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India’s film industry hub and financial powerhouse, Mumbai is also the fashion epicenter of the country. The city boasts many defining landmarks, including the iconic Gateway of India and notable temples. The northern part of the city is home to the Prince of Wales Museum and the museum of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Apart from the Gateway of India and the Elephanta Caves, these museums should be on your list of sightseeing priorities in the city. Mumbai is full of many family-friendly attractions, with options like the pulsating Juhu and Chowpatty beaches, many religious temples and shrines and the amusement park of EsselWorld. Mumbai also has plenty of nightlife options ranging from multilevel nightclubs to chic pubs and live music venues.
There are plenty of budget lodging choices scattered around the city. Mumbai is served by Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). Mumbai’s public transport options include monorail, metro train and public bus in addition to the city’s popular rapid transit rail system. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around the city.
The monsoon period in Mumbai, beginning in June and ending in September, brings frequent thunderstorms and heavy showers. Visiting the city in winter is recommended as the climate is mild during this season. The city celebrates the biggest Indian religious festival, Siddhi Vinayak, every year during September.