Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra State in India. It is also the financial and movie capital of the country. It is the most populous city in India with almost twenty one million people living in it. Along with Thane and Navi Mumbai, it is one of the highest populous urban areas in the world.
Four years ago, it was declared as an Alpha World City. Mumbai has a natural harbour and is the wealthiest city in the country with the highest Gross Domestic Product of any city in Central Asia.
Mumbai was previously known as Bombay. It was made up of seven islands – Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Worli, Mahim, Colaba and Little Colaba fishing colony. Post land reclamation, the islands have disappeared.
Mumbai is the film capital of the country "Bollywood" with major movie studios scattered over the city.Places of interest in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Esselworld, Haji Ali Dargah and Elephanta caves.
The Gateway of India is a monument that was built by the British, located in the Apollo Bunder Area in Southern Mumbai. It is an arch made of basalt. Esselworld is a theme park built by Pan India Paryatan Private Limited. It was builts twenty seven years ago in Gorai. Along with the Water Kingdom, it spans an area of sixty four acres.The Haji Ali Dargah is a Masjid situated on an islet off the Worli Coast. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The Elephanta Caves are on the Elephanta Island. It is now known as Gharapuri, ten kilometers away from the Mumbai Harbour.
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