Mumbai Tourism, India

Visit Mumbai - Best of Mumbai

Formerly recognized as Bombay, Mumbai stands as a city that never sleeps. The city has earned several tags like; ‘A fast city’, ‘A city that simply moves on’, ‘A city of dreams’ ‘A city of undying spirits’ and many more. The cosmopolitan city is India’s largest and the capital of Maharashtra. Mumbai is also home to the biggest Indian film industry. Abundant restaurants, lively hangouts, the lovely beaches, malls, cinema halls, gardens, and more contribute largely to the charm of the enthralling city. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how this city fascinates its visitors leaving them with a craving of visiting here over and over again.

The magic of Mumbai is that the more you know the city, the more you fall in love with it. At the first glance you’d draw a conclusion that the overcrowded city is nothing but a cluster of people flooding the roads causing traffic jams. However, after just a short period you’ll realize that it is the people that add to the life of the city, while you learn that Mumbai solely deserves the entire crowd as it has so much to offer.

The city is a total contrast as it is home to 5 stars, posh buildings, elite sky scrapers on one hand and slum areas and poor localities on the other. On a visit to this enthusiastic city, if you wish to live it like a local, visit a beach and indulge in the deliciousness of snacks like; chat, pani-puri, and more along with the other junk food served around. You could also go on a romantic drive around the queen’s necklace in ‘Marine Drive’ and experience the city in an exceptional way.

Comprising of seven islands coming together to form the island of Mumbai, each of these seven islands, co-exist independently yet collectively work as one. There’s never a dull moment in this state capital of Maharashtra. Each one of you should visit Mumbai city at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Mumbai.

Mumbai Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Mumbai tips for your visit

Essential Info in Mumbai

  • Time Zone- UTC+05:30
  • Currency- Indian National Rupee (INR)
  • Electricity: Power in India is 230 Volts, 50 Hz. Internet 3G compatibility (4G recently introduced)
  • Languages- Marathi, Hindi and English
  • Security- Numbers for emergency
  • Ambulance - 108
  • Fire- 101
  • Police 100
  • Off-beaten Path- NA
  • Tipping- Tipping is appreciated but optional.

Tourist Traps

  • It is safe to avoid secluded areas after dark.
  • Bus and train are cheaper modes of transport.
  • Make sure the rickshaw driver rides you around the town on meter basis.

Customs

  • It is wise to dress modestly.
  • It is mandatory to enter the temples without footwear.
  • Suggested to check the availability of opted Mumbai tours, before you plan for any.

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Facts and Stats for Mumbai*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mumbai

    Know the pollution level of Mumbai before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.37 (High)
    • Water Pollution 76.54 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.99 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.03 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 74.53 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 71.16 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 65.95 (High)
  • Mumbai: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mumbai for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mumbai.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.58 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.54 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.74 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.11 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.94 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.61 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.6 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.72 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mumbai - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mumbai is 86.67 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 56.08 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 71.48 (High)
    • Pollution Index 85.73 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 57.98 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.46 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 30.41 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 69.99 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mumbai

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mumbai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Mumbai Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Mumbai

Mumbai Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Mumbai

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