10 Reasons Why Mumbai Is One Of The Best Cities Ever

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Why do you love Mumbai? Is it the people? Is it your friends? Is it the city life? Or is it something else?  Mumbai appears on #13 on the list of 15 best cities worldwide, and that is certainly for a reason. Multiple reasons, in fact. Here are a few.

  1. Marine Drive

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One visit to Marine Drive can soothe your body, soul and mind like never before. The 3.6 kilometer long, pathway in South Mumbai, and  one of the best place in Mumbai to watch sunrise and sunset. Marine Drive is certainly a tourist attraction in Mumbai. At night after the city light glows up, you can enjoy the amazing view of Queen’s Necklace, it is named so because of the C-shaped view after the sunset. Marine Dive, actually the name of the place is Sonapur, is even a heritage site in Mumbai, since it has been made with the architecture of 19th and 20th century.

 

2. Sporting Spirit

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Mumbai is, in fact, one of the cities where the sporting spirit and the intense and ardent love for sports never dies. You will find people who cheer on forever.

 

3. Vada Pav

 

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Need I say more? Some Pav with deep-fried potato patty is just what you need, sometimes. It’s the mother of all street-food. *mouth waters*

 

 

4. Mumbai locals.

 

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The auto drivers are always ready to take you to your destination without hesitating to switch on the meter. And then there are the local trains that are almost never late. The trains carry 7.2 million passengers everyday.

 

 

5. Nightlife

 

 

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Mumbai sways to the music with its terrific bars and pubs and nightlife places! After working the whole day and the entire week, people try to relax and enjoy their time in great bars and pubs in between music and beverages. There are well known restaurants and bars in almost every place in Mumbai. If you come to Mumbai, you do not have to take stress about your weekend fun.

 

6. Colors and Diversity

 

Indians buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Hindus light up their homes and pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, during the festival which will be celebrated on Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

 

The intensity and diversity of the colors can be seen on every nook and corner of Mumbai. Soothing to the eye, indeed.

 

7. Fashion comes cheap as well.

 

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What if I told you, that you can buy a gorgeous outfit for less than Rs. 300. No, I’m not kidding. Fashion Street, Hill Road, Colaba Causeway, Linking Road, Manish Market, Chor Bazaar – if you want to buy jackets, skirts, pants, bags or anything at a shockingly affordable price, here’s where you ought to go. At first, they will tell you a good price but after negotiation you can buy that thing in half of the said price.

 

 

8. Mumbaikars have an enormous sweet tooth!

 

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With Theobroma, Oven Fresh, Candies and Indigo, if Mumbai isn’t bliss for all the sugar-rush lovers, I don’t know what is!

 

 

9.  Sanjay Gandhi National Park

 

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Popular attractions here are the 2,400 years old Kanheri Caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs, the lion and tiger safari, boating at the lake and the toy train ride. Mumbai is the only city in the world to have a fully functioning national park with freely roaming tigers and other carnivores within city limits.

 

10. Dabbawalas

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You will have to see them work to know how insanely efficient they are. Always on time at delivering the lunch boxes from the houses of people to their destination. The people residing in Mumbai are extremely hard-working and most of the people are job oriented. So, since they do not get enough time for themselves and their family, this dabbawalas help them in their crisis of time, where they do not have to take care of their food and lunch, in their home and offices.

 

Yes, Mumbai is an absolute package of sugar, spice and everything nice.

 



 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

dpDivya is an enthusiastic blogger and speaker. She is constantly looking for new interests to explore into. She currently lives in Bangalore, India.

 

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