Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is a vibrant, charming, historical and modern metropolis on the west coast of Maharashtra along the shores of the Arabian Sea. Described as the 'Commercial Capital of India', it is a charming fusion of history and modernity where monuments and temples co-existing gloriously with the Bollywood - the Hindi Film Industry. Fondly termed as the "city of dreams" and once a hub of European Empire in India, Mumbai today is a big, populous and one of most visited metro cities of India.
A melange of seven separate islands, Mumbai is where all the actions are- from movies to stars to nightlife to beaches to pubs to bar dance to historical monuments to parks to gardens to museums etc. Tourist attractions are many here, and some of most visited religious places include the Siddhivinayak Mandir, Haji Ali Dargah and St. Thomas' Cathedral.
The Gateway of India - a harbour with historical monument- is the biggest attraction for tourist in Mumbai. If Film City and Fashion Street are visited for their modern charm, then the Juhu Beach is best for stillness and vibrancy against the sea. Other notable tourist attractions in Mumbai include Banganga Tank, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churchgate, Crawford Market, Hanging Garden, Flora Fountain, the Taj Hotel, Bombay High Court, Mahalakshmi Racecourse, Malabar Hill, Nariman Point, Prithvi Theatre, Rajabai Tower, Town Hall and University Buildings etc.