Mumbai Tourism & Travel Guide

India’s second largest city, Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is home to a few hundred captivating contrasts and creeds. Mumbai is bursting with frenetic bazaars, shaded avenues thronged by commuters and roads brimming with traffic. The dynamic Maharashtrian metropolis is also a powerhouse of India’s business and trade sectors. But regardless, Bombay’s ethos lies in its biggest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, in people-watching and eating bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and in the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace, that holds a decade worth of stories about both Bombay and Mumbai. A few other places to visit in Mumbai city are Nariman Point - a legion of office blocks in the heart of the city and the Prince of Wales Museum for its eclectic architecture. Watching the sunset with a plate of vada pav at Marine Drive and experiencing the vibrant festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at Juhu Beach are few of the best things to do in Mumbai. One must also travel to Mumbai city to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry, wherein if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a Bollywood star or two.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to February when Mumbai experiences mild winters. Temperatures can go as low as 10 degrees celsius, although rarely.

Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 1600 to 2500 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to INR 5000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 8000 and upwards
Gateway of India
Peninsula at end of C. Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai (Bombay)
This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British ...
Marine Drive
Chaupati, Mumbai (Bombay) 400021
Marine Drive may be a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It engineered facing the backwaters, and may be a w...
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
South Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)
Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this is a cable stay bridge which was erected by the Maharashtra State Road Dev...
Haji Ali Mosque
Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai (Bombay)
This is a mosque which was constructed in 1431 and is an extremely popular one on the city of Mumabi as well as the whol...
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island
It is located in East Mumbai and is popular because of the Elephanta caves,which is carved completely out of rock and is...
Juhu Beach
Mumbai (Bombay)
This beach is one of the most popular as well one of the most post beaches of the country. You can find many celebrity h...

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Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
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Nashik
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November,December
Famous for its many temples and ghats, Nashik is one of the holiest cities in India. And for those looking for something...
Lonavala
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
A modern-day resort town, the hill station of Lonavala is around 106km from Mumbai. It makes for a great weekend getaway...
Aurangabad
Best time to visit - N/A
The destination of the World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora caves where you find a new meaning of beauty, Aurangaba...
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Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
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Kolhapur
Best time to visit - February,March,April,May,June,July
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Seasonal Attractions

The festival season kicks-off right from the initial months of the year with Makar Sankranti. The city hosts the Mumbai Marathon and the Mumbai International Film Festival in the first half of the year. The city's biggest celebration, Ganesh Chaturthi, kicks off in September. 


Eat Your Way Through Mumbai

For the ultimate Mumbai street food experience, follow this trail - visit Gulshan -e-Iran to have the best Kheema Pav in Crawford Market; try the White Biryani at Noor Mohmaddi in Bhendi Bazaar; do not miss the Bun Maska and Mava samosa of Mervan’s, Grant road; if you have a thing for samosas, check out Guru Kripa for some of the yummiest samosas at Sion. 


Best Time to Visit Mumbai

Peak Season is from November to February when Mumbai experiences mild winters. Temperatures can go as low as 10 degrees celsius, although rarely.

Shoulder Season: June to October welcomes the famous monsoons to Mumbai. July and August sees perpetual downpour and for those who can brave the rains, the city is at its most beautiful during this season.

Off-season: March to May are the months when the tourists start thinning out. Henceforth, the accommodation costs reduce and though the weather is hot and humid, it’s nice to be able to explore the city away without the crowds.


Budget for Mumbai

For Budget Travellers: INR 1600 to 2500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 800 - 1500
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 200-500
  • Public Transport in local trains and buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to INR 5000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 1500 - 2500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 1000 - 2000
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 8000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards

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