What is the attitude of South Bombay


Mumbai, known as Bombay until 1995, is located in southwest India and is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.

As the country's financial and commercial center, Mumbai is - as you will find out - a truly multicultural city, with people of almost every religion.

One of the first things you are likely to notice is the pulsating energy that exudes the city, followed closely by the extreme differences in the way people live. But above all, you will find the “live and let live” attitude of the typical Mumbaikar (local Mumbai).

Mumbai (Bombay), home to Bollywood, an impressive number of billionaires and the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace, is India's largest city and the country's economic hub. It is the capital of the highly industrialized state of Maharashtra and was recently immortalized in the cult film "Slumdog Millionaire". Like any other major Indian city, Mumbai has its share of slums. The only difference is that the literacy rate among the slum dwellers is much higher here. The large, polyglot population of Mumbai speaks mainly Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and English in addition to 12 other language dialects.

The city has an impressive bus network that spans the entire city, but if you are hoping for a spot you will have to use your elbows as Mumbai buses carry more than 5.5 million passengers a day. Mumbai's S-Bahn network is also intended to be a lifeline for commuters. The trains, which with a nominal capacity of 1,700 passengers are crammed with 4,500 commuters a day, give the expression of the “rush hour hell” a whole new dimension.

Space is scarce in this densely populated city and rents often compete with those of large western cities. Fortunately, the modern apartment complexes that accommodate expats are designed with a range of facilities including gyms, clubhouses, gardens and playgrounds.

Mumbai's traditional cultural calendar is packed to the brim and foreign residents often take part in festivities throughout the year. Living here is a rich, colorful, and rewarding experience, especially when you have a young family in tow.