A city of architectural beauties and dazzling contrasts, Mumbai shows the astonished traveler the untold side of the charming state of Maharashtra. With an increasing population, it has become one of the world’s most populous metropolitan areas, making Mumbai a heady hub of diverse cultures. Here, in the commercial capital of India, the financial district lumps together with Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, while one of the most expensive residential property has risen up shoulder to shoulder to Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundromat where workers still wash laundry in stone-made basins. A megalopolis where extremes meet and the pace is fast, Mumbai, love it or hate it, will certainly leave its mark.
Population City: 13,000,000 City including metropolitan area: 20,500,000
Currency Indian Rupee (INR) Rs1 = 100 paise
Opening hours Shops in Mumbai are generally open from 10am-8.30pm, depending on the area. Some shops stay open later. General banking hours are from Mon-Fri 9am-3pm and Sat 9am-1pm.
Newspapers Mumbai Mirror; The Times of India; Afternoon Despatch
Emergency numbers Police: 100; Fire Brigade: 101; Ambulance: 102
Tourist information Indiatourism Mumbai
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