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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

Mt. Mary Church showing heritage elements as well as a large group of people

Bandra West

Travellers come to Bandra West for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Mt. Mary Church and Linking Road while you're in town.

Bandra West
Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dadar

3/5(7 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the churches and gardens in Dadar. You might want to make time for a stop at Plaza Cinema or Shivaji Park.

Dadar
Mumbai featuring a sporting event

Powai

4/5Very Good!(18 area reviews)

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.

Powai
Gateway of India which includes heritage architecture and heritage elements

Colaba

4/5Very Good!(64 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and 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.

Colaba
Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Vashi

3.5/5Good!(11 area reviews)

Travellers enjoy Vashi for its bars and parks. Consider checking out Inorbit Mall while you're in the area.

Vashi
Marine Drive as well as a large group of people

Marine Drive

4.5/5Wonderful!(37 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Marine Drive. A stop by Veer Nariman Road or Taraporewala Aquarium might round out your trip.

Marine Drive

Top hotels in Mumbai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
5 out of 5
Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs7,500 per night

Located in Juhu, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Juhu Beach, Prithvi Theatre and ISKCON Temple. Versova Beach and ...

3.5/5Good! (638 reviews)

"Our stay was wonderful! All the staff there was amazing and attentive towards all the guests. My mom and I arrived pretty late and after 15 hours of flying they made us feel at ease with the wonderful hospitality. The breakfast was AMAZING! And the view from the poolside area was breathtaking ❤️"…"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
5 out of 5
IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs9,300 per night

Located in the heart of Mumbai, this luxury hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Phoenix Market City Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Bandra Kurla Complex. Powai Lake ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (402 reviews)
Come and experience the hospitality here!

"Smiling faces all around Ahmad at the Front desk was an epitome of hospitality Amazing rooms and a huge breakfast and dinner spread. Why would I not return"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
5 out of 5
1/136, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs6,800 per night

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of High Street Phoenix Mall, Atria Mall and Nehru Planetarium. Nehru ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (685 reviews)

"Had smoking rooms that was brilliant!! Everything was very good!!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Popular places to visit in Mumbai

Juhu Beach
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Juhu Beach

4/5(91 reviews)

Participate in seaside activities and dine on delicious street food at this extensive beach in Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. 

Gateway of India
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Gateway of India

4.5/5(121 reviews)

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

Bandra Kurla Complex
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Bandra Kurla Complex

4/5(52 reviews)

Bandra Kurla Complex is just one of the places to see in Mumbai, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? While in this relaxing area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Haji Ali Dargah
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Haji Ali Dargah

4/5(32 reviews)

Learn about the history of Haji Ali Dargah, one of the top monuments in Mumbai. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Crawford Market
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Crawford Market

4/5(38 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Crawford Market, a popular shopping spot in Mumbai. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Elephanta Caves
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Elephanta Caves

3.5/5(26 reviews)

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.

Reviews of Mumbai

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3 - Okay 18.764845605700714%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Not very friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Mar 2020

Don't be put of by the crazy traffic in Mumbai, for me it is what creates part of its character.

4/5 - Good

Oli

2 Mar 2020

Mumbai is a city of contrasts. It is certainly not for the faint hearted traveller. The cheapest way to get around the city is by train, taxis are cheap too, you can use Uber. Everyone is friendly and most will understand English.

4/5 - Good

Mark

10 Feb 2020

Better air and cleaner than delhi, but crazy traffic

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

9 Feb 2020

Over crowded, pollution is rife, very noisy, chaotic roads, unbelievable contrast between rich and poor areas (which are sometimes right next to each other), a lot of uncomfortable stares and asks for selfies just because of our skin colour...

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

People in Mumbai were quite nice. That is what I liked best about the city. However, it is an expensive city.

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