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 center 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 artifacts 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.
Shopping, Skyscrapers and Temples
An architectural wonder that showcases the artistic talents of the British Raj and is the entranceway to the fascinating neighborhoods of south Mumbai.
Discover centuries of history, impressive Gothic architecture, exquisite murals and magnificent views of the Arabian Sea at this hilltop church.
Haji Ali Dargah is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Mumbai. Stroll along the area's seaside, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.
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.
Relax amid the picturesque confines of this peaceful park, spot interesting hedge sculptures and enjoy sweeping views of one of Mumbai’s most-loved beaches.
Exhibits of Asian artifacts, decorative arts, paintings, sculptures and taxidermy are housed within the halls of a beautiful Indo-Saracenic palace.
Across the bay from Mumbai lies Elephanta Island, where you can explore a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Enjoy a short cruise to the enthralling site as you discover some of the most impressive temples and shrines in the whole of India.
In the hills between Mumbai and Pune, discover the ancient cave wonders at Karla and Bhaja as you enjoy the privileges of a private guide on a full-day tour. Engage with India's atavistic Buddhist culture as you visit dwellings and temples located on a vital former trade route from the Arabian Sea.
Get special access to a top Mumbai film studio as you discover what goes into making a successful Bollywood film on this half-day tour. Meet stars and crew on a working film set before enjoying a traditional performance of one of the distinctive and colorful dances.
You decide where you want to go with this tour package! We do, however, have a suggested route if you would like our help: Our route focuses on religion (integral to the lives of most Indians) and you learn about Hinduism, Islam as well as Jainism.
Mumbai is famous across India for its outstanding street food, but discovering the best hygienic eateries in the big city is not always easy. Not to worry, that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience the city’s flavours that please the taste buds and go easy on the stomach, guiding you through Mumbai’s two renowned street food areas.
You will be picked at 0800hrs from hotel in Mumbai city. Find order among the chaos with a private tour of Mumbai's varied highlights. Visit significant historical landmarks from the colonial period and earlier religious temples, drive round the city's famous bay for some people-watching, and see where Mahatma Gandhi stayed on his trips to the city.