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7 THINGS THAT ATTRACT PEOPLE TO MUMBAI

 As kids, we’ve all studied about the law of Magnetic Attraction. Our Science teachers have explained this concept extremely well.  Magnetic attraction is caused by the magnetic field.  Similarly, Mumbai too has an invisible magnetic aura that attracts humans from all over the world. Here’s a list of 10 top most attractions that lure people to Mumbai.

Disclaimer: The list is in a RANDOM order of importance!

B-TOWN

Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian cinema. BOLLYWOOD – this is by far the most popular reason for people to relocate to Mumbai. Every second girl here has modeling and acting dreams. The boys are no less too as most of them want to be the next Ranbir, Hrithik, Salman or SRK. The craze for movies and movie stars is so pronounced in our country that people from the rural India even believe that the celebrities in are simply found on the streets of Mumbai anywhere and anytime.  There are even guided tours of Film City Studios which are obviously very expensive. Amitabh bachchan’s  bunglow – Jalsa and SRK’s residence Mannat are veritable shrines for the masses who literally worship these demi Gods.

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NIGHT LIFE

Mumbai is known as the city that never sleeps and the reputation stems from the fact that from five star hotels to clubs to the “khau gallis” on the streets of Mumbai, the city throbs through the night into the wee hours of the morning. Coffee shops in swanky hotels cater to the posh clientele while the clubs, discos and lounge bars see a mix of party – goers. The janta usually eat their hearts out at equally popular but easy – on – the – pocket eateries that dot the landscape of the city.

CULTURE

Mumbai is known for its unique lifestyle and culture. Mumbai’s cultural heritage can be observed through the food, language, fine arts, festivals, music, architecture and its people of course. There are no limitations when it comes to a city like Mumbai. Any business can boom in Mumbai.  All types of festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Holi, Janmashtami, Christmas or Ramzan are celebrated with pomp and great fanfare. Similarly you will find a variety of cuisines in this city like Mughlai, Punjabi, South Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, and Italian etc. But nothing can beat the flavours of the street food found in Mumbai.

RAGS TO RICHES

Mumbai has always been a golden city that makes dreams come true. Many a rags to riches story can be traced back to Mumbai. Dhirubhai Ambani began in Mumbai with a spice business in 1958 and then moved on to textiles. After that, there was no looking back as his Reliance empire became a household name. When Shahrukh Khan came to Mumbai he had sold his camera for a few thousand rupees as he had no place to stay. From cleaning bathrooms to sleeping on benches, SRK had seen real bad days. Sitting at a Mumbai beach he vowed that he would one day rule Mumbai and today we all know what a success story truly is. These are the things that people have in mind when they move into Mumbai. Everyone wants to make it big and such inspiring stories are what their minds dwell on while working towards that goal.

RELIGIOUS PLACES

Mumbai being a metropolis is surely developed in every aspect but it still has plenty of incredible holy structures in its region, the Lalbaug_cha_rajamost important being the Mumba Devi Temple as Mumbai derived its name from Goddess Mumba. People, from all over, come with a lot of faith, to visit the famous trio of Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple and Haji Ali Dargah where thousands of prayers are answered. Lalbaugcha Raja is also a famous holy spot asthis Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati (which means the “one who fulfills all wishes”) and hence over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh Pandal daily during the 10 day Ganesha festival. But that’s not it. The renowned Mount Mary Church built in 1640 is situated on the top of the hill and is a beautiful shrine. Same goes for the ISCON temple (Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple) and St. Michael’s Church. Must say, religion is deeply embedded in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai.

 

 

MUMBAI KI BARISH

Believe it or not, this is one of the things to look forward to if you’re coming to Mumbai. The rains in Mumbai are a different experience altogether! Psst…here’s a piece of advice from a Mumbaikar – on a week day when there are moderate showers, bunk your college or work, go with your partner to Marine Drive, have a cutting chai with some kanda bhajiyas and trust me you WON’T regret it !

ESSENCE OF INDIA

Mumbai truly represents India in a capsule. People from various religions, cultures and culinary backgrounds, gel extremely well here. Mumbai is a happy combination of modernization as well as green getaways. That is why Mumbai is a must stop destination for tourists visiting India. Mumbai has the beaches of Kerala, the infrastructure of Delhi, the greenery of Gujarat, and in a way, the heart of India!

No matter what draws you to this magical city, once you spend time here, its charm will linger with you forever!

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