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20 Photos To Make You Fall In Love With Mumbai

Picture of Sridevi Nambiar
Updated: 10 July 2017
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.

Architecture

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.

Aerial view of Mumbai
Aerial view of Mumbai | Vidur Malhotra /Flickr
Gateway of India
Gateway of India | David Brossard /Flickr
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus | Rajarshi Mitra /Flickr
Taj Mahal Palace
Taj Mahal Palace | Mathanki Kodavasal /Flickr

History

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.

Haji Ali Dargah
Haji Ali Dargah | Patrick Findeiss /Flickr
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves | Arian Zwegers/ Flickr
Yazdani Bakery, a historic Irani bakery and cafe
Yazdani Bakery, a historic Irani bakery and cafe | Elroy Serrao/Flickr
Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Asiatic Society of Mumbai | Sourav Das /Flickr
Kanheri Caves
Kanheri Caves | Isabell Schulz/ Flickr

Everyday Life

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.

Iconic Kaali Peeli Cabs
Iconic Kaali Peeli Cabs | Honza Soukup /Flickr
Street Food
Street Food | Cory Doctorow /Flickr
Mumbai Local Train Station
Mumbai Local Train Station | Rajarshi Mitra /Flickr
Mumbai Street
Mumbai Street | Nico Crisafulli /Flickr

Arabian Sea

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.

Mumbai At Sunrise
Mumbai At Sunrise | Ashwin Kumar/ Flickr
Mumbai Harbour
Mumbai Harbour | Runran /Flickr