The largest city, the enthralling capital and the financial hub of Maharashtra, Mumbai is the city where dreams come true. Tourists from all over the world indulge in exploring the different facets of Mumbai because of the richness of its culture, religion, traditions, architectures, cuisines and of course, the Bollywood. Embracing people from different regions of India, Mumbai is a striking mixture of contrasts. The name Mumbai originally pays tribute to the Local Goddess Mumba Ma. Initially, it was called as Bombay, a distorted term from Portuguese language inferring 'good bay.' Nestled on the Salsette island, it consists of 7 islands, namely, Matunga-Sion, Parel, Mahim, Wadala, Mazagaon, Colaba and the Old Woman's Island. The history of Mumbai has witnessed the rule of Mauryans, the Portuguese, Pari migration and the British Rule.
There are several tourist destinations in Mumbai such as the Flora Fountain, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Radha Ras Bihari Temple and others. The prominent beaches in Mumbai include Chowpatty, Juhu and Marine Drive. The other famous destinations in Mumbai are Mumbai High Court, the Film City, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Tower, the Kanheri Caves and the Worli Fort. Along with all these temptations, Mumbai is also known for the freedom and independence that it endows to everyone. Thus, tourists from all over the world come to explore the richness, diversity and enthralling lifestyle which Mumbai bestows.recommended tours