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Mumbai Tours and Travels

About Mumbai

Mumbai - or Bombay, as it was formerly known - remains India’s city of dreams. Built largely by the British around one of the best-protected natural harbours in the world, Mumbai is India’s strategic economic centre. The city is also home to the country’s prolific Bollywood film industry, which cranks out more feature films than any place in the world. The streets here are bustling with people from every walk of life and are lined with colourful markets, street food vendors and boutiques. This city is a hive of activity, with excitement waiting on every corner.

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In the Colaba area, be sure to head to the Gateway of India – a former colonial monument built in 1924 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1991 and now a popular emblem and attraction of the city, where travellers flock to snap a few photos. The downtown area contains numerous sights such as the Prince of Wales Museum, the Kala Ghoda Art Galleries and the vast green Oval Maidan where impromptu cricket matches are held almost daily. Raj-era architecture is apparent at Horniman Circle, the Town Hall, St Thomas’ Cathedral and Victoria Terminus.

Perhaps sample bhelpuri (Mumbai’s favourite snack) at Chowpatty Beach along what is known as Marine Drive, one of the city’s most popular promenades. Another popular activity for visitors here is to pay a visit to the bazaars of Kalbadevi and Bluleshwar, north of Crawford Market. Just beyond Mumbai (and reached by boat) are the rock-cut temples on Elephanta Island. The 4 rock-cut temples are believed to have been cut between 450-750AD.

Mumbai Tours

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Mumbai Hotels

If you are planning a Mumbai holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Deccan Odyssey Mumbai

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Deccan Odyssey offers a train journey adorned in luxury as guests are transported on an unforgettable journey across a country filled with some of the most beautiful sights in the world - serene beaches, magnificent forts & palaces, and experiencing heavenly tales etched in colossal rocks. Separate cabins accommodate guests, the dining facilities, that serve a variety of delicious cuisines, the health spa and the lounge. For a sleeping experience unlike any other book a ride on the Deccan Odyssey.

Hotel Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach Mumbai

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

With large, beautifully furnished rooms that offer a high level of comfort, this hotel provides guests with exactly the experience expected from the brand. Sumptuous Indian dishes are available 24/7 at the restaurant located near the lobby. Guests can choose between buffet and a la carte dining. Guests can also while away some of their spare time in the well-equipped fitness centre or by the glittering pool. This hotel is located on the beach, and only 20km from downtown Mumbai.

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

The Taj Mahal Palace is a striking and lavish hotel that is closely intertwined with the history of Mumbai city. Built just 21 years before the Gateway of India and home to the first licensed bar in the city, the hotel has played a key role in the life of Mumbai. The airy and ornate rooms perfectly blend this rich history with modern conveniences. Guests can feast on cuisine from around the world in one of the hotel's numerous dining options. The hotel is 32 km from the airport and a mere 3 km from Mumbai's exciting railway station.

The Leela Kempinski Mumbai

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Leela Kempinski is a grand hotel with comfortable rooms, set in 11 acres of manicured gardens. Dining is an exciting event at the hotel. Guests can interact with the chefs in the open kitchen and explain exactly how they would like their food prepared. Indian cuisine flows in abundance here but the hotel also has a Japanese counter where diners can choose from a range of sushis and sashimis. The hotel is 2 km from the airport and 20 km from the railway station.

Mumbai Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Mumbai.

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