Melbourne, a beautiful & huge city, located in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is the capital of this state and the second most populous as well as second largest city in Australia. It  ranks as the world’s most livable city since 2011 and also world’s fourth most expensive city since 2013, by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). It is rated highly in the areas of entertainment, tourism, healthcare, research and development, education and sports.
The city was founded on 30 August 1835 and was declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. In 1850 it was transformed into one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world.

The location of Melbourne is on the large natural bay of Port Phillip. Its centre is known as the City of Melbourne, situated in the municipality of Melbourne. It is located 465 km away from the country’s capital, Canberra and 712 km away from the Sydney. The dwellers of city are called Melburnians. Its population is approximate 4 million.

Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. Melbourne’s climate is enjoyable during December to March. In this period it has sunny days and cooling nights. The inland deserts of Australia are amongst the hottest areas on earth.

The major attractions of Melbourne are:

Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Observation Deck, Arts Centre Melbourne, Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Docklands, National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Melbourne Observation Deck

 

Federation Square

Melbourne is known to be the cultural capital of Australia as it offers much more to visitors like museums, galleries, theaters, Victorian-era architecture, large parks, shows, festivals, drama, musicals, comedy, literature, film and television. The city celebrates a long list of annual cultural events and festivals, which includes the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Australia’s largest free community festival that is “Moomba”.

Moomba, An Australian Festival

 

Eureka Tower, tallest building in
Melbourne.


The City of Melbourne is often referred as the garden city of Australia as there are many parks and gardens, with a variety of common and rare plant species amid landscaped vistas, pedestrian pathways and tree-lined avenues.

It is known for its mixture of modern architecture and historic architecture. Some of the finest architectured buildings are Royal Exhibition Building (World Heritage Site), A.C. Goode House, a Neo Gothic building, the incomplete Parliament House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Eureka Tower(tallest building in Melbourne).

 

Tram in Melbourne

Melbourne has an integrated public transport system based around extensive train, tram, bus and taxi systems. Melbourne’s trams network are the largest tram network in the world and it is recognized as iconic cultural assets and a tourist attraction. Melbourne has four airports, the main airport is at Tullamarine and is the second busiest in Australia.

Do You Know: The 2015 Cricket World Cup Final will be held in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It is the 11th  largest stadium in the world and largest in Australia with a capacity of over 1 lakh.

If you want any other information regarding Melbourne then check this website

Website For Melbourne: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/India.aspx

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Manu Khandelwal

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