Illustrator Map Mumbai India

Mumbai, located on the west coast of India, is the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. The city is known for its bustling urban life, diverse culture, and a vibrant mix of modern and traditional elements. Here is a brief description of some of Mumbai’s principal waterways, bridges, and main streets:


  1. Arabian Sea: Mumbai is situated along the Arabian Sea, and the coastline is an integral part of the city’s geography. The Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, is a famous promenade along the Arabian Sea.
  2. Back Bay: The Back Bay is a water body that lies to the west of the main city. It has been the focus of reclamation projects to create land for urban development.
  3. Mithi River: The Mithi River is a significant watercourse in Mumbai. It originates from the overflow of Vihar and Powai lakes and flows through the city, eventually emptying into the Arabian Sea. The river has been a focal point for environmental initiatives.


  1. Bandra-Worli Sea Link: One of Mumbai’s iconic landmarks, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that connects the neighborhoods of Bandra and Worli. It offers stunning views of the city and has become a symbol of modern infrastructure.
  2. Mahim Causeway: This causeway connects the neighborhoods of Mahim and Bandra and is a crucial transportation link in the city.
  3. Vashi Bridge: Also known as the Thane Creek Bridge, it connects the city of Mumbai with Navi Mumbai across Thane Creek. It is an important link for commuters between the two regions.

Main Streets:

  1. M.G. Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road): M.G. Road is a prominent street in South Mumbai, lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. It is a popular destination for shopping and leisure.
  2. Linking Road: Located in the suburbs of Bandra and Khar, Linking Road is a bustling shopping street known for its trendy boutiques, street stalls, and vibrant atmosphere.
  3. Palm Beach Road: This road runs along the coastline in Navi Mumbai, offering scenic views of the Arabian Sea. It is a well-planned road with greenery and is often used for recreational activities.
  4. L.J. Road (Lalbaug): Lalbaug is a neighborhood in Mumbai known for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. L.J. Road is a significant street in this area and witnesses a grand procession during the festival.
  5. C.S.T. (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) Area: The area around C.S.T., formerly known as Victoria Terminus (VT), is a hub of activity with historic architecture, bustling markets, and the iconic railway station.

These waterways, bridges, and streets collectively contribute to the dynamic and diverse character of Mumbai, reflecting its rich history and ongoing urban development.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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