The official language of Maharashtra, Marathi, has four alternative names -
MAHARASHTRA, MAHARATHI, MALHATEE, MARTHI, MURUTHU and has 42 dialects.
Navapur is a railway station that is half in Maharashtra and half in Gujarat
(the boundary between the states is marked next to the tracks within the
Is situated on an island - Salcette Island.
The famous architect George Wittet designed several landmark buildings in
Mumbai, including the Prince of Wales Museum and the Gateway of India.
The Hanging Gardens at Malabar Hill was built over three reservoirs, which can
store up to 300 lakhs gallons of water.
Mumbai originally was a cluster of seven separate islands, and the southernmost
island was called Old Woman's Island.
It took 60 years to merge the seven islands of Bombay into one landmass between
1784 and 1845.
The name Bombay was derived from Bom Bahia (The Good Bay), a name given by
Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508.
Former English cricket captain Douglas Jardine of Bodyline fame was born in
Malabar Hill, Mumbai, in 1900.
Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling who wrote Kim and The Jungle Book was born in
The wooden pole in the centre of the Banganga Tank in Mumbai signifies the
centre of the earth. Legend has it that Lord Ram created the tank by piercing
the earth with his arrow.
The Lumiere brothers introduced Motion Pictures to India with six soundless
short films at Bombay's Watson's Hotel in 1896.
Mahatma Gandhi began his political career in Mumbai in 1915 after returning
from South Africa.
In 1995, Nariman Point had the highest land price in the world.
Mumbai has 3 lakes - Tulsi, Powai, Vihar, 3 rivers - Mithi (Mahim), Dahisar,
Oshiwara and 4 forts - Sewree, Bandra, Mahim & Worli.