Mumbai.

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Mumbai (map), earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of the state *Maharashtra. Mumbai bears the distinction of being the most cosmopolitan city of India. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

Mumbai’s nature as the most eclectic and cosmopolitan Indian city is symbolized in the presence of Bollywood within the city. It is also home to India’s largest slum population and the iconic *Gateway of India (map) built on the waterfront of Mumbai Harbour during the British Raj.

Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the *Elephanta Caves (map), *Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (map), and the city’s distinctive ensemble of *Victorian and Art Deco (map).

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The architecture of the city is a blend of Gothic Revival, Indo-Saracenic, Art Deco, and other contemporary styles. Most of the buildings during the British period, such as the Victoria Terminus and Bombay University, were built in Gothic Revival style. Mumbai has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami. Art Deco styled landmarks can be found along the *Marine Drive (map) and west of the *Oval Maidan (map). (*List of tourist attractions in Mumbai)

There is a lot to see in Mumbai, but the typical “tourist” sights are concentrated in *South Mumbai. The oldest areas of Mumbai, and is considered the heart of this commercial capital of India. Most of the city’s famous landmarks, including the iconic Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel (map), and Marine Drive (Queen’s Necklace) are found here. This area also connects to another nearby UNESCO Heritage Site of Elephanta Caves (map), located on the Elephanta Island. Ferries are available from Gateway of India to the island.

The British built a magnificent city within the walls of Fort St. George, which lies at the southern extremity of the city. Some fine examples of the Gothic revival, Neo-classical style and Indo-Saracenic style are seen within this area. To get the best [South Mumbai] experience, stroll around the wide streets of the area right from Churchgate (map) to Colaba (map).

Mumbai is probably worth visiting just for its street markets, the hustle of vendors, and the madness of the crowds. Good places are Bandra (map), Khar (map). If you came to Mumbai and didn’t give visit to the highly dense and crowded markets, it means you didn’t meet the real Mumbai.

Summers are usually hot, winters are cool and monsoon period brings a lot of rains to the city.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

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Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (known as BEST) provides efficient and comprehensive services connecting up all places of the city and the suburbs.

BEST has launched its app “BEST Prawas” for Android, which contains features like live tracking of buses and ETA of buses.

BUS: Redbus • Travelyaari • Buskiraya • myticketbuddy. Reliable carriers: Raj National Express • KPN Travels. While you can’t take a cross-country bus ride across India, buses are the second most-popular way of travelling across states and the only cheap way of reaching many places not on the rail network (e.g. Dharamsala)

TRAIN: irctc.co.in ⇒ Railways were introduced in India in 1853, more than one and half a century ago by the British, and today India boasts of the biggest network of railway lines in the world, and the rail system is very efficient, if rarely on schedule.

The Konkan Railway (which is a separately administered and newly built line) travels through the picturesque Konkan coast of Maharastra and is a good way to travel from *Goa (map) and *Mangalore (map), coastal resort areas to the South.

*Mumbai Suburban Railway (Central RailwayWestern Railway)

AIRPORT: Chhatrapati Shivaji AirportIndira Gandhi Airport • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport • Dabolim Airport. Domestic flights, the main operators are: Air India (Discover India) • Air India Express • Air Asia India • IndiGo • Go First • SpiceJet • Vistara.

Mumbai India Travel Guide 2023 4K.

In this Mumbai India travel tour we explore this giant metropolis. We show you the best things to do in Mumbai along with several tourist attractions you should add to your Mumbai travel plans. Did you know Mumbai used to be called Bombay and consists of 7 different islands in the city region. So if you are planning to visit Mumbai for tourism consider several areas including Bandra on the east coast or Juhu beach to the north in the Bollywood area. Or go further south in Mumbai for your hotel near Marine Drive or Colaba. We start out at the Gateway of India and then check out several areas around downtown Mumbai located in the state of Maharashtra.

video source: Island Hopper TV / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through India.

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Indian Food.

If you”re planning to visit India and want some more information about Indian food, then this Indian food guide can help.

YATRA.COM: We are a leading online travel company in India providing a ‘best in class’ customer experience with the goal to be ‘India’s Travel Planner’.

INDIAN CULTURE: Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, Indian Culture is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture. A platform that hosts data of cultural relevance from various repositories and institutions all over India.

Art & Culture: This section offers comprehensive information related to cultural heritage, ancient monuments, literary arts, visual arts, schemes, programmes, performing arts, fairs and festivals and handicraft of India. Detailed information on various organizations involved in promotion and propagation of Indian art and culture is also available in this section.

Museums of India: National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India.

National Digital Library of India – One Library All of India.

The One-Stop Guide to Indian Food: Indian food is very different from western food and can seem a little intimidating from an outside perspective. If you”re planning to visit India or just want some more information about Indian food before visiting your local restaurant, then this Indian food guide can help.

Restricted / Protected Area: Travel in much of the North-East (with the notable exception of Assam) and parts of Andaman and Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will require obtaining a *Protected Area Permit (PAP). The easiest way to get one is to request it along with your visa application, in which case it will be added to your visa.