Mumbai, which was previously known as Bombay, is a major metropolitan city of India. In addition to being the state capital of Maharashtra, it is also known as the business capital of India, being the country's principal financial and communications centre. It has the largest and the busiest port that handles India's foreign trade, and also has a major international airport. India's largest stock exchange, which ranks as the third largest in the world, is situated in Mumbai.
PLACES TO VISIT IN MUMBAI
The Elephanta Caves: The Elephanta Caves vibrate with positive and spiritual energy. It has large halls, courtyards, inner cells, porticos and vestibules that connect one part of the cave to another part. The Caves have many images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. However, the presiding deity of the cave is believed to be Lord Shiva.
Film City: The very name of the "Film City" of Mumbai, is a source of inspiration for many young and budding talents of India. Apart from being the business capital of India, Mumbai is famous for the various production houses based there. The Indian film industry which is fondly called "Bollywood" is an important source of entertainment for the whole world. And Mumbai is where most movies are made. This makes the Film City a major spot of tourist interest.
The Kanheri caves: The Kanheri caves are spread over a wide area. Each cave, which served as a room for a single monk, has a stone podium that was probably used as a bed. There is also a huge hall, which houses the 'Dagoba', a Buddhist Image and was used as a place for mass religious meetings or for group worship.
The Gateway of India: The Gateway of India is one of the architectural marvels of India. Located on the southern part of Mumbai on the shores of Arabian Sea, it is an important landmark of the city. It is virtually the starting point for any tourist who wants to get acquainted with the exuberant and exciting life of Mumbai. The huge monument speaks at length about the history of our country.