Formerly called Bombay, Mumbai is one of the most happening cities in India. It is the Las Vegas of India. Mumbai is known as much for its throbbing night life as it is famous for being the busiest and economically prosperous city of India. Mumbai is a busy metropolis, nevertheless, it is a tourist hot-spot because of its energy and vigor. Dubbed as the commercial capital of India, the city is home to some of India's largest corporate houses.
The city also has a multi-million dollar film-making industry. If there is ever a place other than Hollywood which attracts tourists because of glamour business, then it has to be Mumbai. Popularly referred to as Bollywood, Mumbai film industry is not only big but also very charismatic. Every year a number of Hindi pot-boilers are produced here. The actors and actresses enjoy a massive fan following throughout India as well as abroad.
Mumbai is a wonderful tourist destination. This erstwhile insignificant port city has now developed to become one of the foremost metropolis of the world. Other than the charms of being in a beautiful metropolis, Mumbai has monuments of historical importance. The Gateway Of India is one such magnificent monument and prime tourist attraction in the city. The city also has wonderful beaches and these beaches have become wonderful leisure spots for people.
As the capital city of the state of Maharashtra, Mumbai is politically one of the most important cities in western India. It also has its own culture, traditions and festivals. This busy metropolis comes to a screeching halt during the Ganesh Chaturthi. The people in this part of the country speak Maratha but like a true cosmopolitan city, Mumbai is a fine melting pot where you will find people from different parts of India living in harmony in spite of the difference in language, dress codes and food habits. English is understood and spoken by a large number of people. It will not be very difficult, therefore, to over come this problem of communication.