Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is the capital city of Indian state of Maharashtra. Being the most populous and metropolitan city, Mumbai is full of dreamers, hard laborers, artists and even home of the most famous personalities of the world. Mumbai is the central attraction of fashion, lifestyle, religions, cultures and rich traditions. If you have never been to Mumbai and planning a trip then pack your bags and make yourself ready to rejuvenate with the great nightlife, unique markets, hidden attractions and delicious cuisines.
Mumbai is a city of surprises where you will be astonished at every corner of the road. The heart of Mumbai is full of unique bazaars (Colaba Market and Silver Centre), famous temples (best of all ) and best restaurants. There is a number of tourist attractions to see in Mumbai. The Elephanta, Mahakali and Kanheri are the city primes. Marine Drive in Mumbai is blessed with the best modern structures including the buildings built in Art Deco Styles. Mumbai is the home of Bollywood, globally known to be the hub of Hindi films and largest TV industries. Some of the famous museums like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, best beaches like and Juhu beach, National parks (Borivali National Park), city zoo (Veermata Jijabai Udyan), city parks including the hanging garden and Kamla Nehru Park attracts a lot of crowds.
Transport in Mumbai is not an issue. There are plenty of options to get around the city including private taxis, Auto-rickshaw, Buses, local trains, Metros, Ferries and even private rental transport is also available. Taxis in Mumbai are frequently available at cheap and affordable rates like Rs.1000-1200 for a travel to cover the whole city. Private taxis are bit costlier with Rs.27 for the first kilometer and Rs.20 for a successive kilometer. Auto-rickshaw has a fixed standard charge with Rs.17 for the first kilometer and Rs.1 for every 100 meters. Buses are evergreen and efficient which link most of the major parts of the city. You can rent a private vehicle at Rs.1800-5000 per day depending on the type of vehicle.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport serves the flights to/from Mumbai located 28 km from downtown. The airport connects the major cities worldwide including New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Best flights can be as cheap as Rs.26000-30000 for a one-way flight from/to London.
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi other than this person is also flexible with Hindi and English, therefore communication is not an issue.
The local foods of Mumbai will boom up your hunger, so pack your stomach empty to taste the best delicious food and cuisines of Mumbai. You will be able to get all kinds of food including Gujarati, Indian Chinese, Italian, Japanese Seafood, etc. Some of the must-try cuisines include Kebabs, Keema, all kinds of Chats, best bhelpuri and panipuris are must try and Vada Pav is the most famous dish in Mumbai. You can also try traditional food items like Gujarati Thali, Kerela Thali and local Maharashtrian Thali which will serve you a very unique and delicious taste. Thali meals will range between Rs.700-2500 and a meal in high-quality restaurants would start from Rs.1500 and increase with qualities and never-ending varieties.
Some of the best hotels in Mumbai include Abode Bombay, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Hotel Oriental Star, , Hotel Columbus, and lots of luxury hotels. Budget and cheap hotel rooms would cost within Rs.700-2500 per night and Luxury hotel rooms start at Rs.6500 per night.