Free sample essay on A Visit to a Metro City. I visited Mumbai during the summer vacation. My uncle lives there. Mumbai is one of the major metro cities in India. It is the capital of Maharashtra. It is one of the densely populated cities in India. It is a coastal city. It is located on the western coast of India. It is the centre of film production. It is also called the commercial capital of India.
Mumbai is located in the moderate climate zone. Climate here is pleasant throughout the year. It is neither too cold nor too hot. Even during the time when the entire north India is reeling under severe heat, the weather of Mumbai is pleasant. Particularly on the beach it is all the more enjoying. Juhu Beach is crowded. Due to this climatic condition, Mumbai has been made the centre of film-making.
Mumbai is known for skyrocketing buildings. There are thirty-storeyed, forty-storeyed buildings in Mumbai. The buildings are well supplied with water, electricity and other basic amenities of life. Electricity supply is very good in Mumbai. There is no problem of power-cut as we see in other cities. The transport system of Mumbai is well-regulated. There is discipline in public life. The whole city is connected by rails or roads. The local train service in Mumbai is very fine. There is train for different commercial destinations at a gap of every few minutes. Despite overcrowding there is discipline and decency in public life. People—either literate, semi-literate or illiterate—follow the rules of traffic and general rules and laws as well.
Mumbai is a big centre of trade and commerce. People here are very sincere and hard working. They go to their workplace in time and work with sincerity and devotion. Mumbai is a big centre of textile industry. During my visit I saw people working on loom. Even ladies and children were working.
Mumbai has many tourist destinations. I along with my cousin visited Church Gate, Victoria Terminus, Juhu Beach, and many others. Beautiful buildings add to the beauty of the city. There are big shopping malls and shopping complexes in Mumbai. We did a lot of shopping there. Shopping itself is a big enjoyment.
But there is an ugly face of Mumbai also. Mumbai has the biggest jhuggi in Asia. The people of low-income group live here. They live in wretched condition. One day I happened to pass through the jhuggis. I was shocked to see the conditions in which they live. It was a little better than the animals. In a small dingy room, on an average four-six members live. They are not provided with the basic amenities of life. They do not have accessibility to proper education and health care facilities. This depraved condition provide breeding ground for the emergence of anti-social elements.
I stayed for fifteen days in Mumbai. Except a few experiences, my visit to Mumbai was a delightful experience. I still relish those memories.