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MumbaiIndia

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.

Where to stay in Mumbai

Top hotels in Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
5 out of 5
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs5,000 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Bandra Kurla complex, this luxury hotel is steps away from Bandra Kurla Complex and U.S. Consulate General. MMRDA Grounds and University of Mumbai ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (559 reviews)

"It’s location BKC gives you access to go anywhere in Mumbai with a lesser travel time. For corporate and leisure trip this hotel is perfect to visit, with super friendly and warm staff you will not have to hassle in anything."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
Taj Lands End
Taj Lands End
5 out of 5
Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs4,750 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mt. Mary Church and Lilavati Hospital. Bandra Kurla Complex and Juhu Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

"Good stay Buffet food average. Breakfast average"…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2020

Taj Lands End
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
5 out of 5
Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs6,500 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Juhu, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Prithvi Theatre and Juhu Beach. ISKCON Temple and Nanavati ...

4.4/5Excellent! (607 reviews)

"The location is great. Great food. Comfy room. Great view of the beach from the room."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mumbai

Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
5 out of 5
33 Nathalal Parekh Marg Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra

This family-friendly Mumbai aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, Gateway of India and Chhatrapati ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Terrific stay in the heart of Mumbai.

"We had a terrific time at the Taj Wellington Mews. This was our 4th time staying here, and every time the staff at the Wellington exceed our expectations. The location is terrific, the rooms are clean and spacious and the food is excellent. We will be back again."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018

Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
Station Road, Mumbai, MH
The price is Rs3,510 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in Santacruz, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Linking Road, Juhu Beach and University of Mumbai. Bandra Kurla Complex and U.S. Consulate ...

Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
Z Luxury Residences
Z Luxury Residences
4 out of 5
29/1 J R Mhatre Road, (opposite Iris Park), Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs7,500 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Juhu, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Juhu Beach and ISKCON Temple. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute ...

3.6/5Good! (30 reviews)
must stay

"Great excellent staff room and luxurious apartments"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Z Luxury Residences
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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