Mumbai: the Gateway to India
Action, colour, energy and life. Welcome to Mumbai – a city that never fails to mesmerise, astound and bewilder those who visit. India’s commercial capital is a city that never sleeps. It also boasts some of the country’s finest restaurants, nightspots and architecture.
Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai has a rich history dating back centuries. It is home to Bollywood, stock exchanges and has always thrived on, and excelled at, trade. If you want to experience all aspects of Indian life, from the excesses of Bollywood, to the sheer scale of Asia’s largest slum at Dharavi, then a holiday in Mumbai should be on your wishlist.
Our tailor-made Mumbai holidays will allow you to explore the very best of the city – heritage monuments, parks, museums, shopping malls, beaches, lakes and a natural harbour. Yet, sometimes it’s the daily life of Mumbai that is just as enthralling. Visit the dhobi ghat where you will see clothes being washed by hand in a vast open laundry. The crowds are just as impressive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station as the lauded Neo-Gothic architecture.
Take a walk around the Mani Bhavan Museum and discover how Gandhi spent his time in the city or, if you fancy getting out of the city for the day, we highly recommend taking a day excursion by boat to the Elephanta Caves. These cave temples, which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, date back to the 7th century and are dedicated to various exuberant Hindu gods.