Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of Maharashtra state in southwestern India. It is the economic powerhouse of India. It’s the fastest moving, most affluent and the most industrialized city in India. Yet, once upon a time, Bombay was nothing more than a group of low-lying, swampy and malarial mud flats presented to the British by its Portuguese occupiers as a wedding gift in 1661.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial and the entertainment capital of India and is home to the famous Bollwood Industry, fondly called as the city of dreams. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped with the construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea.
There are several attractions in Mumbai that will leave you awe struck. A walk around the streets of Colaba or near Churchgate is enough for you get a glimpse of the colonial era buildings. Some of the monuments that give Mumbai a British look and feel are Gateway of India, Iconic Taj Hotel, High court, Hutatma chowk and Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus.