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Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and commercial and entertainment capital of India.It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world.

Mumbai is also one of the world's top 10 centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 5% of India's GDP, and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust & JNPT), and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. Mumbai is home to important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations.
Mumbai is built on an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (also known as Little Colaba).�

Latitude 18� N�
Longitude 72�E

Must See

Gateway of India
Afghan Church
Chowpatty Beach
Haji Ali Mosque
Head of Western Railways
High Court
Hutatmas Chowk
Jain Temple
Kamla Nehru Park
Mahlaxmi Temple
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market
Malabar Hill
Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Memorial)
Nehru Planetarium
Rajbai Tower
Nehru Science Center
Pherozsha Mehta Gardens
Race Course
Raudat Tajera
Elephanta Caves
Bassein Fort
Erangal Beach
Juhu Beach
Kanheri Caves
Kerla Caves
Karnakla Bird Sanctuary and FortLion Safari Park
Krishnagiri UPV
Powai and Vihar Lakes
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Madh Beach
Marve Beach
Manori Beach
Matheran Hill Resort
Tansa Lake
Tulsi Lake
Uran Sea-Side Resort
Vajreshwari Hot Springs
Ganeshpuri Ashram
Versova Beach

Popular Food

Bhel Puri
Bombil Batata Bhaji
Kamag Kakri
Solachi Kadhi
Pav Bhaji
Vada Pav
Pani Puri
Fried Cutlet
Puran Poli
Mix Vegetable Polao
Masale Bhaat
Moong Dal Kichdi
Batatyache Kaap
Vangyache Kaap
Coconut Chutney

Things to Buy

Antiques & Curios
Computers & Software
Consumer Electronics
Gifts & Flowers
Home Appliances
Plants & Gardening
Shoes & Footwear
Sports Goods
Embroidery and Souvenir Artefacts

How To reach

By Road: Mumbai is served by National Highway 3, National Highway 4, National Highway 17, National Highway 222 and National Highway 8 of India's National Highways system. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was the first expressway built in India. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge, along with Mahim Causeway, links the island city to the western suburbs. The three major road arteries of the city are the Eastern Express Highway from Sion to Thane, the Sion Panvel Expressway from Sion to Panvel and the Western Express Highway from Bandra to Borivali.
Public buses run by BEST cover almost all parts of the metropolis, as well as parts of Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayandar and Thane.
�Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses provide intercity transport and connect Mumbai with other major cities of Maharashtra and India. Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) also operates its Volvo buses in Mumbai, from Navi Mumbai to Bandra, Dindoshi and Borivali.

By Train: Mumbai is the headquarters of two of Indian Railways' zones: the Central Railway (CR) headquartered at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), and the Western Railway (WR) headquartered at Churchgate.
Mumbai is also well connected to most parts of India by the Indian Railways. Long-distance trains originate from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar Station, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central Station, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali.
The backbone of the city's transport, the Mumbai Suburban Railway,popularly known as Locals, consists of three separate rail networks: Central, Western, and Harbour Line, running the length of the city, in the north-south direction.
Mumbai's suburban rail systems carried a total of 6.3 million passengers every day in 2007, which is more than half of the Indian Railways daily carrying capacity.

By Air: The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (formerly Sahar International Airport) is the main aviation hub in the city and the busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic.

By Sea: Mumbai is served by two major ports, Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai. Mumbai Port has one of the best natural harbours in the world, and has extensive wet and dry dock accommodation facilities. Jawaharlal Nehru Port, commissioned on 26 May 1989, is the busiest and most modern major port in India.
Ferries from Ferry Wharf in Mazagaon allow access to islands near the city.