Mumbai is the most vital artery of India. Also known as Bombay, the city is the capital of Maharashtra and is considered as both the financial and industrial capital of India. Mumbai is a dream for many visitors as well as locals and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. This coastal city, one of the most densely populated in the world, is best known for its Bollywood film industry. To discover this city of wonder and unlimited entertainment, book your flight to Mumbai now!
Mumbai is known as the city which “never sleeps” and is busy during both day and night. It is a real melting pot of different traditions, religions and cuisines. The city hosts a large number of religious festivals year-round and is always decorated for Eid, Diwali, Holi and Christmas, with Hindu Festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi also being celebrated with enthusiasm and vigour. Celebrated during late august or early September, this festival is celebrated in the glory of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva.
Mumbai is also unique for its hundreds of markets around the city. You will find everything from uncut diamonds and golden jewellery to antiques, spices, clothes, local crafts and paintings.
Movies occupy an important place in the lives of the locals. The city hosts the second largest film industry in the world; Bollywood. The entertainment capital produces more than 1,000 movies per year.
Mumbai is also famous for its many mouth-watering dishes. Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, the dishes in Mumbai are full of flavour which is no surprise given that the city hosts a number of Michelin star chefs.
The cuisine of Mumbai covers a large spectrum of fascinating, authentic and zesty seafood dishes. Staple foods include rice, Indian bread (chapatis and rotis), naans, and pulses. In addition, coconuts, cashew nuts, peanuts and peanut oil are used in many traditional dishes. Mumbai is also known for its thousands of small food stalls scattered around the city, with each offering a unique dish.
If you want to experience the authentic taste of Mumbai, you should definitely try vegetable pulao, masala bhaat, moong dal kichdi, dalimbya among others. Dry Bombay duck curry, anda bhurji, kebabs, chicken tikka and butter chicken are also some of the amazing non-vegetarian dishes for all meat-lovers.
Visitors will be in awe by the range of leisure activities Mumbai offers. The city owns everything that will allow you to pamper yourself according to your budget. You will find luxurious spas and shops in its luxurious malls as well as cheap bazaars such as Colaba Causeway, Linking Road, chor bazaar and Crawford Market. For more authenticity, visit the Gateway of India. You will have the opportunity to taste the famous “Pani Puri” from one of the many stalls.
If you are a nature lover, head to Shivaji Park. Powai Lake and Hanging Gardens are also perfect addresses to spend quality time with your friends and family.
We recommend that you plan your trip to Mumbai during October to January as this season falls between the monsoons and the scorching summer heat. Air Seychelles offers affordable flights to Mumbai.
Avoid carrying large amount of money on you and never buy from strangers trying to sell gold in the bazaars. Book hotels with safes to ensure your personal belongings are safely secure while you tour the city.
Whilst renting a car usually makes getting around quicker, we’d advise you not to as you’ll spend most of your time stuck in traffic jams! Public transport and taxis are easily accessible across the city.
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