What to see in Mumbai

Mumbai Attractions

Most of Mumbai's popular tourist sites are situated around the built-up areas of Mumbai's southern peninsula (most notably, Colaba), but this cosmopolitan city boasts all sorts of attractions and diversions.

The colonial buildings that are scattered throughout Mumbai remind travellers of the history not only of the city, but of the country as well. The best examples of this architecture can be seen in the Gateway of India, the CST Terminus, and the Police Headquarters; while the Prince of Wales Museum, founded in the early 20th century to commemorate a visit from George V, is a great resource for learning about India's history.

While you're in the area, check out the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the oldest five-star hotels in India, and also one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Elephanta Caves - a very popular tourist excursion - are also located nearby, and the former home of Mahatma Gandhi, the Mani Bhavan Ghandi Museum, is a Gujarati-style house featuring three floors where visitors can explore all things Gandhi.

For great views of Mumbai, visit the terraced Hanging Gardens (now known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens); head to the Marine Drive Chowpatty (beach) for people-watching; and for a really authentic Mumbai shopping experience, look no further than the always-crowded, bright and colourful Crawford Market.


The southernmost peninsula of Mumbai, known as Colaba, is where most travellers gravitate as it has a good range of hotels…

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Crawford Market

The colourful indoor Crawford Market (Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market) is where locals of central Mumbai go shopping for…

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Dhobi Ghat

Known as the 'world's largest laundromat', the Dhobi Ghat provides a scene many travellers might have already seen in…

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Elephanta Caves

Located on Elephanta Island, in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Fort Area

The magnificent Gothic Victorian buildings in Mumbai's Fort Area highlight the power and wealth of the British Empire…

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Haji Ali Dargah

The Haji Ali Dargah is both a mosque and a tomb, located in southwestern Mumbai, on an islet off the coast of Worli.…

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Kala Ghoda Bazaar

For three months, between November and January each year, street musicians and performers of all kinds add to the colourful…

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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

The former home of Mahatma Gandhi, the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum is a Gujarati-style house featuring three floors for…

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Marine Drive

Built in the 1920s, Marine Drive runs along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea, from Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar…

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Nehru Centre

The exciting Nehru Centre, which even looks like a UFO, features a world-class planetarium, an art gallery filled…

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Prince of Wales Museum

The Prince of Wales Museum, now officially known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, was founded in…

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