8 Cool Things to do in Mumbai (Travel Guide)
Mumbai is a huge city in India with almost 20 million people living in Mumbai and its surroundings. Visitors to India are usually getting to India to Mumbai to visit the country since there are many international flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. We did a quick visit to Mumbai in our India trip. We will write Mumbai one day itinerary for you with all the things to do in Mumbai and where to stay in our Mumbai travel guide. Read here India sim card for tourist.
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WHERE TO STAY IN INDIA
For accommodation, you can find cheap rooms starting from $10-15 USD. The mid-budget can go from $20-50 USD room for two people with breakfast included. And for luxury accommodation expect to pay more than $50 USD for a room for two people with breakfast.
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The best time to visit Mumbai is in winter from September to March. From March to June can be really hot in Mumbai. The rainy season is in July and August if you prefer avoiding them. So depending on the season that you prefer winter, hot weather or maybe rainy season with less tourist.
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Mumbai One Day Itinerary: Things to do in Mumbai
1. Visit Gateaway of India
It was built in 1924. It’s the most popular landmark in Mumbai for locals and foreigners. It’s crowded and they have security system since there were a terrorist attack a few years ago around the area. There are trains, buses and taxis going there. It’s more than an hour distance from the airport.
2. Taj Mahal Palace
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One of the most popular luxury hotel in India. You can go around since they have shops. You can take a look shopping or having tea if you prefer. It’s so beautiful!
3. Walking around Colaba
In Colaba area is full of places to stay for all the budgets. There are many hostels where you can stay for affordable prices. Many places to eat around and perfect place to get your SIm Card or planning your trip in India. You will find all the information around the area.
4. Visit Elephanta Island
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Boats are leaving from getaway of India. Prices per person can be 200 INR per person for a return ticket depending on the boat that you choose. Once you get to the island there is an entrance fee 600 INR for foreigners and 40 INR for locals.
The first ferry leaves at 9 am and last one at 2 pm from India Getaway. To come back the first ferry leaves at noon and last one at 5 30 pm. It takes one hour ferry ride.
5. Victoria Station
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was built in 1887 and it’s UNESCO site. There are trains leaving from Victoria Station for short and long distances. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Mumbai. You can go during the day and also at night to see the lights.
6. Visit Beaches in Mumbai
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There are a few popular beaches like Juhu and Versova Beach. You can just walk around is always crowded and great place to have dinner at night since there are many options for affordable prices.
7. Watch Playing Cricket
There are many places where people are playing cricket. Just relax take your time and stay there for a few minutes watching them. If it’s a local neighborhood you can even play if you wish.
8. Watch a Bollywood Movie
If you like movies you have to watch a Bollywood movie. There are a few cinemas around. Even you don’t understand you will have fun with the music, acting and dancing in the movie.
Where to Stay in Mumbai
Our choice was staying in Hotel Aureole which is pretty convenient only 3 kilometers far from the airport. You can get the local train just 15 minutes walking distance if you want to avoid the traffic in Mumbai. There are also tuk tuk to move around and you can get Uber and Ola for transportation.
We loved the design of the rooms, the views with a palm tree gave us a tropical vibe plus we had an hammock for this too. The neighborhood is quite and calm. We liked the food there Western and Indian choices all good for affordable prices. Plus in the hotel they organize events which you can join like talk comedy shows. Even is India with little bit mix of English. You will learn about Indian society with their jokes and stories.
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