Host Country & City

India: The Host Country

India is a wonderful country of great diversity, from the exotic scenic beauty of great Himalayas with eternal snow capped mountains in the north to the luxuriant coconut groves of the Malabar Coast in the South; from the desolate loneliness of the deserts and dotted with beautiful palaces in Rajasthan in the west to the rich cultivated thickly populated Gangetic plains in the east.

It has more than 7600 km long beautiful coastline, which attracts tourists round the year. India has a civilization which is more than 5000 years old. The glories of the past stand side-by-side with wonders of modern science and engineering. India has a great and stirring past. There is indication that her future will be even greater.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

One of the 7 Wonders

Hawa Mahal

Jaipur, India

Qutub Minar


Char Minar

Hyderabad, India

Mumbai: The Host City

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, second most populous metropolitan area in India, and the fifth most populous city in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour.

Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow. The city houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India's premier scientific and nuclear institutes like BARC, NPCL, IREL, TIFR, AERB, AECI, and the Department of Atomic Energy. The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi film and television industry. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures.

Mumbai is India's largest city (by population) and is the financial and commercial capital of the country.

Gateway of India

Siddhivinayak Temple

Heritage Building

Marine Drive