Mumbai is the profit-making center of India, a major metropolitan city that is situated on the western coast of India along the banks of the surging Arabian Sea. It is 1329 kms from Chennai, 1987 kms from Calcutta and 1260 kms from Delhi.
Film industry, Cosmopolitan character and profit-making center of India.
Climate is fluctuating one as it is a coastal area and the weather is highly influenced by the presence of Arabian Sea. January is the coldest month and the average temperature remains about 18 degree Celsius. May is the hottest month of the year and the average temperature remains 32-42 degree Celsius.
Best time to visit
The perfect time to visit Mumbai is between October to March.
Mumbai, which was earlier known as Bombay, is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the capital of Maharashtra state. Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it is the country's principal financial and communications centre. India's largest Stock Exchange that ranks as the third largest in the world is situated in Mumbai. Here, trading of stocks is carried out in billions of rupees every day. Explanation about Mumbai cannot be complete without the mention of Bollywood, the biggest Indian film industry that shake out hundreds of Hindi blockbusters every year. Mumbai has a lot to offer to visitors, whether it is shopping, seeing the sights or experiencing the unique culture of this city.
Just pick the things that you would like to do and our experienced professionals shall make your tour to Mumbai an unforgettable tour with Companion Tours and Travels . Our tour guides are very familiar with the history and culture of Mumbai. They also have a lot of experience with overseas visitors, hence you shall find them to be affable and knowledgeable. To help you decide what you would like to do, we have put together a list of interesting things. If there is something outside this list that you want to do, just let us know and we will schedule it for you!
Major Attractions in the city
Gateway of India : This place is the signature mark of Mumbai, is a 26 meters high stone doorway and is the first landmark of Bombay a visitor sees when arriving by ship. Visit to Mumbai is incomplete without visiting this magnificent monument. The majority of the five star hotels of Bombay are located around the Gateway of India. The Gateway of India is definitely a must visit spot.
Mahalaxmi Temple : This is an important Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess of wealth. Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on at the seashore on the northern side of Malabar hills. It is dedicated to Mahalaxmi, Lord Vishnu's consort and was built around 1785.
Prince of Wales Museum : Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the Prince of Wales Museum is the greatest attraction of Mumbai. The museum has many important collections on art, natural history and archeology. Besides these, there are many other smaller sections devoted to other specialized subjects.
The Tomb of Haji Ali : The tomb of a Muslim saint, Haji Ali, who died while on pilgrimage to Mecca. People from all places come here, since they believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled upon a visit here. The mosque is known for its classic Islamic architecture.
Chowpatty : A popular beach where celebration of festivals such as Coconut Day and the Ganesh Chaturthi take place.On the beach are the statues of India’s freedom fighters, Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel who symbolize the freedom struggle. Chowpatty occupies a special place in the life of Bombay, having been the venue of very political meetings in the pre-independence era.
Other places of interest
Pool Meditation Resort, Pune : This 40-acre meditation resort is a tropical sanctuary where nature and the 21st Century blend flawlessly, both within and without. With its white marble pathways, elegant black buildings, abundant flora and Olympic-sized swimming pool, it is the perfect setting to take time out for yourself.
Khandala : Khandala is one of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra located in the Sahyadri Mountains and is 5 km away from Lonavala, yet another popular hill station. It has a pleasant weather throughout the year, beautiful view of the Western Ghats, ancient caves to explore and myriad streams and waterfalls all add to its attractions. This hilly region offers many opportunities for trekking, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Aurangabad : Aurangabad, commonly used as a base for a visit to the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora, is sheered in medieval history. City is named for Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughal Emperors. The most renowned tourists' attraction of Aurangabad is Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb's wife, Begum Rabia Durani.
Lonavala : Lonavala is one such place where nature is present in all its grandeur. Lonavala has become famous because of nature's gift and the pollution free environment it offers to its visitors. Lonavala has been blessed with valleys, Milky Water Falls, hills, Lush Greenery and pleasant cool winds.
How to reach
By Air : Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the major airport that receives both domestic and international flight. Almost all the airlines operate flights from Mumbai.
By Rail : Mumbai is well connected with railways, with the city being headquarter to the two railway zones - Central and Western. Victoria Terminal now renamed, as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal is the main railway station of Mumbai.
By Road : Most of the long distance buses leave from the State Transport Terminal situated opposite Mumbai's Central Railway Station. Mumbai is well connected by a network of roads to the rest of states by a state highway.