Does the picture below look like a cathedral? If you say so, then sorry you are wrong, it is in fact a terminus or what we called Victoria Terminus or Chhatrapati Shivaji in Mumbai, a place that you shouldn’t miss to visit if you are there!
I believe many of us know that Mumbai is India’s largest city; however, what we do not know is that it is also a city of extremes and contradictions. In Mumbai, there is a phenomenal where wealth rubs shoulders and at the same time there is heart wrenching poverty. Statistics show that up to a third of Mumbai’s inhabitants live on the streets or in the squalor of the slums and in some areas of Mumbai’s, the property prices are among the most expensive in the world!
Despite this, people from all over the world flock to Mumbai. I am not too sure why but think they are lured by the dreams of Bollywood, i.e. one of the largest film industries in the world or perhaps are what many say Mumbai is a “city of gold” or a “city of chance” where one could find the promise of material success!
Whatever it is Mumbai with a population of about 18 million is considered the most westernized, cosmopolitan and frenetic city in India, day and night, its street are with people of all cultures, complexions and creeds.
Places of Interest that you should not miss are:
- Mani Bhavan, building that was Mahatma Ghandi’s base but is now a museum. The rooms remain as they were when he used them;
- St Thomas’ Cathedral, the oldest English building in Mumbai;
- Walkeshwar temple complex; and
- The Victoria Terminus
When is the best time to visit these places of interest? Well it is good between the months of September and April, when the weather is relatively dry and cool.