Mystical Mumbai

Mystical Mumbai – The city that never sleeps

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

 

“They call it a city that never sleeps,

Dreams at large; everything in heaps,

Buzzing all the time, different people different cons,

It has got its roses and its thorns.”

People here will always say that they are busy with their afternoons making them lazy and with night plans like crazy. Trust me, life in Mumbai is not easy! The city has a lot of masti and a little of maska but it cannot live without the Bollywood Chaska.

It’s the City of murmuring traffic and twinkling cars, the multi-millionaires & the movie stars. We’ve got it all, the vada-pav and the dance bars.

Mystical Mumbai – where the local trains usually run on time & violently rushing for a seat is not a crime. Here, its as usual, 3 PM for lunch and 12 AM to dine. People face hardships, but still say “it’s fine”.

Multi-lingual, multi-religious, city of unusual weather, I wouldn’t be wrong; if I say, it’s a city where the country comes together.

Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and has evolved into a global financial hub. Most of the buildings are during the British period, such as the Victoria Terminus (In 1996, the Minister of Railways, Suresh Kalmadi, changed the name of the station to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in honour of Great King Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire). Their architectural features include a variety of European influences such as German gables, Dutch roofs, Swiss timbering, Romance arches, Tudor casements, and traditional Indian features.There are also a few Indo-Saracenic styled buildings such as the Gateway of India.

The Gateway of India is a major tourist destination and a popular gathering spot for locals, street vendors and photographers In February/March they are joined by classical dancers and musicians who perform during the Elephanta Festival. Boats depart from the gateway’s wharves for Elephanta Island. Art Deco styled landmarks can be found along the Marine Drive.

Mumbai has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami. In the newer suburbs, modern buildings dominate the landscape. Mumbai has by far the largest number of skyscrapers in India.