Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. The capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai, is a global city owing to its contribution to the world economy. Being a major metropolitan, it is also a centre of finance and communications. Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of India.
Mumbai is home to diverse businesses, several brands, and a market to cater to all these. Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, head offices of several companies, foreign banks and institutions, major business houses of India such as Godrej, Reliance, and Tata etc., all operate from Mumbai. Mumbai is also home to some of the best five-star hotels. The city accommodates not just the big companies, but also the smallest of traders, eateries, vendors, and service providers. The city offers opportunity and space to grow that is essential for any flourishing economy.
The city's transport system is the lifeline of the city. Besides the local trains that cover the length and breadth of the city, the B.E.S.T buses facilitate transportation for travel within the city's limits. Auto rickshaws, taxis, and even private cabs make traveling in the city easy and convenient. Moreover, the city has both domestic and international airports, which welcome travellers and tourists from everywhere. No matter where you land, the well-maintained roads, flyovers, bridges, Express Highways, and the Sea link provide easy access to different parts of the city. The subways and the recently developed Skywalks provide the pedestrians space to walk and cross roads without having to face traffic.
Mumbai is also popular for some historical landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves etc., and places of worship such as Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalaxmi Temple, etc. Mumbai also boasts of a number of beaches which are thronged by people almost every day. Mumbai is known for its happening night life and for providing a variety of options for entertainment.
The people residing here come from different walks of life, and various sects and communities. The festivals celebrated here are a proof of the diverse cultures of the city. Ganesh Chaturthi, Eid, Navratri, Diwali, Holi, Pateti, Christmas etc. are celebrated with much fanfare and pomp. Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city where people lead diverse lifestyles, including a bit of every culture in their food, clothing and language.
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