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Add a little spice to your vacation with a trip to Mumbai—formerly known as Bombay—but don’t get lost in the crowds. The second most populous city in the world is the perfect place to try an authentic curry, test your bartering skills in the markets, and marvel at the beauty of this urban metropolis. Be sure to visit landmarks like the Gateway of India, or the Mani Bhavan, housing a museum and shrine to Mahatma Gandhi. Get your feet wet at the Water Kingdom waterpark, or scream your lungs out at the Esselworld amusement park - the largest in India.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Mumbai. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
Add a little spice to your vacation with a trip to Mumbai—formerly known as Bombay—but don’t get lost in the crowds. The second most populous city in the world is the perfect place to try an authentic curry, test your bartering skills in the markets, and marvel at the beauty of this urban metropolis. Be sure to visit landmarks like the Gateway of India, or the Mani Bhavan, housing a museum and shrine to Mahatma Gandhi. Get your feet wet at the Water Kingdom waterpark, or scream your lungs out at the Esselworld amusement park - the largest in India.

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Stories and Tips Mumbai

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Mumbai by Myself

Written by phileasfogg on 30 Sep, 2006

It’s just a little past 6.30pm. The sun’s setting, and I, after a 20-minute autorickshaw ride from my client’s plush office, have managed to make it to Vashi station. It’s been raining during the day, and the station is dark, muddy, and wet. Involuntarily, I…Read More


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Eating Out in Bombay - Some Suggestions

Written by Kamla Srinivasan on 05 May, 2005

Bombay is filled with hawkers, restaurants, and upscale eating joints. The interesting thing is that Bombay caters to both strict vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and eating joints tend to maintain a fairly strict distinction in some places. If you are not used to Indian street food,…Read More


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Indore

Written by sc2318 on 10 Jul, 2006

My group traveled to Indore via plane and van from Bombay/Mumbai for an industry work conference. The sidewalks in Indore weren't paved; we mostly walked on dirt roads. As I walked down the street, I often got stared down by motorists and bicyclists, since…Read More


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Accommodation

Written by sc2318 on 09 Jul, 2006

Even though the travel agent booked us at The Oberoi hotel, it still took the reception at least 30 minutes to check us in even though we arrived after 2am. I was later told by the travel agent that that is the normal course of…Read More


Pre-Trip Immigration

Written by sc2318 on 09 Jul, 2006

I had my first taste of India when I went to get my visa at the consulate in New York City. I was in a small room overfilled with 100 plus bodies. They run a disordered, but somewhat mysteriously efficient system. I took a number…Read More


Mangaldas Market, near Crawford Market

Written by Kamla Srinivasan on 25 Oct, 2005

Last year there was a wedding in our extended family in Bombay, and I was dazzled by the clothes that the bride had chosen. No, not the bridal clothes, but the nice everyday outfits that one can get to wear in India, other than the…Read More


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Chor Bazaar: A Wonderful Trove of Treasures, But Be Careful. This Is A Dusty, Crammed Place Filled With Goodies

Written by Kamla Srinivasan on 01 Jun, 2005

Chor Bazaar Chor Bazaar literally means a thieves' bazaar. The local myth has it that this is the place where people came to sell their stolen goods. Today you can buy a mixture of old and new stuff at the bazaar. Local people will urge…Read More


Great Bread in Bandra

Written by Kamla Srinivasan on 24 Apr, 2005

Bread Boutique is the latest bread place that has opened for business in upscale Bandra. In my quest to find a good loaf of bread, I have braved many traffic congestions and travelled far to get the right loaf. And I believe I have found…Read More


India

Written by fhunkeler on 13 Aug, 2003

India is different, but the people were great. The men wear smart casual dress, and the women wear saris, or uniforms. Most people in India work 6 days a week and take Sunday off. As I walked out of the airport in Mumbai (Bombay) at 2am my…Read More


Walking the Streets of Bombay

Written by jenny1711 on 03 Aug, 2000

We walked the streets of Bombay and discovered many wonderful things. We found small non descript looking shopfronts, which were like Alladin's Cave, full of magnificent silk sarees, in the finest silks and the most vibrant colours. A small opening in the shopfronts would lead…Read More


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