Mumbai, a cluster of seven islands, derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. Once a Portuguese princess' dowry and later an adornment of neo-gothic British architecture, Mumbai today is an enigma of mud huts and skyscrapers, age old traditions and high fashions, the industrialists haven and movie makers Hollywood. Sightseeing in Bombay includes a visit to the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghats and the Hanging Gardens. The Gateway of India was built during 1924-1927 to commemorate the visit to India of King George V of England in 1911. It is the most enduring symbol of the city. Victoria Terminus, popularly known as VT, is a major railway station and is considered the most beautiful edifice in the city.
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