Mumbai is what the Indians affectionately call - the 'City of Dreams'. The name of the city Mumbai, is given by the original inhabitants fisher-folk "Kolis", they were the worshipers of their deity the Mother Goddess Mumba Devi, and they used to call ii Mumbai.
The city had been taken over by various Hindu rulers until 1534 when Portuguese takeover the city and start calling is "Bom Baia" (meaning the good beach). They give to Britishers in with the dowry of Catherine of Braganza when she married England's Charles II in 1661. When the Britishers got it they changed the name and start calling it Bombay.
Some of the well-known tourist attractions of Mumbai are The 'Gateway of India, Mumbai Film City, Siddhivinayak Temple, Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, Mahalakshmi Racecourse, Town Hall, Churchgate, Banganga Tank, Malabar Hill, Prithvi Theatre, Rajabai Tower, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Red Carpet Wax Museum, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Nehru Center, Taraporewala Aquarium, Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo, Marine Drive, Chota Kashmir, Hanging Gardens, Colaba Causeway, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Fashion Street, Dharavi Slum, Pwai Lake, Kanheri Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Shivaji Park, Global Vipassana Pagoda, Madh Island, Mumba Devi Temple, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Mahakali Caves, Mount Mary Church and National Gallery of Modern Art.