Not quite South Mumbai, but not the northern suburbs either, Central Mumbai bears characteristics of both sides of the city. While Dadar and Matunga lie nestled against the modern sky scrapers in Wadala, Sion exhibits a more historic character, having been used by the British to demar-cate the end of city limits in colonial times. Mahim has a more religious flavour, located right alongside Dharavi. Dadar, the first planned suburb in the city, harbours residences and shops. It is considered to be the home of immigrant Marathi culture. Not far from the newer commercial district, this part of Mumbai ...

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