This city by the Arabian Sea, on the west coast of India, is where people in the country go to fulfil their dreams. From ambitious bankers to starry-eyed Bollywood aspirants, Mumbai lures everyone with its siren song of success.
Home to about 20.7 million people, Mumbai has an irresistible vibe and undeniable liveliness that not many other places can boast of – with some of the trendiest bars and coolest restaurants in the country.
Once a cluster of seven islands, Mumbai was under Portuguese rule for over a century, before it was handed over to the British in the mid-17th century as dowry for Princess Catherine of Braganza. Traces of these influences linger in several nooks of the city and can surprise the long-time resident just as easily as it does the first-time visitor.