Mumbai travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mumbai

Ancient history and the modern world collide in Mumbai, a city that is big, noisy, and full of life. It's a glamorous city, home of the Bollywood film industry and the fashion capital of India. The city's population is estimated at more than 18 million people, and if you include the metropolitan area, more than 20 million.

Mumbai has a storied history that has seen a succession of Indian empires, then Portuguese rule, and subsequently British colonization before independence in the 20th century.

From the many well-preserved relics of the British Raj, including the famous Gateway of India stone arch that was built in 1924, to the bright lights of Bollywood, Mumbai is an adventure waiting for you to discover.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Mumbai

What to do in Mumbai

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Mumbai High Court

When to Visit Mumbai

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With a tropical climate, Mumbai is a true year-round destination. The most popular times to visit are during the drier period of the year between November and May, with cooler temperatures between December and February. June to September is monsoon season, with peak rainfall averaging over 500 inches in July.

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How to Get to Mumbai

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Where to Stay in Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace hotel resort, a prime example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, offers you stunning grandeur both inside and out. Le Sutra is a small hotel where you can experience modern India with an artistic touch: each room has unique furnishing designed by local artists and designers. The ITC Grand Central offers 5-star luxury in an ornate British colonial-style building.

Popular Neighborhoods in Mumbai

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Andheri East

Where to stay in popular areas of Mumbai

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How to Get Around Mumbai

The Cost of Living in Mumbai

Shopping Streets

There are many places to find great shopping opportunities in Mumbai, such as the boutiques of Colaba and Kala Ghoda, where you'll find international designers like Balenciaga, along with Indian brands like Janavi and NorBlack NorWhite at exclusive shops like Le Mill. If jewelry is what you're after look to Gem Palace at the Dhanraj Mahal complex. For bargain shopping, try Colaba Causeway, lined with many shops filled with locally made clothing and jewelry.

Groceries and Other

There are many grocery store chains in Mumbai, including Nature's Basket along with Hypercity, Reliance, D-Mart, and Big Bazaar, with well-stocked shelves and most include a prepared food section where you can sample many different dishes. A gallon of milk should cost about ₹187 and a dozen eggs will set you back about ₹60.

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Where to Eat in Mumbai

For high-end dining, you can book a reservation at Indigo, housed in a former colonial building and offering a menu of Indo-European fusion that you can enjoy on the rooftop patio. Main dishes start at ₹780. If you want to experience authentic south Indian cuisine, look to Dakshinayan, featuring a menu of soups, homemade chutney, and traditional dishes starting at ₹90. The Yoga House Cafe is housed in a charming location by the water, with a healthy menu of salads, soups, and breads, with meals starting at ₹140.

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