Mumbai (known formerly as Bombay) is the largest city in India. This densely populated metropolis on India’s west coast is the centre of Bollywood, the incredibly popular Hindi-language film industry. You’ll find the world’s most expensive home in Mumbai. Soak up the magnificent architecture, and wander off the beaten track to discover hidden gems like temples and bazaars. You’ll be so taken with the sheer excitement and buzz of the city that you won’t want to leave! For extra tips, hotspots and much more, take a look at our great travel guide for Mumbai.
Explore the city on foot for an authentic experience, or take a train or a double-decker bus when you need to rest your legs. The bus service in Mumbai is considered to be the best in India, connecting every corner of the vast city. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you could even try an auto rickshaw ride!
Don’t pack your favourite jumper, because Mumbai is known for its heat and high levels of humidity. Monsoon season lasts from June to August, while the rest of the year stays very dry and warm - around 24-30°C (75-86°F).