- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Travel to Mumbai, India
Sprawling, overcrowded and chaotic Mumbai is one of the most stifling and stimulating cities on the planet. Home to Bollywood, India's fashion capital and the capital of Maharashtra state, Mumbai can at times be overwhelming, but this metropolis is also endlessly fascinating.
Indians love to refer to Mumbai as the ‘city that never sleeps’. Truly, Mumbai is a throbbing metropolis, teeming with people. It is said to have more millionaires per square mile than Manhattan, perhaps that is why, it is also called the ‘city of dreams’.
As a tourist destination, there are many things to see in this city. Most places of interest are in the south of Mumbai. Mumbai is a city known for its colonial architecture. Styles such as gothic, the neo-classical, and the Indo-Saracenic styles of architecture are visible in this area. One such grand example is the Gateway of India. A very popular site among both Mumbaikars as well as the tourists to this city, the Gateway of India was built in 1924. It was built to commemorate King George’s visit to India in 1911. The Gateway of India is a popular destination for shooting movies.
You can hire a boat from the Gateway of India to visit the Elephanta Island. It is situated near the Mumbai Harbor, and is famous for its ancient cave temple. Worth seeing here is the 19.6ft-high statue of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva.