Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. The city of Bombay originally consisted of seven islands namely:
  • Colaba
  • Mazagaon
  • Old Woman's Island
  • Wadala, Mahim
  • Parel
  • Matunga-Sion

This group of islands, which have since been joined together by a series of reclamations, formed part of the kingdom of Ashoka, the famous Emperor of India.

After, his death The Hindu rulers took these islands into their power till 1343, and then the Mohammedans took the power and ruled for 2 years. Later Portuguese were ruling the city with many trading centers in Daman, Diu and they constructed many churches in the city. St. Andrew’s church at Bandra reminds the Portuguese-style architecture church.

Dorabji Nanabhoy is the first Parsi to enter Bombay in the year 1640, they are hailed from Iran. They did to save their religion, Zoroastrianism, from invading Arabs who proselytized Islam.

The first British Governor of the islands was Sir George Oxenden who made Bombay famous by attracting Gujarati traders, Parsi ship-builders, and Muslim and Hindu manufacturers from the mainland. The linking roads of Bombay were at Worli, Mahim, and Mahalaxmi turned the ground between the islands into swamps making Bombay an Unhygienic place at that time.

Sir Robert Grant ruled the Bombay from 1835 to 1838 and was responsible for the construction of a number of roads between Bombay and the hinterland. A good drainage system was also constructed at the same time.

One of the famous stock exchanges over the decades was The Native Share and Stockbrokers Association in 1875. Even after the Tokyo Stock exchange started in the year 1878 didn?t gain its popularity against the Native Share and it is known as the oldest stock exchange in India.

Shopping

Mumbai has shops and stores that sell everything like clothes, books and handicrafts.

These are the famous place where you find a nice clothes and accessories.
  • Colaba Causeway
  • Zaveri Bazaar
  • Fashion Street
One of the famous shopping areas in Mumbai is Colaba and Flora Fountain. Dadar is another shopper's heaven where we can find almost the items ranging from household items to antique pieces.

Airport

Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the famous Airport in Mumbai had got its ISO 9001: 2000 certification. It is the major gateway for the International Traffic.

It connects many other cities which have 2 destinations namely 2A and 2C with 36 airlines operating across the world, called as international airlines. Domestic airlines have destinations namely 1A and 1B, which operates within the cities. There are many private airways namely: Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Air Deccan.

Mumbai night life

Bars/pubs Speciality
Cafe Mondegar, Colaba Causeway. Here you get a Imported Beer and mixed fruit juice. The environment is very cool with different music's and dances.
The Ghetto, 30 Bhulabhai Desai Road, near Breach Candy, Mahalakshmi. This place also has some pool tables where one can meet their old friends with the cool atmosphere. The graffiti on the walls will surely provide one with some exciting moments.
The Inside Story, Cafe Mondegar, Colaba Causeway. This is the English pub with the very different atmosphere.
Leopold Pub, Colaba Causeway. This is the Western Style Pub; Beer is the main drink here.
London Pub, 39 D Chowpatty Seaface. Digital sound system and attractive bar stools can be seen here.
The Tavern, Fariyas Hotel, Colaba. It is the hotel with a loud music.
J49, Juhu Residency Hotel. One who prefers a big cool drink and a cocktail juice can visit here and one more interesting about this Hotel is that alcohol tastes very different and it is very cheap.

Nightclubs

The nightclubs scene in Mumbai is very common. There are numerous nightclubs in Mumbai and one of the famous nightclubs in Mumbai is
1. The 1900s, Taj Mahal
Specialty: interesting disco dance, which is free to guests otherwise for club members only.
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