The financial and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is an international hub for business and leisure travellers alike, offering a comfortable repose after networking events and ample opportunity to explore culture or cuisine during free time. Check out our exclusive insider’s guide for everything you need to know about traveling to Mumbai in 2020.
When to Travel
November through February is Mumbai’s mild winter season, offering the most pleasant climate and a number of festivals and activities for travellers to experience, such as the Elephanta Festival or Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. From March to May, temperatures climb as high as 40°C, while monsoon season brings heavy rains from June to October.
Where to Stay
The Taj Mahal Palace – Established in 1903, the prestigious Taj Mahal Palace holds the title of India’s first luxury hotel, famous for its stylish suites and world-class hospitality. Its convenient central location in South Mumbai offers iconic views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India, and easy travel to most destinations. Home to 9 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars, this lavish property has hosted kings and celebrities from around the world, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day’s work.
The Oberoi – Spacious suites, stunning views, and 5-star service characterize The Oberoi, Mumbai’s modern luxury hotel that has rightfully earned Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award for 2nd Best City Hotel in Asia. Featuring rooms furnished with writing desks and wall-to-wall windows overlooking the ocean and Queen’s Necklace, Mumbai’s iconic display of city lights along the shoreline, The Oberai was designed with business travellers in mind.
Where to Eat & Drink
Ziya – The Oberoi’s signature restaurant, Ziya is an elegant Eastern experience with a menu of traditional Indian flavours reinvented by two-Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia.
AER Bar & Lounge – A sleek rooftop bar offering stunning sea and cityscape views, AER Bar & Lounge is the ideal evening setting, featuring a crafted menu of complex cocktails.
What Not to Miss
Visit Gandhi’s former house – Step inside the life of Mahatma Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, a small museum located in the former personal home of the revolutionary activist.
Experience Bollywood behind-the-scenes – Complete your trip to Mumbai with a visit to one of the city’s famous Bollywood studios, where you can witness India’s famous glam movie industry in action.
Meander down the Colaba Causeway, a bustling commercial street full of markets and bazaars, as you shop for souvenirs amongst thousands of Indian textiles and trinkets.
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