Mumbai Travel Guide

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Why It's Worth It

Developed by the British in the eighteenth century, Bombay (as it was previously called) literally meant "A Good Bay." The city has a tangible sense of vibrancy with the hustle and bustle that embodies India. Its southern tip, which was the origin of the city, is filled with Gothic architecture including the magnificent Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Rajabai Clock Tower and the Taj Mahal Hotel. This city hangs on to its past yet races towards the future which is why there are both the age-old thieves market and laundry ghats to explore, as well as modern malls; traditional street food to sample as well as world cuisine in fine dining restaurants. —Rishad Mehta

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