The seat of Bollywood is one of the most populated cities in the world. Mumbai has absorbed the culture of its many inhabitants and is in the true sense a homogenous city. The city is a set of contradictions. The city of dreams is also the city that never sleeps. The city houses the poorest of the poor in Dharavi and the richest in Antilla. Though these inconsistencies are part of the charm of Aamchi Mumbai.
How to Reach
It is really easy to reach Mumbai.
- By Air: Mumbai has an airport that has flights coming from all major domestic and international ports.
- By Train: Several trains from all city ports and rural areas reach Mumbai every hour. The city is well connected via trains. The Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal and Mumbai Central are two major stations.
- By Road: There are several interstate and intrastate bus services connecting the city to other regions. Mumbai is well connected to a network of highways. Tourists can also hire taxis to reach Mumbai.
Best Time to Visit
The temperatures soar high in the summer season. The tourists avoid Mumbai during the time due to the scorching heat.
In the monsoons, Mumbai receives high rainfall. This makes the weather highly humid and it becomes difficult to go around the city. Though if you are in the city during that time, do attend the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities.
Winters are the best time to visit the city when the weather is pleasant and enjoyable.
|November to February||Cool and perfect climate for outdoor activities and sightseeing. A lot of cultural fests also take place. Most preferable time of the year.||Popular Tourist Season|
|June to October||Monsoon is a perfect time to plan a trip for Mumbai and nearby hill stations.||Ideal Time
|March to May||It’s hot and humid. You will get good discounts because this being an off season.||Off Season
Places to Visit
- The Gateway of India is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V. The complex also sports the beautiful Taj Mahal Hotel, that was built before the Gateway itself.
- Haji Ali Dargah and Siddhi Vinayak Mandir are important places of piety in the city. They are visited by thousands of devotees every day.
- The city has many beaches, among the most visited are Chowpatty and Juhu. The beaches are as chaotic as the city.
- Visiting Mumbai would be incomplete, without going to one of the many ritzy nightclubs or restaurants.
- The city is a foodie’s delight with the vada pavs and many multi cuisine restaurants.
- Marine Drive is also referred to as the Queen’s necklace, due to the gleaming image it portrays every night. The 3.5-kilometer stretch overlooking the Arabian Sea might be one of the only places in the city where you can go for some quiet.
- Elephanta caves are a short ferry ride from the city. The island has many caves that will leave you awestruck.
Any Mumbaikar will give you a million reason to love Mumbai but in reality, you just need one. The one reason that you will find when you visit the place for yourself.