I am Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolis that is the largest city in India and am originally a conglomeration of seven islands on the Konkan coastline. With an estimated metropolitan population of more than 21 million I am also one of the most populous cities in the entire world. I am a predominantly port city and also the commercial capital of the country.
For travelers and vacationers from all over the world visiting Mumbai has always been an endearing and captivating experience as I offer numerous sites and spectacles for seeing and enjoying and as I am also internationally connected I receive regular tourists and visitors from all over the world all throughout the year.
Along with my excellent global connectivity I also boast of the most comprehensive inter-city railway network in the country and have an extensive and methodically planned schedule of the local trains that makes traveling to any part of mine easy and also less time-consuming. For internal communication, there is the BEST bus service and also metered taxis for traveling by road.
I am the city which is also known as the “Gateway of India” and for centuries I have home to people from all different religions, cultures and economic backgrounds – not only from different parts of India but also from many other countries in the world and that has made me a true cosmopolitan in nature. Mumbai Tourism is very popular among Indian and International tourists because of its unique places built by British rulers.
In spite of that I have a predominant Marathi culture and Ganesha Chaturthi is the most important festival which is celebrated all around Mumbai with great pomp and enthusiasm. It is celebrated during the month of August and September in which the ornate statue of Lord Ganesha is worshiped and traditional folk dances like Dandiya and Garba make the nights cheerfully musical and colorful. You can always consider paying visit to Mumbai during this time and people say I look gorgeously beautiful during this time and do assure you of a truly thrilling experience.
Shopping in Mumbai
Whenever you come to visit me never forget to keep some time available for shopping for without that no visit to Mumbai can be completed. I boast of some of the unique shopping districts in the entire country and places like Zaveri Bazaar, Bhendi Bazaar, Null Bazaar, Chor Bazaar, Mutton Street, Crawford market, Linking Road and Colaba are the most popular shopping destinations in Mumbai for visiting tourists and also the residents of my city.
Shopping in Mumbai is always special as you will find a spectacular range and variety of all types commodities available in these marketplaces and you can also purchase them without denting or overstepping your budget.
Best Season to Visit Mumbai
For my location on the western coast of peninsular India overlooking the Arabian Sea I have a tropical wet and dry climate. Though I am visited by corporate travelers from all over the world throughout the year, but the best time to visit Mumbai by leisure travelers is the time between the end of monsoons and the onset of summers – that is during the months of September to March. Monsoon is pretty heavy, almost every year and it might not be a good idea for tourists to come and visit me during that time of the year.