Commonly known as 'Bombay' until 1996, Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. Its original name "Bombay" emerged from the Portugal term "Bom Bahai" meaning good bay or harbour. The city was formed by the reclamation of 7 islands on the central-western coast along the Arabian Sea. Mumbai is home to the largest film industry in India popularly known as BOLLYWOOD. It also boasts of huge Shopping Malls, Entertainment Zones and Food courts. Mumbai is slowly transforming it self into a global Health Care city with top class hospitals and health care facilities.
Places of Interest
Adlabs Imagica is India’s first and only International standard Theme Park, offering fun, action, entertainment, dining and shopping at a single location.
There’s something here for every family – with 21 attractions & rides and 5 themed restaurants, Imagica is a place where stories come alive.
The new iconic Terminal 2, is India’s first and most advanced vertical passenger terminal that integrates world class design, architecture, infrastructure and operational efficiency, with a rich infusion of Indian heritage and cultural character.
It is home to India’s largest public art programme, titled ‘Jaya He’, in the form of a 3.2 km multi-storey Art Wall, illuminated by skylights, that has over 7000 pieces of artwork and artifacts from every region & corner of India.
Mumbai, the Financial Hub of India, has foreign embassies of nearly all the major nations of the world. It also houses many consulates and deputy high commissions of different countries. A majority of the consulates are to be found in various towers at Nariman Point.
These consulates handle the visa related problems; as well as provide assistance with bureaucratic issues to the tourists travelling to that distant land. They even supply important information that could be relevant and useful to the tourists from their country.
Mumbai, the vibrant and lively metropolis of India is all set to take a global stand as a healthcare destination. It has some top-notch hospitals with superior world class talent. These hospitals have amazing infrastructure and latest services to perform therapies.
Some of the top hospitals in Mumbai
Bombay Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Hinduja National Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, R G Stone Urological Research Institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals
Filmcity, Mumbai. A world of wonder. A world where you can put your imagination to the test and Shoot out your thoughts. The Indian Film Industry is one of the largest in the world and Mumbai accounts for almost 60% of film productions.
Filmcity is an integrated film studio complex situated at Goregaon, Mumbai in India. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theatres and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings.
This is a magnificent building, and considered to be architecturally one of the finest stations in the world. Built by the British in 1888, it has exquisite ornamentation on its facade along with beautifully executed panels and friezes. It holds the statue of Queen Victoria on its dome.
The Gateway of India happens to be the principle landmark of Mumbai. The same was built in yellow basalt to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The construction was completed in 1924.
Honoring the Muslim saint Haji Ali this mosque, was built in the middle of the sea with only a narrow path leading to it giving it an ethereal look. As per the Muslim traditions separate praying rooms for ladies and gents are provided to pay their respects. It is set 500 yards into the sea and can be reached only in low tide.
It is one of the most popular promenades of Mumbai. Built on land reclaimed during 1920s and 1930s, it spans along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chow patty beach to Babulnath, at the foot of Malabar Hill. It is also referred to as "Queen's Necklace" because of the vivid line of streetlights lit up at night.