Mumbai

Travel Guide
Mumbai which includes boating, a sandy beach and general coastal views
Prepare your senses for India’s entertainment and commercial centre, where Bollywood films are made and East and West cultures come together in an exotic blend.

Mumbai, on India’s west coast, is one of the largest cities in the world. Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai was once a series of small towns scattered over several islands before it was occupied by the Portuguese, and then later the British. The creeks and rivers separating the islands were filled in. Today Mumbai is the centre of India’s entertainment and finance industries, drawing people from all over the country and beyond.

As you make your way along the bustling streets, admire the architecture, feel the buzz of urban multiculturalism and shop at markets that offer everything from food to fabric. See colonial buildings in the Colaba region where you’ll find the Gateway of India, built from 1911 to 1924 to commemorate the first Indian visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Another impressive architectural feature is the Gothic-Revival Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

To properly appreciate the diversity of the city, visit some of its many religious sites, which come in all shapes, sizes and denominations. Highlights include the Mumba Devi temple, the Haji Ali mosque and St. Thomas Cathedral.

Go for a stroll down Marine Drive to see art deco buildings and great views of the Arabian Sea. This is also one of the best places to watch the sun go down — and the city light up.

Take a break from Mumbai’s bustle at the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill. Explore farther afield with a trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park (previously known as Borivindi National Park), where you’ll find walking trails and the Kanheri Caves.

Brush up on your Indian history and culture at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, also known as the Bombay Museum. The building itself is impressive enough, but inside you’ll find an equally remarkable collection of art, architecture and natural history exhibits.

Art lovers should also check out the excellent collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

See industrial and historical artifacts from across India at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

Mumbai is a metropolis with enough to see and do to last a lifetime. An engrossing history and a remarkable mixture of cultures give this city a character and charm like nowhere else.   

Where to stay in Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
5 out of 5
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 051
The price is AU$168 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (715 reviews)
"Very close to the US consulate . We could hear the sound, from our neighbors room"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
5 out of 5
IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400099
The price is AU$170 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (505 reviews)
"Promised ride to airport. Was provided. Breakfast on the go Promised but not provided."

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2022

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
The Oberoi Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai
5 out of 5
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 021
The price is AU$239 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (518 reviews)
A pleasant stay
"The room was very comfortable and cleanliness is excellent. Breakfast is excellent."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2022

The Oberoi Mumbai
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
GCC Sonal Apartments
GCC Sonal Apartments
2.5 out of 5
GCC Club Road, Near Gcc hotel and club, Mira Rd East, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra, 401107
The price is AU$70 per night from 12 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Stay at this apartment in Mira Bhayandar. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Sagar Vihar ...
GCC Sonal Apartments
Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
Station Road, Mumbai, MH, 400055
The price is AU$118 per night from 9 Sep. to 10 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mumbai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Popular attractions Juhu Beach and U.S. Consulate ...
Mumbai House Luxury Apartment
The Byke Studio Apartment
The Byke Studio Apartment
3 out of 5
Saibaba Vihar Complex., Anand Nagar, Thane, Maharashtra, 400 615
The price is AU$105 per night from 12 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Thane. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (7 reviews)
Cosy stay
"The stay was for 1 night. The olace is nice and the staff is friendly. The property needs to be renuated and also the removes need to have mosquito repelents as too muxh of mosquitoes in the room. Stay is fine. Just need these few improvements."

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2022

The Byke Studio Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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