India's commercial capital, Mumbai is a mega city that enchants with its glamour and heritage. Largely cosmopolitan, Mumbai exhibits a unique Maharashtrian culture peppered with Parsi and Christian ways.
The term Mumbai traces its origin to the local deity 'Mumba Devi'. Mumbai has a spirit of its own. It's glitzy corridors hold a promise of prosperity for any hard working and enterprising enthusiast.
A cluster of seven islands (Mazagaon, Colaba, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, Old Woman's Island and Matunga-Sion) - Mumbai was a part of the ancient Ashokan Empire. For a while Muslim kings from Gujarat established their supremacy in the region till the Portuguese arrived.
After more than a hundred years of Portuguese hegemony, Mumbai was passed on to King Charles II of England as dowry. In the later years the British East India Company established their dominance in these parts.
Post-Indian independence, Mumbai became the capital of Maharashtra.
Mumbai - the cinema capital of India abounds in tourist attractions. Drive along the 'Queen's Necklace or Marine Drive', spend some time on the Juhu beach that seems to be in a constant state of festive gaiety, tour the famous Gateway Of India and explore the ancient caves at Elephanta on Mumbai tours.
Visit Priyadarshini Park, Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali's Tomb, Nehru Planetarium, Victoria and Albert Museum and Rani Jijamata Udyan on Mumbai tours.
Drive past Flora Fountain and picnic near Powai Lake; explore Kanheri caves and tour the Taraporewala Museum and Sanjay Gandhi National Park on a tour of Mumbai attractions with Magical India Tours.
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