Mumbai

Travel Guide
Mumbai showing general coastal views, boating and a beach

A holiday in Mumabi means glitzy skyscrapers towering over crowded bazaars, Bollywood movie productions you might even land a bit part in, and streets so crowded you’ll soon forget all about the concept of personal space.

Your holiday in Mumbai should be is more about experiencing the city in a sensory way rather than ticking off lists of attractions, but there’s still a few must-see sights and monuments. Start by visiting the Gateway of India, a distinguished archway facing out to Mumbai Harbour which has served as a doorway to the nation since its completion in 1924.

Next pay a visit to one of the busiest railway stations in the world, the extravagant Victorian Gothic Revival structure best known as Victoria Terminus but now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The station is a UNESCO World Heritage site listed for its remarkable coming together of British and Indian architectural traditions.

. During your holiday, explore Mumbai’s constantly evolving dining scene and sheer variety of cuisines available, especially the abundance of seafood from the Konkan coast, which runs all the way south to Goa and beyond. Try specialities from other parts of India, too, including kebabs and tandoori from North India and dosas and thalis from the south.

To see how Mumbai’s jet set live, head to the ritzy beachfront neighbourhoods of Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai’s Western Suburbs, home to Bollywood celebrities, sporting personalities and influential politicians and businesspeople. Include in your holiday time to discover some of the trendiest bars, clubs and restaurants in the city, as well as hip boutiques, galleries and street art.

For a half-day trip, take the 30-minute ferry to Elephanta Caves, a network of archaeological remains scattered across Elephanta Island. This ancient site is almost as well-known for its monkeys as its rock carvings and temple and is one of the most popular holiday excursions in the city.

There’s no better way to end a day in Mumbai than with a twilight stroll along Marine Drive’s wide promenade as the street lights come on. This famous strip is lined with hotels, where you can sip a cocktail and watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea.

The Leela Mumbai
The Leela Mumbai
5 out of 5
Sahar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is £57 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Powai Lake, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

The Leela Mumbai
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai
5 out of 5
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is £60 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Located in Bandra East, this luxury hotel is steps away from Bandra Kurla Complex and U.S. Consulate General. MMRDA Grounds and University of Mumbai are also ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (627 reviews)
"Likes: Location to BKC, reliably good service, professional staff. Dislikes: Consistently placed at a poor table near the service station by the hostess for breakfast and dinner even when there were other empty tables at O22 restaurant. Very poor music selection and music playlist at O22 at dinner ..."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

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Sofitel Mumbai BKC Hotel
Sofitel Mumbai BKC Hotel
5 out of 5
C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Bandra Kurla Complex and U.S. Consulate General. MMRDA Grounds and Phoenix ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (766 reviews)
"It was a great stay, very good staff."

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2021

Sofitel Mumbai BKC Hotel
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Chene Creek Resort
Chene Creek Resort
3 out of 5
Kajupada Village, Thane-Ghodbunder Road, Thane, Maharashtra
The price is £31 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Thane West, this golf aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Jupiter Hospital, Viviana Mall and Korum Mall. Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tikuji-ni-Wadi ...
3/5 (9 reviews)
"Grear experience"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2021

Chene Creek Resort
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
5 out of 5
33 Nathalal Parekh Marg Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
This family-friendly Mumbai aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Colaba Causeway, Mumbai Port Trust Garden and Gateway of India. Mantralaya ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Terrific stay in the heart of Mumbai.
"We had a terrific time at the Taj Wellington Mews. This was our 4th time staying here, and every time the staff at the Wellington exceed our expectations. The location is terrific, the rooms are clean and spacious and the food is excellent. We will be back again."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018

Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Lalco Residency
Lalco Residency
4 out of 5
Kalpataru Estate, Jogeshwari Vikhroli, Link Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is £54 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
This family-friendly Mumbai aparthotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of NESCO Center, MIDC Industrial Estate and Bombay Convention ...
3.6/5 Good! (57 reviews)
Good place
"pretty good place, nice and clean. Would recommend"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Lalco Residency
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