters of the Arabian Sea, situated in Worli, Mumbai is popularly called Worli Sea Face. Home to the rich and affluent residential colonies, the posh locale is also a major business district.
- Situated next to Bandstand Promenade just next to Bandra, Carter Road is one of the most happening and popular hangout places among the Mumbaikars. The locale is a haven for foodies owing to its bazillion food options from the umpteen eateries situated on the sidewalk.
- Located in Prabhadevi, Siddhivinayak is a Lord Ganesha temple, one of the most significant and frequented temples in Mumbai. Visitors visit this temple in large numbers on daily basis. It was built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai.
Haji Ali Dargah
- Situated at the backdrop of a beautiful view of the sea is the shrine of Haji Ali, a wealthy merchant turned into Muslim Sufi. People from all walks of life and religions come here to seek blessings.
The Mahalaxmi Temple
- The Mahalaxmi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi or the 'Goddess of Wealth'. Thronged with devotees and tourists in large number throughout the year, the temple is a must visit if you are visiting Mumbai.
- The most popular beach in Mumbai, Juhu beach is located close to Andheri and was once quite a beautiful beach. However, with so many tourists coming in here, the place has become dirty and water is also not clean because of affluents from nearby factories and industries.
- Girgaum Chowpatty is a small sandy beach and a good place to chill, at the north end of Marine Drive, a must-go place for tourists visiting Marine Drive for the first time. The white sand glistens beautifully in the sunlight, as the adjoining waves dance to the movement of the pleasant breeze. This beach is a retreat from the mind-numbing and chaotic routine of the day-to-day life.
- The mesmerising coastline is one of the longest in the city and offers an extremely vivid and surreal panorama of the merging horizon ahead. The beach is still untouched by the city crowds and hence maintains its natural charm apart from being immaculately clean.
Essel World & Water Kingdom
- Located on the edge of northern suburbs, Mumbai's favourite adventure and waterpark, Essel World and Water Kingdom are probably the best themed park and water park in India. During the hot and humid summer or Mumbai, a lot of locals and tourists throng Water Kingdom.
- Imagica Theme Park is India's first and only International standard Theme Park, offering fun, action, entertainment, dining and shopping at a single location. Imagica Theme park is no ordinary theme park.
- Popularly known as Veermata Jijabai Udhyan, the zoo is the best way to spend family holidays amidst a vast variety of birds & animals.