Monday, January 11, 2010

Travel India Guide : Mumbai Festval in the Indian Ways

Bolliwood Film Productions in Mumbai - Slumdog MillionaireEven though the city faced one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the nation’s history from November 2008, but I still personally believe that Mumbai is still worth to travel and experience, at least once in your lifetime. Not only because being as the India’s capital city, but Mumbai has a centuries old history and many sites of tourist interest. This city could be the only place in the world to give you most of the ideas about Indian culture, Indian foods, people and their lifestyle.

Although the city has gathered almost every interesting point about the Indian community already, but it will even be more sweet and fun if you could book a trip to Mumbai on during Mid-Jan. During the mid of the first month every year, the Mumbai Festival is on the show. This annual festival covers theater, sports, fashion, food, and shopping. Remember that there are 14 million people in this city!! I guess you can imagine how amazing the atmosphere will be felt like.

Then back to some recommendations on the tourist sites. As you could easily find on the internet, there many tourist sites that have been recommended by many different sources in Mumbai. For example, the Gateway of India (built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in December 1911), the Rajabai Clock Tower, the Marine Drive in Nariman Point area (the main business district in the city which claiming the world’s highest commercial real estate rental space in 1995) and the Juhu Beach (the most popular beach in the city stretching 5 kilometers long and will be very crowded in weekend). Just to name a few…

Apart from those mentioned, if you’ve been in Hollywood and been exciting to see how luxury lifestyles of American’s big famous stars were about, Mumbai can give you the same feeling by visiting the Film City. Of course, you might have some opportunities to meet some “Slumdog Millionaire” leading actors/actress. Although, in case you want to find out more on the secrets of Bollywood film production industry, there are some areas in this site which cannot be accessed by people without prior permission from the concerned authorities. But believe me, this area is definitely worth to drop by still.

For this year, the Mumbai Festival 2010 was scheduled on Jan 15th - Jan 31st. For more information about travel Mumbai Festival and the city's information, check on