About Mumbai - Maharashtra
Bombay now known as Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra state. Mumbai lies on the western coast of India. It is a group of seven islands in the Arabian Sea which lies off the northern Konkan coast on the west of Maharashtra state in India. Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it being the country's principal financial and communications centre. The city has the largest and the busiest port handling India's foreign trade and a major Interntional airport. Mumbai is also the wealthiest city in India. India's largest Stock Exchange which ranks as the third largest in the world, is situated in Mumbai. Here, trading of stocks is carried out in billions of rupees everyday.
History of Mumbai
The City of Bombay, as it was then called came in light in the year 150 A.D. through the geographical work of renowned geographer, Ptolemy. The City consisting of several islands were then ruled by kolis and agris, the native inhabitants of Mumbai.
These natives ruled the islands upto 1345 A.D. Thereafter, the rulers changed down the history till the Islamic rulers invaded India and conquered some of the islands in 1534 A.D. Subsequently, a Muslim ruler from Gujarat took over all the islands, which were then conquered by the Portuguese. In 1661 A.D., the island of Bombay was added to the Britishers as a part of Royal Dowry, on the occasion of the marriage of King Charles II of England with the Portuguese princess Infanta Catherine. The island of Bombay, was then to remain the part of British Empire till 15th August,1947, on which day our country saw the first dawn of independence from foreign rule. Initially, the King entrusted the administration of Bombay to the East India Company. By a Royal Charter under the Regulation XIX of 1827, passed by the British Government, the Collector of Bombay was made the Chief Controlling Authority of the Revenue Administration of Bombay. The Collector of Bombay enjoyed vast authority under the Bombay Land Revenue Act 1876 which was repealed by the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 1966.
How to Reach Mumbai:
By Air : Mumbai has an International Airport which is 30 kms away from the city.
By Rail : Mumbai has Railway station well with in city limits.
By Road : Mumbai is well connected by State Transport buses & Private bus services.