<p>In the Kala Ghoda district of <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/mumbai-india/">Mumbai</a>, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is a bright-blue beacon for the city's Jewish community. "Mumbai is the one place in <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/india-guide/">India</a> where you can experience a wide range of Indian cultures in a fairly concentrated form," says Vikram Doctor, an editor at the <i>Economic Times.</i></p> <p>Read more about Mumbai in the City Life section of the October 2008 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i>.</p>

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In the Kala Ghoda district of Mumbai, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is a bright-blue beacon for the city's Jewish community. "Mumbai is the one place in India where you can experience a wide range of Indian cultures in a fairly concentrated form," says Vikram Doctor, an editor at the Economic Times.

Read more about Mumbai in the City Life section of the October 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Michael Rubenstein

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