Top Tourist Attractions In Mumbai With Photos And Videos : Instalment One

There are a variety of tourist attractions in Mumbai - the city of dreams - for tourists who throng this cosmopolitan, entertainment and financial capital of India. Tourists from within and from all parts of the globe visit Mumbai throughout the year.

Mumbai is the most glamorous and happening city of India. It is also the commercial capital of India. It is a fact that Mumbai never sleeps and those who visit this city will testify to this. The tourist attractions are not only exciting but also offer an insight into the legacy of Mumbai.

To make it manageable to cover all the tourist attractions that Mumbai offers and that includes keeping the length of this hub within reasonable limits, the list of tourist attractions has been divided into instalments. Links to the previous and/or next instalments will be given at the end of the hub so that the reader can read the entire series at one go, if he/she reader so wishes.

In this, the first instalment, I list below 10 must see places to visit in Mumbai that I consider among the top tourist attractions in Mumbai.

Mumbai skyline by night
Mumbai skyline by night | Source

Gateway of India, Mumbai

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Gateway Of India - the sea side view.
Gateway Of India - the sea side view. | Source
The inscription on the Gateway
The inscription on the Gateway | Source
Gateway of India at night
Gateway of India at night | Source

Gateway Of India

It will be in the fitness of things if I list Gateway of India as topping the list of the many tourist attractions in Mumbai. The Gateway of India is a landmark tourist attraction not because majority of the tourists start their Mumbai venture from this landmark but because it became the port of ceremonial entry for the British Governors and Viceroys, to India, once it was completed. And when the British left India, the troops made their exit from the Gateway of India.

Gateway of India is located in South Mumbai. It was inaugurated in 1924. Kissing the Arabian sea, this monument offers a breathtaking view. The Gateway is made into the shape of an arch that has an height of 26 meters. An excellent architectural marvel, it is made of yellow basalt and reinforced concrete.

The Gateway of India commemorates the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. The foundation stone was laid that very year.

The famous Taj Mahal hotel stands opposite this landmark. The Gateway of India is a major tourist attraction and a spot which even the local people throng. You can encounter many photographers and vendors of various types of stuff when you visit the place.

A ferry ride can be hired from one of the jetties, for a ride into the Arabian sea. Tours to Elephanta Caves, another tourist attraction, also commence from here.

Trip to Elephanta Caves Mumbai

Elephanta Caves

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view of a boat that runs from Apollo Bunder to Elephanta Caves
view of a boat that runs from Apollo Bunder to Elephanta Caves | Source
The hills of the Elephanta island
The hills of the Elephanta island | Source
The toy train that takes one to the base of the elephanta caves
The toy train that takes one to the base of the elephanta caves | Source
Lots of tourists visit Elephanta Caves
Lots of tourists visit Elephanta Caves | Source
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The courtyard and cave 1 door | Source
The shiv ling
The shiv ling | Source
Trimurthi Sadashiv
Trimurthi Sadashiv | Source
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The main cave | Source
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some sculptures in the cave | Source
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another sculpture | Source
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more sculpures | Source

Elephanta Caves

They have been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO and are located about 10 kilometers off the eastern coast of Mumbai.

Elephanta Caves are located on Elephanta island, which was formerly known as Gharapuri. The caves can be reached by motor boats taken from Apollo Bunder, near the Gateway of India.

The Elephanta island has 2 groups of caves, having 7 caves in all.

  • A large group of 5 Hindu caves
  • A small group of 2 Buddhist caves

The caves were made sometime between the 5th and 8th centuries. They have been cut from solid basalt rock. The most significant cave is the Mahesha Murti Cave where huge stone figures of doorkeepers welcome the visitors at the entrance. Inside is a huge hall that has massive stone pillars supporting the roof.

The Elephants caves are dedicated to Lord Shiva and one sees Lord Shiva in both his forms - the shiv ling form as well as in statue form.

A massive 20 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva can be seen in the main chamber as the Trimurthi Sadashiva (Three headed Shiva), in the form of the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer - the 3 facets of his personality.

Unique and creative architecture and architectural designs can be seen in these caves.These are sculptures of very high quality and architectural excellence. Considering the times the caves were created, it seems an almost superhuman effort carving out these caves from solid rock. It can only be said that they must have been far industrious than us to have been able to create such marvels when technology was not so advanced or they had technology that was far advanced than what we have today but it somehow was lost for future generations.

These caves were Hindu places of worship before the Portuguese rule. When the Portuguese landed here there was a huge elephant statue at the entrance to the caves. This statue is now housed at the Jijamata Udyan, in Mumbai.
Jijamata Udyan was known as Victoria Gardens earlier.

The caves complex or temple complex is spread over 60000 square feet. There is one main chamber, two lateral chambers, a courtyard and some more shrines in the temple complex.

Every year in the month of February, the Elephanta festival - a musical festival - is held. A visit to Elephanta Caves gives tourists an insight into some of the religious and cultural aspects of India. These caves depict several forms and acts of Lord Shiva.

It would be benefit the visitors to know that the caves are closed on Mondays.


Time Lapse Film City Mumbai

Film City

Plaque at the entrance to film city
Plaque at the entrance to film city | Source

Film City

Film city is a film studio complex located in Goregaon East near Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is the place where many Bollywood movies are shot.

Mumbai is the Film city of India very much like what Hollywood is to USA. Mumbai has always attracted thousands of people wanting to try their luck in movies and become famous and rich. The Indian film industry is the largest in the world. thousands of movies are made each year.In technical expertise, Bollywood stands at No 2, after Hollywood.

The first silent movie in India was made in 1911. It is a dream world inside the film city, with modern day technology at its beck and call to produce movie masterpieces.

Inside, one can find lakes, gardens, helipads, real like buildings, fountains, grounds, several recording and editing rooms etc as many movies are being shot simultaneously here.

Film city was built by the state government for the benefit of the film industry.

To honor Dadasaheb Phalke, the renowned cine figure and father of the Indian film industry, whose dream endeavor this was, film city has been renamed as Dada Saheb Phalke Nagar.

Flash Mob Mumbai - CST Official Video

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus/victoria Terminus

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CST at night | Source
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CST railway station | Source
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facade of CST | Source
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another view of CST | Source

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), is a historic railway station that was formely known as Victoria Terminus (VT). A beautiful specimen of Victorian Gothic style of architecture it has been declared a world heritage site. It is the last station on the Central railway, in South Mumbai.CST is also the headquarters of the Central Railways of India.

It was completed in 1888 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria and named Victoria Terminus in her honor. The busiest railway station in India it is a terminal for long distance as well as surburban commuter trains, for the Central railway in Mumbai.

The CST has marvellous stone domes, turrets, pointed arches and a unique ground plan. With the interiors comprising of wood carvings, tiles, ornamental brass and iron railings, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an excellent fusion of 2 cultures.

It took 10 years to construct and cost 260,000 pounds when completed, the most expensive structure ever built in Mumbai till then.

Mumbai (Bombay) Chowpatty Beach India

Chowpatty Beach

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the beach view | Source
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sunset st the beach and low tide | Source
some of the vendors on the beach
some of the vendors on the beach | Source
the beach view from a vantage point, the Hanging gardens on Malabar Hill.
the beach view from a vantage point, the Hanging gardens on Malabar Hill. | Source
chowpatty beach during Ganpati Visarjan (immersion)
chowpatty beach during Ganpati Visarjan (immersion) | Source

Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty beach runs along Marine drive, in the South of Mumabai. It is one of the most famous and popular of public beaches in Mumbai.

Also called Girgaum chowpatty or simply chowpatty, in local lingo, it is the venue of Ganpati visarjan (immersion) during Ganesh chaturti celebrations. Thousands of people converge on chowpatty beach to immerse and many more to just watch the spectacle.

It is also one of the venues where stage performances of Ram Lila are held yearly during Dussehra. The effigy of Ravana is also burnt here on the conclusion of the 9 day navratri festival.

One can find people from all walks of life and of all ages throng the beach every evening not only to get some fresh air but also to enjoy the variety of the famous Mumbai street food that vendors sell here as also to enjoy the various ferry rides, pony rides etc.

Chowpatty beach almost wears the look of a carnival every evening as visitors come in hordes to have a taste of the amusements like beachside astrologers, professional masseurs, snake charmers, monkey shows, beebee gun shooting galleries, contortionists and a variety of other attractions.

Local delicacies like kulfi, corn on the cob, chana seeng, pav bhaji, ragda patties, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi wada, pav bhaji etc are sold by various beach side food stalls and mobile food vendors.

No visit to Mumbai can be called complete without a visit to the famous chowpatty beach as also the other famous beach - the Juhu beach which is situated further up in Central Mumbai.

Other beautiful and famous beaches are the Versova beach and the Madh Island beach. The Versova beach is known for its proximity to the local fisherfolk community. The Madh island beach is far from the main city so it is much less frequented and has a cleaner and more peaceful atmosphere.

Sunbathing and swimming is not allowed on these beaches.

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive

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View of Marine drive, to the far right can be seen the walkway running all along marine drive with people having a stroll and many people sitting on the parapet of the wall that runsall along the walkwayQueen's necklace on marine drive at night
View of Marine drive, to the far right can be seen the walkway running all along marine drive with people having a stroll and many people sitting on the parapet of the wall that runsall along the walkway
View of Marine drive, to the far right can be seen the walkway running all along marine drive with people having a stroll and many people sitting on the parapet of the wall that runsall along the walkway | Source
Queen's necklace on marine drive at night
Queen's necklace on marine drive at night | Source

Marine Drive

Marine drive is a beautifully laid out boulevard in South Mumbai connecting Malabar hills with Nariman Point. It is a six lane C- shaped 3 kilometer long concrete road that has chowpatty beach at one of its proximal end just at the base of the Malabar hills.

Running all along Marine drive along the sea line is the beautiful esplanade that is sought after by numerous visitors to have a stroll, some fresh breeze and view the sunset over the distant horizon.

Marine drive is officially called Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road. With palm trees lined up all along the road on one side while numerous hotels, celebrity homes and rows of art deco buildings line the other side of Marine drive all along.

Come nighttime and Marine drive takes on a stunning appearance with the lights along the road appearing like a necklace with stringed pearls, when seen from an elevated point around the place.

It is for this reason that Marine Drive is also called Queen's Necklace. Roadside kiosks adorn this road at some places dishing out tasty local fare. A recent addition is the Nana-Nani park for senior citizens.

For visitors a walk and drive along Marine drive at night is a must do,

Flora fountain Hutatma chowk Mumbai Bombay Maharashtra

Hutatma Chowk (Flora Fountain)

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Goddess Flora
Goddess Flora | Source
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another view of flora fountain | Source
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flora fountain evening view | Source
flora fountain of yore - in 1905
flora fountain of yore - in 1905 | Source

Hutatma Chowk (Flora Fountain)

Hutatma Chowk was formerly known as Flora Fountain or simply Fountain especially when asking for a bus ticket to the last bus stop, in the state operated BEST buses.

Flora Fountain is an exquisitely carved stone fountain in South Mumbai erected in 1864 at a cost of 9000 pounds or rupees 47000, then. The fountain is named after the Roman Goddess of flowers, Flora and is located in the Fort area, which is a thriving and bustling business hub in the heart of Mumbai city. The fountain is made of imported Portland stone.

In 1960, the square where Flora Fountain is located was formally named Hutatma Chowk or the Martyr's Square by which name it is now known. It has been declared a heritage stucture.

During a hot and sultry day, the cooling and soothing spray of water from the fountain is much relished by those who happen to walk past it.

Even today, the Imperial colonial structures that surround the Flora Fountain square give it a royal look. Flora Fountain is within walking distance of CST. Churhgate railway station and the Gateway of India.

Flora fountain is a landmark and one of the tourist attractions in Mumbai that should not be missed.

Kamala Nehru Park Malabar hill Mumbai Bombay Maharashtra

Hanging garden Malabar hill Mumbai Bombay Maharashtra

Malabar Hill

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a view from malabar hill in 1860's | Source
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a view of malabar hill | Source
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another view of malabar hill | Source

Malabar Hill




Malabar hill is touted as the most expensive residential are in the world. It is a small hill in South Mumbai that is home to the famous Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park and the Walkeshwar Temple.



Malabar hill is the highest point in the city at a height of 50 meters. While up on the hill one can get a spectacular view of the city all around and it gives a breathtaking view of the Queens Necklace on Marine drive at night with the Chowpatty beach in the forefront and the Nariman Point skyline skyline in the backdrop.



Many business tycoons and film celebrities live here and it is also the home to the official residences of the Governor of Mumbai and the Chief Minister of the Maharastra state.



Malabar hill derives its name from the Malabar coast in Kerala state of India, as in the early days when Mumbai was developing, pirates from the Malabar coast entered Mumbai by way of the sea. Being at a strategic location to spot these entries via the sea, a sentinel was built on the hill in those days.

Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai Bombay Maharashtra

Haji Ali

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Haji Ali Durgah
Haji Ali Durgah | Source
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The walkway to the Haji ali Durgah | Source
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Outside the Dargah | Source
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another view of the entrance to the durgah | Source
A view of the inside of the durgah complex
A view of the inside of the durgah complex | Source
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another view inside the durgah complex | Source

Haji Ali

Haji Ali is a durgah or tomb as well as a mosque. It is a shrine very much venerated by Muslims and is located on an island in the Worli area in Mumbai. It was built in 1431.

People from all over India come to pay homage to Haji Ali, a rich merchant-saint, who gave up all wordly possessions before proceeding to Hajj in Mecca. It was built in his memory.

Legend has it that he died during this pilgrimage and the coffin carrying his body, which was cast in the sea waters as per his last wish, floated back to this place. Another legend has it that he drowned at this place.

Irrespective of one's faith thousands of visitors flock Haji Ali durgah to get his blessings and it is estimated that about 40000 visitors make their way to this shrine every Thursday and Friday.

The shrine is about 500 meters from the shore and is connected by a narrow walkway almost a kilometer long in the sea; surprisingly it has no railings (see picture) on either side. During high tide the sea water submerges this walkway and access to the durgah is only during low tides.

It is a lifetime experience walking this walkway with sea on either side and the cool breeze blowing on one's body. The entire durgah is built on a 4500 square meters area.

The tomb is always covered in a red and green brocade sheet that is supported on a silver frame supported by marble pillars. These pillars host a multitude of colored mirrors and also bear in Arabic the 99 names of Allah. Separate praying rooms for men and women are provided as per Islamic traditions.

The highlight of the durgah is the 26 meter high tower inside the durgah complex.

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Crawford Market

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A long shot view of crawford market
A long shot view of crawford market | Source
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inside view of crawford market | Source
a view of the fruit market inside
a view of the fruit market inside | Source
a view of the died produce section
a view of the died produce section | Source

Crawford Market

Crawford Market is a marvel of Architecture and one of the most prominent markets of Mumbai located down South Mumbai. It was named after the first municipal commissioner of Mumbai city, Arthur Crawford. Today, it is known as Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market. The old name though, is still a favorite and on everyone's lips.

Construction of Crawford Market was completed in 1869. The market houses vegetables, fruits, meat and poultry produce. It also has a pet store. Imported cosmetics, food and gift items and home needs are also sold in its premises.

Crawford Market is built in an area of 72000 square feet. Coarse kurla stone and red stone was used for the building structure. The building has an impressive clock tower with lovely Victorian carvings. The main entrance is especially a feast for the eyes and the market itself, an architectural wonder.

Till 1966, it was Mumbai's main wholesale market. Later that year it was shifted to Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai).

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Rajan - Very good information on Mumbai. I was totally unfamiliar with any of its attractions. I hate to admit my ignorance, but the only time I'd heard of it was the terrible hotel takeover and massacre that had occurred several years ago. It truly is a beautiful place, and the pictures you provide are a great testimony to that. Great Job!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Simply an awesome tour; the pictures were fantastic. This is as good a travel hub as I have ever seen. I would love to visit this place....if only....

Wonderful job Rajan!


Karishma 4 years ago

Informative hub!!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Rajan,

Thanks for publishing this article. It brought back memories of the time I spent in Mumbai several years ago when I accompanied my boyfriend on a business trip.

We didn't have much time for sightseeing, unfortunately, but I do remember Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Marine Drive, and one of the beaches.

I'm always impressed with the amunt of time you spend in researching, writing, and formatting your articles. You've done a great job with this Hub, my friend. Well done!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Richard,

That attack on the Taj Mahal hotel and the CST was terribly sad. The country lost one of its most courageous police officers as also many innocent lives were lost. Terrorism is to be condemned wherever it occurs.

I'm glad you find the information and the photos good. Many thanks for visiting and leaving your comments and appreciation.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Bill,

I'm glad you like the presentation. Thanks my friend. I do wish you get to see Mumbai. Thanks for visiting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Karishma,

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Daisy,

I'm glad you do have happy memories of the time spent in Mumbai and visits to some tourist spots. Thanks for appreciating the write up and I'm glad you stopped by. Thank you.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

This is a very interesting and informative hub! You give a great introduction to India and what to see and do. Your presentation is beautiful and I like the layout of this article. Your photos are stunning. After reading this hub, I want to visit India. Voted up and shared!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Been away from my computer for two days ...and lots of new hubs. I always love my travel experiences with you from my computer chair. Very interesting and of course enlightening. Thanks for sharing. Voting UP++++


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ suzettenaples - Thanks for so many kind words. I wanted to intersperse some tidbits of my own experience as a Mumbaite having lived there most of my life. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

I sincerely hope you do a chance to visit the city that is buzzing 24 hours of the day.

Many thanks for coming by and for the votes and share.

@ Carol - It is a pleasure to know you enjoy my hub. It is always inspiring to have your comments. Thanks for the visit and votes.


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Archa Ghodge 4 years ago from India

Great post..Mumbai is the city which makes one very smart.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Archa, you are right. Mumbai is a great city and one I love as I grew up and lived here for most part of my life. Are you from Mumbai?

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Mumbai truly seems like a fascinating place... everything you have covered here sounds amazing. The Elephant caves sound like an interesting and very spiritual place.. would love to be able to see those some day.. Also, Marine Drive and Malabar Hill.. the views are breathtaking, even in the photos..would love to see all of this in real life. I had never even thought about the shores and beaches in India. Thank you so much for sharing :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Jamie,

Oh I do wish you make plans to visit this city sometime in the future. I'm glad you read each of these Mumbai tourist attractions' hubs of mine. Thank you very much. I appreciate your visits very much.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Jamie,

Oh I do wish you make plans to visit this city sometime in the future. I'm glad you read each of these Mumbai tourist attractions' hubs of mine. Thank you very much. I appreciate your visits very much.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Beautiful and interesting photos! Great information to help anyone planning a trip to Mumbai. It is so good of you to share your knowledge of this beautiful city with us and make the unknown and exotic seem so much more familiar and therefore tempting!

Voted up and BUI.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Au fait. It's always good to have information on different places of travel. Glad you liked it.

Voted up.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

rajan,

This is another awesome hub, and now you have perked my interest in wanting to visit Mumbai. When I was young, the city was known as Bombay. Was this the name the British gave it, and when was the name changed to Mumbai? Also, what is the name of the first language people in Mumbai learn before learning English in schools? Would this language be very hard for westerners like me to learn? The pictures are great and Mumbai looks like a beautiful city. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Paul,

You are right! Mumbai was known as Bombay till 1995. The name Bombay was an anglicized version of the Portuguese name "Bombaim". Portuguese ruled India before the British. The first language in Mumbai or you could say the mother tongue of the native people of Mumbai is Marathi. As Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city, I wouldn't say this is the first language of Mumbai.

In government schools Marathi is the first language that is taught while all private schools have English as the first language. The national language Hindi is 2nd.

The 3rd language is the state language, Marathi. In addition, students from the 6 th class have to study an additional language, mostly French or Sanskrit.

Mumbai is beautiful but is the most densely populated city (per square kilometer) in the world.

Thanks for all the votes and sharing.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

rajan,

Thank you very much for this wealth of information. I look forward to reading Part 2 about Mumbai.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

You are welcome Paul. I hope you like the other parts too. Thanks.


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zanaworld 3 years ago from Bangalore

Jollyji... another wonderful hub from you. I have visited Mumbai a couple of times and almost visited all these places.

Your hub on Mumbai brought back those memories of my visits on previous occasions. It is wonderful hub, presented well.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

zanaworld, glad you could relate to happy memories of your Mumbai visits. Thanks for reading and leaving your comments.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Mumbai looks like such a gorgeous place. I have been so amazed at Earth's beauty through the fantastic photos that rajan jolly always shares!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Glad you like the info on Mumbai tourist spots. Thanks, Rebecca!


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Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Just saw this Hub on Mumbai. Even though I have been in Mumbai for many years I still have not explored many of these places.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

I hope that one day I will have vacation funds to visit Mumbai. I like all the attractions, but the Hanging Garden is going to be on my "Must See" list.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Very informative hub with beautiful photos. There are so many exciting things to do in the city. I previously had zero knowledge about it, so thanks for providing an introduction! Voted up and more.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Rajan,

What a wonderful tour I missed first time round! A fantastic list of sights and places in such an amazing city. I did not realize Mumbai was formerly Bombay which I was familiar with by name. The Gateway to India is a truly beautiful landmark. Elephanta Caves look incredible and sound so interesting they would be a must for me! Love the marine drive and it sounds like the happening place to go. Film City and The Market are definitely two venues you would find me at. From working in the film Industry, I love visiting such places in different countries. Crawford Market looks so beautiful and home to such a wide variety of things, I would be a kid in a candy store there. So many wonderful sights and only installment 1! Thanks Rajan for an excellent tour covering a great selection that leaves you wanting more! Look forward to reading the others now. You come from a beautiful city my friend I would love to visit someday!

Up, useful, awesome, interesting, shared, pinned and 5 stars from me!


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Thanks Rajanji, for writing such a wonderful hub on Mumbai!

I have lived in Bombay( then it was called Bombay), for 10 years and still keep on visiting the magnificent place. The magic of Bombay is different from other Metro cities of India.

Thanks for the beautiful pictures, videos and description of one of the most hot and happening city in the world.

Wonderful and well done!


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Siddhi Vinayaka Temple is what you left, one of the most significant place in Mumbai and what I missed too in my two trips to that great city. I think it needs a mention in the hub as it attracts such a large crowd there. All other spots except Film city, I have visited. Mumbai is a great city and everyone loves it. Actually, it is a mini India. Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. I hope it would help those who wish to make a visit to this wonderful city.


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LKMore01 3 years ago

Rajan,

This is simply amazing. Film City, the Mumbai Flash Mob, Bollywood....extraordinary information and educational virtual tour. Believe me, we are all waiting for the next half of the journey!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Anamika-glad you like the hub on places to visit in Mumbai. Thanks.

@Marlene-the hanging gardens are a spectacular sight to watch.

@Flourish-glad you have the information now. Thanks.

@Susie-glad you like the list of the attractions that Mumbai has to offer. I do hope you get the opportunity to visit Mumbai, the erstwhile, Bombay. I appreciate your sharing of the hub.

@Chitrangada-Mumbai is definitely different from other cities in India and having lived over 40 years there, I love the city.

@Sunil-siddhi vinayak temple is in the other instalment. I agree it is a place worth a visit. Thanks fro reading.

@LKMore-I'm sure you will enjoy the other instalments of the Mumbai attractions as well. Mumbai is an amazing place to visit.


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for this spectacular free tour! Your usual fantastic and thoroughly informative work. Voted up and sharing.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Well presented hub about the Mumbai city. Thanks for sharing. Votes up and shared.


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ravi1991 2 years ago from Lucknow, India

@rajanjolly Great HUB. The articulation of idea mixed with adequate use of pictures is excellent. I have written in detail about Marine Drive. If you Love Marine Drive do visit my HUB.

Thanks and Regards

Ashutosh Tiwari


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Manish.


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georgescifo 2 years ago from India

Really amazing hub and visualization of Mumbai. Thanks for sharing this hub.


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading georgescifo.


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub. Voted up and 5 stars.


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and voting, Susan.


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David Paul Wagner 18 months ago from Sydney, Australia

Hi Rajan, Your hub brought back some great memories of Mumbai which I visited in the late 1990s. Thank you!


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rajan jolly 18 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Glad you could relive those memories David. Thank you for stopping by.


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sagardeshmukh21 12 months ago from Navi Mumbai, India

Hi........

This is very nice information about Mumbai. Mumbai is wonderful city in India. There are lots of places to see. Gateway of India is the major tourist spot of Mumbai tourisms. Good post. Keep sharing.........

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