Mumbai (also known as Bombay) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, second most populous metropolitan area in India, and the fifth most populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as of 2011. Along with the urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia.
We took these photos a few years ago when we visited India in what was an amazing and very memorable trip. The people of Mumbai were hospitable, friendly and helpful. Such a lot happens in the streets of Mumbai and such a cavalcade remains unforgettable.
This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.