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Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the state capital of Maharashtra and
the most populous city in India. This coastal city is located along the
Arabian Sea and is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of
the country. Mumbai is a multicultural metropolis and its stature is
amplified by the presence of Bollywood, the center of the Hindi film and TV
industries. This city was an epicenter of Islamic rule and colonial
Portuguese and British empires from 13th to mid-20th century. These realms
imprinted out their respective architectural niches in the city, a fact
that is evident in their monuments and statues that stand till date.
Things to do in Mumbai
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is the touchdown point and a representative ceremonial
entrance to India for foreign dignitaries ever since. It is an arch
monument that was constructed to commemorate the landing of King George V
and Queen Mary in Bombay in 1911. A characteristic example of
Indo-Saracenic architecture, this iconic structure stands overlooking the
EsselWorld is one of the largest amusement parks in India. This park is
home to the city’s first ice skating rink which is built across 3400 square
feet. It also features 14 family rides, 11 thrill rides and 15 children's
rides besides numerous rollercoasters and kids-friendly attractions.
Haji Ali Dargah
Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and tomb located on an islet in the southern
part of Mumbai. It was built in 1431 AD and comprises the tomb of Sayed
Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a well-off Muslim businessman who made a
pilgrimage to Mecca and later settled in Mumbai. Haji Ali Dargah is one of
the most prominent landmarks of the city and is built in Indo-Islamic
Best Time to Visit Mumbai
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Los Angeles to Mumbai is
from August to February. During these months, the city’s climate remains
dry and cooler than other months of the year. It is advised to book Mumbai
flights in advance to avoid paying more at the last minute.