Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in and the capital of the state . Mumbai was originally a conglomeration of seven islands on the coastline which over time were joined to form the island city of Bombay.

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South Bombay is a commonly used term, but the extent of this district is not commonly agreed upon.

This district covers Byculla, Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, Sewri and Dadar areas of .

The consists of the Bandra, Khar, Santacruz, Juhu, Vile Parle, and Andheri suburbs of .

is a beautiful township in . It was founded in 1971, as a satellite township to take the pressure off Mumbai city; in this sense, it has been only partially successful.


This district, comprising the suburbs of Kurla, Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Kanjur Marg, Bhandup, Mulund, and Powai has developed quite a bit in the past few decades.

Comprising the neighborhoods of Dharavi, Matunga, Vadala, Sion, and Mahim, the northern boundary of this district is where the city ends and the suburbs start.

consists of the suburbs of Manori, Jogeshwari, Borivali, Gorai, Mira Road, Bhyander, Naigaon, Vasai, , Virar, Goregaon, Malad, Kandivali, and Dahisar.

is an island off of in southern that is home to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

is the airport that serves , .

This district, comprising of the suburbs of Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, and Trombay were in the 1950s, considered the poorer cousins of the Western and Central Suburbs.

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Jijamata Udyan, commonly known as Byculla Zoo formerly called Rani Baug after the original name Victoria Gardens, is a zoo and garden covering 50 acres located at Byculla, in the heart of , .

The Sion Hillock Fort is a fort in , . It was built under the regime of the English East India Company, between 1669 and 1677, atop a conical hillock when Gerard Aungier was the Governor of Bombay.

The Mahim Fort is a fort in Mahim in , state, .

The Sewri Fort is a fort in Mumbai built by the British at Sewri.

SPI Cinemas is an Indian multiplex chain and film production company originally owned by the SPI Group, headquartered in , .

Localities in the Area

Wadala is a locality in . Wadala Road is a station on the Harbour Line of railway network.

Prabhadevi is a small up-scale southern neighbourhood of , situated between the Dadar to the north, Worli to the south and the Arabian Sea to the west.

Lands End is the southernmost tip of . The area is notable for being the residence of several Bollywood actors.

Hindu Colony is an old locality situated in the Dadar area of , India.

Antop Hill is a small hill in running north-south to the eastern side of the Harbour Railway line between & Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar Stations.


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