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|Mumbai (known as
1995) is a natural harbor on the west coast of India, and is the capital
city of Maharashtra state. It is India's largest city, and one of the world's
most populous cities. It is called the commercial capital of India. It
has the Bombay Stock Exchange and all major financial trading is done here.
Located on the West Coast of India, the groups of islands which have grown
into the city of Mumbai, was probably first recorded as the home of fisherfolk
where a group of Buddhist monks established an outpost late during the
Magadhan empire. The islands were tossed from one king to another emperor
for two millennia, until the maritime trade empire of the British decided
to develop the natural harbour into a city. In the four hundred years since
then, the city has grown by a series of land reclamations which now link
the original islands into one mass.
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Travel Guide by Vinay Chaubey
Mumbai was given by Portuguese
as dowry to Charles II of England when he married Catherine. The group
of seven islands was leased to the East India Company who offered freedom
of business and religion to persons who came and settled here. Initially
a few Parsis and Gujarati came but soon a sizeable population began to
|This was way back in the
17th century. Today also Mumbai is a city of migrants. People from all
over the country have come and settled here. This gives the society of
Mumbai a multi-lingual and multi-cultural color.
History of Mumbai:
The Great Indian Peninsular
Railway facilitated travel within India. This network of commerce and communication
led to an accumulation of wealth.
Mumbai Places to See:
Gateway of India, What could
be more appropriates a beginning than the 'entrance' to the port of Mumbai?
The ceremonial arch was built in 1927 to Commemorate the visit of King
George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.
Haji Ali Mosque:
This early 18th century
shrine contains the tomb of Hazrath Haji Ali, a Muslim Sufi saint. There
are two local legends which claim to trace the Hazrath's antecedents.
Mumbai Food & Cuisine:
Indian cooking is distinguished
by the use of a larger variety of vegetables than many other well-known
cuisines. Within these recognizable similarities, there is an enormous
variety of local styles.
Cinema is India's great
social leveler: from the President right down to the cobbler, everyone
loves a good film. In fact Mumbai boasts the largest movie industry in
About the Author: Vinay Chaubey
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Sarovar Premiere, Mumbai
The Grand Sarovar Premiere
has its location in one of the most happening areas in suburban Mumbai.
Minutes away from Mindspace (commercial centre) and Inorbit (shopping hot-spot)
the hotel lies close to commercial as well as entertainment avenues here.
The International and Domestic airports are within easy reach too. The
best of business amenities make it an easy choice for the corporate tourists.
Refreshment of guests is taken good care of. 180 degrees here is a great
place to dine on India, Chinese and Continental. A temptingly exotic selection
of wines and spirits is there on the bat at the Liquid Lounge. Guests can
rest assured of a completely relaxed and refreshing stay at Grand Sarovar
Mumbai International Airport
Set in the commercial city
center of Mumbai, the sophisticated Hilton Mumbai International Airport
hotel is just 5 minutes from the Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport
and only 15 minutes from the domestic airport and a large variety of shopping,
entertainment and business centers. Savor authentic Indian and Chinese
cuisines in this Hilton Mumbai hotel's two restaurants and bar, relax by
the outdoor swimming pool, fringed by landscaped gardens and energize in
the complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center before pampering yourself in the
Mumbai Juhu Beach
Located in the financial
capital of Mumbai, the home of Bollywood and the heart of modern India,
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach is ideal for business guests, as well as those
on holidays. Situated on the beach overlooking the Arabian Sea, Novotel
Mumbai JuhuBeach is just 20km from downtown Mumbai and offers 203 contemporary
rooms, each with a media hub for connectivity and entertainment, plus an
array of restaurants and bars, a spa, outdoor swimming pool, health club
and sauna. At Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, guests enjoy a choice of four
restaurants serving regional, international, Chinese and Mediterranean
cuisine, plus an inviting terrace bar and a Premier Lounge exclusively
for Premier Floor guests.
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