SOCIETY - 2011 CITY OF MUMBAI
CITY OF MUMBAI
Mumbai earlier was made of seven islands which are
today called Colaba, Mahim, Mazgaon, Parel, Worli,
Girgaum and Dongri.
Mumbai is a cluster of Seven Islands and derives its
name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the koli
fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants.
Geographical Profile of Mumbai
Area: 438.77 sq kms.
Population: 20 million.
Altitude: 0 at sea level.
Latitude: - 18º 53' North,
Longitude: - 72º 50' East.
Climate: Mumbai has a Warm and humid Climate
throughout the year.
Weather in December: Mild & Pleasant, Clear Sky.
Average Temperature: Day - 32º C, Night - 18º C.
The people of Mumbai are commonly
referred to as Mumbaikars and the
languages that are mostly spoken are
Marathi. English, Hindi.
Mumbai is the country's financial
powerhouse, the nation's industrial
heartland, and its economic nerve center.
Places to Visit While in Mumbai
Elephanta Caves, (Mumbai)
Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD, &
attract more visitors each year than the entire city of Mumbai.
The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells,
grand halls and porticos.
Marine Drive, (Mumbai)
Marine Drive is an avenue with concreted six lane roads in
the Arabian Coast and is officially known as Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose Road.
Marine drive is termed as Queen’s necklace, as it glows like
a necklace in the night with the streetlights and is seen from any
elevated place in the city.
Location: Opposite Azad Maidan in South Mumbai.
Attractions: Clothes and fashion accessories at cheap rates.
Famous For: Readymade clothes.
Timings of Fashion Street Mumbai: This busy street is basically all
days open from morning 11:00 till late 8:00 pm, but best is to go between
12:00 to 4:30 as little less crowd is expected during same time. Sundays are
Victoria Terminus (VT Station), Mumbai
Modeled on the lines of the St. Pancras Station
in London, Victoria Terminus is undoubtedly the Raj's
piece de resistance, Complete with carved stone friezes,
stained glass windows and flying buttresses.
The station was christened to commemorate
Victoria Jubilee Day in 1887 when India's first steam
engine puffed out to neighboring Thane, about 45 kms
Today it has been rechristened Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus after the Maratha warrior.
Hanging Garden, Mumbai
Perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its
western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru
Park, these terraced gardens, also known as
Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, provide lovely
sunset views over the Arabian Sea.
The park was laid out in the early 1880s over
Bombay's main reservoir, some say to cover the
water from the potentially contaminating
activity of the nearby Towers of Silence.
Essel World, (Mumbai)
This is Mumbai's only international-style theme park and
amusement centre situated close to Gorai Beach.
Water kingdom, (Mumbai)
Water Kingdom is Asia’s largest theme water park.
Strategically located near Essel World in Gorai, Water
Kingdom is a hot favorite entertainment zone.
It is an extension of the Essel World and has a lot many to
Indian food is different from rest of the world not
only in taste but also in cooking methods.
It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages.
Foods of India are better known for its spiciness.
Throughout India, be it North India or South India,
spices are used generously in food.
Local Favorite Snacks
Pav Bhaji is the king of Mumbai street food.
This is one dish that feeds millions of people around India on a
This melt-in-your-mouth Indian delicacy is a staple snack of the
people of Mumbai and the city serves some of the finest pav bhaji.
This Mumbai street snack is super cheap -- a mere ` 10/- prepared faster
than a McDonald's McAloo Tikki Burger and provides a fulfilling shot of
carbohydrates when a main meal is not to hand.
The vada pav contains an array of flavors which best describe the local
palate: A richly fried, starchy spiciness, strong essences of tangy garlic
and a just a trace of coconut -- all soaked up in a soft, fibrous bun.
4* & 5* Hotels in Mumbai (within 5 km of Exhibition Centre)
Hotel Westin Goregaon Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
Sun-n-Sand Hotel JW Marriott Hotel
The Orchid Sahara Star
Trident Bandra Kurla Trident Nariman Point
Courtyard Mumbai International Airport Hotel Taj Lands End
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Multiplexes & Movie Theatres near Exhibition Centre:
Multiplexes/ Address Telephone Ticket Distance from
Cinema Amount Exhibition
Cinemax Goregaon S. V. Road, Next to Goregaon Police 022-28764269 ` 100-200 1 kms
Station, Goregaon (E), Mumbai – 400
PVR Cinema Mumbai suburban, Goregaon East ` 100-200 1 kms
Big Cinemas Plot No.1, Ram Mandir Lane Off S. V. 022-2676 0187 ` 100-200 2 kms
Goregaon – (W), Mumbai – 400 062
Fame Malad Inorbit Mall, Goregaon-Malad Link ` 100-200 2-3 kms
Mumbai – 400 063
Inox Live the Movie Viraj Tower, 5th Floor, Next To Andheri 022-4062 6900 ` 100-200 4-5 kms
Flyover, Western Express Highway,
Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400 069
Restaurants Near By Exhibition Centre:
Restaurants Address Contact Amount Distance from
Subway Film City Rd, Goregaon (E), Food 022-2842 3312 Approx ` 300/- 1 kms
Court, Oberoi Mall, Mumbai +91 9322117525
Pizza Hut R1/3rd Floor, Oberoi Mall, Off- 022-4266 5428 Approx ` 600/- 1 kms
Western Express Highway, 022-3988 3988
Goregaon (E), Mumbai
China Ming Machu Picchu Food Court, 2nd 022-6706 6077 Approx ` 400/- 1-2 kms
Floor, The ‘HUB’, Goregaon (E), 022-6706 6011
McDonald Film City Rd, Goregaon (E), Food 022-2842 3312 Approx ` 300/- 2-3 kms
Court, Oberoi Mall, Mumbai for two
KFC Restaurant Oberoi Mall, Goregaon (E), 022-4238 5050 Approx ` 350/- 1 kms
Barista Lavazza Inorbit Mall, Mindspace, Link Rd, 022-55744863 Approx ` 500/- 3-4 kms
Malad (W), Mumbai
Café Coffee Day PVR-Oberoi Mall, 3rd Floor, - Approx ` 250/- 1 kms
Western Express Highway,
Goregaon (E), Mumbai
For More Details Please Visit:-
Shopping Centre’s in Mumbai
#Shopping Malls - InOrbit Mall
Inorbit, with its 1.2 million square feet of space, is one
of the largest malls in South East Asia.
The ground floor is mostly occupied by major British
The first floor is full of national and international
clothing brands, a music store, and bookstore.
The top floor has been exclusively devoted to food and
entertainment, and includes a kids play area.
Address: Link Road, Malad (outer western
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 9.30 p.m. daily.
# Shopping Malls - Oberoi Mall
The classy Oberoi Mall opened in mid 2008, and offers
500,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment.
It features a large central atrium with an uninterrupted view of
every shop front within the mall.
The mall's third level has a large food court and gaming area.
Address: Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway,
Goregoan East, Mumbai.
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
# Infiniti Mall
This three level mall isn't as big as some, but it still has plenty of clothing, jewelry,
electronics, and music stores.
Anyone who loves books will appreciate
Landmark bookstore that can be found
there. The mall also has a food court and
children's entertainment area.
Address: New Link Road, Andheri West,
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
HOSPITALS IN MUMBAI
Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre
The Bombay Hospital presently ranks among the finest multi-speciality
tertiary level medical centres in the country. The internationally renowned
panel of doctors and consultants in every field of specialisation have, at their
disposal, cutting-edge equipment. Supported by a highly trained and
professional nursing staff.
Address: 12, Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020, India
Tel: +91 22 2067 676, URL: www.bombayhospital.com
Breach Candy Hospital
The hospital is located in the heart of the city at South Mumbai on
Bhulabhai Desai Road about 25 km from the domestic airport. The
hospital is located close to the famous Mahalaxmi temple and the
Holy Haji Ali shrine along the seacoast. The hospital has the US
consulate as its neighbor.
Address: 60 A Bhulabhai Desai Road Mumbai : 400026
Tel: +91 22 - 2366 7949, 2366 7788 , 2367 1888 , 2367 2888
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute is
provide the best facilities within the country. The 750-bed hospital has
over One million square feet of space, 17 floors, two basements, 30
Address:Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows,Andheri
Tel: +91 22 3066 6666
Mumbai City Facts
Local trains, buses, taxis and autorickshaws are the major means of public transport in Mumbai.
Local trains operate on three lines i.e., Western, Central and Harbour. For the convenience of the
commuters, monthly and quarterly passes are also made available.
Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST)
Buses cover almost all of Mumbai and are linked to all the suburban railway stations. Air-
conditioned/luxury services are also available on select routes.
ply all over the city and its suburbs, the minimum fare being Rs 20/-. Air-conditioned taxis popularly
called 'Cool Cabs' are also available in the city. However, it costs 25% more than normal taxi fare.
are allowed to operate only in suburbs and the minimum fare is Rs 12.00/-. There is a 50%
surcharge on the autorickshaw and taxi fare between 12 am and 5 am. (For details refer to the fare
table in the Transportation section).
One can hire a car on a day-to-day basis. The average rental, depending on the model, varies
between Rs 1650/- and Rs 2550/- for eight hours, up to eighty kilometres. Every extra hour costs
between Rs 100/- to Rs 120/- and the cost of an additional kilometre ranges between Rs 20/- to Rs
Mobile Phone Services
The city has GSM & CDMA based mobile phone network, covering the suburban area. There are
major brands for GSM i.e., AirTel , Reliance, IDEA, TATA DOCOMO and Vodafone. Mobile phones
are also available for hire, with prepaid and postpaid Sim Cards.
Call :- AirTel on 404 092 , IDEA 405 799 , Reliance 405 015 , TATA DOCOMO 405
039 and Vodafone on 404 020 .
Markets and Shopping Areas
Mumbai is a shopper’s paradise. It has every kind of product, in every price range, to satisfy every
wallet. You can shop in the streets or venture into the air-conditioned shopping arcades of the top
hotels like the Taj and the Oberoi. Crawford Market, Coloba Causeway, Fashion Street, World Trade
Centre, Breach Candy, Linking Road and Dadar TT are the some of the places where you can
satiate your shopping appetite. Zaveri Bazar has all the beautiful jewellery you will ever want to buy
and Chor Bazar (the thieves market) offers you everything from the original to the replica, whichever
you can afford.
SAFE LOCAL TRAVEL
If not taking a prepaid taxi or a metered taxi/rickshaw, negotiate the
fare before taking off.
If spending a lot of time with a taxi driver (or any driver), it helps if he
speaks and understands basic English
Be aware of travel warnings. Some areas are considered unsafe for
Most Common theft is ladies purse/hand bag snatchers.
Strangers on bike snatch purses & mobile phones.
Be Aware of Pickpockets.
If there are signs saying “No pictures”, don’t take pictures!
E.g. (Some airports & bridges, Military Bases, etc. are off-limits!)
Take pictures of worshippers/Religious Places may sensitive.
Within India dial 100 or 108 for police.
Within India dial 101 or 108 for medical or fire
Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.
Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room.
Use room safes where available.
Don’t Exchange money on black market.
Though Mumbai is a modern metropolitan city, Women
advised to dress appropriately covering shoulders.
Short skirts & Miniskirts are better avoided in public places.
Wear informal loose clothes.