Mumbai - Maharashtra

Discover Mumbai

Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is located on the west coast of India and is made up of seven islands. Mumbai is where the money is, as one of the world’s top ten centres of commerce, it is the wealthiest city in India, with the highest number of millionaires and billionaires. It’s also rich in culture, housing the Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries, and also notorious for its lengthy traffic jams!

Things to do in Mumbai

There is so much to do and so many places to visit including:

  • Gateway of India. The city’s top tourist attraction is the Gateway of India, a huge monumental arch greeting arrivals by boat on the waterfront overlooking the Arabian Sea. Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the monument wasn’t completed until 1915, so they only saw a cardboard model of it!
  • Elephanta Caves. Located on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, the ornate Elephanta Caves are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and an unmissable excursion. The rock cut stone sculptures hewn from solid basalt rock portray Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. These fantastic carvings include the 20 feet high Trimurti Sadashiva (three-faced Shiva), Nataraja (Lord of dance) and Yogishvara (Lord of Yoga)
  • Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai. Head to the fort area of Mumbai to see the 19th century Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai. This distinctive set of 94 Neo Gothic public buildings and 20th century Art Deco buildings was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2018
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum) Train Terminus
  • Dhobi Chat (Learn about everyday life in the washers’ area) and the surprisingly industrious slums of Dharavi
  • Modern shopping centres and bustling markets, whatever your taste or budget it’s definitely a place for some retail therapy

The best way to see Mumbai

If you would like to visit Mumbai why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.