formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and
the financial capital of India. Mumbai is a city that virtually never
sleeps. In this city of dreams, life never appears dull or boring,
especially due to the presence of its interminable chaos and action.
Generating the maximum share of country's revenue, Mumbai houses the
country's largest production houses, stock exchanges, sea port and
offices of some of the esteemed companies of the world. Not only is
Mumbai the capital of Maharashtra, it is also called the Commercial
Capital of India.
With a population of aprox 14,000,000,
it is called the second most populous city proper in the world. Along
neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms, at 19 million,
the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai lies on the
west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai's port
handles over half of India's maritime cargo. Mumbai is the commercial
and entertainment centre of India, generating
5% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of
maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy.
Mumbai is one of the world's top ten centres of commerce by global
financial flow, home to important financial institutions such as the
Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock
Exchange of India and the corporate headquarters of many Indian
companies and numerous multinational corporations.
The city also houses
India's Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood.
Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a
better standard of living, attract migrants from all over India and, in
turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures.
Area: 437.71 km2 (169 SQ
Population: Aprox 14,000,000.
Language: Marathi, Hindi & English.
Touring season: November
to February (winter months) are the best time to visit Mumbai.
The winter months (November to February) are the best time to visit
Mumbai, when temperatures range between 74°F (23°C) and
86°F (30°C). The spring and summer months are uncomfortably hot
with humidity and temperatures often reaching 104°F (40°C). The
monsoons arrive in July and August and these months should be avoided
if possible. Summers season in Mumbai is from April to Mid June
followed by monsoon from Mid June to Mid September. The rain in Mumbai
is extremely heavy and the annual rainfall of Mumbai is around 200cm.
Winter in Mumbai lasts from November to February and during this season
the weather of Mumbai is really pleasant. During the winters the
temperature varies in between 15-25 C and all these climatic features
of Mumbai makes it different from other Indian cities.
How to get there
Train: The Indian Railway
with their modern and organized network connects Mumbai to major and
minor destination in India. There are three important railway stations
in Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India, namely New Delhi
Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Rly.
Station. Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For
nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and
Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
Bus: Mumbai is
connected by road to all major
destinations in Central India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is
located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi
Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of the
neighboring States provide frequent bus services through Air
Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. Buses from all the major
places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During summer
months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended.
extensive network of
and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through
Mumbai and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic
air links cover Mumbai from all the major cities in the country.
Terminal - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Sahar Airport)
- Santacruz Airport