Mumbai Travel Guide

By: Vinay Choubey

Initially a few Parsis and Gujarati came but soon a sizeable population began to thrive here.

This was way back in the 17th century. Today also Mumbai is a city of migrants. People from all over the country have come and settled here. This gives the society of Mumbai a multi-lingual and multi-cultural color.

History of Mumbai: The Great Indian Peninsular Railway facilitated travel within India. This network of commerce and communication led to an accumulation of wealth.

Mumbai Places to See: Gateway of India, What could be more appropriates a beginning than the 'entrance' to the port of Mumbai? The ceremonial arch was built in 1927 to Commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.

Haji Ali Mosque: This early 18th century shrine contains the tomb of Hazrath Haji Ali, a Muslim Sufi saint.

There are two local legends which claim to trace the Hazrath’s antecedents.

Mumbai Food & Cuisine: Indian cooking is distinguished by the use of a larger variety of vegetables than many other well-known cuisines. Within these recognizable similarities, there is an enormous variety of local styles.

Mumbai Bollywood: Cinema is India's great social leveler: from the President right down to the cobbler, everyone loves a good film. In fact Mumbai boasts the largest movie industry in the world.

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