Discover The Remnants Of Empires And The Seeds Of Independence In Mumbai
Business Traveler|December 2018/January 2019

Discover the remnants of empires and the seeds of independence in India’s most populous city.

Tom Otley

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Once known as the Seven Islands of Bombay, the city of Mumbai occupies a peninsula that lies on the west coast of India. It’s an economic hub of the country and home to a major port on the Arabian Sea. Stretching down the southernmost part of Mumbai’s peninsula is Colaba, an area where you could spend a day exploring. If time is limited, start with Sassoon Dock, one of the oldest docks in Mumbai. It will give you a glimpse of the city at its most real and, quite honestly, smelly. The fish market opens early, so by the time you arrive they will probably be finishing up, sorting out shrimps in the warehouses on either side. It may look half derelict, but a working fleet brings its catch in here daily, and many five-star hotels and reputable restaurants buy their fish at this market.

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