Many local residents still venerate the traditions of the forefathers and live in keeping to religious cannons. In the meantime a major part of local folks of the city live a totally different life and have abandoned following religious traditions and cannons long ago. For many residents of Mumbai the most important and sainted places are still the churches, temples and sanctuaries meanwhile another part of the residents choose night entertainments and like European residents live a free from religious limitations and taboos life.
The territory of the city is divided into several districts featuring a different architectural style and unique peculiarities. Perhaps the most essential feature of the modern city of Mumbai is still scale slums. The major part of the local folks in Mumbai lives below the poverty line. The city is home to the largest slum on the territory of Asia. However in close vicinity to poverty slums tourists will discover upscale elite quarters which are added with ever new skyscrapers and luxury villas and residencies.
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