• Taxis in Mumbai

Mumbai Holidays

Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai is city of extremes. From the bustling financial district to the slums made famous in the film Slumdog Millionaire. This city is chaotic on the surface, but take a deep breath, delve in, and you’ll discover the true Mumbai.

As Bollywood’s capital, a holiday to Mumbai is not complete without a Bollywood show. With an authentic mix of Indian culture and tradition, this joyful and colourful extravaganza will not leave you disappointed.  

Explore Mumbai by heading to Churchgate Station and watch the famous dabbawalas pack the hundreds of thousands of lunches they deliver across the city each day. For those who want to dig a little deeper into Mumbai lifestyle, the largest – and possibly most famous – slum of Dharavi is a real eye opener.

Another highlight of Mumbai is the vibrant causeway of Colaba, this thriving shopping and restaurant hub is favoured by the most elite in the city. Here you’ll find boutique shops as well as shopping malls, colourful street stalls, restaurants, and lively cafes.

Marine Drive is an elegant seafront boulevard that connects Nariman Point and Chowpatty Beach. This seafront corniche is lined with palm trees and art deco, with great views of the sea skyline. At sunset, the streets thrive with people and glistening street lights, which gives this promenade a second name, the Queen’s Necklace

Destination Highlights
  • The Queen's Necklace
  • Colaba
  • Banganga Tank
  • Tasty cuisine
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Bollywood

Time Zone

+5:30

Flight Time

Approx. eight hours and 30 minutes, slightly longer to southern cities. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai. Indirect flights are also available via the Middle East.

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken.

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.
  • Colaba

    This horseshoe-shaped avenue is hugged by a bay-front promenade where most of Mumbai seems to gather at night. The lights along this avenue, also called Marine Drive, sparkle like a queen's necklace, thus the nickname. Walk the promenade and see Sikhs in maharajah costumes pedalling rides on their chrome carriages and watch children toss sticks of burning incense over the shimmering water.

  • Banganga Tank

    The main tourist area of Mumbai, Colaba sprawls along the southern part of the city. The area is presided over by an amalgamation of colonial buildings erected over the past half millennium, reflecting English, Portuguese, and continental European styles. Wander past the art-deco style Regal theatre. Walk under the Gateway of India, a basalt arch overlooking the Arabian Sea, and go next door to explore the splendid Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel.

  • Tasty Cuisine

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Mumbai is an eclectic mix of Indian cuisines. While outside of India you may only have tried Indian Mughlai food (think kebabs, naan, and curries), Mumbai's food is influenced by Muslim, Parsi, Goan, Coastal, Gujarati, and South Indian cultures. Sample tasty parsi akuri cometh or ignore your diet entirely and try uber-rich butter chicken, a dish where chunks of chicken are marinated in yoghurt and spices, fried, and served with a butter cream sauce.

  • Bollywood

    This historic railway terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) is a perfect example of the meeting of two cultures. The architecture blends England's Victorian Gothic Revival architecture with traditional Indian architecture, complete with turrets, high arches, gables, elaborate porches, decorative corbels, and jutting gargoyles. Besides being something stunning to look at, it serves as the headquarters for Mumbai's Central Railways.

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Kerala
28ºC
21mm
Goa
25ºC

Average weather in February

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28ºC
26mm
Goa
26ºC

Average weather in March

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29ºC
40mm
Goa
27ºC

Average weather in April

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29ºC
119mm
Goa
29ºC

Average weather in May

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Kerala
29ºC
216mm
Goa
29ºC

Average weather in June

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Kerala
27ºC
341mm
Goa
27ºC
407mm

Average weather in July

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Kerala
27ºC
239mm
Goa
26ºC
694mm

Average weather in August

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Kerala
27ºC
156mm
Goa
26ºC
353mm

Average weather in September

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Kerala
27ºC
175mm
Goa
27ºC
110mm

Average weather in October

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Kerala
27ºC
268mm
Goa
27ºC
68mm

Average weather in November

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Kerala
27ºC
192mm
Goa
27ºC

Average weather in December

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Kerala
27ºC
69mm
Goa
27ºC
  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    “Make sure you get to marine drive before 6:00pm to watch the sunset.”

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