Juhu Beach, Mumbai
Mumbai - City nasik/Of Astounding Contradictions
Located to the west of India, Mumbai is built on an island on the west coast of Maharashtra. Mumbai was captured by Portuguese in the 17th century but in 1668, it exchanged hands and went to the British empire as a part of dowry when the Portuguese princess married Charles II of England. Apart from being the business hub of India, it is also the most enthralling tourist destination with places like Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves to see. It also boast the presence of the biggest film industry, Bollywood in its midst. It is the city where half of its 12 million population lives in slums and the rest in Palaces as big and as beautiful as any.
The Metropolitan City - Live The Nights
Mumbai as a cosmopolitan city is probably the most happening of the four metropolitan cities of India. It is the home to the most known persons of India, be it business tycoons, politicians or film superstars. The atmosphere in this city is always very charged up and there is never a dull moment to be felt This resplendent city is completely connected with local trains that have become a lifeline for the people of Mumbai.
Bollywood - The Glitz 'n' Glamour
Bollywood is the biggest film industry in the world which creates more than 400 movies an year. This is the place where ambitious youngsters with starry dreams in their eyes come in search of a career that will take them to instant stardom. And as is known, where there are films, there is fashion. Mumbai is the world's biggest textile market which earns this city the name 'India's Paris'.
Places to Visit - Mumbai Charms
Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is is located on the waterfront in South Mumbai. This monument is made of yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. This beautiful work of architecture is around 26 meters high and it was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai.
Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta islands in the Mumbai harbor just off the coast of Mumbai. The name Elephanta was given by the Portuguese after a statue of an elephant situated at the entrance of the island. These caves were bestowed with UNESCO world heritage site tag. These magnificently carved caves have rock cut temples in them which are a real treat to eyes. These caves can only be reached by a boat which can be hired from Gateway of India.
Haji Ali Mosque
The Haji Ali Mosque is situated in sea around 500 yards into it with only a narrow pathway joining it to the mainland. The shrine was built by the followers of Haji Ali who went on a pilgrimage to Mecca after renouncing all his worldly possessions. The mosque lies opposite to Mahalakshmi Temple and can be accessed by Lala Lajpatrai Road.
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Juhu - Spot A Star
Juhu is a place that you just cannot afford to miss if you are in Mumbai. Juhu attracts huge number of tourists not only due to the Juhu beach which is the most mesmerizing hot spots in Mumbai but also because it is one of the most posh colonies in Mumbai where many Bollywood stars have their huge mansions. So just wander around the streets of Juhu, enjoy the mouthwatering Mumbai's Paani Puri (snacks) from vendors lining the beach or sit around on the beach and you might just get lucky enough to spot a famous big screen celebrity taking a walk around.
Beaches Of Mumbai - Soothing Sea Sides
Mumbai is the city with many ornamented beaches that are bound to make your trip to these sea sides extremely worthwhile. These beaches are so scintillating that they seem to be drawn straight out of a man' dream. The main beaches that you can view are Marina Beach which is located in central Mumbai, Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach and Marve and Minori Beach.
Festivities In Mumbai - Celebrate Your Stay
Mumbai, the city that is a home to people from all religion and lands, is also famous for celebrating many festivals. The most widely celebrated is the Ganesh Chaturthi that comes in the month of August-September for which preparations start months before the the main day. Other festivals that are celebrated with much enthusiasm are Gudhi Padava, Nariyal Poornima, Holi, Navaratri and Diwali.
Navaratri is a festival that is celebratred throughout India with great enthusiasm and excitement. And Mumbai is probably the best place to to be a part of the celebrations. This nine day celebrations witnesses many shows and parties being organized in the entire city. Navaratri is actually the start of a big festive season that follows the magnificent nine nights. Dusshera and Diwali are the main festivals of the season which are followed by festivals like Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.
Gateway Of India
Haji Ali s Mosque
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