"Mumbai – A Magnificent Mix" Top 5 Page for this destination Mumbai by PierreZA
Mumbai Travel Guide: 2,010 reviews and 4,039 photos
Mumbai was my introduction to India a few years ago. It is a city to experience - and not easy to describe.
A mixture of chaos, spirituality, poverty, great food, Bollywood and fantastic people. It is a massive city with more than 16 million people.
I just returned from my 4th visit to this great city.
In many Western Cities, a beautiful picture of a clean, well organised city is offered (to tourists) - Mumbai doesn't hide anything. You see the real Mumbai, not a small "tourist" area created by the government.
I don't think it is a city many people would consider to be a favourite, but do give Mumbai a fair chance; you might like it !
I cannot think that I will ever become tired of this wonderful city.
Here it seems that Hindu’s, Christians, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, Parsi’s etc all live seemingly happily together. You will even find a synagogue – which is still in use.
I do think a first visit can be quite overwhelming. But, there is a lot to do and experience - so give it a go!
• Visit Chowpatty Beach in the evening
• Experience the atmosphere and people at the Gateway of India.
• Meet some locals and spend some time with them
• Visit temples and other religious buildings
• Watch cricket at Oval Maidan
• Visit buildings like Victoria Terminus
• Markets galore (Crawford, Coloba, Chor)
Mumbai is more expensive than most other cities I visited in India
Take a pre-paid taxi from the airport
There are plenty ATM's for cash
Do respect the many different religions and cultures you find here
Great for photography - but can be VERY hazy
- In a nutshell:A Fantastic and Exciting city !
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