Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra and the heart and soul of India. It is called with heck lot of names like- the City of Dreams, and Mayanagri, etc. It has earned these names not just in a day but over the years not just because of limitless opportunities for citizens across the state, but for all citizens all across the Globe. Talking about Mumbai in a bit religious way, it is known to be the city of Sri Mahalaxmi, Siddhivinayak. It is said that the goddess of fortune and abundance resides and grants favors, worshipped by a lot of devotees being it the citizens of Mumbai or elsewhere.
Commercial Center of India
Mumbai is known to be the Commerical capital of India. It is one of the richest city in India. From the Reserve Bank of India, National stock Exchange or the Bombay stock Exchange to the biggest Indian business houses like the Reliance Industries, Tata Group or the Aditya Birla Group, most of the financial institutions have their headquarters here.
The Bollywood Bling and the Largest Film City in India
From several film studios and the television industry to some of the biggest film stars like Amitabh Bachchan or Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood star bling is unmatchable.
From the historic Gateway of India or the landmark Haji Ali Dargah located on the sea to the gleaming Queen’s Necklace or the recent architectural wonder, the Bandra-Worli sea link, Mumbai is a perfect example of splendid architecture.
Heaven for Migrants
Being the economic hub of India, there’s something for all in this city. From a small business or medium-sized business to different career option including Bollywood exposure, there are opportunities galore in this city.
More facts about Mumbai
A city that never sleeps is Mumbai. It has a very beautiful night life that is what everyone looks for these days. It is known for it’s amazing night life and who so ever experiences it they are fond of it and never forgets. It feels like heaven seeing the Night life near Maine Drive, Haji Ali, Sea link and many more.
Mumbai has a beautiful Heritage sight too and some are given below-
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai – World Heritage Site
University of Mumbai, Fort Campus building
Our first World Heritage site in Maharashtra is one of India’s most recent additions: the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai. Located in the Fort area of downtown Mumbai, this collection of 94 beautiful buildings date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. They’re a a legacy of the British colonial period. Rich with cash from exports, the local government built enormous grand buildings to make the city of Bombay world-renowned.
And there’s some incredible buildings here. Particular highlights of the Victorian Gothic style include the Bombay High Court, and the University of Mumbai. There’s also the City Civil and Sessions building, plus the incredible Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. If you can believe it – the CST railway station is also a separate World Heritage Site!
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) – World Heritage Site
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Next up, we have Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, or CST for short. It’s a very rare example of two World Heritage sites in the same building! CST is the main train station in Mumbai, and the main station in western India as well. Opening in 1887, it took ten years to build! Built to commemorate Queen Victoria‘s Golden Jubilee, the station was known as Victoria Terminus until 1999.
It’s a supreme example of Victorian Gothic architecture, and is partly based on St Pancras railway station in London. The attention to detail here is just marvellous, with beautiful domes, arches, statues and turrets, both inside and out. There’s also a magnificent entry gate loaded with symbolism, crowned by a British lion and an Indian tiger.
Elephanta Caves – World Heritage Site
Elephanta Caves are located on an island in the middle of Mumbai harbour, just a short boat ride from the iconic Gateway of India. This site covers five man-made caves dug directly into the side of the mountain. The caves are dedicated to the worship of Shiva, one of the main Hindu gods, and they’re a spectacular sight to behold.
The main cave here is immense – roughly square shaped, 40 metres on each side, and nearly 10 metres tall. The walls are all covered in carvings depicting the stories of Shiva, done with exquisite detail.
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