Also known as Mumbai Bombay is the capital of the federal state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India and the fourth most populated in the world. The city is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea in the west of India, and has a natural harbor of great depth. In 2009 it was classified as a global city. It is also the richest city of India. The same has the largest film industry in the world. Two of the monuments of the city, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminal and the temples of the cave of Elephanta, part of the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
What to see in Mumbai?
Gateway of India: Is the symbol of Bombay and the most well-known tourist attraction of the city. The Gateway of India, of 26 meters in height, was built in commemoration of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
Temple Mahalakshmi: The most important Hindu temple in Bombay. It was built in the year 1831.
The tomb of Haji Ali: It is located very close to the coast. It is a construction of Arab architecture that is considered as a viewpoint of the city.
Taj Mahal Hotel: Indian-style and arabic combined with English architecture. The hotel was listed as the most fascinating of the world.
Victoria Station: It is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, is the main railway station and the most important of Bombay. It is also one of the most visited buildings of the city.
Marine Drive: It is the best area of Mumbai most beautifully laid boulevards. The same offers spectacular views of the Arabian Sea.
Colaba: it is the most important tourist attractions of the city. It is advisable to visit the spring Session first thing in the morning where we can see the typical Indian fishermen.
Malabar Hill: It is the most western area of Bombay, is situated at a height of 50 meters, and is the highest point in south Mumbai. It is known for the Walkeshwar Temple and Banganga pond, a pond of water that form part of the Walkeshwar Temple complex.
Elephanta Island: You also have the name of Gharapuri Island. It is a very important destination for a day trip from Bombay, as it is very close to there and one hour from the port of the city. The place is home to seven caves declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987.
What to do in Mumbai?
Go to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, visit the Film City, see the port of Bombay, walking by the Bandstand Promenade, shopping at Shoppers Stop, meditate on the Global Vipassana pagoda and see the Marine Drive from above.
Festival and traditions in Mumbai
Between October and November is celebrated the hindu new year or Dilwali.
In August is celebrated on the day of the Independence and in January the day of the Constitution.
Ganesh Chaturthi: It is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. Takes place during August or September and lasts about ten days.
El Elephanta Festival: This is an event that is held in the Elephanta Island. It is also one of the performing arts festivals, music and dance more important of Bombay.
Nariyal Poornima: It is the day of the Community fishermen Koli in India that celebrates the start of the fishing season and the end of the monsoons.
When to visit Mumbai?
The best time to visit Goa is between November and February, because the temperature is not as warm as in the months of June or July.