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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. Spend the night at a five-star deluxe hotel, as Mumbai is world-renowned for some of the best service in the world. ... read more

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