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[Asia Travel] India: Mumbai

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Mumbai is the second largest city in India. It is one of the largest cities in South Asia and the largest international city in India. Mumbai is also one of the leading business cities in South Asia, with a large number of workers from neighboring countries. Due to the influence of the British colonial era, many buildings reminiscent of European countries are lined up, giving a strong European atmosphere. It is a city with many attractions and is known as a place visited by many tourists from all over the world.

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Location

Mumbai is a city located in the western part of India

History

Mumbai is said to be a city that already existed in BC. Under the rule of successive Indian dynasties, a fort was built by Portuguese settlers in the Middle Ages and was called “Bombay”. In modern times, when Britain came to dominate, it became a commercial base and became an economic development. At the end of the 18th century, it became India’s largest port and became a larger city than Calcutta throughout the World War. Mumbai continued to develop even after India’s independence, and in 1995 it was renamed from Bombay to Mumbai. It is a city that is doing.

Climate

Mumbai has a tropical climate. The dry season is from November to May and the rainy season is from June to September. Temperatures range from 15 ° C to 38 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Hindi is the official language in India, but there are many other languages used, including more than 800 dialects. English is designated as the second official language.

Security

Although Mumbai is a megacity, security is stable. Please be careful as there are pickpockets aimed at tourists in tourist areas.

Race

It is made up of many ethnic groups in India. Most of them are Indo-Aryan, and there are many Dravidians in the south.

industry

Since Mumbai has become an important base as a central city of the domestic economy, many industries are developing. It is also known as a financial city with a large number of domestic financial institutions. The entertainment industry is also concentrated in Mumbai, with TV and movie companies.

religion

Hindus make up 80%. Others are inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, and Buddhists.

currency

Indian rupee is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : India Gate

The Indian Gate in Mumbai was built in 1911 during the colonial era. Today, it is one of Mumbai’s leading tourist attractions and is visited by many tourists every day.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

A building designated as a World Heritage Site. The station, built in Venetian Gothic architecture, was built using traditional Indian architectural techniques.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

This building was built to commemorate the visit of the Crown Prince of England in 1905. A huge number of miniatures and stone carvings are on display inside, and Hindu and Islamic miniatures are very popular.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Jehangir Art Gallery

Located about 100m from the India Gate, this museum is lined with works of art such as paintings, sculptures and photographs. Many works by artists who are active in India are exhibited.

Sightseeing spot 5 : University of Mumbai

Mumbai University, one of the most prestigious universities in India. The colonial building has been selected as one of the 10 most beautiful universities in the world. The clock tower is the biggest feature.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Haji Ali Dargh

It is a mausoleum built on a small island where the saint Haj Ali died during a pilgrimage to Mecca and the casket was said to have been washed ashore. The approach to the shrine appears only at low tide, and it is built so that you can actually cross it.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Dhobi Ghat

It is a vast outdoor laundry with a history of 100 years. There are people who live in the laundry called Dobby. Those who also deliver to home after drying.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Regal Cinema

A long-established movie theater. Mumbai is home to Boliwood movies and the entertainment industry is developing. There are many movie theaters and production studios scattered throughout the city.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Elephanta Caves

It is a Hindu cave temple. There are seven cave temples on Elephanta Island that enshrine Lord Shiva. It is the biggest attraction of Mumbai’s archaeological sights.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Chowpatty Beach

It is a popular beach in Mumbai. You can immerse yourself in a very fantastic atmosphere in a place where you can see the skyscrapers of Mumbai from a distance.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Kanheri Cave

It is a group of Buddhist cave temples and is well preserved. There are many fine sculptures and Buddha statues, and it is spectacular.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Mount Mary Church

It is the most famous Catholic church in Mumbai. Even non-Christian tourists can easily enter the church. There are also stalls near the church.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Taraporewala Aquarium 

An aquarium in the center of Mumbai. The oldest aquarium in India, you can see more than 2000 fish of 400 species.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Mumbardevi Temple

A Hindu temple loved by Mumbai citizens. It is always crowded with Hindus and tourists who pray a lot. The interior decoration is known to be very beautiful.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Dr. Bau Daji Lad BDL Museum

It is a historic museum. You will be able to learn about the history of Mumbai. It is a place with many exhibits related to Mumbai.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Mumbai Zoo

Mumbai Zoo is the oldest zoo in India. It’s a little small zoo and the animals look a little cute, but it’s worth seeing because some of them are endemic to India.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Sanjay Gandhi National Park

In Sanjay National Park, the animals around Mumbai are kept in a state close to the wild. Wild tigers, monkeys and leopards also inhabit.

Sightseeing spot 18 : Global Vipassana Pagoda

It is a golden Myanmar style pagoda in Mumbai city. Buddhist believers and tourists visit every day and it is crowded. In the pagoda, there are more than 100 paintings about the life of Buddha and the teachings of Buddha.

Sightseeing spot 19 : Crawford Market

Mumbai’s largest market. It is a place where you can find everything from miscellaneous goods, food, and daily necessities. The market is characterized by its stone appearance.

Sightseeing spot 20 : Essel World

The most popular amusement park. Family tourists and couples gather. It is also a popular place for locals in Mumbai.

Hotel

Mumbai has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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