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Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the capital of the Maharashtra state and with over 20 million inhabitants it tops the list of Indian most populous cities. Mumbai takes the first place in several other areas. The most billionaires and millionaires of the whole country call Bombay home as well the majority of Indian Bollywood film stars. The local entertainment industry is the most productive and contributing significantly to the economy. Mumbai port as a major container cargo handler plays an important role in the global maritime trade. Financial sector and commerce have been flourishing for centuries. First, under the Portuguese and the British rule Bombay has been the colonial trade center and since 1990’s it has experienced an economic boom. The city houses key financial institutions such as the Stock Exchange and the Central Bank, offices of numerous local and international corporations, research centers and educational institutions. Government administration employing a large workforce and great business opportunities in engineering, IT, healthcare, gems/jewellery, and the textile industries attract migrants from across India as well as foreign investors.
Mumbai being such a bustling metropolis, it is a great business meeting and incentive destination. Frequent air travel connections and abundance of business and convention hotels (e.g. Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre), resorts, purpose-built convention centers and well as large-scale exhibition venues (such as Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre or CIDCO Exhibition Centre) make it an excellent choice for corporate events, business meetings, company gala dinners or smaller events like employee team building and training.
Adding a lot of charm to the city is its exotic locale, historic, cultural and touristic attractions. For first time visitors with limited time for sightseeing it will be difficult to choose what to see. Among the top must-see religious landmarks are the imposing grand Hindu Siddhivinayak Temple dedicated to Ganesha and the ISKCON temple. Awe-inspiring architecture is represented by the Gateway of India and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Excellent experience is the Madh Fort and the Kanheri Caves. For a full dose of local life and candid photos, one should visit Dhobi Ghat – it’s probably the greatest open air launderette in the world.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (IATA code: BOM) is located some 37 km north from the city center and transports over 42 million passengers annually. Air India, GoAir and Jet Airways are among the main airlines servicing the airport that also have their hubs there. The taxis typically cost between INR 600-700 depending on your exact destination.