The capital of the country, the city of Mumbai has two names. The first name of the city is Bombay which is now still preferred by many local residents. The city got this name long ago during the colonial age. The modern name of Mumbai the city got in 1995. At present Mumbai is the most heavily populated city of the country. The main feature of the city is still crowds of people in the streets, public institutions and areas as well as in the public transport.
The city is home to more than 20 millions of people. Travelers will surely notice an endless stream of folks during the tour through the central districts of the city. The streets of Mumbai are rather crowded even at night. Local residents hurry to night markets, supermarkets and on business day and night. Many tourists strive to visit the city during national fests and holidays in order to fully embrace the culture of local folks. The most remarkable and bright ethnic fest which history dates back to ancient times is the Genesha Chaturthi festival commonly celebrated at the end of August.
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