Delhi vs Mumbai
Delhi is the capital of India and it is the largest metropolis in the country. It is the second largest city in India in terms of population. Mumbai on the other hand is the largest Indian city in terms of population.
Delhi occupies a total area of 573 square miles, whereas Mumbai occupies a total area of 169 square miles. Delhi is characterized by the humid subtropical climate whereas Mumbai is characterized by a tropical climate. Mumbai has the cold season from December to February and the summer season from March to June. Mild winter starts in late November in Delhi and it is coldest during January. Delhi is very well known for fog in these months.
Delhi is considered the largest commercial center in the northern part of India. Delhi’s economy is triggered by construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services. Mumbai’s economy is largely influenced by textile mills, diamond polishing and information technology. Mumbai witnessed the fastest business growth in the year 2009. Nariman Point in Mumbai is a flourishing business area. It can be said that the Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in India.
Mumbai has the distinction of being the largest film producer in India. Bollywood is the center of Hindi film industry and Marathi film industry too. Delhi on the contrary is known for manufacturing industry that has grown fast in the recent years. It has the largest consumer market as well. Gurgaon is the satellite city of Delhi is considered an important economic hub in India.
Public transport in Delhi is provided by buses, autorickshaws and metro rail system. The Delhi Metro system is a rapid transit system. Residents and tourists are served very well by the Metro rail system. The Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus is one of the busiest railway termini in the whole of India. Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system.
Residents and the tourists are served well by the Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. It is the main aviation hub in the city. Delhi is served well by the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is a very busy domestic and international airport.
Delhi is home to several points of tourist interest such as Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Akshardham temple to mention a few. Mumbai is home to places of tourist interest such as the Elephanta Caves, Rajabai Clock Tower, Juhu and Chowpathi beaches. Students are served well by the Indian Institute of Technology, University Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi.
It is interesting to note that Mumbai is connected by sea routes whereas Delhi is not connected by sea routes. Mumbai has beaches whereas Delhi does not have beaches. Delhi is the seat of art and culture. Mughal emperors contributed a lot to its art and architecture. Tourists throng several monuments and buildings constructed during the Mughal period. Mumbai on the other hand is the seat of Ajantha paintings and sculpture.