The Best Travel Guide to Mumbai
The capital of Maharashtra State and formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the biggest metropolis of India. It is composed of a group of seven islands, on the Konkan coast and is one of the world’s most thickly populated cities with about 21 million people residing in it. You will have a range of options available to get flight tickets to this commercial and economical capital of India.
The city that is fondly called as ‘Aamchi Mumbai’, meaning Our Mumbai, by the local Maharashtrian people has a contradictory social mix as it is the home of the world renowned Hindi film industry called Bollywood and at the same time one of the largest slums in the world called Dharavi.
Flights to Mumbai from various parts of the globe arrive mainly at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. There are many international airlines offering best airline tickets like The British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, etc. Cheap flights to Mumbai can also be obtained at low-cost airlines like AirAsia.
Nowadays, many travel agencies offer cruises to places like Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore etc from the city. There are many other economical options to travel to and around the city such as the local trains, state transport buses, taxis and even autorickshaws in the suburban areas.
The city has some of the finest examples of Gothic style architecture. A few of the most famous monuments include the Gateway of India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, originally called the Victoria Terminus. The Mumbai University building along with the elegantly poised Rajabai Tower in its campus, the Elphinston Technical Institute, the High Court, etc.
Museums and Art Galleries
Located at Kala Ghoda is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya, or the Prince of Wales museum as it was previously called, which is one of the most renowned museums in the city with an extensive collection of historical artifacts. Also, located in the same area are The National Gallery of Modern Art and Jehangir Art Gallery which are famous for exhibits from famous artists.
Mumbai is bestowed with a wealth of beaches on the western frontier including the Girgaun Chowpatty in South Mumbai, the Juhu beach, Gorai beach, Mudh Island and the Aksa beach in the western suburbs.
Parks and Zoos
Sanjay Gandhi National Park or the Borivli National Park is a popular park and is a delightful picnic spot. It also has a Lion Safari park in it. The 2,400 years old Kanheri Caves nearby have ancient Buddhist stupas and caves carved in rocks. The Veermata Jijabai Udyan also popularly known as Ranicha Baug has many caged animals including lions, tigers, monkeys, rhinos and elephants and even many kinds of birds and reptiles.
Buying cheap tickets to Mumbai will come handy while buying the range of inexpensive goods and clothes available on the streets of the city such as the popular Fashion Street. There are many chic malls in the city including the Inorbit Mall, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, etc. Located in the central suburbs, two of the biggest malls in this city are the Metro Junction Mall and the Nirmal Lifestyles Mall.