Some of the well known places in Mumbai which need no introduction and attract millions of travelers annually include:
Gateway of India
Haji Ali Dargah
Taj Palace & Towers
Dr Bhaudaji Lad Museum
Mumbai is known to be the hub of fun and frolic activities in India. Some of the most famous activities and things you can do here include:
A trip to the amusement park Essel World & Water Kingdom
Boat trip to the world famous Elephanta Caves
Lovely movie experiences at some of the most well known theaters in and around the city showcasing Bollywood classics as well as modern flicks.
Cookery Classes in and around the city where you can learn to cook some of the most well known Maratha dishes and delicacies
Food Festivals that are aplenty through the year which give a field day for your taste buds as you get the chance to indulge yourself in some amazing cuisine.
Going on a Shopping Spree around the city where there is nothing you cannot get.
Leopold Cafe: The first place that most of the travelers coming in from overseas hit to have a lovely meal along with a fine beverage. The cafe is one of the oldest and most revered not only in the city as well as the country. It gives you the "Central Perk" feel with fantastic music and a joyous ,cheerful atmosphere which is palpable the moment you enter the place.
Del Italia: One of the most well known Italian and Continental restaurants in the country with a palpable Italian influence which is rich in heritage as well as ideal for modern culinary experiences. The restaurant is as real as it gets with everything bearing an Italian influence right from the decor to the cuisine. Runs a packed house through the year.
Revival: A unique Indian restaurant which is popular for it's surprising and out-of-the-world fusion Thalis which are known for having delicacies and delights from various Indian cuisines on a single plate. Probably the most popular Indian restaurant in Mumbai where you can see more foreigners than Indians courtesy the restaurant's unparalleled reputation.
Fast Food: Known as the fast food capital of the country, Mumbai is well known for Chaat, Frankies, beach food at the Chowpathy beach and the world famous Bombay Pav Bhaji at Churchgate. The food is amazingly hygienic despite being sold at road junctions and surprisingly sumptuous.
Mumbai is well known for it's world famous second-hand roadside bookshops , most of which are set up in the form of a huge mat on the floor with a tiny hand-made roof for cover. It is a saying and a fact that you can find almost any English-print book on the planet here. The best part is : they are all over the city!
You can also hit some of the Flea markets and top-of-the-line popular bazaars particularly for electronics, clothes and rare articles . Some of these include: Crawford Market , Zaveri Bazaar , Lamington Road , Colaba Causeway, Mangaldas Bazaar, Hira Panna and Fashion Street.
Language: Hindi , Marathi and English
Climate: Mumbai is well known for it's wet and dry climate through the year with summers being very hot and humid with accompanied by heavy rainfall marking the monsoon season in the city. Winters are known to be relatively cool and pleasant.
Currency: Indian Rupee