Comprising 7 islands, Mumbai is part of India's beautiful west coast. From a bustling fishing village to the commercial capital and the center of India's glamorous film world, Mumbai has donned many mantles. It encapsulates the pulse of India. The city is named after the local deity, Mumba Devi. The temple dedicated to the goddess still exists. Mumbai was till recent days known as Bombay from the time of the Portuguese rulers, when it was called "Bom Baim" or the Good Bay. The gateway to India, Mumbai is an exhilarating city fuelled by entrepreneurial energy, determination and dreams. The city with the country's largest seaport is an economic powerhouse of the nation. This city abounds with the stately Victorian townscape of stunning Gothic architecture embodied in the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, Old Secretariat, University Buildings and Victoria Terminus. It's also home to the latest fashion and digital age living.
Gateway of India, Colaba, Causeway, St. John's Church, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Flora Fountain, Cathedral of St. Thomas, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Taraporewala Aquarium, Malabar Hills, Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park, Mahalaxmi Temple, Haji Ali Tomb and Mosque, Juhu Beach, Nehru Planetarium and the Elephanta Island 10 km north east of Mumbai.
Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar, Crawford Market, Mangaldas Market, Zaveri Bazaar, Colaba.
Indian Rupee (INR)
English is widely spoken and understood in all cities and Tourist areas. Hindi is the official language.
The best time to visit India is in the winter. 3 major seasons. Winter summer and monsoon.
Flying time from Muscat : 2 Hours 30 Minutes
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