A holiday in Mumbai is an intoxicating assault on the senses. It’s big, it’s bustling and it’s chaotic, and Mumbai city, also known as Bombay, is famous for being the home of Bollywood and Indian high fashion. The city is located on a small island connected to the mainland by a number of bridges and is a paradox of both wealth and poverty, evident in the contrast between the slums and the opulent buildings. With its streets are filled with temples, mosques and bazaars, a Mumbai holiday will engulf you.
The city offers numerous fascinating museums. The Hanging Gardens, located on the slope of Malabar Hill, give visitors a panoramic view of Marine Drive with its Art Deco architecture and nearby Chowpatty Beach. Mumbai is also home to some of the country’s finest Indian restaurants, a diverse melting pot of cuisines from the north and south. Shopping in Mumbai’s bustling markets is a great way to get to know the people and their culture, with a dizzying array of produce and products and a lively, chaotic blend of all that is India in a nutshell.
Why travel to Mumbai
Shopping is not only a cultural adventure, but it’s also a memorable experience and excellent retail therapy!
As the gateway to India, Mumbai’s history and culture are fascinating and absorbing.
The vibrant nightlife is renowned as the best you’ll find in the country.
It’s the home of Bollywood so make sure to visit the cinema.
Explore the city’s largest park, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Its history dates from the 1st Century BCE onwards.
The beaches are superb.
Mumbai also boasts a cutting-edge contemporary art scene.
With its fine dining restaurants standing shoulder to shoulder with fabulous food stalls, exquisite fashion boutiques and colourful bazaars, vibrant streets and impressive architecture, plus history and art to the nines, and Mumbai is a fascinating holiday destination. Let Thompsons Holidays arrange a Mumbai holiday package especially for you.
Things to do in Mumbai
India’s economic powerhouse, Mumbai, is the country’s fastest-moving and most industrialised city. It’s a busy, noisy, chaotic place to visit – a completely dishevelled mix of old and new, wealth and poverty, a melting pot of cultures and a lively, charismatic city. Mumbai is also full of history that dates way back, and you can explore the city’s museums and temples at leisure to find out about its fascinating story.
A popular place to visit is the museum called Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi stayed. There are also numerous art galleries displaying the city’s burgeoning modern art scene, and exquisite gardens to explore, not forgetting the city’s beautiful beaches, a drawcard for visitors who come here to soak up the endless sunshine. With so many places to visit, things to do and sightseeing options, Mumbai sightseeing is a dream come true for explorers.
What to do in Mumbai
Visit Mumbai’s most famous monument, the Gateway of India.
See the country’s largest open-air laundry, the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat.
Discover the 15th-century Haji Ali, a mosque and a tomb.
Enjoy shopping in one of the chaotic bazaars.
Take in a Bollywood movie at the Eros Cinema.
Visit the impressive Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the city’s cultural centre, Kala Ghoda, to see excellent museums and art galleries.
Soak up the sun on Juhu or Marine Drive Chowpatty Beach.
Sample historic Iranian recipes in a Parsi café.
Cycle through the city in the early morning.
A diverse melting pot of cultures, art and history, Mumbai offers so many sightseeing attractions and things to do. It’s a thrill to explore and offers a taste of India in a nutshell. Thompsons Holidays can take you there on an unforgettable, tailor-made Mumbai holiday package.
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