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Introduction to Mumbai
Welcome to Mumbai, the business, industrial, financial, and celluloid hub of India. Mumbai is also often referred to as the city that never sleeps. This city of dreams was once presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. Today, it is the state capital of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India. To the tourists Mumbai offers an amazing array of places to visit. There are excellent excursion options to the neighboring hill stations and ancient caves from Mumbai. For the shoppers and the food freaks, Mumbai is an absolute visit.

History of Mumbai
Formerly known as Bombay or today's Mumbai is an amalgamation of seven islands (Colaba, Mumbai, Mazagaon, Old Woman's island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga Sion.) The Portuguese called the islands "Bombay" meaning "Good Bay". These islands were ruled by the Hindu dynasties, the Muslims and then were presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. Bombay was handed over to the East India Company in 1668. It started growing as a trade center owing to shift of the shipbuilding industry from Surat. The opening of the Suez Canal after the American Civil War enabled export of cotton from Bombay. It also played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. The first Indian National Congress was hosted in Bombay in 1885. Bombay was also the capital of the Bombay Presidency that was divided into Gujarat and Maharsahtra. Since 1996, Bombay has been officially known as Mumbai, derived from the name of Goddess Mumbadevi

Fast Food restaurants in Mumbai
In order to help the people of Mumbai cope up with the fast paced metropolitan life, several fast-food restaurants/hotels  have mushroomed. The fast food restaurants/hotels Mumbai and offer lip-smacking specialties. You may feast your taste buds on the multi-culinary delicacies served on the beachside or in the posh restaurants. South Indian fare, Gujarati thalis, Chinese, typical North Indian Mughlai food and continental cuisines are easily available at the fast food restaurants. Mumbai is known for its pav bhaji, bhel puri and kababs. There are many budget hotels in Mumbai. Saffron Suites is leading budget hotel in Mumbai. Famous Saffron Suites is budget hotel in Mumbai.

Shopping in Mumbai
Mumbai is a shopper's paradise with bargain buys, exclusive boutiques, ethnic markets and mini bazaars. The bazaars of Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar are must visits while in Mumbai. The Mangaldas Market, Zaveri Bazaar, and Chor Bazaar are amongst the best-known shopping places of Mumbai. The Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market or the Crawford Market is renowned for offering the best of fruits and vegetables in Mumbai and also many budget hotels in Mumbai.  Saffron Suites is leading budget hotel in Mumbai. Famous Saffron Suites is budget hotel in Mumbai.

Theatre in Mumbai
Mumbai is renowned for its music and theatre activities. Several theatre performances are held in Marathai, Hindi, Gujarati and English. There are many theatre halls in Mumbai as well as its suburbs. The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at Nariman Point and the Prithvi Theatre in Juhu are known for regular theatre performances. There are many budget hotels in Mumbai who provide lodging and boarding in very reasonable prices.  Saffron Suites is leading budget hotel in Mumbai. Famous Saffron Suites is budget hotel in Mumbai.

Mumbai also happens to be the celluloid capital of India. Mumbai is home to the country's first Imax dome theatre as well as cinema multiplex. This theatre, with its unusual movie experience and international appeal promises to attract locals and tourists alike. Mumbai also has famous film studios like Film City in Goregaon, Natraj in Andheri, and RK Studio in Chembur.

Culture of Mumbai
Culturally, Mumbai is renowned for its film industry, which is also called Bollywood. Cinema is very popular throughout India and the city is responsible for the majority of the Hindi-language films that are made in the country. The annual Mumbai International Film Festival of Mumbai is a major event in the cinematic calendar. The film festival is staged at various venues across Mumbai during the month of February.

General Information on Mumbai
Population 11, 914, 398 (2001)
Festivals Ganesh Chaturthi (late August-early September), Navratri (October-November), Gokul Ashtami (mid-August), and Holi (mid-March)
Clothes Cotton clothing is ideal for summers Light woolens are apt for winters
Climate October to March is the best time to visit
Language Marathi, English and Hindi
Places to Visit in Mumbai
Places to Visit in Mumbai
Gateway of India
One of the major landmarks of Mumbai is the Gateway of India. Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the Gateway of India was built in honour of King George V and Queen. You may enjoy a ferry ride across the harbour to the Elephanta Island. At the Island, the Shiva temple is a must visit for its exquisite rock-cut structures.

Prince of Wales Museum
A major tourist attraction in Mumbai is the Prince of Wales museum. The lovely landscape of the Museum is worth visiting for its collection of art, sculpture, rare coins, old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings. Built in the year 1914, the museum remains one of the best museums in the country.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as the Victoria Terminus is one of the architectural wonders of Mumbai. The elegant British building of 1888 makes Mumbai terminus one of the finest stations in the world. Exquisite sculptures of animals and birds decorate the façade and the statue of Queen Victoria adorns the dome.

For the art lovers, the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art are must visits in Mumbai. Similarly, the nature lovers should not miss the Hanging Gardens, Victoria Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park of Mumbai.

Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Malabar Hill and the Juhu Beach are the other places of tourist interest in Mumbai.

There are several places around Mumbai that make excellent weekend trip and excursion options. The Buddhist caves of Karla and Kanheri are amongst the best excursions. For the nature freaks the hill stations of Matheran, Khandala and Lonavala make great holiday destinations close to Mumbai.

Places of Worship in Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple

One of the most popular places of worship in Mumbai is the Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. The black stone idol of Lord Ganesh, in the temple is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. Several devotees throng this temple in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai.

Jain Temple
Situated on the Malabar Hill is the Jain temple of Mumbai. The frescoes of the temple depict various events in the lives of 24 Jain Tirthankaras. Pilgrims from far and away visit Mumbai to worship in the temple.

Mahalaxmi Temple
The Mahalaxmi Temple of Mumbai is dedicated to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth. The temple is situated on B. Desai Road - residential and shopping area of Mumbai. The holy temple attracts thousands of devotees every year.

St. John's Church
The Afghan Church or the St. John's Church is a place of tourist interest in Mumbai. The church is dedicated to the British soldiers, who lost their lives in the Sindh and Afghan campaigns during 1838 and 1843.

Mumba Devi Temple
The Mumba Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Mumbadevi, the patron of Mumbai city. Goddess Mumbadevi is often referred to as the resident deity of Mumbai. The city derives its name from this sixth century old temple. Several devotees flock to this temple at Bhuleshwar.

Foreign Missions in Mumbai
Country Address of the Consulate
France Dattaprasad, 2nd Flr., 10, N.G.X Rd., Behind New Activity high School, Peddar Rd., Mumbai-26
Germany Hoechst House, 10th Flr.,Nariman Point, Mumbai-21.
Italy Annarita Violaut Kanchanjunga Bldg., 72, G.DeshmukhRd., Mumbai-26
Singapore 94, Sakhar Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai-21
United Kingdom (Britain) Maker Chamber IV, Nariman Point, Mumbai-21
U.S.A. Lincoln House, 78, Bhulabhai Desai Rd., Mumbai-26. Ph.:3633611/7407/7408 Fax:3630350
Holiday in Mumbai
Travel to India's West Coast and have an enjoyable holiday in Mumbai. There's lots to see and do, while you're on a holiday in Mumbai. You can have fun on the beaches in Mumbai, take a trip out to Elephanta island, shop in the vibrant markets, or watch a movie being made at Film City. If you have more serious tastes, then there are a number of excellent museums and art galleries that you can explore on your holiday in Mumbai. A city pulsating with energy and glamour, Mumbai is a trend-setting city in India and a great place to visit for a memorable holiday. Have the time of your life on a holiday in Mumbai India. There are many budget hotels in Mumbai.  Saffron Suites is leading budget hotel in Mumbai. Famous Saffron Suites is budget hotel in Mumbai.

Airline offices in Mumbai

There are several airline offices in Mumbai. Addresses of some of the major domestic and international airlines are:
Airline Name Airline Office Address
Domestic Airlines  
Indian Airlines Air India Building,
1st Floor,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021
Jet Airways Amarchand Mansion,
Next to Golden Gate Restaurant,
Madam Cama Road,
Mumbai 400 039
Sahara Airlines G-6, Maker Chamber 221,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.
International Airlines  
Air India Ltd Air India Building,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021
Air France Maker Chamber VI,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.
British Airways 202-B, Vulcan Insurance Building,
Veer Nariman Road,
Mumbai 400 020.
Cathay Pacific 3rd Floor,
Bajaj Bhavan,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021
Emirates Mittal Chambers,
228, Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Khaitan Bhavan,
198, J. Tata Road,
Mumbai 400 020
Lufthansa Express Tower,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.
Singapore Airlines Taj Intercontinental,
Apollo Bunder,
Mumbai 400 001.
Swiss Air Maker Chamber VI,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.
Mumbai is Financial Capital of India so daily thousands of people are visited Mumbai from all over India and abroad, some of them are staying only one day while some of them are staying for more then one day, when they want to stay they will search for budget hotels in Mumbai.  Saffron Suites is leading budget hotel in Mumbai. Famous Saffron Suites is budget hotel in Mumbai.

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