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Formerly known as Bombay, the city of Mumbai is the state capital of
Maharashtra and the most populous city in India. This coastal city along
the Arabian Sea is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of
the country. Mumbai is a cosmopolitan metropolis and its stature is
amplified by the presence of Bollywood, the center of the Hindi film and TV
industries. Mumbai was an epicenter of Islamic rule and colonial Portuguese
and British empires from 13th to mid-20th century. These empires carved 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
The Gateway of India is the touchdown point and a symbolic ceremonial
entrance to India for foreign dignitaries ever since. It is an arch
monument that was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and
Queen Mary in Bombay in 1911. A classic example of Indo-Saracenic
architecture, this iconic structure stands as an 85-feet-high basalt arch
overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Established in 1989, EsselWorld is one of the largest amusement parks in
India. It is home to the city’s first ice skating rink which is built
across 3400 square feet. EsselWorld also features 14 family rides, 11
thrill rides and 15 children's rides besides numerous rollercoasters and
Haji Ali Dargah
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and tomb (called dargah in Persian) located
on an islet in the southern part of Mumbai. It was built in 1431 AD and
contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a wealthy Muslim
businessman who made a pilgrimage to Mecca and later settled in Mumbai. The
dargah is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city and is built in
Best Time to Visit Mumbai
Book your flights from New York City to Mumbai in the winter months between
November to March. Being a coastal city, Mumbai experiences mild winters
and it is the best time to explore its various attractions. Book NYC to BOM
flights in advance to avoid paying more at the last minute.