Welcome to the city of merry making Mumbai formerly known as Bombay. The capital of Maharashtra lies on the wonderful west coast of India. The city was named after the local deity, Mumba Devi. The temple dedicated to the goddess still exists. Mumbai was till recent days known as Bombay owing to the Portuguese rulers believed the name of the city to be “Bom Baim» or the Good Bay. The city boasts of a natural harbor that was developed under the imperial rule. Mumbai is home to people of diverse castes, creeds, colors and cultures is an amalgamation of seven islands namely, Colaba, Mahim, Mazgaon, Parel, Worli, Girgaun and Dongri. The group of seven islands was amalgamated way back in the year 1862. Further the reclamation of land from the sea has brought areas like the Churchgate and Nariman Point into existence. Mumbai has been the Wall Street for all the businessmen in India. The film capital with its hip and hop has been the Hollywood to all the Indian stargazers. The port city of Mumbai handles a major chunk of the maritime trade in India. Right from the Victoria Terminus to the Juhu beach the city is full of treasures. People from various places come to the city of dreams. The inborn desire to become an actor or simply be successful in life draws people to the magnetic Mumbai. The biggest of industries and the largest of slums are all found Mumbai. Visit Mumbai making waves with its business tycoons and cool trends in the fashion industry. The city is not only home to the world’s largest film industry but also has architectural landmarks both Victorian as well as Indian heritage. Om your holiday at Mumbai you must unravel the treasures of the beaches, hills and the caves. The bustling bazaars Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar, north of Crawford market are highlighted with the Mangaldas Market, Zaveri Bazaar, and Chor Bazaar. The life and styles of the people are extremes. The Bhelpuri on the Chowpatty is enjoyed as much as the pizza at any of the fast food restaurants. The balloon sellers, pigeon feeds, buggy rides and snacks take up the evenings at Mumbai. You name it and Mumbai has it for you From Parsi dhansaak to Gujarati thalis, and Muslim kebabs to Goan vindaloos, Mumbai caters to individual needs of all kinds. Ask for Indian, Chinese, Italian or Mexican the chefs at Mumbai will delight you with all. From the roadside stalls to the 5 star hotels, the food and facilities can be opted for as per the requirements and the budget of the traveler. On the regular days sip the any of the many pubs and shake a leg at the various discotheques.Mumbai celebrates the year through with the ear-splitting processions and immersion of the idol of the elephant headed God at Ganesh Chaturthi to the dandiya during the navratri days. Let the breeze from the Arabian Sea sweep you.