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  • Mumbai (Bombay)Pro 2014
    Dan
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    4 Aug 09, 2014

    Mumbai is a varied and adventurous city. Each neighborhood offers something interesting. Most of my stays have been in the churchgate area. Walking along the sea wall even in monsoon rains is enjoyable.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Nihaal Shah
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    5 Jul 26, 2014

    Amchi Mumbai has everything, from fun loving Resturants to beautiful rain, from crowdy streets to silent beaches, amazing nightlife to memory building monuments and I can bet no one can forget this place for decades.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)Pro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Dec 16, 2013

    For many people, Mumbai is the first glimpse of they'll get of India -- crowded, polluted, noisy, jumbled, confusing, fragrant, stinking, rich and poor and completely itself. If you're entering via this route, keep this in mind: Bombay is NOT India - it's an own-world, a vibrant and buzzing and intoxicating and frustrating place, like any other city of more than 15 million people. So: let's get to what's good:
    (1) Great beaches (have some chaat at Chowpatty)!
    (2) Cool museums (Price of Wales Museum has some serious treasures and a great audio-tour)
    (3) Awesome nightlife (party with Bollywood stars, if your wallet will stretch that far)
    (4) The Mumbai Harbor and the Elephanta Caves (take the tour from the Gateway of India - it rocks).
    (5) Fabulous food (Bombay duck, fabulous South Indian dosas, fine biryanis, and amazing Goan seafood).
    There's nothing you can do to prepare you, so pack some patience and a sense of the absurd and jump in with both feet -- it's the only way to live like a real Mumbaiker!

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    5 Dec 15, 2013

    This is really beautiful place. local business listings free business listings new business listings free advertising internet marketing free business advertising business search engine business listing

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Vinnie Chhabra
    5 Nov 25, 2013

    I've been to Mumbai 5-6 times and find it one of the most amazing cities in the world.
    It's the New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco of USA all combined into 1 amazing city.
    People go there frmo all over India for the land of opportunity and diversity. The food, whether
    at the fancy restaurants, hold in wall cafes or on the street itself, is amazing! The city is
    home to Bollywood which creates more movies than anywhere in the world. Bollywood movies
    are loved by everyone for their glamorous dress, songs and scenery, but they have their serious sides as well.
    The most amazing part of Mumbai is the people....millions of people all living together, but so respectful of each
    other...the city runs so smooth.....traffic is the one negative of all big cities and Mumbai def has it's share...
    3am is the best time to drive your nice cars around :)

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ivana Ng
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    This is the city of India's largest movie industry. Don't be surprised if someone approaches you to be an extra in the next Bollywood hit. Make sure to check out Hotel Taj (gorgeous colonial architecture) and Colaba Causeway (your one-stop shopping street market)! Bombay is also known for its nightlife. The clubs are expensive but they're worth the hype. Prive is the best one in town.

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    Vinit Acharekar
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    5 Jul 13, 2014

    This city of diversity will bring you across many people gathered here from around country to full fill their dreams. Home to Bollywood industry, many historical building of British Era, beautiful beaches, many Museums mixture of Indian and Western culture you can enjoy a great night life in Mumbai. Here you can find hotels and restaurants in every range of your budget. Once must taste Mumbai's street food. Just let yourself go and enjoy the city with its own flow and culture. No doubt you will surely enjoy it. :)

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Mike Budhani
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    5 Aug 26, 2013

    When it comes about beaches, top hotels, financial hub, Indian cinema (Bollywood), lovely tourist attraction, Mumbai is one and only name in all this where you can have all these. Also Mumbai has a Unique nightlife culture.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Nikhil Chandra
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    4 Jun 04, 2013

    To say that here one lives "Life in the fast lane". I loved traveling in Mumbai Locals, affable tuktuk wallas as compared to tuk tuk wallahs of Delhi. Spending evening in Marine Drive is awesome and not to mention the super street food.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Jason Ewart
    4 Apr 08, 2013

    Mumbai is an amazing city that offers the great Indian cuisine tourists expect, along with the big city feel and "hip" spots one would find in London or New York. My first night there I enjoyed the pleasure of dining at the delicious Cafe Zoe (Western food) and fist-pumping the night away at a nearby club. During the day, my crew toured the city, taking in the many historical sites, including The Gate of India and Bombay's version of Big Ben. I look forward to visiting Mumbai again soon.

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    Phyth
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    5 Feb 20, 2013

    I love Mumbai. Massive, loud, crammed with people and very entertaining. There are certainly lots of sights to see - The Gateway of India and the neighbouring Taj Mahal hotel, Elephanta, CST, Haji Ali Dargah are just some examples.

    However, like a lot of big cities, Mumbai is also a great place for just wandering about, flying around town on the trainlines, eating lots of good food and going to fun bars.

    In short, it's huge, complex and you can do pretty much anything there. Not for nothing is it known as the City of Dreams.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Niren Shah
    5 Feb 09, 2013

    Home city and love it despite the crazy traffic snarls, real estate prices, monsoons et al. The people, the fast pace of life and the opportunities makes everyone flock here. Be sure to catch the Gateway of India, Dhobi ghat, Crawford market etc when you are here!

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    Balram Mahabir
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    4 Jan 08, 2013

    Cant go India and not visit this city. This is the entertainment hub of India. Some of the best foods and best clubs. Its Bollywood central. There are also great outdoor and heritage sites to visit.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)Pro 2014
    Yanti
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    3 Oct 08, 2012

    For me, Mumbai will not be my voluntarily destination in India - it is a highly populated business city where traffic is quite heavy. The only thing I like about the place is the local food - it's delicious!

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Sunil Yadav
    5 Sep 14, 2012

    One of the greatest city to live in or visit...
    Visit cafe Mocha and try the Chocolate Avalanche if you are in the city...

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Rachana Chakraborty
    4 Aug 10, 2012

    Mumbai is undoubtedly the commercial capital of India and is one of the predominant port cities in the country. Mumbai's nature as the most eclectic and cosmopolitan Indian city is symbolized in the presence of Bollywood within the city, the centre of the globally-influential Hindi film and TV industries. It is also home to India's largest slum population.There is a lot to see in Mumbai, but the typical "tourist" sights are concentrated in South Mumbai.

    By Indian standards, Mumbai is a young city and much of the land comprising the city did not exist until it was claimed from the sea over three centuries ago. It is therefore, a pleasant surprise to find rock cut caves such as the Elephanta, Kanheri, and Mahakali within city limits. Cruise on a Harbour Cruise; cruises from Gateway of India leave every 30 min daily except during the monsoon season (Jun-Sep). Rs 40.

    You can also join for Heritage walks; organized by two architects, these walks take you around various historic and architecturally significant areas of the city. Walks are organized on the third Sunday of every month (with a break from June through August for the monsoons) and the route varies each time. The walks last around 90 min. Rs 100 (Discounted rates for students and the physically challenged).

    Walk along Marine Drive; also known as Queen's Necklace, this beachside promenade is worth a ride. A walk can be planned from Girgaon Chowpati (Girgaon beach) all the way upto Nariman Point. Be careful and avoid this area during heavy rains.You can even enjoy a morning walk on the Juhu beach.
    The dining experience at an upscale restaurant in Mumbai is more or less the same as anywhere else in the world. If you search hard enough, you will find cuisine from practically every part of the world represented in the city. But to get a real flavour of what's unique to Mumbai, you will have to go a little lower down the scale and experience the street food and Irani cafes. That is what is described here. For individual restaurants and other places to eat, go to the individual district pages.

    Don't leave Mumbai without trying:

    Gujrati, Maharashtrian and Kerala Thali
    Indian Chinese
    Goan seafood
    As many different kinds of chaat (Bhelpuri, Pav Bhaji etc) as your stomach can handle
    Kebab rolls, Pattis, Keema
    Indian sweets- milky, delicious concoctions (try the kulfi falooda at Badshah's in Crawford market)
    Vada pav (the great Indian veg burger)
    South Indian food from an Udupi restaurant
    Bread Maska (Bread & Butter) from an Irani Cafe
    Kingfisher Blue beer
    Alfanso Mangoes during summer season

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Rohit Prasad
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I love Mumbai, It's a city of dreams.I don't no what is the magic of this place is, that it attracts everyone, weather poor or rich, once in a life time wants to visit this dream city.Weather small or big everybody comes here to make his own identity.It's aamchi Mumbai.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Kathleen Yip
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A magical, spiritual, enlightening city! See beyond the obvious, your life will never be the same.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Michael Nolan
    2 Aug 03, 2014

    There are. too. many. people. No joke, the sheer density will get to you more than the heat. It's constant noise and stimulation, with (assuming you don't look Indian) more touts than can be healthy for one city. There are good spots (some of the best food in India, the docks are cool, and the clubs are better than elsewhere) but I'd take almost any other city in India (especially the small ones in the middle of no where) over this.

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  • Mumbai (Bombay)
    Jemm Cellan
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Love the shopping scene! Got a suit and 2 long sleeved shirts -- great quality and really cheap!

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One of the largest cities on the planet, Mumbai is a microcosm of India. Although twenty-one million souls call Mumbai home -- living in everything from slum shanties to gilded palaces -- most were born elsewhere. A city of immigrants built on top of seven islands over 600 years, Mumbai is layered with striations of Indian culture and history. From Udupi vegetarian cuisine to Kashmiri saris and British colonial buildings to Portuguese churches, Mumbai -- also the home of the Bollywood film industry -- is the cultural pulse of India. For visitors, this means Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is a cache of fascinating experiences. Just shopping in the bazaars or picking up a classic bhel puri (a rice ball with potatoes and tamarind sauce) from a street vendor is an event. To see history, head to the Gateway of India, built in 1924 for King George V of England. If you’re interested, hop on a boat from here for a highlight -- the views of the harbor, or you can go further and visit Elephanta Caves. ... read more
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