12 Reasons Why Mumbai As a City Makes You Fall in Love with It

A city of dreams indeed...

12 Reasons Why Mumbai As a City Makes You Fall in Love with It
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We have often heard people telling me a thousand times that once you come to Mumbai, you are never going back. 

Humid weather, crowded places, never-ending traffic and hardly-empty locals, and yet the city has an irresistible charm to it. It is the "the city of dreams" for many. 

I remember my trip to the city with cousins. We shopped the entire day without realising how time passed by and we all were amazed as we ended up buying everything we needed at cheapest prices. That was the first joy that Mumbai gave me. 

Yes, Mumbai makes space for everyone and welcomes you with a warm heart. It is an emotion, an addiction and a home to countless people in India. It will teach you to dream and fight for your dreams eventually.

Owing to its vastness and abundant population, one finds a surplus crowd anywhere and everywhere. Many people mean many different stories.

Here are some crazy facts and lessons that you would completely relate to, while living or travelling to Mumbai. Check it out!

1. PE RU CHA CHA PA PA... 

1. PE RU CHA CHA PA PA... 

Confusing right? Anand of Mumbai says it's the easiest way to remember things. Where every second is expensive in this city, Pe ru cha cha cha means 

Pe: Pen

Ru: Rumal (handkerchief)

Cha: Chabis (Keys)

Cha: Chasma (Spects)

Pa: Pakit/Pocket (Wallet)

Pa: Pass (local train pass)


People of the city have made these short abbreviations so that they don't forget these things in a hurry! 

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2. Vada pav love runs through their veins

2. Vada pav love runs through their veins
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You can never say NO to vada pav, people are insanely crazy for it. From breakfast to lunch, they crave for this snack and can eat it at any time of the day.

3. Mumbai is full of artists

3. Mumbai is full of artists
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People from all around the world are amazed by the fan following Indian actors have. They literally are treated like God. In Mumbai, you'll find people from every profession mimicking Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan etc.

4. Umbrella is not an accessory in the rainy season, it is part of the body

4. Umbrella is not an accessory in the rainy season, it is part of the body
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That is exactly true. Apart from carrying regular things in their bag, Mumbaikars also carry an umbrella. You never know when it would start pouring.

5. You can find people reading newspaper, where it's difficult to stand

5. You can find people reading newspaper, where it's difficult to stand
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Local trains as we all know is the heart of Mumbai. The moment the newbies think they have mastered local travelling, people here do everything from reading newspapers to cutting vegetables.

6. Celebrities... who? 

6. Celebrities... who? 
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Celebrities are not people to make a fuss about, if you are living in Bandra or Western zone. It's way too normal for the people to encounter the stars daily.

7. 'Work hard, party harder', was probably coined for Mumbai.

7. 'Work hard, party harder', was probably coined for Mumbai.
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Whether you leave work at 6 pm or 11 pm, you will never complain about being bored or jobless. Hop into any club in Mumbai and see how rewarding a good work-life balance can be.

8. Never call a rickshaw walla a "bhaiya!"

8. Never call a rickshaw walla a
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Nobody responds to the word "Bhaiya". You call them "Bhau" or "Dada" and they are ready to take you anywhere.

9. Street shopping vs brands?

9. Street shopping vs brands?
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Girls in Mumbai showcase their exclusive collection when they have actually street shopped. Intelligent right?

10. Goa is the second home for Mumbaikars

10. Goa is the second home for Mumbaikars
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Well, a Mumbaikar wouldn't dare to cancel his or her Goa plan. It is what, just two hours away?

11. The city never sleeps

11. The city never sleeps
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Mom- "I read that it is raining heavily in Mumbai, you must have an off from work, right?"

Son- "What?? No, it's very normal here Mom."

12. Some places make you fall in love with Mumbai

12. Some places make you fall in love with Mumbai
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And on days when the crowds, the sheer sights and sounds sap all the energy out of you, you realise Mumbai, like a strict yet loving parent, has prepared you for life.


Do you feel the same for Mumbai? Do share your views in the comment section below.

Did this story tempt you to visit and stay in Mumbai?