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Visit Mumbai

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 featuring religious aspects

Western Suburbs

3.5/5Good!(325 area reviews)

Beaches, seaside views and relaxing spas are just a few top things to explore in Western Suburbs. A visit to Juhu Beach or Mt. Mary Church might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at Chakala Metro Station or Airport Road Station to get around town.

Western Suburbs
Dadar, Mumbai, India

Dadar

3/5(5 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
Mt. Mary Church showing heritage elements as well as a large group of people

Bandra West

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.

Bandra West
Gateway of India showing heritage architecture and heritage elements

Colaba

4/5Very Good!(58 area reviews)

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.

Colaba
Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India

Vashi

3.5/5Good!(10 area reviews)

Bars and parks are just a few things travellers like about Vashi. A stop by Inorbit Mall is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Vashi

Top hotels in Mumbai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
5 out of 5
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs10,750
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,036 reviews)

"The service was top class and very very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
4 out of 5
Terminal 2 , Landside Terminal, CSI Airport, Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs7,999
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

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. Juhu Beach and Bandra ...

4.1/5Very Good! (748 reviews)

"very convenient location, easy access, all day breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Serviced Apartments
Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Serviced Apartments
5 out of 5
Bandra Kurla Complex vicinity, Off Western Express Highway, Vakola, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Rs7,999
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bandra Kurla Complex and U.S. Consulate General. MMRDA Grounds and Juhu ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,032 reviews)

"A proper 5* hotel. Our dinner and breakfast was included in the price and both the variety of dishes and their taste were awesome! Would surely choose again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Serviced Apartments

Popular things to do in Mumbai

Juhu Beach
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Juhu Beach

4/5(82 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(113 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(50 reviews)

After visiting Bandra Kurla Complex, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Mumbai. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Haji Ali Dargah
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Haji Ali Dargah

4/5(29 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Mumbai when you make a stop at a well-known site such as Haji Ali Dargah. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Crawford Market
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Crawford Market

4/5(34 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(23 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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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Getting about is horrendous with all the traffic . Self drive is a definite no no

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

Traffic worst and unprofessional road works

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

But very expressive rip off big time so make sure u have xtra $$$$$$$ to plan trip

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Great city

4/5 - Good

Panidhan

Jan 2, 2020

Mumbai must be pollution free and safe for the locals and travellers!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 1, 2020

One of the busiest and buzzing city in India. Climate is not so good,was very hot and humid even in Dec. Full of traffic everywhere.

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