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Overview

Mumbai is the most populous city in India and the 9th most populous agglomeration in the world.

Its main language is MarathiKonkani, Gujarati, Kannada and Sindhi are also spoken.

Mumbai is the commercial capital and business hub of India.

Mumbai comprises 7 islands which are bound together by bridges and landfill.

Mumbai was a gift to King Charles II on his marriage with Catherine of Braganza.

It has a thousand-year-old history which begins from the Magadhan empire.

In 1534, Portuguese captured islands and called the place as 'Bom Bahia' which means 'the good bay'. The English gave their touch to the name by spelling it as 'Bombay'.

Bombay' became 'Mumbai' on 6 March 1996.

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History

How did Mumbai evolve from being the primary residence of Kohlis into a commercial hub? This transformation took its tangible form in 1853.

It was possible because of the fusion of 7 islands making into one, named Mumbai. This venture started in 1782 under the governor William Hornby and it got completed in 1838.

In 1675, the Zoroastrian Parsis were first to settle in the city. They played a prominent role in its development.

Tatas established the aviation sector with 'Tata Airlines' which went on to be 'Air India.'

With railways, the city transformed into an industrial and commercial hub.

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What to do in Mumbai

These notable facts signify the specific qualities of the city.

Here are some stories which reveal the compassionate side of this great metropolis.

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Things for Sight Seeing in Mumbai

Here are links to top sight in Mumbai

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Shopping in Mumbai

Mumbai has many malls where you can spend a fun day shopping.

If you love to shop online, check out these online shopping sites.

If street-shopping is your thing, this is where you should head.

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Buying Furniture in Mumbai

You can buy furniture offline as well as online.

For buying it online, click here.

For offline furniture-buying, here are some recommendations.

If you are looking for home decor stores, here’s a list of places you could visit.

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Selling old stuff in Mumbai

if you're moving out of Mumbai, traveling with heavy, unwanted baggage is no fun. Get rid of everything you don’t need by selling it off.

Here are some online stores where you can sell your second-hand things.

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Restaurants & Eateries in Mumbai

Want to experiment with Mumbai's street food? Check out these top eateries serving delectable food for you to savor.

Are you looking for a specific cuisine? Zomato can help you find top affordable eateries by cuisines.

For low-cost eating Urban cocktail has some great recommendations.

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Education: Play schools to pre-university in Mumbai

Looking for play schools for your child? MomJunction offers some really useful information. Check it out here.

Find out the top schools in Mumbai for your older children. If CBSE schools are what you are looking for, find the best ones here.

Your college going children also need to know the best colleges around the city. We have made your search easy. Check out these colleges, for commerce, science, medical, and engineering.

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Networking opportunities in Mumbai

Getting along with the locals is a must at the new city. It helps know more about the city in a short span of time.

Meet Ups in Mumbai can bring you closer to the city.  

Or if you are looking for fun then these communities hinges serves the purpose.

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The Woes of Mumbai

Apart from increasing population, the biggest problem the city faces is traffic jams and over-crowded public transports. During the monsoons, pot-holes and water-logging on the streets is a major issue faced by people.

Certain areas in the city faces problems like load-shedding.

Being a rapidly-growing city, property prices are on an all-time high.

 

We hope you found this guide useful. Did we miss out on something? Or anything you’d like us to add? Use the feedback page to let us know.

 

Key Facts
Capital of the State of Maharashtra

  • Area: 603 km2
  • Elevation: 14 m (46ft)
  • Population: 21690000
  • Main Language: Marathi

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Climate:

Its neighboring Arabian sea influences Mumbai's climate. The city's temperature doesn't fluctuate throughout the year. This is due to its coastal nature and tropical location.

Summer, starts from February and lingers till May. The mean maximum temperature is about 32 °C (90 °F) during the season.

Monsoon comes into action from June till September. The city has an annual rainfall around 1800mm.

Winter spins from October and is around until January. The minimum temperature is 20.5 °C (68.9 °F).

Moving into the city:

Opt for trains if you do not want to get stuck in traffic.

Local trains are the life line of the city. Mumbai has Asia's oldest railway system.

Its expanse covers the Central line, Western line, and the Harbour line.

You can use M-Indicator to check the timetable of trains.

If you dread crowded trains, opt for a bus. The BEST Bus System covers the entire city. This is a good option to traverse the city at cheaper rates.

If you do not mind spending a little more, or desperately want to skip the long bus queues, there is always an option to hail a Taxis, Merus, OLAs or Uber cabs.

Some routes also have an option of the Mumbai Metro - it's a great option if you want to avoid road traffic and the crowded locals.

Moving around the City:

Being a commercial hub, it isn’t difficult to find means to travel into or outside the city. To make it convenient for you here are the reliables to meet your travel goals.

 

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