Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a beautiful, densely populated city on India’s west coast. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. The city contributes around 7% of India’s GDP and is also called as financial capital of the country. Mumbai basically is a land parcel surrounded by water from three sides. It has the most diverse and totally different culture which makes it easy for anyone to survive in the city. Mumbai stands 16th in the world in terms of prime pricing of its real estate market. And still thrives to gain more.
Headquarters of a number of Indian financial institutions such as the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), National stock Exchange (NSE), The Mint as well as numerous Indian companies such as Tata Group, Reliance industries, Wadia Group etc. are located in Mumbai. Most of these offices are located in Mumbai region which is the nerve centre of the Indian economy. Many foreign establishments also have their branches in the Mumbai South city.
Mumbai consists of two revenue districts, i.e. Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban though they continued to be administered by same Municipal Administration.
Mumbai is served by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport located at Andheri, part of Mumbai Western Suburbs. The international Airport has two terminals of which terminal two is the latest one and has won several international awards for its design and facilities to handle heavy air traffic and population.
Mumbai also has a Domestic Airport to serve the traffic from other states. The city is going to have another upcoming International Airport which is being built in the adjoining city of Navi Mumbai.
· Railway: Mumbai has the strongest local train network in the whole world in order to serve the local travel within the city.
· Metro: The metro work for the city is in full swing and the entire network is expected to be operational by 2022 enhancing the overall connectivity of the city.
· BEST runs air-conditioned luxury buses and affordable non AC buses with the minimum fare of 5 rupee on major routes, and also operates shuttle services from various parts of the city. There is an option of a bus pass to frequent users.
Taxis are metered and are generally more expensive.
The Government of Maharashtra along with MMRDA are developing Mumbai Metro in a phased manner to provide convenient intra-city travel to the citizens. It is being built in three phases to decongest the Mumbai local railway. Ultimately, the metro network is envisioned to have at least 7 lines across about 235 km route length. The system is mostly being built underground or on elevated viaducts, with a tiny portion at grade.
Gateway of India
A historic monument in Mumbai and is the major tourist place. This place is at a distance of 19.4 km from Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai.
It is a natural bay and has a "C" shaped six lane concrete road along the coast with a distance of 22.2 km from Sahara Star hotel Mumbai.
This Street is all about everything latest in fashion be it your clothes, shoes or artificial jewellery.
A beautiful Island with Sculpted caves located on an arm of the Arabian Sea.
Is a built-in film studio complex situated near Sanjay Gandhi National Park wherein all the major Bollywood shooting is done which is 13.1 Kilometre from the Sahara Star Hotel Mumbai.
One of the most famous beaches in Mumbai surrounded by the Arabian Sea and is 4.7 Km. from the Sahara Star Hotel Mumbai.
Most famous public beaches adjoining marine drive, famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. It is 22 kilometre from Sahara Star hotel, Mumbai.
Also known as Jijamata Udyaan it’s a garden cum zoo, beautiful place designed especially for kids. It is 13.3 kilometre from Sahara star hotel, Mumbai.
Also known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Garden, a very nice garden located at the top of beautiful Malabar hills.
Ø Amusement Park
It is the first amusement park of India. Essel World is a must visit place for people visiting Mumbai as it has got amazing rides which can drool you over and will make you enjoy to your fullest. This place is 16 km from the Sahara Star hotel Mumbai.
Ø Places of Worship
Do visit to this holy place of lord Krishna beautifully made temple and is 3.5 km from the Sahara Star hotel Mumbai.
Haji Ali’s Mosque
This Beautiful and a very ancient mosque is just 13.4 km from the Sahara Star hotel Mumbai. Do make a visit when you are in Mumbai.
Siddhi Vinayak Temple
This is among the famous temples of India, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh and is just 10.3 km from the Sahara Star hotel Mumbai.
Also do get the feel of the wonderful night life of Mumbai.