Mumbai travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mumbai

With 12,69 million inhabitants, Mumbai is the most populous city in India. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mumbai has to offer.

Where to Eat in Mumbai

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cecconi's Mumbai (Soho House,16 Juhu Tara Road) and Soho House Mumbai (16 Juhu Tara Road) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Aer Bar & Lounge (1 Dr Elijah Moses Rd) and San:Qi (1 Dr Elijah Moses Rd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Mumbai.

When to visit Mumbai

Mumbai in August
Estimated hotel price
£101
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mumbai in August
Estimated hotel price
£101
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Mumbai in May, when the average temperature is 30 °C, and the highest can go up to 33 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17 °C, with an average temperature of 24 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 819 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Mumbai, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Mumbai

Plane

When flying to Mumbai, you’ll arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (Mumbai) (BOM), which is located 15 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Mumbai include American Airlines, Air India and British Airways. The shortest flight to Mumbai from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 8h 35m.

Plane

When flying to Mumbai, you’ll arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (Mumbai) (BOM), which is located 15 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Mumbai include American Airlines, Air India and British Airways. The shortest flight to Mumbai from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 8h 35m.

Airlines serving Mumbai

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,674 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,065 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (191 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mumbai

From 5-star hotels such as the Itc Grand Central, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai to great affordable options like the Residency Hotel Fort, Mumbai offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £38 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £91 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Kumkum and Indie Stays. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Mumbai, with prices from £5 to £188 per night. Western Suburbs is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Mumbai are about 21% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Juhu - In Mumbai’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Sun N Sand Hotel Mumbai and Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Palm Grove.

Colaba - The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, President - Ihcl Seleqtions and Fariyas Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Colaba will cost you about £16 per night.

Juhu - In Mumbai’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Sun N Sand Hotel Mumbai and Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Palm Grove.
Colaba - The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, President - Ihcl Seleqtions and Fariyas Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Colaba will cost you about £16 per night.
Most popular hotel in Mumbai by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Mumbai

Most booked hotels in Mumbai

Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
£117+
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
£188+
Trident Nariman Point
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£106+
The Orchid Hotel Mumbai Vile Parle
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£66+
Sahara Star
5 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£98+
The Lalit Mumbai
5 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£90+

Hiring a car in Mumbai

Hiring a car in Mumbai costs £50 per day, on average, or £150 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 31% more expensive than at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl.

Expect to pay £1.05 per litre in Mumbai (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £12.57 and £16.76. Standard (Class Standard Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mumbai, while also 35% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Mumbai costs £50 per day, on average, or £150 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 31% more expensive than at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl.

Expect to pay £1.05 per litre in Mumbai (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £12.57 and £16.76. Standard (Class Standard Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mumbai, while also 35% cheaper than other types, on average.