Mumbai Tourism

Mumbai Tourism

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Mumbai Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 14 m
  • Pincode: 400001
  • District: Mumbai
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 022
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 40°C, Winter 16 to 33°C

History of Mumbai

Mumbai is more affectionately known as “the city of dreams”. The city is a collection of 7 islands and was named after the goddess Mumbadevi. The history of this metropolis is said to date back to the Stone Age! It has been a part of many major empires including the Maurya, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta as well as the Maratha. Being a port city it flourished as a trade route and subsequently came under the Portuguese rule.

In 1678, it became the headquarters of the British East India Company and soon became a major international hub for trade, especially in cotton. It became the capital of the Bombay Presidency under the British rule and played an import role in the “Quit India Movement” and “The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny”.

People and Culture of Mumbai

One must take a Mumbai tour to truly experience the essence of the city. It is not only India’s largest city but also one of the most populous. Marathi, Hindi, Konkani and Gujarati are the major languages spoken here and the main religions include Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. Gudi Padwa, Navratri, Diwali, Moharram and Christmas are the major festivals celebrated here.

Mumbai is a major economic and commercial city with most of its population working in the industrial, finance and IT sector. Mumbai is also home to the Bollywood industry, where feature films and innumerable TV series are shot and produced. Famous personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar reside here.

Things to Do in Mumbai

On a trip to Mumbai, one has innumerable things to see. Being an ancient city, sightseeing in Mumbai is an absolute delight. One of the top places to visit in Mumbai is the Gateway of India built in 1924 for King George V and Queen Mary’s arrival in India. Mumbai sightseeing is not complete without a visit to the Film City where Bollywood movies and TV serials are shot. For a taste of ancient history, the Elephanta Islands and Kanheri caves are a must-see Mumbai tourist places. Other famous places in Mumbai include the Haji Ali Darga and Siddivinayaka Temple.

If tourists are looking for relaxing things to do in Mumbai, a view of the sunset at Juhu Beach is breath-taking. Other exciting places to see in Mumbai are the Essel World and Adlabs Imagica where one can enjoy a day of fun.

Food and Shopping in Mumbai

After a day of experiencing the Mumbai attractions, tourists can treat themselves to the city’s culinary delights. The best places to visit in Mumbai for delectable dishes are Chowpatty and Juhu beach, where one can enjoy the famous Vada Pav, chaats and more. Must-try dishes include the Maharashtrian Thali, crab or prawn curry, Parsi meals, Bombil Fry and kolhapuri mutton gravy.

This city is a shopper’s delight, with the best of almost everything available here. Mumbai is famous for fashionable clothes and junk jewellery. To shop in Mumbai, places to visit are the Lokhandwala market, the streets of Colaba and Bandra, and the Crawford market.

Accommodation in Mumbai

For travellers wanting to know how to reach Mumbai, there are many options. The city is well-connected not only via road and railway but also by flights. Being one of the major cities in India, there are innumerable options for hotels. Some of the top hotels in Mumbai are The Taj Mahal Palace, The Oberoi and JW Marriot Hotel where travellers can find a comfortable stay and excellent facilities.

Mumbai is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Pune.

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Lahar Jadav

  • Tourist
  • Lahar Jadav
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 98 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  794 readers

"Mumbai." new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mumbai is mahanagar of the india. Also known as bombay.
It is the Bollywood Town of the india.
It is also the big business hub.
There are many places to visit in bombay like juhu beach, chopati.
Local train system for transport is the life line of Mumbai.
Mumbai is very crowded ... With high density.
So I don't like to reside here.
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Vidyasagar Mehta

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  • Vidyasagar Mehta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 84 photos
  • 92 Reviews
  •  93 helpful votes
  •  18085 readers

"Mumbai meri jaan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I have been brought up in Mumbai and my schooling and college is partly from Mumbai. The city never sleeps and its on its toe 24x7. The marine drive are, people never sleep and if they feel sleepy the sleep under the open sky at the promenade .. Which I have done many times with my friends. I enjoy going to Mumbai every time and city surprises me every time.
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  408 readers

"Love Mumbai"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had a really great time visiting Mumbai city during the monsoon. I had a great drive through the Bandra Worli sea link a couple of times and a great hangout with my friends and colleagues from office. The food at Todi Mill Social was just fabulous. Overall a threat experience.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 121 photos
  • 128 Reviews
  •  194 helpful votes
  •  101667 readers

"City of films"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mumbai in itself is full of tourists places starting from forts to caves, monuments to landscape. It's a city in full speed and traffic. If you like to have good nightlife the city has plethora of options. Beaches like marine drive and Juhu are there but crowded. Lot of excursions are there for adventure lovers.
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  • Surendra
  • 5 Reviews
  •  279 readers

"Great exprnc"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Small but room and good staff; I had a wonderful time here! I enjoyed it very much! So lovely and great first impression of hotel! Most friendly and helpful receptionist! Nice and Easy Find out location! A like home feeling; Thanks for the beautiful memories, say our guests.
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Satarupa das

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  • Satarupa das
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 15 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  339 readers

"A very busy city!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mumbai, very aptly called the City of dreams, which never sleeps :)
Its busy and full of people hustling and bustling 24x7.
The reason I I like the city and keep revisiting is because
1) I find the city very safe for Women traveler, be it solo or, in groups. I have traveled the city just by myself starting from Haji Ali to Elephanta Caves and had a great time being a solo explorer :)
2) People are very helpful and mostly honest.
2) Mumbai has everything to offer in all budgets, food is good and fits all bills.
3) Fish is a must try when in Mumbai in places like Harish Lunch home which offers the authentic deal.
4) Being a foodie I have a gastronomical adventure every time I visit and places like Theobroma for their baked customizing red velvet cheesecake), Belgian Waffles at Carter Road, Bengali Phuchka at Chaat Stories, Malwani thali at a traditional restaurant just have to be on the must visit places to eat.
5) The city also has loads of places to see and be aspired for quite a few days, the architecture, culture, traditions would surely leave you wanting to come back for another trip.
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  • V J
  • 42 photos
  • 34 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  758 readers

"Crowded, noisy, hot"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mumbai is very crowded, noisy and hot place. I didn't find anything special there which can be say the best place for outsider tourists. Although there are some places near as elephanta caves etc. Many people, cultures etc. Also the weather is not so good for tourists.
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Feroze ahamed

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  • Feroze ahamed
  • 2 Reviews
  •  838 readers

"Place to Visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mumbai is one of the best city in India. With all religious language and multi financial people. Every one who visit will surely love to visit once again as the city is full of all needs that every one expected. Mumbai is a vast city which give people a new lifestyle and entertainment that satisfy all age style to enjoy
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Vikas ramesh

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  • Vikas ramesh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  935 readers

"Why and what in Mumbai!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mumbai, one of the most busiest cities in India is definitely a place worth to visit. One can get to see how densely populated the city is and how people move around in the city using multiple modes of transport unlike other cities. Also the city does offer the travellers with some of the best beaches to rest and walk along. Other places including museums, ancient monuments etc are places to visit. Local food further make the city more attractive destination.
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Alok Pandey

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  • Alok Pandey
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  10858 readers

"Mumbai Magic !!!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Soft breeze of the Arabian Sea, breathtaking sea shore in the heart of the city, well connected metro facilities, makes this city an amalgamation of scenic views and striking manmade structures. Mumbai embraces people from all cultures, religions and economic backgrounds to make it big in the city more often known as the "City of Dreams".
Indulge yourself in the local Maharashtrian Delicacies. Visit the famous Juhu Beach, Gateway of India - The historical Sea Port, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hajiali Dargah, Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumba Devi Temple, Bandra-Worli Sea Link and many more.
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