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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
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
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 Shivaji Park or Plaza Cinema.

Dadar
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 Girgaun Chowpatty or Veer Nariman Road might round out your trip.

Marine Drive

Top hotels in Mumbai

The Empresa Hotel
The Empresa Hotel
4 out of 5
344 Sab TV Lane, Opposite Laxmi Plaza, Off New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs3,960 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

3.7/5Good! (44 reviews)

"I had a great time., was mainly there for my mother's treatment in the hospital near by. But time spent was good at the property."…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2020

The Empresa Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
5 out of 5
1/136, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs6,000 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

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! (688 reviews)
Very Nice Hotel

"Hotel is very and well-appointed. The decor is traditional high standards, although some areas are showing slight signs of the need to refurbish. The staff is excellent and very helpful. The hotel is quite close to a large shopping centre. Other sightseeing areas are within 30 minutes."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Hyatt Regency Mumbai
5 out of 5
Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs4,999 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of MIDC Industrial Estate and Phoenix Market City Mall. KidZania Mumbai and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (867 reviews)
fect hotel

"Very nice and welcoming place. Let us enter the room early and after we saw the place and the people, we becided we have nothing to look for in Mumbai this time, we stay in the hotel for a day and a half and our next exit was to the airport. The food is exellent, the service is exellent, the room ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mumbai

Lalco Residency
Lalco Residency
4 out of 5
Kalpataru Estate, Jogeshwari Vikhroli, Link Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs4,500 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

This family-friendly Mumbai aparthotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone and NESCO Center. ...

3.6/5Good! (57 reviews)
Good place

"pretty good place, nice and clean. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Lalco Residency
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
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 Rs9,551 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

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.

Popular places to visit in Mumbai

Reviews of Mumbai

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
138
5 - Excellent 32.779097387173394%
4 - Good
186
4 - Good 44.180522565320665%
3 - Okay
79
3 - Okay 18.764845605700714%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 2.6128266033254155%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.66270783847981%

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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