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Juhu beach sightseeing

Juhu beach sightseeing  Video Review

Juhu Beach

Vikram Jain
28th Sep 17

Shri Sai Darshan Mandir

Shri Sai Darshan Mandir  Video Review

Sai Darshan Mandir

6th Jul 17

Awesome place Marine drive

Awesome place Marine drive  Video Review

Marine Drive

8th Jun 17

Awesome place

Awesome place  Video Review

Marine Drive

8th Jun 17

A cool place to visit

A cool place to visit  Video Review

Worli Sea Face

Suraj Bafna
22nd Dec 16

Must visit

Must visit  Video Review

Siddhivinayak Temple

Suraj Bafna
22nd Dec 16

Must visit gateway of India

Must visit gateway of India  Video Review

Gateway Of India

Santosh Rao
30th Nov 15

Gateway of India

Gateway of India  Video Review

Gateway Of India

Samyak V m
19th Nov 17

Mandir for well wishes

Mandir for well wishes  Video Review

Mukti Dham Mandir

Sratsinha Sinha
16th Oct 17

Kanheri caves

Kanheri caves  Video Review

Kanheri Caves

Shikha Sharma
18th Jul 17

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Reasons to go to Mumbai

1Indian Derby Weekend
Indian Derby Weekend

The McDowell's Indian Derby is a horse racing event held on the first Sunday of February at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai, India. It is one of the premier sporting activities in the city. It was first run in the year 1943.

HolidayIQ traveller Swapan Das shares, “I visited it just from outside, not so different to be visited.”

When: February 6-7, 2016
Where: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai


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2Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Every year, art and literary lovers from the metropolis of Mumbai are in for a treat as the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is scheduled in the city. Organised by the Kala Ghoda Association, this nine-day festival celebrates and showcases the diverse forms of literary, performance and visual arts that include cinema, theatre, music, dance, literature, paintings, and photography. The festival not only promises to bring the innumerable art forms under one roof but also provides a platform for upcoming national and international artists.

When: February 6-14, 2016
Where: Fort, Mumbai


Read more at 8 Upcoming Quirky Festivals Every Indian Traveller Must Check Out

3Gudi Padwa, Mumbai
Gudi Padwa, Mumbai

There are various legends surrounding Gudi Padwa, one such legend according to Brahma Purana says that Lord Brahma recreated the world after a devastating flood. The era marked the beginning of Satyug. The word ‘padwa’ is the first day of a lunar month or the first day after no-moon day (Amavasya). 

Manan Vohra talks about excellent stay at Taj Lands End. He says: “Great room, awesome view of the sea and impeccable service. Right from check-in to check-out the staff is very helpful. The customer experience standards at The Taj, are probably the best in the world. The buffet breakfast comes with a great choice for Indian and Western foods.”

When: April 8, 2016
Where: Mumbai, Maharashtra


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4The glitter and clubs of
The glitter and clubs of

HolidayIQ reviewer Urvesh says, "There are also various pubs, cafes and bars which you can definitely visit any time. We were in Mumbai for 4 days and on the first day we went to Mandirs which took about a day to visit. The second day we got to beach for fun. The third day was party time so we went to pubs."

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5Gateway of India, Mumbai
Gateway of India, Mumbai

The Gateway of India is one of the Monuments of India. The place is beautifully lit in the evenings. What more does an Instagrammer need to get those epic shots? HolidayIQ Traveller Bikash Bhandary shares, “When in Mumbai, do visit Gateway of India. As this place is part of the historical Bombay, you'll enjoy walking around the area and observing the architecture.”


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Sriram subramani

Sriram subramani5.0/5

4 reviews


Visited Siddhivinaya, Korum Mall- Thane, Chembur, Dadar, Temples at Matunga, Andheri. Food and Shopping: Good shopping experience. Highlight of the trip: Hotel City Point that was easily accessible and convenient.

Narender kumar

Narender kumar4.0/5

4 reviews

Mumbai Through my eyes

A very humbling experience at the Siddhivinayak temple. A joyride on the Bandra-Worli Sea link. An architectural wonder in Mumbai, this 5.6 km long cabstand bridge crosses the Arabian Sea and links the Mumbai suburbs with South Mumbai. Heritage buildings in the fort area like Victoria Terminus Train Station, Municipal Council Building, Regal Cinema, National Gallery of Modern Art, David Sassoon Library, Army and Navy Building and Flora Fountain. Elephanta caves give Goosebumps. Paani Puri, Kala Khatta Gola, Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, Masala Papad, Veg Kolhapuri, etc. Colaba Causeway for some shopping like antiques, books, junk jewellery, apparels, branded sunglasses etc. Night time at Marine Drive i.e Lighting earned it the nickname the "Queen Necklace" Facing the Arabian Sea on one side and sharp skyscrapers on the other, Marine Drive gives the sense of space which is missing in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Overview

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.

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Ooty is an real Beauty
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