Mumbai, The Maximum City. With over 12 million inhabitants this peninsular is home to some of the most densely populated land in India.

Before colonisation is was a collection of seven islands home to the indigenous Koli fishermen, their shanties still occupy some of the shoreline today. The complex history includes many Hindu dynasties, then the Muslim rulers of the 14th century and the Portuguese who first arrived in 1508. The Dutch and British then followed suit in the early 17th century. However, it was the British who having declared it the first crown colony in India soon handed it to The East India Company who had the vision to create a civic government. Land was purchased, the islands were fortified and swamps drained. Now settlers from all over India came by the promise of an inclusive society open to all, creating one of the most dynamic and fascinating cultural cities in the world.

Framed by the Arabian Ocean on three sides it has often been commented to be the New York of the East. The financial and commercial power house of India, home of the most prolific film industry in the world, an electric nightlife, slum dogs, millionaires and many a dream. This is where you will feel the pulse of India and experience the many extremities of Indian life.

South Mumbai is still considered one of the more elegant addresses with its stately mansions, Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco and Indo-Saracenic architecture standing tall amongst the dense, tropical greenery. Take in the highlights with the dramatic sweep of Marine Drive, The Gateway of India and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Experience Mumbai life with an early evening stroll along Chowpatty Beach, with its bright balloon sellers, young couples courting, children playing cricket and street vendors selling sugared iced cream (kolfi) and savoury snacks (bhelpuri).

Venture to the suburbs of Bandra, Juhu and Santa Cruz for the very latest in the hipster hangouts, world class cuisine, cutting edge designers, artisans and an electric nightlife. For a luxury holiday to Mumbai there are several world class hotels to choose from including The Oberoi Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Palace & Towers and even Soho House.

Itineraries in Mumbai

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Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Mumbai

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Hotels in Mumbai

ITC Maratha – Mumbai

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Private dining at Taj Lands End

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Outside view of Taj Mahal Palace

The Four Seasons Mumbai

The Leela, Mumbai

Poolside at The Leela Mumbai

The Oberoi, Mumbai

Executive Suite at The Oberoi Mumbai

Trident, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Trident Bandra Kurla club room

Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Trident Nariman Point pool and sea view
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