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Mumbai Overview

Mumbai is the city where dreams come true. This is the city of Bollywood. Apart from the film industry, this city is famous for its monuments, temples and others. Starting from Nariman point to Mumba Devi temple, this place has everything in its list. This city has a large slum region, which is an important tourist destination for those who want to watch the real slum life of India. Apart from these, there are historic temples, Elephanta caves and museums to appreciate the history and culture of the land.

Best Time to Visit Mumbai

Mumbai is located on the shore of Arabian Sea. Thus, this city enjoys tropical wet climate during monsoon and winter and dry climate during summer. Summer starts in March and ends in May. The climate will be hot and humid during this season. The monsoon starts in June and ends in September. The climate will be wet throughout the season. The city receives heavy rainfall and sightseeing becomes a little difficult during this season. Winter starts in November and ends in February. The climate will be cool and dry during this season. The temperature can go as low as 10 degree C. The late monsoon to early summer (October to March) is the best time to visit the city. The first reason is the pleasing climate and the second reason is the festivals that will be observed during this season.

What to See / Major Attractions of Mumbai

Mumbai is an important destination in many luxury trains including Maharaja Express. It is also either a start or end destination in the luxury trains due to the international airport in the city. The city has many heritage sites, pubs, temples, clubs, luxury hotels and others.

Top attractions in Mumbai are

  • Elephanta caves
  • Gateway of India
  • Flora fountain
  • Crawford market
  • St. John Baptist church
  • Majestic house
  • Mumbai is a coastal city and thus, you can find many beaches here. Top beaches of Mumbai are

  • Juhu
  • Bandra
  • Aksa
  • Versova
  • Chowpatty
  • Other top tourist spots in Mumbai are

  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Mumba Devi temple
  • Nariman point
  • Marine drive
  • Queen's necklace
  • Mahalaxmi temple
  • Iskcon temple
  • Dharavi slum region
  • Film studio

Shopping in Mumbai

Being a coastal area with a port, Mumbai has been a hub for shopping and trade even during the ancient times. Today, Mumbai receives products from various parts of the world for its markets. Market walk in Mumbai is an important tourist activity where tourists are taken on a walk through markets to spot ancient buildings, religious buildings and to enjoy shopping.

Top markets to visit in Mumbai are

  • Colaba causeway - handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing and others
  • Chor Bazaar - antiques, brass items, handicrafts, clothing and others
  • Crawford market - household items
  • Fashion street - clothing and accessories
  • Zaveri bazaar - jewelry and semi-precious stones

There are many malls in Mumbai if you are looking for a luxury shopping experience.

How to Reach Mumbai?

Mumbai has an international airport, which receives flights from many international locations and from almost all major cities in India. The airport is located 30 km away from the city. You can find cabs, buses and autos to reach your destination from the airport. Apart from luxury trains, Mumbai railway station receives trains from many cities around the country. From the railway station, you can find cabs, buses and autos to reach different destinations. Private and public buses run from different destinations to Mumbai frequently. You can also hire cabs from surrounding areas to reach Mumbai.