Mumbai as it is now called, is the
commercial capital of India, a city of entrepreneurs, concrete towers,
clubs and discos, cricket, Bollywood and more. The city, a cluster of
seven islands, was named by its natives after the goddess Mumbadevi.
After the Portuguese gained possession of the islands in 1534, they
renamed it Bom Bahia, for the natural harbour, which served as a safe
haven for its ships.
Gateway of India is the landmark of Mumbai city and most of the
tourists commence their trip by visiting this monument. It is situated
on the waterfront in the southern part of the city. The gateway is an
arch with a height of 26 meters and is made up of yellow basalt and