Book flights to Mumbai to discover an intense city with Bollywood glamour and earthy charm. A flight to Mumbai takes you to colonial architecture in Colaba and Fort, and glamorous shopping and dining in Bandra and Juhu.
Things to do
Majestic landmarks reveal colonial splendour in Colaba, while Fort's cricket grounds embody India's sporting obsession. Relax on the beach in Chowpatty, or admire Hindu statues at Babulnath Mandir temple.
City breaks to Mumbai take you to the colourful craft shops of Colaba selling bright, hand-woven textiles and silver jewellery. Haggle for antiques in Kalbadevi, pick hand-made paper in Fort and call into high-street fashion stores in Bandra.
Mumbai holidays are a chance to dine on mouthwatering Indian food. Sample everything from seafood to spicy North Indian dishes in Fort. Colaba's restaurants serve European cuisine, while stylish locals prefer to dine upmarket in Pali Hill.
Bring along smart clothes on a flight to Mumbai: Colaba's hotels boast upmarket nightclubs. Beachside locations around Juhu and Churchgate offer cocktails under the stars, and Bandra is filled with buzzing bars. For classical Indian performing arts, head to Nariman Point.
When to go
KLM and partners have frequent flights to Mumbai. Buy airline tickets for February to enjoy music and dance at the Kala Ghoda Festival and the prestigious Indian Derby. Alternatively, book Mumbai flights for October's explosive Diwali celebrations.