Mumbai, India is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of around 20 million people. It’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia. With such a large and diverse population, it can be hard to know everything about Mumbai. In this blog post, we take an in-depth look at 10 things you may not know about Mumbai!
World’s largest park located within city limits
First, it’s no secret that Mumbai is a highly populated city. However, did you know that one of the largest parks in the world also resides within its borders? A whopping 455 hectares (or about one square mile) of land accommodate this park which includes 18 natural lakes and wooded areas as well as an amphitheater for concerts and
Super dense crush load of
Mumbai is home to some of the world’s busiest trains and buses. In fact, there are more than six million people who commute into Mumbai on a daily basis! That means that if you were standing in one place at any given moment, you would be surrounded by thousands upon thousands of Indian commuters!
Impressive train network
Mumbai is also home to one of the most impressive train networks in the world. There are nearly 200 pairs of trains that operate every day and carry over eight million passengers. These numbers go up by about a third during rush hour hours! This network has been steadily growing for years, with new tracks being added and more stations opening throughout Mumbai’s suburbs.
That doesn’t mean it’s always easy to get around on these trains: if you’re not careful, you may get crushed against your fellow commuters or your luggage could be stolen at any point along this busy journey into work each morning!
India’s first 5 star hotel
Mumbai is also home to India’s first five-star hotel, which opened all the way back in 1866! The Grand Maratha Hotel was originally built by Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy for British officers. It offers a mix of Victorian and Mughal architecture that has made it into an iconic landmark in Mumbai even today
Asia’s largest park
Mumbai is also home to Asia’s largest park. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park covers an area of about 287 square kilometers and has a variety of ecosystems within its borders that are perfect for wildlife preservation, including mangroves, fresh water lakes, saltwater lagoons, open grasslands with low vegetation as well as dense forests! This makes it one of the most biodiverse parks in not just Asia but all over the world.
Birthplace to several international authors
Mumbai is home to several internationally-known authors, including Booker Prize winner Anita Desai and Nashik’s own Vikram Seth. These two writers have written a variety of books that cover topics such as social justice, Indian history and culture, the environment or even mystery novels! If you’re in Mumbai today, be sure to check out some of these great literary landmarks around town – they include the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (a museum with over 12000 artifacts from across India) or City Museum (which includes exhibits on vintage automobiles)!