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Places to Visit in Mumbai

Things to do in Mumbai

Formerly known as Bombay or Mumbai is an amalgamation of seven islands Colaba, Mumbai, Mazagaon, Old Womans island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga Sion. The Portuguese called the islands "Bombay" meaning "Good Bay". These islands were ruled by the Hindu dynasties, the Muslims and then were presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. Bombay was handed over to the East India Company in 1668. It started growing as a trade center owing to shift of the shipbuilding industry from Surat. The opening of the Suez Canal after the American Civil War enabled export of cotton from Bombay. It also played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. The first Indian National Congress was hosted in Bombay in 1885. Bombay was also the capital of the Bombay Presidency that was divided into Gujarat and Maharsahtra. Since 1996, Bombay has been officially known as Mumbai, derived from the name of Goddess Mumbadevi.

Mumbai Day Tour Sightseeing

Day 1: Visit Victoria Terminal, Malabar Hills, Dhobi Ghat etc.

Day 2: Get ready for full day sightseeing of Mumbai. Drive to Mumbai Harbour. Embark on a ferry ride to sail over the Harbour to reach the Elephanta Caves. - Lunch - Visit to Gateway of India, followed by Prince of Wales Museum, explore Mani Bhavan (memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi) and the busy lanes buzzing with multi-coloured crowds and small mobile shops. Also you can get to know about the Dabbawalas - a celebrated tiffin distribution chain in the city.

Distance from major cities
Goa 590 kms
Puna 152 kms
Aurangabad 330 kms

How to reach there
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the major airdrome that receives both domestic and international traffic to the city.
Mumbai Railway Station is well connected with all major states & cities of India directly.
Mumbai is well connected with good network of roads to all nearby cities of Mumbai.