Most people know very little about Mumbai, so the good people at OhFacts gathered some cool facts about Mumbai, most of which will probably leave you speechless.
1. Mumbai was named after a local temple name
Mumbai got its name from a well-known Goddess Mumba Devi Mandir and that is located at Bori Bunde in Mumbai.
2. Dabbawallas are definitely the finest food suppliers in the world
Owning cycles, hand rickshaw as their conveyance, the Dabbawallas carry-out and drop food from their client’s kitchen/home in a lunch box to the customer’s workplace effectively. They have been working since 1890 every day at a very punctual rate. Around 200,000 dabbas (tiffins) are delivered each day by 5,000 dabbawalas!
3. The city with the most obsolete electric rail
Installed in the past in 1925, Mumbai has got the most obsolete electric rail chain in India.
4. Mumbai was an Island before
Without a doubt, Mumbai was a title denoted to 7 closely situated islands which were Portuguese areas until 16th century. In 1961, Portuguese presented England these 7 islands as dowry in Catherine of Braganza & Charles II marriage. Around 60 years (1784-1845) were taken to merge these 7 islands into a coastal city.
5. World’s most costly home is in Mumbai
Antilia, titled after an island in Atlantic is a 27 storey speculate house owned by business magnate and India’s wealthiest person Mukesh Ambani. Its latest price is around 1 billion.
6. Mumbai sea link is an architectural wonder
Mumbai sea link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link has the length of around 5.6 km’s, it is actually an architectural wonder as it was made with 90,000 tons of cement and steel wire similar to the girth of the earth.
7. Largest slum in the world in Dharavi, Mumbai
Mumbai is so challenging that even slums here are regarded to be the biggest and most costly in India.
8. India’s 1st car owner lived here
Jamshed Ji Nusserwanji Tata, India’s top business tycoon and founder of the Tata Group was the 1st individual to own a car in India in 1901.
9. Ganesh Chathurti features the largest street festival
Ganesh Chaturthi is the most well-known 10 day festival in Mumbai which brings the entire city on street.