Bombay is a snapshot of India, a must-see city for every tourist
8/31/2015 4:13:53 PM
|written By : Shobha Tsering Bhalla|
Bombay is India at its most contradictory and also most fascinating: aggressively modern yet in parts verging on medieval. It is glamorous and cultured yet rough-edged. It is as cosmopolitan as New York yet quintessentially Indian.
Bombay whose name was changed to Mumbai in 1995 - is India’s maximum city. It is the financial capital of a nation of 1.2 billion people, a major manufacturing hub, home of the busiest Indian airport and the busiest Indian seaport. It is also the nerve centre of the country’s ebullient Hindi-language movie and television industry – Bollywood where a million dreams are made.
Architecturally, Bombay is a marvel of Gothic, Neo-Classical and Indo-Saracenic art, the likes of which are seldom seen anywhere else in the world. The British built a magnificent city within the walls of Fort St. George, which lies at the southern extremity of the city. To get the best South Bombay experience, stroll around the wide streets of the area right from Churchgate to Colaba.