Also known as Bombay, Mumbai is the second most populous city and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was built on a site of an ancient settlement and took its name from
Also known as Bombay, Mumbai is the second most populous city and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was built on a site of an ancient settlement and took its name from the goddess Mumba-a form of Parvati. The city is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely the majestic Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s notable Victorian and Art Deco buildings. It’s also the financial, commercial, and entertainment capital of India with many Bollywood celebrities and notable businessman living in the city. There are two types of schools in Mumbai, either municipal schools or private schools, which in some cases receive financial aid from the government. The MCGM imparts secondary education to over 55,576 students living in student housing Mumbai. There is also the University of Mumbai which is one of the premier universities in India. It attracts hundreds of students who tend to live in a student room Mumbai or student hostel Mumbai near the university.
Mumbai is home to wonderful history and art museums, great shopping, and one of the best nightlife. There are several reasons which make Mumbai a must-visit city.
From the tiny fishing village to the big, humongous city that it is today, Bombay has experienced a rampant evolution, and so did its mouthwatering cuisine. Based mainly on rice, vegetables, fish, coconut, curries, and homemade sweets, the food in Maharashtra is diverse, spicy, and tasty, especially the street food.
Mumbai is the city of street-side stalls and vendors, where delicacies are available at each corner and at a pocket-friendly price. You don’t have to dress up or do a hole in your pocket to experience its rich gastronomy. Of course, if you’re looking for a fine dining experience, then you’re at the right place as Mumbai boasts some of the best and most exclusive restaurants in India.
Among the most popular regional dishes here are Akuri on toast which is usually served for breakfast, the popular Bombay sandwich, Bhelpuri, Kebab, and Kanda poha. Students living in student hostel in Mumbai usually consume these dishes from the street shops.
History and Culture
The city is full of historical and cultural sites which makes it one of the country’s most fascinating destinations. In addition to Gateway of India – the city’s most iconic landmark which you have seen in many movies, the state capital of Maharashtra boasts interesting museums, stunning architecture like the CST, as well as some amazing Buddhist and Hindu caves. The most astonishing are the Elephanta Caves which has an impressive collection of temples, halls, and stone sculptures of Hindu gods and is located on the Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor.
Moreover, the old city of Bombay boasts a rich cultural heritage with many other significant monuments such as the Gandhi House, Haji Ali Mosque, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Bhau Daji Lad Museum.
There are many other things to see and do in Mumbai like the largest tropical forest in an urban zone, a giant human Laundromat, and some of Asia’s biggest slums. University Living, a student housing platform provides student housing Mumbai near the university and in the best areas of the city.