The city of Mumbai is also called by its citizens as ‘Aamchi Mumbai’. Previously, this city was called Bombay. It is the country’s 5th most populous city and allures with artistic décor, high rise buildings, outstanding temples, including fun & frolic arenas and hip & happening crowd that one can delve into. This is the city where majority of the tourist would like to spend a good part of their vacation and enjoy thoroughly and participate in its different entertainments.
This city was ruled by several successive dynasties like the Abhiras, Satavahanas, Vakatakas, Konkan Mauryas, Kalachuris, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas and Silharas. The name ‘Mumbai’ was firmly and officially established in the year 1996 with a consensus.
Weather & Topography
It is into two regions that the city has been bifurcated into, which is Mumbai Suburban district and South Mumbai or Mumbai City district. Arabian Sea encloses the city to its west, while huge parts of the city is said to be above sea level. The city experiences tropical climate, where summer prevails between March and June, Monsoon from June to September and winter from December – February.
One can get to witness a cosmopolitan lifestyle and diversified culture. The city also has been termed t o be the very cradle of Indian cinema. Its rich theatrical activities are performed in various languages which range from Hindi, Marathi, and English including other regional languages. One can get to watch interesting Marathi movies in Mumbai.
One of the most popular sports played in the world, Cricket is played in two popular stadiums namely Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium, where international cricket matches get held every now and then.
This city is also popular for its fabulous, mouth watering cuisines like Kamag Kakri, Bombil Batata Bhaji, Solachi Kadhi, etc., which are termed to be few of the popular delicacies found here. Pani Puri, Vada Pav are some of the snacks that are the most wanted among citizens and tourist of all ages, especially those who are complete food buffs. There are also several delicacies found in Khau Galii that has been slated to be a food monger’s paradise.
Mumbai’s night life is vibrant and fun filled. It is sure to be found satisfying for those who love to be out at night. No one in this city is said to go back home unhappy, since this entertaining city is sure to captivate the soul, mind and heart of every person.
Places to go around
There are lots of places in the city and its outskirts that the tourist can visit when in Mumbai. Lonavala, Khandala, Malsej Ghat, Matheran, Igatpuri, Karla, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Bhandardhara, etc. are few of the popular hill stations here. One can go for trekking and hiking activities in Lonavala and Khandala, which are also popular for its dams, waterfalls, fabulous scenic beauty, pleasant weather and excellent environment.
Some of the well known, popularly visited beaches are Gorai, Alibagh, Kashid, Dahanu, Murud Janjira, Daman, Bordi, Shrivardhan, Ajanvel, Harnia, etc.
In short, this city has every type of entertainment to suit every age.