Mumbaī formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, and the most populous city of India. It is a city filled with excitement being home to India’s Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India and has attracted migrants from all over India because of the immense business opportunities, and the relatively high standard of living, making the city a potpourri of various communities and cultures.
The city has a deep natural harbour and the port handles over half of India’s passenger traffic and a significant amount of cargo. Mumbai is also one of the rare cities to accommodate a national park, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, within its city limits.
Things to see and do
* Gateway of India
* Prince of Wales Museum
* Jehangir Art Gallery
* Victoria Terminus
* Temples and Mosques
Cruise Season – Oct – April
Currency – Indian Rupee (Rs)
Language – Hindi, Marathi and English
Land Area – 437.71 km²
Population – 20,000,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or South African/Indian-style plug with two round metal pins above a large round grounding pin
Time – GMT plus 5.5 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 91
Port Location – The port is located in downtown Mumbai.
Transport Links – The closest airport is in Bombay. Once you get off, you can take a train, bus or cab to get to Mumbai.
There are two train lines running through the city and buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are available.