Cities of India: Mumbai (Bombay)
Mumbai, or Bombay (sometimes pronounce it like Mumbai) – "Gate of India", "Indian hollywood" and the capital of Maharashtra.
Modern Mumbai is famous for its diverse architecture – the colonial mansions of the old quarters are adjacent to the high-altitude buildings of the southern part of the city. The most interesting triumphal arch "Gate of India" (1924 G.), urban fort (1720 g.), churches. John and St. Apostle Thomas, Cathedral of St. Thomas (1672-1718.), Museum of Prince Wales (1911.), Hindu temple Mahalakshmi, Mausoleum and Hadji Ali Mosque, University of Bombay, the building of the Old Mint (1828 g.), the largest in the old Bombay Market of Crawford, Buildings Victoria Terminus, Supreme Court and others. From other attractions of Mumbai, you can note the best Aquarium Taraporoval, Museum of Western India, Victoria Gardez Park with Zoo, Bombay Planetarium. Nehru, a modern art gallery in an oriental style building, as well as several temples VII in.
Malabar’s hill is located picturesque hanging gardens (Feroseshah-Meht) and Kamala Nehru Park with children’s attractions, the building of the former British government residence Raj-Bhavan (currently residence of the state), the temple of the Sand Valkeshwara, Zoroastrian "Towers of silence", Planetarium named after. Neur, monplasir, cult sources of Banganga-Tank, which appeared on the legend from hitting the arrows ("Bana") Rama in the slope of the hill, as well as the caves of Jogshvari and the so-called pool.
The best place for walking and recreation is the Materan district (50 km. To the east of the city), Marin Drive Embankment, Beach Choupatti and Manori Beach, Docks Sassun, where in the morning there is a live fish market, as well as abundant shopping and restaurants Kolaab district. It is necessary to stroll through the narrow winding quarters of Kalbadevi district north of Crawford Market, where one after another follows whole strings of colorful markets Target Bazaar, Magaldas Market, Daba and Choir-Bazaar ("The thief market").
There are many museums and galleries, concert halls and other cultural facilities in the city, but due to high air gas and high temperatures, visit them is often uncomfortable for a foreigner. In the suburbs are interesting to the islands of Elephant (10 km from the port) with the rocks of the V-VIII centuries., Famous 109 caves of Kancheri with bas-reliefs of II-IX centuries. On the territory of the National Park Krishnagiri-Falwan (Sanja Gandhi, 42 km from Mumbai), as well as the picturesque lakes Tulsi, Pecomy and Vikharov.
Reviews and studies of trips
Mumbai, slums and a couple of attractions
Mumbai – the largest city in India, almost 20 million people live here. This is the capital of Maharashtra, until 1995, the city was called Bomb. Read more →
smok | Autumn 2016
Walk around Bomb: Dhobi Hhata or Laundry Area
The air temperature in Mumbai was constantly kept above 30. Humidity was also quite noticeable, but it was quite comfortable and, most importantly, the sun did not leave burns. Read more →
EDIK RYLOV | Summer 2015
Mumbai is the only big city in India, where city landscapes deliver aesthetic pleasure: the impressive neo-state architectural bones is the vehicle of the dilapidated apartment thunder of the late 19th century. Read more →