Mumbai Travel Guide

Mumbai previously known as Bombay should be on the itinerary of any tourist traveling to India. The name Mumbai comes from mumbadevi, patron goddess of the koli fishing folk, the earliest known inhabitants of Mumbai. Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra is a major metropolitan city of India.

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Mumbai is undoubtedly crowded and stuffed with traffic, but even then a civilised city. Getting in and around is simple if few rules are religiously followed. The excellent public transport network is easily accessible and fairly cheap. Those big red double-decker buses, the black-and-yellow taxis are efficient and convenient to get you to any place; also, the rates are perfectly reasonable. The suburban train system of Mumbai works flawlessly the entire day except 1 am to 4 am. This capital city of Maharashtra has the largest organised bus transport system amongst other Indian states. This disciplined transportation arrangement makes travelling in Mumbai through public transport pretty comfortable.

Experiencing food at an upmarket restaurant in Mumbai will certainly provide you similar feel as any other place in the country. Mumbai is a city with multiple culture and lifestyle. You can taste the cuisine of almost every part of the world in a posh restaurant. Since a tour to a city would seem incomplete if one hasn't tasted the local food. If you want to treat yourself with the real flavours of Mumbai, experience the street food and Irani cafes.One must try Gujarati, Marathi and Kerala Thali in Mumbai. Great Indian, Chinese and Goan sea food can also be feasted upon here.

Mumbai is not only famous for the international fashion brands and labels, but is also home to a wide assortment of local markets, boutiques and shopping malls that sell almost everything that a local Mumbaikar needs! The markets are located at suburbs and if you are good at bargaining, you can get items for half the price. In Mumbai, you can find the latest outfits, unique furniture, delicate brass work, exquisite paintings, home furnishings and so much more! There are many malls in Mumbai that not only comprises of shops but food courts and entertainment zones as well. A shopper's paradise, Mumbai is truly a great shopping destination for all.

There is no dearth of nightclubs, pubs and bars in Mumbai. As it competes with the rest of the world in terms of being one of the most happening cities, it is doing its best by housing some elite hotels, internationally famous lounge bars and many other establishments which can push it up the ladder of international oomph. The nightlife of Mumbai is one of the best in the country. Many tourists from all around the globe spend quite some time at the nightclubs, bars and pubs here. Each of them has a uniqueness of its own. You can experience a totally different Mumbai when you get involved in its nightlife.

Considered the epitome of fashion, entertainment and finance, Mumbai is a wonderful place worth exploring. Filled with malls, bars, pubs, notable restaurants, walkways, parks and scenic places and centers for worship, you need to plan your trip accordingly, if you wish to cover whole Mumbai in your trip. Fear not, we are here to help you plan your schedule. After going through this article, you will know where to start and how to get it all organized within a budget. This is indeed essential because there are wide ranges of restaurants available ranging from the finest quality restaurants to the medium ones. Without a plan, anyone would just dive into the madness of the city and may even end up with an empty wallet.

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