Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is the most populous city in India. It is the capital of Maharashtra, an Indian state. With around 13 million residents, the city is also the world’s most populated. Mumbai, together with Navi Mumbai and Thane, have 19 million people, thus forming the fifth most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Mumbai is India’s commercial and entertainment district. The city is the economic center of the country, with the most important financial institutions situated there, from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). Mumbai is also the tenth biggest commercial center in the world in terms of financial flow.
With the city’s high standard of living, people all across the country try to make their way to Mumbai. Due to the diversity of people coming into the city, Mumbai is a communal and cultural assortment.
Bollywood, India’s Hindi film and television industry is located in the Mumbai, the birthplace of Indian cinema, dating back to the early 20th century. The city is also home of the largest IMAX Theater that features both Bollywood and Hollywood films.
Mumbai is a city full of cultural materials and artistic creations. Private commercial galleries and government-funded art houses are seen all over the city. The Asiatic Society of Bombay, built in 1833, is the oldest public library in Mumbai. Also, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is a museum located in southern Mumbai that houses ancient exhibits of Indian history.
The city is also home to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Elephanta Caves, two of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The world’s largest water theme park, Water Kingdom, is also in Mumbai.
Mumbaikars, or the people of Mumbai, celebrate Indian festivals in the city premises with great anticipation and preparation. Christmas and Good Friday are among the Western festivals also celebrated in the city. The Kala Ghoda Festival is a festival for arts in music, dance, theater, and film.
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