As one of the world’s largest cities and the home of the thriving Bollywood movie industry, Mumbai is an intense, colourful and rewarding experience for those who visit it. As one of the more cosmopolitan and liberals cities in India, Mumbai is home to an increasing number of upscale Western-style shopping and dining outlets. However, a walk through the backstreets of the city will soon reveal that Mumbai still retains its traditional charms.
Amongst the must-see sights of Mumbai are the Horniman Circle Gardens in the Fort District, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk and the Kala Ghoda district which is packed with museums and galleries. Meanwhile, Elephanta Island, accessible by boat from the mainland, hosts ancient rock carvings and the chance to see wild monkeys.