Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the fourth most populous city in the world, with more than 20.5 million people. As the financial and commercial capital of India, it is the country’s richest city, where corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinationals are located. Important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, and the National Stock Exchange of India are based here.
Because of the many opportunities for growth, people from all over India have come and settled in Mumbai, making the city multi-lingual and multi-cultural. Day or night, its busy streets are filled with activity, with many even calling Mumbai ’a city that never sleeps’.
Being India’s financial powerhouse, the city offers a diverse range of food, entertainment and nightlife options. Skyscrapers, hotels, and malls abound, with plenty of delightful options for visitors. It is also the birthplace of Indian cinema, and Bollywood, India’s film industry, is based in Mumbai, producing a staggering 150-200 films every year.
Extensive road and rail network connects Mumbai to almost every nook and cranny of India. It is also an international gateway, with a busy airport linking Mumbai to key cities in the world.