Mumbai, the Financial Capital of India
All major national and International companies have their Offices and showrooms in Mumbai. It is the financial capital of India as this is a major business hub. The City is known for the Stock Market, Gold and Silver market, wholesale cloth market and import-export trade. Most tourists only know Gateway of India.
It has very good connectivity with the entire World from the International Airport and major ports. Being the Capital of Maharashtra State, there is good bus transport connectivity from each and every City of Maharashtra. Navi Mumbai is an extension of the Metro City.
Mumbai, the Capital of Maharashtra State
Most of the people visit Mumbai, the financial capital of India for Job and Business. While you are here for any work, you can visit a few tourist places also in this busy City. Local trains are the best way to travel in this City but those are extremely crowded all the time, and as a tourist, you should avoid them. Instead, use the Bus service or Taxi service to visit tourist places.
Gateway of India
It is a famous monument in Mumbai and entire India. All Maharashtra State Government buildings and minister bungalows are in Mumbai. Public Bus service (BEST) is very good in this City. The old name of this City was ‘Bombay’.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station (CST)
It is the main railway station on the Central Railway Line and was earlier known as Victoria Terminus or VT. The other terminus of the Western railway is Churchgate Railway Station. The City runs on Rails and the local train is the heartline of this vast City.
Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir
Siddhivinayak is a temple of Lord Ganesh. It is in Prabhadevi area. It is one of the richest and well-known temples in Mumbai. You need to go through security checks and on specific days the temple may be very crowded. Good to visit on weekdays. Mumbai Ganesh Festival is also very popular and millions of people visit the Ganesh Pandals during this ten days Festival each year.
A quick list of places of tourist places is as below. Considerable information is available on each of these tourist places. If will stay in Pune (Another big City in Maharashtra), consider visiting Mumbai as a weekend Trip from Pune.
- Elephanta Caves
- Kanheri Caves
- Essel World Amusement Park & Essel World Water Park
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park / Borivali National Park
- Jijamata Udyan (Ranicha Baug)
- Haji Ali Dargah
- Juhu Beach
- Marine Drive
- Bandra-Worli Sea Link Bridge
- Taraporewala Aquarium