A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A guide to touring Mumbai - 1

Thousands of people visit Mumbai daily. While most of them are looking to seal their business deals, many come to travel. This series of few articles will be a handy and readily available guide to all those who is looking for a tour of Mumbai. The guide talks about all the important places in and around the city worthy of a visit and is helpful for all the serious travelers. It talks about the various places to be visited and a brief direction of the rout to follow. This article will particularly help those who want to visit most of the places in least time possible.

There are many places in India where people would like to spend time while visiting or touring the country. Mumbai is such a location, with many places of historical and archeological importance. People from around the world come to Mumbai to visit and enjoy the various places in and around the city.

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of Maharashtra, the third biggest state in India. Mumbai is the most populated city in India and it ranks fifth in the world in terms of population. It is also the top city in India in terms of gross domestic product and is the richest city in the country. No wonder it is called the business or commercial capital of India. Most of the Indian top companies and over 500 multi-national companies working in India have their headquarters in Mumbai. The Reserve Bank of India and the country’s top two stock exchanges, namely Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India are also located in the city. The vicinity to the sea provides with more business and tourism opportunity to the city.

It has been the entertainment capital of India too. The Indian Hindi film industry has also grown and settled in Mumbai, and it is often referred to as Bollywood. Most of the biggest stars of Indian cinema reside in Mumbai or at least have a bungalow or apartment of their own in the city. The city tour, which we will talk about soon, incorporates a travel through those famous roads in Mumbai where these biggest stars of Indian cinema live. This part of the tour is of much importance to the entire Indian crowd and many foreigners who love Indian cinema and come to tour this city.

To be Continued...

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