Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is a bustling metropolis and is the fourth
most populous city in the world.
Mumbai is every Indian's urban dream.
The culture of this metro city is a boisterous blend of cuisines, languages, food, fine
arts, cinema and festivals
The city-dwellers, often labeled as the 'Mumbaikars', lead a very fast-paced life and
spend a significant time of their lives commuting from one place to another.
Food and the festivals are the most important facets of Mumbai's culture.
Every Mumbaikar is passionate about the local street-fare and the lavish
celebrations like Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Christmas and Eid.
Also known as the 'film city of India', the Bollywood Industry is a thriving multi-million
dollar industry whose origins lie in this city.
The official language of this beautiful
city is Marathi, which also happens to
be the mother-tongue of local
Hindi, English, Urdu and the local
dialect, 'Bambaiya Hindi'-which
reflects the various blends of the
diverse languages spoken in the city.
Mumbaikars are very passionate about their local
The metropolis is very famous for its street-fare such as
Vada Pav, Chakli, Chivda, Modak, Batata Rassa, Dabeli,
Pani Puri, Dahi Puri, Sev Puri and Bhel Puri
South Indian food
South East Asian
The dwellers of this city are very passionate
about music, dance and theater.
Traditionally, Marathi 'Koli' songs that originated
from the Koli tribes in Maharashtra form a part of
the musical heritage of this city.
Bollywood music, traditional Marathi Classical,
Hindustani Classical, Indi-pop, Western Classical
and English music.
The city is incomplete without its dose of colorful
Some of the most important festivals are Ganesh
Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Moharram,
Navaratri, Maha Shivratri and Durga Puja.
An annual 'gay pride parade' in September every