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  • Marine Drive of Mumbai
Mumbai At a Glance
  • Average Climate:N.A
  • Best Time to Visit:October to March
  • Major Airports:Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Ideal Durations:3 to 5 Days
  • STD Code:022

Mumbai Travel Guide

Mumbai is the love of Maharashtra, looking out over the azure expanse of the Arabian Sea, the city of stars. Yet, there is still a world tied to a rich past that can win everyone's heart hidden behind its multicultural multitude. From the holy places to the frequently crowded beaches, vibrant bazaars to the buzzing nightlife, skyscrapers to high-end hotels. Yet, a city is also a place of contrasts, with one side decorated with colonial grandeur and the other housing one of Asia's largest slums. Get to know the thorough details about Mumbai's tourist attractions in Indian Holiday's Mumbai Travel Guide

Why visit Mumbai?

From beaches to Bollywood, Mumbai has it all. Witness some of Mumbai's best attractions, like the Gateway of India and the spectacular architectural marvel Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. For sea-lovers and beach babies, places like Marine Drive and Juhu Beach in Mumbai are a must-visit to have a fulfilling experience.

The street food of Mumbai, like the vada pav, pani puri, and kebabs, will make your mouth water. For the best shopping experience in Mumbai, visit the famous Chor Bazaar and the historic Crawford Market. Places like Kanheri Caves will keep you fascinated if you are a history buff. Finally, pilgrims can visit Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai to seek blessings and peace.

Places to visit in Mumbai

With stunning beaches, historical monuments, religious sites, picnic spots, and clubs for entertainment, Mumbai is the ideal destination to visit for a fantastic experience. Besides being one of the busiest cities in the world, Mumbai allows you to admire its popular places.

  • Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • Red Carpet Wax Museum
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Siddhivinayak Temple

Things to do in Mumbai

If you are visiting the City of Dreams, get ready to enjoy numerous super exciting and equally thrilling things to do in Mumbai. This ever-active city is packed with multiple fun activities that pledge to satiate the action seeker in every traveler.

  • Haji Ali Dargah, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg – Pay Your Respects
  • Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri – Explore These Marvels
  • Vasai Fort – Hike To The Top
  • Marine Drive – Take An Evening Walk
  • Bandstand – Watch The Sunset
  • Gateway Of India – Take A Ferry Ride
  • Juhu Chowpatty – Indulge In Street Food
  • Parsi Cafes – Check Them Out

Best time to visit Mumbai

The best time to visit Mumbai is from October to February. During this time, the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing and exploring the city. It rains heavily in Mumbai from June to September, which is a great time to visit Mumbai for trekking, witnessing the greenery and gushing waterfalls. Avoid the summer season as it is too hot to explore. For more click here.

How to reach Mumbai

Mumbai is well-connected to all major cities in India by air, rail, and road. The main airport of Mumbai is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, and the most famous railway station is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Trains to Mumbai like Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express are available from all major train stations in India. You can also plan a road trip from nearby cities or hire a bus due to excellent road connectivity. Read More...

How to get around Mumbai

Being one of the busiest cities in the world, Mumbai has quite a few options for getting around. The Mumbai local is the most popular mode of transport among Mumbaikars. Other ways to commute in Mumbai are buses, metro, taxis, buses, or simply exploring by walking.

How many days required

3-4 days are required to explore Mumbai.

Accommodation in Mumbai

The Film City, Mumbai, has a great collection of accommodations for travelers. Whatever type of place you prefer, Mumbai has it. Budget, mid-range, luxury... For families with kids, honeymoon couples, and solo travelers, here are some of the best places to stay in Mumbai - Trident Bandra Kurla, The Oberoi, The Taj Mahal Palace, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Regency.

Where to Eat in Mumbai

From local street vendors to fancy restaurants, Mumbai has everything for everyone. The food of Mumbai is famous across the country, which includes vada pav, misal pav, etc. Some iconic eateries in Mumbai are Canon Pav Bhaji, Cafe Madras, Bachelor's Juice Center, K Rustom, and Britannia & Co.

Shopping in Mumbai

Get on a shopping extravaganza and buy whatever you like in Mumbai. Many shopping markets in Mumbai sell chappals, bags, sunglasses, clothing, and more. So fill up your bags as there are many things to buy in Mumbai city. Some well-known shopping markets in Mumbai are Colaba Causeway Market, Zaveri Bazaar, Crawford Market, Linking Road, Fashion Street, and Hill Road.

Tips

  • Be cautious while indulging in street food, particularly if you have a sensitive stomach.
  • Don’t give out personal details or reveal specific information about your travel plans. 
  • Mumbai’s dramatic monsoons come with a need for caution. On the one hand, there are train delays, traffic congestion issues, and flooded roads.
  • While Mumbai truly is India’s city that never sleeps, parts of the town may seem hostile to outsiders after dusk.



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