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About Mumbai

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Temples &  Religious Places

⦁ Siddhivinayak Temple
Address: S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028
Phone: 022 2422 4438

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is one of the busiest temples in India with thousands of devotees visiting every day to ask for Lord's blessings. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold.

⦁ Shree Mahalakshmi Temple
Address: Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
Phone: 022 2351 4732
Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji, a Hindu merchant.

⦁ Mumba Devi Temple
Address: Mumba Devi Marg, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
Phone: 022 2242 4974
Mumba Devi Mandir is an old temple dedicated to the goddess Mumbā, the local incarnation of the Devi.This temple was built in honour of the Goddess Amba. The Mumbadevi temple is six centuries old. The first Mumbadevi temple was situated at Bori Bunder, and is believed to have been destroyed between 1739 and 1770. After the destruction, a new temple was erected at the same place at Bhuleshwar.

⦁ Walkeshwar Temple
Address: Banganga Cross Lane, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006
Phone: 022 2369 2727
Walkeshwar Temple, also known as the Baan Ganga Temple, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva located in Walkeshwar, near Malabar Hill neighbourhood.The temple is generally busy every month only during the full moon, and at Amavasya (new moon). In the past, it was a favourite of the Malabar pirates who used to frequent the islands during the 16th and 17th centuries.

It is currently the site of an annual Hindustani classical music festival, which in 2005 featured musicians like classical singers Rajan and Sajan Mishra, and Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma. Branches of Shri Kavle Math and Shri Kashi Math, famous religious seats of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, are located on the northern and western banks of the tank, respectively.

⦁ Haji Ali Dargah
Address: Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 2352 9082
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.
An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

⦁ Jama Mosque
The Jama Masjid is a mosque in the Kalbadevi neighbourhood, near Crawford Market in the South Mumbai region of Mumbai, India.

The Muslim community of Bombay possesses 89 mosques, of which 8 belong to the Bohras, 2 to the Khojas, one to the Mughals and the remAn extensive library with rare manuscripts is also attached to the masjid since the 1890s. The library was fully revamped and moved to the first floor of the masjid and inaugurated in April 2015; its collection is now fully digitised.


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Crops

Both food crops and cash crops are grown in the state. The main food crops of Maharashtra are mangoes, grapes, bananas, oranges, wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, and pulses. Cash crops include groundnut, cotton, sugarcane, turmeric, and tobacco

Offices & Industries

Below are few leading industries of Mumbai which contribute to the economy of India.
⦁Tata Group
⦁Reliance Industries
⦁Aditya Birla Group
⦁Hindustan Petroleum
⦁Bharat Petroleum

⦁State Bank of India
⦁Reserve Bank of India
⦁ICICI Bank
⦁Larsen & Toubro
⦁Reliance ADAG
⦁Essar Group
⦁HDFC Bank
⦁Axis Bank
⦁ Bank of Baroda
⦁Bank of India
⦁IDBI Bank
⦁Union Bank of India
⦁Hindalco Industries
⦁Bajaj Group
⦁Godrej Group
⦁Mahindra Group
⦁JSW Group

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Schools

⦁ Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Address: 46, Trident Road, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Phone: 022 4061 7001
⦁ Bombay Scottish School, Mahim
Address: 153, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016
Phone: 022 2445 1365

⦁ Campion School
Address: No.13, Cooperage Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Phone: 022 2202 0575
⦁ Singapore International School
Address: On National Highway No. 8, Next Thakur Mall, Post Mira Road,, Mumbai, Maharashtra 401104
Phone: 022 2828 5200


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Colleges

Mumbai is one of the few cities which have both IIT and IIM. Other colleges that provide remarkable education are-

⦁ Jai Hind College
Address: A Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Phone: 022 2204 0256

⦁ H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Address: 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Phone: 022 2287 6115

⦁ Whistling Woods International Institute
Address: Film City Complex, Near Reliance Media, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065
Phone: 022 3091 6146

⦁ NMIMS University
Address: Vaikunthlal Mehta Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056
Phone: 022 4235 5555


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Festivals

⦁ Diwali
Diwali is one of the major festivals of Hindus, celebrated throughout the country. It falls on the 13th day of the Hindu month of Ashwin (October-November). A festival of lights, it signifies the victory of good over bad.

It is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama returned to his kingdom, Ayodhya, after killing the demon king Ravana and completing his fourteen years of exile. On this day, people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, seeking their blessings for prosperity and wealth. Houses are cleaned and decorated with lights, flowers and rangoli. People burn crackers and fireworks on Diwali and pray for a prosperous coming year.

⦁ Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated not only in Mumbai, but the whole of India. It falls in the month of August and it is on this day this sisters tie rakhis (sacred thread) on the wrists of their brothers. In return, the brothers promise to protect them from any evil influence.

⦁ Parsi New Year
Parsi New Year falls in the month of August-September. The day holds a great degree of significance for the Parsi community since it was on this day that the Shahenshahi Zoroastrian community landed in India, when it migrated from Persia. This day is celebrated at the fire temple, where sumptuous feasts are held and people meet their friends and relatives.

⦁ Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is the most important festival of Maharashtra, celebrated with much enthusiasm and gusto by the Marathis. It falls in the month of August-September and is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the Elephant-God. A few days (7 to 10) before the festival, Marathi people bring an idol of the lord to their home, decorate it and worship it. On Ganesha Chaturthi, the idol is carried in a huge procession to the sea and immersed in the waters, amidst drumbeats, devotional songs and dancing. With this, the festival comes to an end.


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Places Around

⦁ Kanheri Caves
Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101
Phone: 1800 22 9930

⦁ Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya
Address: Laburnum Road, Near Gamdevi Police Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
Phone: 022 2380 5864

⦁ Elephanta Caves
Address: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094
Phone: 022 2204 4040

⦁ Castella de Aguada
Address: Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050


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Transportation 
⦁ Rail

The Mumbai Suburban Railway, popularly referred to as Locals forms the backbone of the city's transport system. It is operated by the Central Railway and Western Railway zones of the Indian Railways.

Mumbai's suburban rail systems carried a total of 6.3 million passengers every day in 2007. Trains are overcrowded during peak hours, with nine-car trains of rated capacity 1,700 passengers, actually carrying around 4,500 passengers at peak hours. The Mumbai rail network is spread at an expanse of 319 route kilometres. 191 rakes (train-sets) of 9 car and 12 car composition are utilised to run a total of 2,226 train services in the city. The Mumbai Monorail and Mumbai Metro have been built and are being extended in phases to relieve overcrowding on the existing network. The Monorail opened in early February 2014. The first line of the Mumbai Metro opened in early June 2014. A distance of 1,669 km from Chennai.

Mumbai is the headquarters of two zones of the Indian Railways: the Central Railway (CR) headquartered at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), and the Western Railway (WR) headquartered at Churchgate. Mumbai is also well connected to most parts of India by the Indian Railways. Long-distance trains originate from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali.

⦁ Air

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (formerly Sahar International Airport) is the main aviation hub in the city and the second busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. It handled 36.6 million passengers and 694,300 tonnes of cargo during FY 2014–2015. An upgrade plan was initiated in 2006, targeted at increasing the capacity of the airport to handle up to 40 million passengers annually and the new terminal T2 was opened in February 2014.

The proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport to be built in the Kopra-Panvel area has been sanctioned by the Indian Government and will help relieve the increasing traffic burden on the existing airport.

The Juhu Aerodrome was India's first airport, and now hosts the Bombay Flying Club and a heliport operated by state-owned Pawan Hans.

⦁ Water

Mumbai is served by two major ports, Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai. Mumbai Port has one of the best natural harbours in the world, and has extensive wet and dry dock accommodation facilities. Jawaharlal Nehru Port, commissioned on 26 May 1989, is the busiest and most modern major port in India. It handles 55–60% of the country's total containerised cargo. Ferries from Ferry Wharf in Mazagaon allow access to islands near the city. The city is also the headquarters of the Western Naval Command, and also an important base for the Indian Navy.

⦁ Local

Public transport systems in Mumbai include the Mumbai Suburban Railway, Monorail, Metro, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, black-and-yellow meter taxis, auto rickshaws and ferries. Suburban railway and BEST bus services together accounted for about 88% of the passenger traffic in 2008. Auto rickshaws are allowed to operate only in the suburban areas of Mumbai, while taxis are allowed to operate throughout Mumbai, but generally, operate in South Mumbai. Taxis and rickshaws in Mumbai are required by law to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), and are a convenient, economical, and easily available means of transport.

Major Roads

Mumbai is served by National Highway 3, National Highway 4, National Highway 8, National Highway 17 and National Highway 222 of India's National Highways system. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was the first expressway built in India. The Eastern Freeway was opened in 2013. The Mumbai Nashik Expressway, Mumbai-Vadodara Expressway, are under construction. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge, along with Mahim Causeway, links the island city to the western suburbs. The three major road arteries of the city are the Eastern Express Highway from Sion to Thane, the Sion Panvel Expressway from Sion to Panvel and the Western Express Highway from Bandra to Dahisar. Mumbai has approximately 1,900 km (1,181 mi) of roads. There are five tolled entry points to the city by road.


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Facts

⦁ The Juhu Aerodrome was the first airport of India, the Taj Mahal Hotel, founded in 1903, is India’s first 5 star hotel and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station is the first railway station in India.
⦁ India’s largest and only international standard theme park, Adlabs Imagica, is in Khopoli near Mumbai.
⦁ Mumbai doesn’t just have the largest slum in Asia but the most expensive one.

⦁ Mumbai was an Island before.
⦁ Mumbai sea link, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link has a length of around 5.6 km, it is an architectural-wonder as it was made with 90,000 tons of cement and steel wire comparable to the girth of the earth.

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Important Contacts Nos.
Ambulance-

102 , 1298 , 022-24308888
Mumbai Heart Brigade , B.M.C
022-23079643
Infection Disease only
022-23077324
Sadguru Ambulane ( Girgaon )
9820356252 .9820356230 , 8652068522

Police-

Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
22620826
Police Control Room (Mumbai City)
22621855
Mumbai airport
26156315/26716309
Andheri (East)
26831562/26831447
M.I.D.C.
28368352/28394205
Oshiwara
26323861/26323862
Sakinaka
28523936/28522334

Police Infoline

1090
Women Helpline
22633333

Fire-

 

FIRE BRIGADE CONTROL ROOM
23085991/23085992/23085993/23085994/101
23076111/23086181/ 23074923 / 23076112
Thane Fire
25391600
Vashi Fire
27660101
Marol , Andheri East
29200940/29200941
Sakinaka
28523936/28522334


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