Mumbai, or Bombay, is the most populous city in India, with 18.4 million inhabitants and 20.7 million people living in the metropolitan area. As the most populated city of the country, Mumbai is also the commercial, financial and entertainment capital of India, and one of the top ten centers of commerce in the entire world.
Mumbai Airport is named Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, named after the emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji who lived in the 17th century. The airport that has five terminals is the 48th busiest airports in the world. More than 30 million passengers are handled every year, which travel all around the world. If you arrive at Mumbai Airport, go to the car hire center and rent a car. You will get a comfortable ride to the city and the best transportation during your entire stay in Mumbai.
As a cosmopolitan metropolis, Mumbai offers infinite ways of spending time and having fun in one of the most incredible cities in the world. There are seven districts in Mumbai, each of them with typical attractions. However, the most popular area for the tourists is the South Mumbai.
You could start visiting the city with the colonial buildings that can be found on the small, wide streets in South Mumbai. This area is the most beautiful in Mumbai and it has a lot to offer to any tourist. Don’t’ avoid the museums and galleries, because you can find there incredible Indian art and contemporary artists. Of course, one of the main attractions of Mumbai are the markets that you can visit on the streets, get hustle by the vendors and get lost in the crows. It is a real Indian experience!
But Mumbai has also incredible religious places, including temples, churches and mosque, and you should definitely spend some time in some Hindi and Buddhism temples. Don’t avoid the modern buildings, even if you think you saw enough in your country. You will be surprised!
You cannot have a perfect holiday without going to the beach. And Mumbai has some beaches, so make sure you rent a car at Mumbai Airport, because you will have to travel outside the city, to the North, to enjoy the white sands. The beaches outside the city are nice, because you can socialize with the locals, try Indian food and specific games. Do not miss the parks and gardens in Mumbai, and you will have a complete holiday!