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Visit Mumbai (Bombay) - India's Second Largest City
This is India's second largest city and the one nearest to Western taste. The Indian movie industry is centered here. It is also an industrial center with more than 3000 factories. It is not an interesting city and in this writer's opinion warrants no more than one day or one night.

Malabar Hill: This is a delightful landscaped park clinging to the side of a hill. There's a wonderful view of the city.

Hanging Gardens: Across the street from Malabar Hill. The old English art of topiary is practices here. The bushes are trained and cut to resemble cows, giraffes, monkeys, and elephants. At the far end of the garden are the Towers of Silence, where devout Parsis take their dead to be eaten by vultures.

Chowpaty Beach: It's always lively with food stalls, fortune tellers, jugglers, etc.

Prince of Wales Museum: An extensive collection of 18-19th century miniatures.

Mani Bhavan: This is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, containing pictures and books. Gandhi lived here for a time, and there's a reproduction of his room.

Gateway of India: A massive stone arch built on the waterfront to commemorate the visit of Britain's King George V in 1911.

Jehangir Art Gallery: Probably the most modern art museum in India.

Elephanta Caves: Six miles across the harbor are the celebrated Elephanta Caves. They are meager fare compared to Ellora and Ajanta, but recommended for those not going to Ellora and Ajanta.
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