Mumbai

Travel Guide
Mumbai showing general coastal views, boating and a beach

Prepare your senses for India’s entertainment and commercial centre, where Bollywood films are made and East and West cultures come together in an exotic blend.

Mumbai, on India’s west coast, is one of the largest cities in the world. Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai was once a series of small towns scattered over several islands before it was occupied by the Portuguese, and then later the British. The creeks and rivers separating the islands were filled in. Today Mumbai is the centre of India’s entertainment and finance industries, drawing people from all over the country and beyond.

As you make your way along the bustling streets, admire the architecture, feel the buzz of urban multiculturalism and shop at markets that offer everything from food to fabric. See colonial buildings in the Colaba region where you’ll find the Gateway of India, built from 1911 to 1924 to commemorate the first Indian visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Another impressive architectural feature is the Gothic-Revival Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

To properly appreciate the diversity of the city, visit some of its many religious sites, which come in all shapes, sizes and denominations. Highlights include the Mumba Devi temple, the Haji Ali mosque and St. Thomas Cathedral.

Go for a stroll down Marine Drive to see art deco buildings and great views of the Arabian Sea. This is also one of the best places to watch the sun go down — and the city light up.

Take a break from Mumbai’s bustle at the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill. Explore farther afield with a trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park (previously known as Borivindi National Park), where you’ll find walking trails and the Kanheri Caves.

Brush up on your Indian history and culture at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, also known as the Bombay Museum. The building itself is impressive enough, but inside you’ll find an equally remarkable collection of art, architecture and natural history exhibits.

Art lovers should also check out the excellent collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

See industrial and historical artefacts from across India at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

Mumbai is a metropolis with enough to see and do to last a lifetime. An engrossing history and a remarkable mixture of cultures give this city a character and charm like nowhere else.

Prepare your senses for India’s entertainment and commercial centre, where Bollywood films are made and East and West cultures come together in an exotic blend.

Mumbai, on India’s west coast, is one of the largest cities in the world. Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai was once a series of small towns scattered over several islands before it was occupied by the Portuguese, and then later the British. The creeks and rivers separating the islands were filled in. Today Mumbai is the centre of India’s entertainment and finance industries, drawing people from all over the country and beyond.

As you make your way along the bustling streets, admire the architecture, feel the buzz of urban multiculturalism and shop at markets that offer everything from food to fabric. See colonial buildings in the Colaba region where you’ll find the Gateway of India, built from 1911 to 1924 to commemorate the first Indian visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Another impressive architectural feature is the Gothic-Revival Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

To properly appreciate the diversity of the city, visit some of its many religious sites, which come in all shapes, sizes and denominations. Highlights include the Mumba Devi temple, the Haji Ali mosque and St. Thomas Cathedral.

Go for a stroll down Marine Drive to see art deco buildings and great views of the Arabian Sea. This is also one of the best places to watch the sun go down — and the city light up.

Take a break from Mumbai’s bustle at the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill. Explore farther afield with a trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park (previously known as Borivindi National Park), where you’ll find walking trails and the Kanheri Caves.

Brush up on your Indian history and culture at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, also known as the Bombay Museum. The building itself is impressive enough, but inside you’ll find an equally remarkable collection of art, architecture and natural history exhibits.

Art lovers should also check out the excellent collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

See industrial and historical artifacts from across India at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

Mumbai is a metropolis with enough to see and do to last a lifetime. An engrossing history and a remarkable mixture of cultures give this city a character and charm like nowhere else.   

Where to stay in Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
5 out of 5
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 051
The price is Rs8,309 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (693 reviews)
"Great experience"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
The Leela Mumbai
The Leela Mumbai
5 out of 5
Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400059
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free parking, 4 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Had a wonderful stay at the Leela. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

The Leela Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
5 out of 5
Opposite Gateway of India, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001
The price is Rs20,500 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 10 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (204 reviews)
"Heritage hotel with uncompromising quality and service. Awesome location and best vibe."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Chene Creek Resort
Chene Creek Resort
3 out of 5
Kajupada Village, Thane-Ghodbunder Road, Thane, Maharashtra, 401104
The price is Rs2,900 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 3-star golf aparthotel in Thane. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Popular attractions Tikuji-ni-Wadi and Sanjay Gandhi National ...
3.1/5 (11 reviews)
"One of the worst experience we had in recent years with a heavy charge they are levelling on their services as a stay but the room was no upto the mark what they charge . They charged around 3500 for a single day stay as the room was pathetic the floor was sticky and with no cable connection in the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

Chene Creek Resort
Theory9 Premium Serviced Apartments Bandra
Theory9 Premium Serviced Apartments Bandra
3 out of 5
193 Turner Rd St, Martins Rd, Opp Rolex Showroom, Bandra West, Mumbai, MH, 400050
The price is Rs4,861 per night from 26 Jul to 27 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a conference centre. Popular attractions Juhu Beach and ...
2/5 (1 review)
Noisy, couldn’t sleep, won’t revisit
"The place is nice, but there’s construction happening right next door from 7.30am. Which means one can’t sleep or work through the day. I asked the receptionist for late check out and they didn’t even bother to check which room, which date I was leaving. Just kept saying oh we have early check in ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2022

Theory9 Premium Serviced Apartments Bandra
Landmark Asia Serviced Apartments
Landmark Asia Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
Ashok Nagar Building Complex, Old Military Road, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Mahrashtra, 400072
The price is Rs2,991 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful ...
3.3/5 (18 reviews)
Not a service apartment.l
"The apartment listing does say it has a kitchen — but has no stove or cookware. Only a microwave with some serving dishes. The place advertises itself as a service apartment which by definition means “ A serviced apartment will include a full sized, fully equipped kitchen, enabling you to prepare ..."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Landmark Asia Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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