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Welcome to Mumbai


Continent:  Asia
Country: Russia
Population: 1,567,087(2015 estimate)
Dialing Code: +91-22
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Language: Marath




Mumbai aso known as Bombay is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is also the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world. Not resting on its oars, it is also the wealthiest city by virtue of the sheer number of billionaires and millionaires it houses.

The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to fishing colonies, today it is characterized by economic and educational development. Mumbai is also the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India as it houses, the Indian Bollywood and Marathi film and television industry.

With so many titles to its name, it’s no wonder that Mumbai is home to India’s largest slum population. Mumbai is a city built in successive waves of migrations. The neighborhoods acquired their character from the communities that settled there first.These neighborhoods are too numerous to list and there is no commonly accepted way to group these neighborhoods into larger districts. But roughly, from the south to the north, this is how the city developed.

Landmark British colonial buildings include Chhatrapati Shivaj Terminus, an ornate train station melding Gothic Revival and Mughal architecture. The castlelike Bombay High Court features octagonal turrets. Immense Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is a museum displaying ethnographic and natural history collections. Chor Bazaar is known for its antiques, while Mangaldas Market has textiles, and Zaveri Bazaar is filled with jewelry shops. Marine Drive terminates at popular Ch