Monday, October 8, 2012

Mumbai, Land of Dreams

Mumbai, the capital of  state of Maharashtra is one of the most prominent city in India. This is the city that attract thousands men and women arrive every day in search of their dreams. This is the city that never sleeps, where both poor and rich co-exist in harmony. This is truly 'Land of Dreams' that dazzles all the time and there is some place for all kinds of people. The city that is always on the run pulsates day and night that is fast-paced, trendy and rocks.
 


Mumbai is constituted by seven islands and these islands in the 3rd century BCE formed part of the Maurya Empire. Between the 2nd and 9th century the islands came under the control of various dynasties such as Satavahanas, Kalachuris, Konkan Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Silhara etc,. 


It became a strong base for the Indian independence movement during the early 20th century and it was known by name Bombay. The city was renamed Mumbai in 1996, the name being derived from the name of Goddess Mumbadevi. It has grown to become commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is home to the largest film industry in the world: Bollywood.


Some of the places of interest in the city are:
Other place of interest around the city are:

48 comments:

Al said...

This is a city I'd love to visit, I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos of it.

lorik said...

I enjoyed looking at these pictures of Mumbai landmarks.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

great to see those mumbai pictures :)

Devilish Angel said...

Good photos...

Jane said...

Great photos, interesting shot with the light streaks too a hallmark of vintage film. Thanks for sharing:)

ester said...

Beautiful photos.

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

You always have great information, Rajesh! Really nice.

M.C.Diana Degadong said...

beautiful India indeed! beautiful views and pictures :-) Dropping by from MYM

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krishna said...

yes!!! this is the land of dream.. i spent 4 years there. it was long back, still i would like to go back there..

Jeevan said...

Great emphasis on the city! I wish to check it once... Nice photos :)

Carver said...

Very interesting post and great shots.

ladyfi said...

It looks like an amazing city with both noise and greenery.

Leovi said...

Wonderful these pictures of Mumbai undoubtedly some nice places.

Indrani said...

Great captures.

vinishashah said...

you have awesomely captured the city :) :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post and good captures of Mumbai.

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Beautifully taken!


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George said...

This is a fascinating introduction to Mumbai. I look forward to seeing more of the 'Land of Dreams'.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful M :)

Roger Owen Green said...

took me YEARS to figure out that when the news broadcasters mentioned Mumbai, they meant the old Bombay!
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Kate said...

I visited Bombay ages ago and was taken to the Taj Mahal hotel by a local family who told me the history of the building of it. It is a fascinating city, rich in history. Kate, ABC Team

Liza said...

Beautiful pics!

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ewok1993 said...

someday i'd love to visit it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is the one (the only one) big big City of India that I've read quite a bit about! thank you for your pictures.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Mumbai was,is & will always remain a great city that grows on you more and more in proportion to the time you spend there. Mumbaikars swear by this city and use the endearing and unifying term Amchi Mumbai. The Thakerays have tried their best to creative a regional divide but Mumbaikars have resisted this well and remained strong and unified.

Cloudia said...

Magical city!




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Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant pictures, and land of dreams it is!

Jama said...

We learn so much about Mumbai and India from your previous posts, a town one day I hope to visit.

Gary said...

Very informative post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looking at your photos makes me dream of visiting India someday.


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Joy said...

Sounds like a city with everything you could want.

Zuzana said...

I hope I can visit India one day, your posts make it sound incredible.;)
Thank you for your very nice recent comment.;))
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bluegrassnotes said...

Looks enticing. Interesting info and lovely photos.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

I would love to visit someday... and I'm a huge fan of Bollywood. They give you a breadth of entertainment and a long show with charming leads, especially my favorite, SRK (Shah Ruhk Khan).

India is a land of wonders, of economic contradictions (much like America, except not to such an extreme... our homeless live on the streets, not in shacks with family). Someday... Peace, Shail! Amy
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Rajesh said...

Thank you all. We shall explore this city more.

Sylvia K said...

Such a great look at such a fascinating city, Rajesh!! Terrific captures for the day!! Have a wonderful weekend!

MyMaracas said...

I always enjoy "visiting" your beautiful country through your photos.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such beautiful sights that can be called "familiar." :-)

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Vrinda said...

I've never been to Bombay... I feel like visiting once ... beautiful snaps :)

allresourceupdates said...

Nicely Presented.. :D
And Lovely Captures.. :D

Ragini Puri said...

I was in Mumbai for almost 2 years and yet did not explore it much. Regret it now. Someday for sure!
Thanks for sharing. :)

i NumeroUnity said...

Good post...write more!

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Seeta said...

Mumbai is a beautiful city, I once read that nobody can ever go hungry in this city, there is a place for the poor and the rich... The pulse of the city ensures that always..
Not to forget the cities gastronomical gifts to society.. The Pav bhaji, the vada Pav.. The ragda Patrice.. Yumm

CYNOSURE said...

loved the first one :)

Kiran Acharya said...

Amazing pics. Mumbai is indeed 'land of dreams'.

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Nice pics of the glamorous city :) where everyone seemd to be on a run :))