Mumbai is A city of extremes, a city of unlimited possibilities and surprises, this is a city that defies all definitions. The heart of Bollywood, the commercial capital, a melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions, Mumbai has a little something tucked in for every kind of tourist that comes her way.
A city that’s always on the move, always in a hurry, always crowded, Mumbai has much to offer from history to arts to shopping and nightlife. You could start your day at the sea-facing Gateway of India and take a ferry along the coast or take a look at the latest inclusions at the famous Jehangir Art Gallery and stop for a cup of tea and conversation at the gallery’s quaint little café, Samovar.
Marvel at the colonial architecture of South Bombay, wind your way through the many streets of ‘Town’ as it’s lovingly called, gaze at the Queen’s Necklace at Marine Drive, touch the tip of the city from Nariman Point, walk along the famous spots where iconic Bollywood scenes have been shot, watch the city go by from the steps of the Asiatic Society Library and soak in all the activity with a tower of beer from Café Leopold.
Head to Chowpatty or Juhu beach for an ice gola and take a Victoria ride for a taste of the old world charm in this modern metropolis. Catch a play at the grand NCPA or the cozy little Prithvi Theatre. Hit the swish suburb of Bandra and check out the crowd waiting in front of the homes of Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Bargain your way at the street shops on Linking Road or Hill Road.
From Haji Ali at Worli, to Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi, to the many beautiful churches sprinkled across the city, and a sneak peek into the city’s curious Parsi history, feel the peace and vibrancy of religious and cultural co-existence.
Eat the lip-smacking kebabs at Mohammed Ali Road, seafood at Mahesh Lunch Home, Berry pulao at Britannia, South Indian dishes at Matunga, street food like vada pao, pao bhaji, dosa and the ever popular Bombay sandwich. Those with a sweet tooth (or not), do try the interesting ice cream flavours at Naturals, K Rustom's and Bachelor's Juice House.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the Mumbai Local to really be a part of the madness that is Bombay.
Mumbai is known for its rocking nightlife. The multiple clubs and pubs across the city remain open till late into the night making it a partygoer’s paradise.
Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district.
Flora Fountain, also known as 'Hutatma Chowk' since 1960, is declared as one of India's Heritage structures. Built in 1864, this tourist spot houses India's prestigious fountain, located in the city of Mumbai. The name 'Flora' is derived from the name of the Roman Goddess of Flowers.
Mahalakshmi Racecourse, owned by The Royal Western Turf Club-an elite sports club in Mumbai, is a renowned horse racing track in the country. It is considered to be one of the greatest circuits in Asia. The racecourse's Grandstand, is also included in the list of the 'heritage structures of India'. The Mahalakshmi Racecourse
Town Hall is one of the most majestic structures among the other heritage buildings in the city of Mumbai. One can say that this building represents one of the last architectural remnants of the Victorian Bombay (Mumbai). The Town hall was colloquially called as 'Tondal' during the 19th century.
Mumbai Film city is an integrated film studio located near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the vicinity of Aarey Colony in Goregaon, Mumbai. Home to real-like gardens, mountains, lakes, homes, cities and villages, it is the favourite venue for Bollywood film shootings. The Film City was constructed by the Maharashtra
Churchgate, now known as Veer Nariman Street, is a prominent location in the South Mumbai. The Place imbibed its name from the Churchgate railway station and St. Thomas Church. Churchgate houses some of Mumbai's prestigious buildings and organizations. Being a home to banking and business organizations
A sacred water tank, Banganga or Banganga Tank is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Mumbai. This ancient tank, whose origin dates back to 12th century, forms a part of Walkeshwar temple complex in Malabar Hill. Constructed in 1127 A. D under the initiative of a minister of Silhara dynasty that ruled Mumbai from 9th to 13th century
A hillock in Southern Mumbai, Malabar Hill is one of the prominent residential areas in the city. Known for housing Walkeshwar temple and Banganga tank, this hillock is situated at a height of 50 meters, highest point in Southern Mumbai. One of the most expensive residential areas in the world, Malabar Hills is home to mansions
Nariman Point is the fourth most expensive office location in the world. It is home to some of the biggest financial and business establishments such as Air India, Central Bank of India, Indian Express, State Bank of India, The Oberoi Hotel and so on. Situated on the extreme southern gradient of Marine Drive, It is one of the posh locations
To know about the theatre life, personalities and artists in Mumbai, a visit to the Prithvi Theatre is a must. Being one of the most famous and best theaters in Mumbai and also all over India, Prithvi Theatre offers an insight to the creativity that is being brewed here.
Rajabai Tower is a famous clock tower located in South Mumbai. It stands in Mumbai University Fort Campus located next to the High Court. The tower is, undoubtedly, an example of exquisite beauty. It has become one of the major tourist destinations in Mumbai. The tower was built by Sir Gilbert Scott, who modeled it on the Big Ben.
Dedicated to Lord Siddhivinayak, a form of Lord Ganesha, Shree Siddhivinayak is one of Mumbai's holiest places. It is located strategically in Prabhadevi and is often frequented by Bollywood stars and other celebrities. It is believed that Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, a disciple of Hindu Saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth, buried two idols of divine importance in front of Lord Siddhivinayak's idol in the temple. Swami Samarth predicted that after 21 years of the burial, a Mandar Tree withswayambhu (self-manifested) Ganesha will grow at that spot. The prominence of the temple rose when the prophecy came true.
Originally, the temple was a small structure and had a dome-shapedshikhara along with an idol of Lord Siddhivinayak at the centre. The idol was carved of a single 2.5 feet wide black stone. It was a chaturbhuj idol with an eye etched on the forehead. Another unique feature of the idol was the trunk which tilted towards the right side. Although the whole temple was renovated in 1990, the main idol was kept intact.