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Mumbai Travel Guide

May 23, 2008
Overview : Mumbai (Bombay), suburbs consisting of seven islands that once belonged to the fishing folk. Today it is an emerging metropolis, surrounded by the sea.

Young, lively diverse cultural streams flows and cross currents Mumbai have a unique position of multinational city of India. The capital of is located in the southwestern part of India and occupies a peninsula, which originally consisted of seven small islands and the Konkan coast of Western India. Mumbai, also financial and commercial hub of the country ooze and have a main port on the Arab sea.

However, there is another face of Mumbai that it is most closely populated cities in the world. Mumbai is put on a place of the old regulation and took to its name of the local goddess "Mumba", a shape of Shiva's wife, Parvati.

The city was from the beginning of British rule, "Raj", the economically most important location of South Asia and contributes to this day in Indian-thirds of the income tax. This provides the differences in the metropolis no larger: more than Dollar millionaire in Germany and the largest slum in the world. With the economic upturn of the city people from all parts of India, in Bombay, all cultures, all religions and all languages of India.

Mumbai, Maharashtra is the most modern state in India with its towering into the sky skyscrapers in Mumbai (Bombay), its vital industry and its busy trading. Upward, always on, fast forward: The former Bombay is the epicentre of India's economic miracle. In the fine clubs celebrate movie stars and stockbrokers, the streets are filled with the roaring choreography of the masses.

Sightseeing : Salaam Bombay! With this welcome from the well-known film begins for many tourists, the first day in India.

The fountain of Flora manages to keep his calm and serenity amid the imposing traffic from the busy city life.

This is the heart of Mumbai, surrounded by majestic colonial buildings that stand as sentinel's old pride of a past era. Flora is the Roman goddess of flowers, but her pretty face alabaster is continually beset by pollution.

Bhau Daji Lad Museum, it is attached to the gardens of Victoria. Built according to the Greco-Roman style, the museum attracts people who have a keen interest in the geographical and archaeological discoveries. This museum is archeological discovery, maps and photographs depicting the history of Mumbai.

Gateway of India Initially, the transition from India was built to accommodate the British King George V and Queen was completed on December 4, 1924. Imagine for the last British troops passed on February 28, 1948 by leaving the country after the declaration of independence of India.

In the metropolis of Mumbai there are many places of worship that are accessible to the various societies. There are temples for Hindus and Buddhists, mosques for Muslims and churches for Christians. For Buddhist places of worship are located in the suburbs northwest, Worli. A huge Buddha statue at Kanheri Caves is also impressive Buddhist worship place in Mumbai.

For Muslim holy place in Mumbai, The Haji Ali mosque is standing in the sea of Mumbai. You can walk to this mosque only in the fine weather day only. Small and simple Cathedral of St. Thomas, is one of the buildings English oldest of Mumbai. The first Anglican Church in the city of Mumbai is located in the heart of the commercial district.

Elephanta cave, contrast experience: from the hectic Mumbai on a tropical island green. Traveler, who has this the half-hour voyage would get authentic experience, not the climbs Luxury launch, but less tourist boats , and take time to look for the rise to the temples on the island for walking. The cave temple, probably between 450 and 750 incurred, are the main attraction, ahead of a Shiva Temple dedicated Mahesha. A powerful Lingam-Phallus symbol is eight Goalkeeper statues guarded. Not a stone phallus imagines that you can hear by modern Hindus a power symbol.

Learn real Mumbai by shopping is the best way at the choir bazaar, the market for thieves, and the abdomen of Mumbai. In each lane have another drama. The spice dealers brought red, green, orange pyramids. In another shop window of the gold dealers sell sparkle accessories. Before a Hindu temple are chains of jasmine flowers braided. There are sold even broken transistor radios, discarded television. Sold, which still somehow those can be used. Furthermore, everything they can somehow use.
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