With its stunning architecture, bustling streets and dynamic crowds, Mumbai is a city that constantly amuses both long time Mumbaikar or first-time visitor. From stunning Marine Drive whose lights resemble a string of pearls at night, to the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose architecture has few matches in India, the city is steeped in beauty unlike any other. Here we bring you a collection of 20 photos capturing Mumbai’s rich architecture, history and everyday life for you to reaffirm your love for the city of dreams.
Mumbai’s stunning architecture is a celebration of its rich cosmopolitan history with a blend of Indo-Islamic, Victorian and contemporary styles and influences. Be it the iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link or the historic Gateway of India, the city’s architectural offerings will never disappoint.
From the prehistoric cave temples of Elephanta Island to the unique Parsi café culture of the 20th-century, the city has been home to diverse historical happenings – traces of which you can still find.
Mumbai is called the city of dreams for good reason – it celebrates and fosters life in ways that match few other cities in India. From its impressive train network to the unique bustle of its many historic markets, this city is rich with life.
No celebration of Mumbai can be complete without a nod to the potent waters of the Arabian Sea that envelope it. The sea is an integral part of everyday life in the city whether you are part of the historic Koli (fisher folk) community or just someone coming down to unwind by Marine Drive at the end of your day.
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