Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a boisterous, vibrant city where visitors will immediately be greeted with an explosion of sounds and colors. You’ll find the densely populated and busy city to be filled with amazing sights, even if you’re just people-watching on a street corner.
Whether you want to hang out on the beach, experience Bollywood or, as visitors like Sanjay Patil MD prefer, immerse yourself in Indian culture and history, there’s something here for you. Some of the city’s best attractions include:
The Gateway of India
One of Mumbai’s most well-known and recognizable monuments, the massive Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of England’s King George V and Queen Mary to the city. This site makes a great starting point for a Mumbai tour.
Scattered across the city, the historic Heritage Buildings encapsulate India’s colonial past. Some of the most beautiful include the Prince of Wales Museum and the Bombay High Court.
Known as Mumbai’s “Culture Square,” Colaba Causeway is a must-visit for those looking to experience art and culture. The street is home to art galleries, museums, retail stores, shops and numerous restaurants.
Chor Bazaar Thieves Market
India is famous for its open-air bazaars and markets, and the Chor Bazaar Thieves Market is one of the best ones in Mumbai to experience. This 150-year-old market is noisy, colorful and eclectic. What’s more, it offers antiques and collectibles perfect for travelers on the hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures.