Mumbai-formerly known as Bombay - is known as the New York of
India. Mumbai is famous for its great magnetism. The city attracts people from
all parts of the country who come to the city with big dreams in their eyes and
hopes of fulfilling them. There are innumerable stories of ordinary people making
a fortune in the city. Dhirubhai Ambani, Amitabh Bachchan, and Shahrukh Khan
are just a few of them. Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan and forward-looking
city of India. The city is also known as the financial and commercial capital
The Languages spoken
include Hindi, English
,Marathi, Konkani, Gujarati and Urdu.
The cool months (November-March) are the best time
to visit as temperatures range from 4.5-15.5 deg. C (40-60 deg. F) in the north
to 18-30 deg. C (64-86 deg. F) in the south. The summer months (March-June) can
be very dry and hot. During the monsoon months (June-Oct.), rainfall reaches
50-200 cm. (20-80 in.).