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Mumbai Travel Guide


  • 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

Introduction

The sky-soaring infrastructure and roaring waves of Arabian Sea add the perfect glint to Mumbai’s cityscape. Zoom in and you get inevitable hustle and bustle around every nook.You’ll find pilgrims gathered to offer prayers in Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak Temple, ISKCON, Mumba Devi Temple, St. Thomas Cathedral and others. There are people shopping till they drop at Colaba, Linking Road and Fashion Street. Tourists striking pose near Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and Band Stand etc. Mumbai is one of the most populous cities of India and surely the one developing tremendously.

In spite of this brisk pace of life here, there always are beaches of Mumbai to offer you the much needed tranquility.  Marine Drive and Aksa Beach, Marve Beach, Madh Island Beach and several others are ideal spots to unwind at. This is where Bollywood resides and thousands of people come to Mumbai in order to get associated with the cinema world. This is one of the reasons why Mumbai is also known as “The City of Dreams”. Get to know thorough details about Mumbai tourist attractions in Indian Holiday’s Mumbai Travel Guide. 

Why visit Mumbai?

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

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

The other crucial reason to ‘why visit Mumbai’ is the Mumbai nightlife. The vibrant urban nightlife of Mumbai is something you cannot miss. From the finest clubs and lounges to underground music venues, there is a lot to experience in Mumbai.

Places to visit in Mumbai

With stunning beaches, historical monuments, religious sites, picnic spots, clubs for entertainment, Mumbai is the ideal destination to visit for an amazing experience. Besides being one of the busiest cities in the world, Mumbai city allows you to admire its popular places. You will be spoiled with choices when it comes to some of the best places to visit in Mumbai that include Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, Kanheri Caves, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Things to do in Mumbai

The city that never sleeps has a lot to offer to its guests than just strolling the narrow lanes and busy streets. Out of many things to do in Mumbai, the most famous ones include taking a walk along Marine Drive, riding a ferry at Gateway of India, going on a picnic at Juhu Beach, street shopping at Colaba Causeway, chilling at Bandstand, and tasting the scrumptious street food.

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.

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 popular 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 great road connectivity.

How to get around Mumbai

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

Accommodation in Mumbai

The Film City, Mumbai has a great collection of accommodation for travelers. Budget, mid-range, luxury whatever type of places you prefer, Mumbai has it. 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, Bachelorr’s Juice Center, K Rustom, and Britannia & Co.

Shopping in Mumbai

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





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