The Mumba Devi Temple, from whom the city of Mumbai may derive its name
Kanheri Caves contain Buddhist sculptures and paintings dating from the 1st century CE to the 10th century CE.
The Haji Ali Dargah was built in 1431, when Mumbai was under the rule of the Gujarat Sultanate.
The Madh Fort built by the Portuguese, was one of the most important forts in Salsette.
Two views of the English fort in Bombay, c. 1665
Ships in Bombay Harbour (c. 1731). Bombay emerged as a significant trading town during the mid-18th century.
Municipal Corporation Building, Bombay in 1950 (Victoria Terminus partly visible on far right)
The Hutatma Chowk memorial, built to honour the martyrs of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement (Flora Fountain on its left in the background)
Mumbai consists of two revenue districts.
Population density and elevation above sea level in Mumbai, India (2010). Mumbai is especially vulnerable to sea level rise.
Average temperature and precipitation in Mumbai
The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia.
Three Sixty West Tower B occupied by The Ritz-Carlton is an important and one of the tallest commercial buildings in the city.
Headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The BMC is the largest civic organisation in the country.
The Bombay High Court exercises jurisdiction over Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
First session of the Indian National Congress in Bombay (28–31 December 1885)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is the headquarters of the Central Railway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
"Parsis of Bombay", a wood engraving, ca. 1878. Mumbai is home to the largest population of Parsis in the world.
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai is one of the oldest public libraries in the city.
Girgaum Chowpatty beach. Beaches are a popular tourist attraction in the city.
The Times of India's first office is opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus where it was founded.
Rajabai Clock Tower at the University of Mumbai is part of The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is a premier engineering institute in the country.

Capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the de facto financial centre of India.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (officially Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, Bombay station code: CSTM (mainline) /ST (suburban)), is a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Stretch of land by the west coast of India, running from Damaon in the north to Karwar in the south, with the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghauts in the east.

Devgad beach on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra
Beaches dotted with swaying coconut palms are a ubiquitous sight along the Konkan coast
A schematic map of the Konkan belt in Maharashtra, showing hill stations and the roadways and railways connecting them

The best-known islands of Konkan are Goa (island), the site of the Goa state's capital at Panjim, and the seven islands of Bombay on which lies Bombay (Mumbai), the capital of Maharashtra.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (abbreviated to MMR and previously also as Greater Bombay Metropolitan Area), is a metropolitan area consisting of Mumbai (Bombay) and its satellite towns in the northern Konkan division, of the Maharashtra state in western India.

Hindi cinema

Dadasaheb Phalke is considered the father of Indian cinema, including Hindi cinema.
Nargis, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in Andaz (1949). Kapoor and Kumar are among the greatest and most influential movie stars in the history of Indian cinema, and Nargis is one of its greatest actresses.
Rajesh Khanna in 2010. The first Indian actor to be called a "superstar", he starred in 15 consecutive hit films from 1969 to 1971.
Amitabh Bachchan in 2014.
Salman Khan, one of the Three Khans, with Bollywood actresses (from left) Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif, Karisma Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in Mumbai (2010).
Akshay Kumar in 2013.
Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 5.
Melodrama and romance are common ingredients in Bollywood films, such as Achhut Kanya (1936).
Group of Bollywood singers at the 2015 Indian Singers' Rights Association (ISRA) meeting
Bollywood dance performance by students in college.
Bollywood dancing show in London
Michelle Obama joining students for a Bollywood dance clinic with Nakul Dev Mahajan in the White House State Dining Room, 2013

Hindi cinema, popularly known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay).

Marathi cinema

Indian film industry of Marathi-language motion pictures.

Advertisement in the Times of India of 25 May 1912 announcing the screening of the first feature film of India, Pundalik, by Dadasaheb Torne
Raja Harishchandra

It is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Gujarati language

Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat and spoken predominantly by the Gujarati people.

1666 manuscript of a 6th-century Jain Prakrit text with a 1487 commentary in Old Gujarati
A page from the Gujarati translation of Dabestan-e Mazaheb prepared and printed by Fardunjee Marzban (25 December 1815)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi were both native Gujarati speakers, though Jinnah was not from Gujarat and advocated for the use of Urdu.
India Square, or Little Gujarat, in Bombay, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Gujarati sample (Sign about Gandhi's hut)

Outside of Gujarat, Gujarati is spoken in many other parts of South Asia by Gujarati migrants, especially in Mumbai and Pakistan (mainly in Karachi).


Sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked.

New York Harbor and the Hudson River in the foreground; the East River in the background.
Capri harbor, Italy seen from Anacapri.
Koyilandy Harbour, Kerala, India
Tanjung Perak is a famous example of a natural harbor in Indonesia. The harbor location in Madura Strait.
The tiny harbor at the village of Clovelly, Devon, England
Old Harbor in Lüneburg, Germany.
The harbor of Piraeus in Greece.
Port Jackson, Sydney.
The harbor of Gorey, Jersey falls dry at low tide.
Punta del Este's harbor – nicknamed the Monte Carlo of South America
The harbor in Aberystwyth, painted c. undefined 1850
Port of Szczecin, Poland
Valparaiso, Chile.

Mumbai in Maharashtra, India


Metropolitan city in Maharashtra, India.

NMMT Buses
MBMT Buses
Thane district: Places of Interest (1896 map)
View of Masunda Lake (Talav Pali) from St.John The Baptist High School

Located on the north-western side of the state of Maharashtra, the city is an immediate neighbour of Mumbai city and a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

The 6 m high Trimurti sculpture
Overview of Elephanta Caves site.
Shiva linga in elephanta cave at west side
Trimurti Shiva flanked by the dvarapalas.
Shiva bringing Ganges River to earth.
Ardhanarishvara (centre): half female (Parvati) and half male (Shiva), feminine-masculine equivalence.
Shiva slaying Andhaka
Kalyanasundara: the wedding of Shiva and Parvati.
Shiva as Yogishvara, god of Yoga.
Shiva as Nataraja, god of dance.
The smaller east shrine.
An Elephanta artwork depicting Sadashiva now at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai.
Map of the Early Kalachuris circa 600 CE.
Tourists taking pictures of the Trimurti

They are on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves"), in Mumbai Harbour, 10 km east of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra.

Shiv Sena

Right-wing Marathi regionalist and Hindu ultranationalist political party in India founded in 1966 by cartoonist Bal Thackeray.

Originally emerging from nativist movements in Bombay (present-day Mumbai), the party agitates for preferential treatment for the Marathi people over migrants from other parts of India.