Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mumbai- The City of Dreams

For people travelling around the world, Mumbai is one place with many tourist attractions. Mumbai- the city of dreams is a business hub of India which is famous for its port handling business and stands third largest in the world of the stock market. Bollywood- the film industry is located here. It consists of the stock exchange, offices of many companies, production houses, sea ports etc.
Mumbai was given by Portuguese to England in the form of dowry in the 17th century. People from various parts have come here and settled to fulfil their dreams. Hence, Mumbai is a multi- cultural society.

Tourist Attractions
If you come by ship, the first thing to be seen in the south side on the waterfront is a Gateway Of India. Statues of Swami Vivekanda and Chhatrapati Shivaji can be seen here. In the memory of the Muslim saint's tomb has been created called Haji Ali Mosque that can be visited during low tide. Towards the south side, at the end of the Marine Drive business center of Mumbai called Nariman Point is located.
Stone fountain called Flora Fountain is located in the south of Mumbai which was made in 1864. The inspiration is driven from the Flower Goddess that is used to be Roman. This place is surrounded by banks, shops, colleges and offices. Hindu temple called Mahalaxmi Temple is built where people worship for wealth and prosperity. Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial called Mani Bhawan is a place where he stayed from 1917 to 1934. This building now consists of the research library, pictorial gallery, recording archive made on his life. The Park and gallery of science called the Nehru Science Center is a hit amongst the children. Antiques such as supersonic airplane, railway engine, steam lorry etc. are displayed.
Busiest beach, especially on festivals is Chowpatty beach. One of the special snacks of Mumbai is sold here called Bhelpuri by small kiosks. You can also find snake charmers, monkey trainers, pony riders, shooting galleries etc. here. Statues of freedom fighters also present here. Ground for horse racing called as Mahalaxmi Racecourse is located here. Horse riding takes place from the months of November till February. Film City with all facilities is spread in a large area. To visit this place special permission from authorities needs to be taken. Best structure among heritage buildings is Town hall present in the fort area of Mumbai’s southern part. The significance lies in spiral staircases and wooden floorings. With 800000 Books, it is the largest library of the city. Many other places like the Prithvi theatre, Malabar hill, town hall, Church Gate, Bangana, Pherozsha Mehta Gardens etc. are various attractions for tourists.

It is Warm and also humid every time. Starting from November till February, skies are clear and temperature is cool. The monsoon begins in June when the city stands still for some time. However, the rains end by September, and although it is said that Mumbai come sto a stand still, but can abything hamper the lively spirit of Mumbai, NO ..

Mode of Commutation
Mumbai is facilitated with both International and Domestic Airports. All the major airlines have their flight operations from Mumbai. Mumbai is well connected to the major international and domestic destinations. Thus, if you are planning your trip to India, you can perfectly land in the ‘Bollywood City’ and continue your journey to the other parts of India easily. Due to high tourism around the place, affordable tickets to Mumbai can be easily booked from travel portals. 

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