City Guide Mumbai, India

Visiting Mumbai

Known as Bombay until 1996, Mumbai is a city of stark contrasts. The country’s financial centre, over 40% of its population live in slums. All of this somehow adds to the city’s culture, however, and a visit to it will remain with you for a long time.

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Mumbai City Reviews

  • 70%


    Brief but.. pleasant

    Short stay in Mumbai and didn't get into the activities so much. It's an interesting and relatively clean (compared to some other parts of the country) city with a good vibe to it. If you have the time and money, i think there is much fun to be had

    Insider Tip:Be prepared to spend a bit. Money can disappear fast here if you are getting into the activities.

  • 80%


    Couldn't get a deep impression

    One day was just enough for some sightseeing and a drink, the city's bustling cultural scene asked for more, but we wanted a good clean beach to get lost and it was not available anywhere around there =D

  • 80%


    Amazing place!

    Mumbai is spectacular, really really loved this city. The Colaba district was definitely our favorite. A brilliant city and in my opinion leagues better, nicer and more enjoyable than Delhi! A must visit if you're traveling to India.

  • 60%


    Busy crazy city

    Loved how the tuk tuk always runs on meter, unlike Delhi tuk tuk which are just robbers and never have a meter.

    Insider Tip:Opt for public transport like train or tuk tuk.

  • 70%


    One day in Mumbai

    We only had a day in Mumbai as we were flying out of India from there, thank goodness. Whilst it was friendlier than places we visited in the west and east of the country I wouldn't rush back. We decided to go and watch a Bollywood movie there and despite not understanding a word of it would recommend it to anyone else passing through.

    Insider Tip:Don't be bullied by aggressive haggling locals. Stand your ground. If you're not a millionaire then don't spend like one.

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