Mumbai a cluster of seven islands, derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants.
Once a Portuguese princess’ dowry and later an adornment of neo-gothic British architecture, Mumbai today, is more than just a metropolis. It is infact an enigma of mud huts &skyscrapers, age old tradition & high fashions, the industrialists’ haven & movie makers Hollywood. A lovely natural harbour and winding creek set off the city of Mumbai from the long, narrow coast of Western India.
Mumbai pulsates with activity. It is a city that is disciplined by no time frame-neither by day nor night. Mumbai is also the country’s financial powerhouse, the nation’s industrial heartland, and its economic nerve centre. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, night clubs, and discotheque, theatre and music gourmet restaurants and interesting sightseeing-Mumbai offers the visitor a heady mix of all this and more.
The guide to Mumbai is designed to help the tourist discover this amazing city & get the feel of its unique flavour. With a listing of hotels, eating places, bazaars, sightseeing, conducted tours & other important information to turn your journey into a memorable experience.