Mumbai is a city of immense diversity, religious conviction and myriad faith. A widespread growth of various communities and migrants make it a melting pot of
various dialects and cultures. Thus this city stands out as a unity in religion along with various festivals celebrated in abundance and succulent food that scents beautifully in
every corner of the city.
As highly devout dwellers, mumbaikars are very passionate about festivals, whether it is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi where every person separated from caste, creed or
religion is a part of sthapna or the grand visarjan. Not only this, the grand dahi handi festival or the welcoming of durga or celebration of victory on the enemy- Diwali is
celebrated with great happiness, joy and compassion. The diversity that mumbaikars show toward one another reflects the liberal spirit of the city.
Another speciality about Mumbai is that if the city is lighted by Hindu festivals, it does not lack behind in celebrating Christmas or even idul fitr. Mixture of
Zoroastrians, Christians, Jains and Muslims make this city a year of celebration all 365 days.
Being the most diverse city, a lot of cuisines have been adopted by lacks of mumbaikars. Every area in the city has something different to offer. So if you are a
street food lover, you cannot miss stepping to the khao gali near zaveri bazar or the chowpatty and juhu for all-time favourite vada pav or the yummy pani puri or the
spicy and chatpata bhel puri with lots of chillies, mixture of sauces and kandha(onion).Mumbai street food can never be incomplete without a missal pav which is
most loved by its localites.
Apart from the local street food, you can also tweak your taste buds with authentic south Indian food served in banana leave at small restraunts in Matunga. What makes
this place special is that the food fits every common man’s budget and fills the stomach to full satisfaction. Also, if you are in Mumbai and don’t taste the
Maharashtrian food then it is something you will surely regret.A plate full of 10 items which includes variety of bhaji, roti, curd and the yummy
sheera. Then comes the Mumbai tasty cusine which is the hot steaming pulao or the biryani.
Those with special fascination with non-vegetarian food may well make rounds to Mohammad Ali Road, which comes alive with the onset of fading sun and electrified
food buffs. Also, varieties of fish, sukha chicken, and bhakri along with the refreshing sol Kari will never disappoint you if you step up at a Malvan hotel in any part of
Mumbai. To add up to the speciality, this city has a huge variety of food served for you round the corner. Whether in 7 star restraunts or vada sambar in the lanes of
dharavi at 3am. It is for sure that this city will never leave you hungry as there is something or the other available at anytime, anywhere.
Before I end this article here, I shall give a special mention to the hot tea commonly called as “cutting” which is a sheer happy drink for all mumbaikars. Whether its
breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snack or just a gathering with friends, cutting is something that adds to the common ingredient.
The history of Mumbai recounts the growth and collection of seven islands on the west coast of India.
The Kolis also known as the Maharashtrian fishing community were the first settlers on these islands.
The Maurya Empire during the 3rd century BCE transformed the people of this island to Hindu and Buddhist
religion. Interestingly, though there were religion transformations, the ruminants of koli culture remain
huddled along the shorelines of the city from then to till date. From 6th century AD till the 14th century AD,
Hindu dynasties swayed over the islands.