Get away to Mumbai! Enjoy the temples, zoo and natural setting.

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.

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Shopping, Skyscrapers and Temples

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Where to stay in Mumbai

Colaba
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Colaba

Dining, Romantic, Castles

The ample dining options and beautiful seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Colaba. A stop by Gateway of India or Colaba Causeway might round out your trip.

Bandra West
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Bandra West

Sea, Cathedrals, Churches

Bandra West is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Mt. Mary Church and Linking Road while you're in town.

Juhu
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Juhu

If you're spending some time in Juhu, Juhu Beach and ISKCON Temple are top sights worth seeing.

Marine Drive
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Marine Drive

Sea, Friendly People, Dining

Walk along the Queen’s Necklace to spot architectural wonders, enjoy coastal views and experience the carnival-like atmosphere of one of Mumbai’s most-loved beaches.

Powai
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Powai

Lakes, Gardens, Nature

You'll enjoy the churches and gardens in Powai. You might want to make time for a stop at Powai Lake or Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

Lower Parel
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Lower Parel

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

Unique features of Lower Parel include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by High Street Phoenix Mall or Dhobi Ghat while you're exploring the area.

Top hotels in Mumbai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Leela Mumbai
5 out of 5
Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs6,999/night
27 Sep-28 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (761 reviews)

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Powai Lake and Sanjay Gandhi National Park. University of Mumbai and Mt. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (761 reviews)

"Stayed just overnight. Overall comfortable and friendly staff. Breakfast was ordinary in comparison to Taj, Marriott and other hotels."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

The Leela Mumbai
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Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
4 out of 5
Terminal 2 , Landside Terminal, CSI Airport, Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs5,599/night
20 Sep-21 Sep
4/5Very Good! (643 reviews)

Located in Vile Parle East, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from MIDC Industrial Estate and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Phoenix Market City Mall. Powai Lake and Sanjay ...

4/5Very Good! (643 reviews)

"Very small rooms. Also, choice of menu not big enough"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
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Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
5 out of 5
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs8,250/night
30 Sep-1 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Air India Building, Rajabai Tower and Flora Fountain. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"The service was excellent and my return to Mumbai, I will definitely stay at Trident. The staff is excellent and all round service is top notch."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2019

Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai

Popular things to do in Mumbai

Gateway of India
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Gateway of India

An architectural wonder that showcases the artistic talents of the British Raj and is the entranceway to the fascinating neighborhoods of south Mumbai.

Mt. Mary Church
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Mt. Mary Church

Discover centuries of history, impressive Gothic architecture, exquisite murals and magnificent views of the Arabian Sea at this hilltop church.

Haji Ali Dargah
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Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Mumbai. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Elephanta Caves
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Elephanta Caves

Explore a maze of ancient rock-cut cave temples, spot intricately carved statues of Hindu gods and enjoy striking sunsets over Mumbai’s city center.

Hanging Gardens
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Hanging Gardens

Relax amid the picturesque confines of this peaceful park, spot interesting hedge sculptures and enjoy sweeping views of one of Mumbai’s most-loved beaches.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum

Exhibits of Asian artifacts, decorative arts, paintings, sculptures and taxidermy are housed within the halls of a beautiful Indo-Saracenic palace.

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