About Mumbai

History of Mumbai

Mumbai History

These islands passed into the hands of various Hindu rulers. A hundred and twenty-eight years later the islands were given to the English King. 1668 King Charles II leases Bombay to East India Company. The Company, which was operating from Surat, was in search for another deeper water port so that larger vessels could dock, and found the islands of Bombay suitable for development. The shifting of the East India Company's headquarters to Bombay in 1687. The native population here was the fisherman call kolis and salt makers called the Aagris. they call mumbai. The name Mumbai was derived from the Mumbadevi.

The name Bombay was changed officially to Mumbai by an act of the Indian parliament in 1997, as this was the name used by the native Kolis.

Mumbai Geography

Mumbai Geography

Mumbai as the world's fifth largest urban area. India's west coast in the state of Maharashtra facing the Arabian sea. Mumbai, around 460 sq km, a peninsula that is 12 km wide at its widest and 40 km long. Mumbai is the smallest district in Maharashtra.

Three lakes are located in mumbai. One is Tulsi Lake, second is Vihar Lake and Third is Powai Lake.

Location: 18.96° N 72.82° E
Area: 468 km
Population: 12,691,836 (approx)
Time zone: IST (UTC +5:30)
State: Maharashtra
District: Mumbai City

Mumbai Climate

Mumbai Climate

Mumbai weather is quite humid and hot. The main three seasons summer, winter and monsoon. The monsoon months are June to September. During monsoon there are havy rains.

Summer is the hottest and most humid. During March and May, with temperatures around 35 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit is during the winter between November and February. Annual temperatures range from a high of 38 °C to a low of 11 °C.