Mumbai city is the home to 18+ million people, that's like an entire country coming together in one city. It is the economic and entertainment capital of the country and probably the most hustling city in India. Every person living in India has once in their life dreamed about what it would be like to live in this city that makes dreams come true.
But granted, that even though it's an amazing city, it does have some of its secrets. Here are some interesting facts about Mumbai city that you'd believe only if you see it for yourself.
While giving a home to 18 million people, Mumbai doesn't have much open space. Some people may call it crowded, but people here call it efficient. After all, Mumbai makes you fall in love with it despite the population.
Mumbai having an amazing shoreline also represents the unique beauty of various beaches, black rock mangroves areas, and also wetlands.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station was the first railway station ever built in India. Taj Hotel at Churchgate founded in 1903 was also India's first 5-star hotel.
It has been given highest ratings by Forbes magazine and it has been reported to conduct only one error per one million deliveries. It also supplies to corporate giants of the city.
The local trains were first started in the city back in 1925 and they run on DC supply. It runs on electricity and power that is given out by wires above the railway tracks. Since it is still efficiently running, not many changes have been made into the system.
With a total area of 26,000 square meters, Central Park is the largest play area for children and adults in Asia. It is also the third largest all over the globe.
It is located a few kilometers outside the main city and near Khopoli.
Not many people are aware of this but Mumbai is actually formed by 7 islands. It took nearly 60 years (from 1784 to 1845) to get these 7 islands together to form Mumbai.
It is said that majority of Mumbai's population lives in the slums and it is known to be the largest slum area of the world. It is not the largest, but surely the most expensive slum area. If one were to build a house in Dharavi, one would need 3 lakh rupees.
Bombay was the old name of Mumbai city and Bollywood is home to many large actors and producers of the country. A major chunk of Bollywood comes from the Hindi Film Industry.