MumbaiIndia

Prepare your senses for India’s entertainment and commercial center, 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 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.

Where to stay in Mumbai

Mt. Mary Church which includes heritage elements as well as a large group of people

Bandra West

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Bandra West is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Mt. Mary Church or Linking Road.

Bandra West
Mumbai which includes a sporting event

Powai

3/5(16 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
Shivaji Park which includes signage and a statue or sculpture

Dadar

3.5/5Good!(8 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 showing heritage architecture and heritage elements

Colaba

4/5Very Good!(88 area reviews)

The ample dining options and beautiful 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
Pot pourri  .. Good ambience and awesome food.

Vashi

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

Bars and parks are just a few things travelers like about Vashi. A stop by Inorbit Mall is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Vashi
Marine Drive as well as a large group of people

Marine Drive

4.5/5Wonderful!(79 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
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
5 out of 5
1/136, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $126 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 Mar 18, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel 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 $66 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 May 24, 2020

The Empresa Hotel
Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals
4 out of 5
Terminal 2 , Landside Terminal, CSI Airport, Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is $73 per night

Located in Vile Parle East, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from MIDC Industrial Estate and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Phoenix Market City Mall. Juhu Beach and Bandra ...

4.1/5Very Good! (860 reviews)

"Property is right into the airport. You save a lot of time going outside for other hotels. Comfortable stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge Terminal 2 Arrivals

Popular places to visit in Mumbai

Bandra Kurla Complex
Image for Bandra Kurla Complex

Bandra Kurla Complex

4/5(85 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 savor the top-notch restaurants.

Juhu Beach
Image for Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach

4/5(107 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
Image for Gateway of India

Gateway of India

4.5/5(208 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
Image for Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah

4/5(63 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
Image for Crawford Market

Crawford Market

4/5(46 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
Image for Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

4.5/5(42 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.

Top things to do in Mumbai

Bollywood Studio Half-Day Tour with Lunch
Image for Bollywood Studio Half-Day Tour with Lunch

Bollywood Studio Half-Day Tour with Lunch

$238
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai
Image for Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

$67
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour
Image for Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour

Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour

$125
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Kanheri Caves Private Half-Day Tour
Image for Kanheri Caves Private Half-Day Tour

Kanheri Caves Private Half-Day Tour

$115
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Private Full day tour to Ajanta and Ellora caves with Lunch
Image for Private Full day tour to Ajanta and Ellora caves with Lunch

Private Full day tour to Ajanta and Ellora caves with Lunch

$310
Per adult
Skip the Line: Red Carpet Wax Museum in Mumbai
Image for Skip the Line: Red Carpet Wax Museum in Mumbai

Skip the Line: Red Carpet Wax Museum in Mumbai

$4
Per adult

Reviews of Mumbai

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
148
5 - Excellent 29.423459244532804%
4 - Good
230
4 - Good 45.72564612326044%
3 - Okay
97
3 - Okay 19.284294234592444%
2 - Disappointing
22
2 - Disappointing 4.3737574552683895%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 1.1928429423459244%

4/5 - Good

Rehnish

Mar 29, 2020

It is a fun cit. You must try street food if you are able to. Be careful as some foreigners might get sick after eating street food. The city has lot to offer whether you are looking for clubs, bars, family time or just sometime for your self.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

It’s a nice city. The people are great and the food is cheap and tasty but it’s too overcrowded, too chaotic and the traffic is insane.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

Overcrowded, humid, noisy, no space

4/5 - Good

M.Stanford

Feb 27, 2020

Hey it’s Maximum City. If you dislike cities in general don’t torture yourself, otherwise you can really find much to explore

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Loved every aspect !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Vibrant city, great food, great people.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Mumbai

Image for Discover how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world.

Discover how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world.

Discover how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world.
Discover how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world.
Image for Offering a rich tapestry of vibrant culture, delectable dining, and fascinating history, Mumbai is a truly magical destination.

Offering a rich tapestry of vibrant culture, delectable dining, and fascinating history, Mumbai is a truly magical destination.

Offering a rich tapestry of vibrant culture, delectable dining, and fascinating history, Mumbai is a truly magical destination.
Offering a rich tapestry of vibrant culture, delectable dining, and fascinating history, Mumbai is a truly magical destination.

Cities near Mumbai

Kharghar

Navi Mumbai

Viviana Mall which includes night scenes

Thane

Other places like Mumbai