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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 Rs5,000 per night

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 Rs9,200 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! (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 Rs7,862 per night

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! (865 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

Popular places to visit in 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.

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.

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.

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