Mumbai – The Bollywood City
Sweat, struggle and success.…these three words aptly describe Mumbai, the city of dreams. From glistening skyline to growing slums, from flamboyant malls to fashion street, Mumbai – The Bollywood City has everything that makes it real and lively. The term “Bollywood” has been derived from Bombay, former name for Mumbai and Hollywood, a centre for American films.
Mumbai, built on archipelago of seven islands is home to many tourist attractions that allure every person. From historical monuments to happening hot spots, from noisy lanes to silent shores, the city has everything for everyone.
Some of the famous tourist’s attractions in Mumbai include:
Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus:
Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, designed in Victoria Gothic style architecture is listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Films like Slum Dog Millionaire, an Academy award winning film and the famous song “Yeh Hain Mumbai Meri Jaan” from the movie C.I.D were filmed here.
For cool breeze and unending view of the sea, Marine Drive is the place to be. It gets enlightened by the street lights and is well-known as the Queen’s Necklace. Remember watching Blockbuster hits like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Dhoom? Both these films were shot here.
Gateway of India:
This 85 feet high architectural splendor erected to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in the early 19th Century is a must-visit travel spot in Mumbai. Tourist can also take a boat ride to Elephanta Caves, known for its rock – cut stone sculpture, which is another marvel in Mumbai. Overlooking the Gateway of India is the famous landmark hotel in Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, one of the best hotels in Mumbai to stay.
Even though flocked by huge population and mushrooming with high-rise buildings, Mumbai has nurtured its natural beauty to the core. Nature lovers can plan a visit to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, home to wild animals or Hanging Garden when on holidays. The potpourri of many cultures and languages has given life to many religious spots in Mumbai. Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalaxmi temple, Mt. Mary Church form the most noted spots for spiritual travelers. This cosmopolitan city also has many hangout places like fashion street, Bandra Link road, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Juhu Beach and Bandra Bandstand.
Finding a suitable accommodation when on holidays is not a major concern here. From Luxury hotels in Mumbai to Budget hotels, Mumbai caters to all types of travelers. In addition to this, it also has service apartments, economy hotels and business hotels, making for a luxurious and a comfortable stay. Mumbai, the “City that never sleeps” not only surprises you, but also motivates you and makes you feel that you belong to this city. Be it reel life or real life, it gives you an opportunity to dream and fulfill them too.