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We Bet You Didn't Know These 11 Interesting Facts About 'Aamchi Mumbai'! logo 30-08-2017

These interesting facts about Mumbai will inspire you to take a trip to the city.


1. Every Person Has Only 1.1 Square Meters Of Open Space In Mumbai

HolidayIQ Traveller Surjit Singh shares, “The days are busy with heavy traffic. Mumbai never sleeps. It is a lovely city, especially the night life. I always hang out with friends at night when I am in Mumbai. Weather is always great!”


2. The First Train In India Ran Between Mumbai To Thane On 16 April, 1853

HolidayIQ Traveller Jae Rajesh from Hyderabad shares, “Mumbai local trains are a very convenient way to travel in the city considering the heavy road traffic that exists there. The railway police are quite prompt in responding to any complaints regarding this. Be conversant with the route (there are 3 separate lines), if necessary make a note of the stations in each route.”


3. Mumbai Has A Coastline Of About 150 Kilometres

HolidayIQ Traveller Shashikant Bagadia from Mumbai shares about Marine Drive, “It's a place not to miss on your visit to Mumbai. It's a must to visit in the night and if possible take a aerial view from near by hotel and you could see the famous queens necklaces. It's a busy place even at midnight, with local tea vendors, mineral water, chaat and other stuff around.”


4. Mumbai Is Made Of Seven Islands

The seven islands of Bombay were an archipelago of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to compose the area of the modern city of Mumbai.Elsie Gabriel shares about Gorai Island, “Good breakfast on the beach if you hit the roads early from the Mumbai city, all the way close to the same road as the Water Kingdom. You get to wash down your food with Coconut Water or 'toddy' if you are adventurous. You can help your kids collect the sea shells from the shore and start a hobby here.”


5. Mumbai Railways Carry 2.2 Billion Passengers Every Year

Mumbai Railways Carry 2.2 Billion Passengers Every Year


6. Mumbai Was The First City In India To Get The Bus Service

Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.HolidayIQ Traveller Rakesh Patil shares, “Mumbai is a very great city. It has a very good and generational culture, very nice sightseeing it has. And can roam around for fun and peace it has many good places like Marine drives which is also known asqueen circle. Many good pubs are around, good places like haji ali dargah and Mahalaxmi and Siddhivinayak temple. Gardens with uniqueness is Hanging garden.” 


7. Because, Vada Pav Is The Best Snack In The World

HolidayIQ Traveller Mahi Gulat shares, “One of my favourites in Mumbai is vada pav! Whenever I am there, I always make sure of having 3-4 vada pavs each day. Recently Mumbai celebrated World Vada Pav Day - Aamchi Mumbai's Best Gift to Foodies!”


8. There Are So Many People In The City, You Never Run Out Of Help

HolidayIQ Traveller Prashanth shares, “Safe place for people. Nice place to spend in the evening. Sunset is good to see from here. Near to gateway of India. The scenic view from the point is amazing. Evening is best time to visit. It's open till midnight. Safe place for couples.”


9. There Are So Many Options To Go Sightseeing

HolidayIQ Traveller Uday Singh from Bangalore shares about Gateway Of India, “This is on sea shore and in front of Taj Hotel. This is a very good picnic spot in Mumbai and also the heritage of of India. If you go to Mumbai, do not forget to see this.”


10. There's Nothing Like Juhu Beach Ki Chaat

HolidayIQ Traveller Deeps shares, “You can spot various bollywood celebrities at Juhu beach. Try out the local street food offered at food stalls and snack joints set up at the beach. Street food, such as 'pani puri', 'bhel puri' and 'pav bhaji' are just awesome. Watching the sunset in this wonderful place, guarded by the vast Arabian Sea, is a visual delight.”


11. Festivals Are Colourful Here

HolidayIQ Traveller Nagesh Kamatr shares, “Ganesh Chaturthi is traditionally celebrated festival in Mumbai. On all nine days, Mumbaikars dedicate themselves and participate in the puja. The tallest Ganesha and the richest in the world is kept at the GSB Seva Mandal Tentat Krida Mandir.”

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