Mumbai formerly known as Bombay, the capital city of Maharashtra. It’s full of dreamers and hard-workers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisher folk and millionaires and lots of lots people, Mumbai has India’s largest film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slum as well as the world’s most expensive houses.
Mumbai is a place where one can really stay up all night to enjoy the buffet of options when it comes to nightlife. The nights are so radiant that Mumbai is indeed a city that never sleeps. The happening nightlife is a big reason for tourists to visit this city. At any time of the night Mumbai will always be shining with lights, the streets and night clubs teeming with people. Not only tourists even Mumbaikars go out to enjoy the vibrant night life at places like Bandra, Marine drive, Gate Way of India and other places.
It is a famous place for youngsters to hang out at night. People sit and enjoy the sound waves. There are number of late night stalls serving delicious local food of Mumbai.
Bandra Worli Sea Link
It provides a great view at night and is a photographer’s delight. This place is always surround by mesmerized locals. You can either go for a drive on the sea link or look at it from Band Stand in Bandra.
For all those who believe Mumbai Stands for organized crime, in Mumbai life starts at early morning 4am. It is a place where children and ladies can roam freely at midnight 12 O’clock, without a pinch of fear in their hearts.
Even though Mumbai is a vast city the discipline factor still exists in all walks of life. In an experiment carried out by the Readers digest magazine Mumbai is the second most honest city in the world. The experiment was so simple that drop a wallet and see how many are returned to the owner, and the Mumbaikars passed the test with the flying colors finishing just behind Helsinki (Finland). As per the experiment result Mumbaikars returned 9 out of 12 wallets they found on the road and each wallet had Rs. 3000/- stashed inside.
People with a Purpose
All the leads to the people of the city going around with a purpose in their footsteps. They know where they are going what they are doing why they are doing it and where they want to go. Mumbai is a city in motion. There is no time of night or day when it doesn’t show any signs of activity. This has given rise to plenty of places for people to go have good time, no matter what their budget is.
It’s not only the people of Mumbai who are in hurry. Look around and you will notice everyone hurrying around you. It’s a natural human tendency to hurry, strive and struggle to reach a goal.
Mumbai is a reputed city in global financial arena rightly recognized as “Financial Capital of India”. Tatas and other Parsi houses are appropriate reference of how business dreams grew in the city. It’s the city of India’s Largest Film Industry, India’s Fashion City, a city for all to make a living. One can observe that the city creates a enormous opportunity and hence it attracts hundred to come to the city to make their dreams not only a real but also enlarge their canvas.
Mumbai is a place heaven for those who like to work and hell for the lazy ones.
Although Mumbai cannot be claimed as one out of these high end tourist spots, even then it is a dream destinations for travelers.
After hectic week’s work, the Mumbaikars have a wide range of options from a varied range of pursuits for rejuvenating themselves. Away from hustle and bustle yet very near they can go for hill stations such as Khandala, Lonavala, and Mahabaleshwar and can go for a trip to Shirdi or Aurangabad and even go for a trip to the mesmerizing Goa.
Food is the highlight of this city. List of breakfast options in Mumbai is endless. Wide range of variety of street food ranging from Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Potatoes and Onion Bhaji, Bombay Sandwiches, Streetside Dosas, Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri, Ragda Pattis, Boiled Channa Chaat, Bhel, Misal Pav are among the most popular breakfast in Maharashtra. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day and rightly so. Desserts includes Chikki, Shrikhand, Shira and Purapoli.
Shopping in Mumbai is an absolute delight. A house to all brands of the world, this place also provides a good bargain for people who don’t want to leave a hole in their packets linking road, fashion streets and lokhandwala markets are the ideal places for the street shoppers and the young trendy teenagers where nice products can be purchased at really cheap prices. Malls are spread all across the city having brands, making Mumbai a shopper’s paradise.
Mumbai’s local train system is perhaps the most complex, densely loaded and intensely utilized rail system in the world. MRVC (Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation) is a subsidiary of the ministry of railways. MRVC is responsible for executing rail projects and improving rail infrastructure in Mumbai. Mumbai local trains are divided into 3 corridors.
- Western 2. Central 3. Harbour Line
- Western Line is from Churchgate to Virar and Dahanu.
- Central Line is from CST to Kasara.
- Harbor Line is from CST to Panvel.
For all the Mumbaikar there is an App in the Google Playstore called Mindicator. This app helps you to know the daily local trains time schedule.
Mumbai, thus is the definition of urban India. Not meant for people who love the calm and peace of the countryside, it is however the best place to visit if one believes in living life to the fullest and one comes here to chase their dreams and have a lovely life ahead.
Places to Visit in Mumbai
Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Siddhivinayak Temple, EsselWorld, Chowpatty Beach Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumba Devi Temple and the list continues.