Destinations  »  Mumbai

Gateway to India & capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai was once a cluster of seven islands called Heptanasia by Plotemy in AD 150. The word Mumbai (locally called) however, is derived from Mumba Devi or Maha Amba Aai, the patron goddess of the kolis or fisherfolk, who have been its original inhabitants.
Tourism Attractions:

Gateway of India

Haji Ali Tomb

Chowpatty Beach

Afghan Church

Kamala Nehru Park

Malabar Hill

Hanging Garden

Town Hall

Victoria Terminus

Nehru Planetarium

Taraporewala Acquarium

Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Memorial)

Nehru Science Centre

Prince of Wales Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Juhu Beach

Powai Lake

Versova Beach

National Park & Lion Safari Park

Headquarters of Western Railway

Rajabai Towers & Bombay University

Visiting Time:
Mumbai can be visited throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to visit Mumbai is in winters i.e. from October to March.
How to Reach:

By Air: Bombay's International Airport is at Sahar (30 kms) and Domestic Airport at Santacruz, 26 km. Most of the International Airlines, Indian Airlines Vayudoot & many other private airlines touch Bombay and connect it with the major cities of India and the world.

By Bus: Mumbai is connected by good motorable road to Pune 163 km, Nasik 185 km, Mahabaleshwar 239 km, Shirdi 307 km, Aurangabad 392 km, Vadodara 432 km, Ahmedabad 545 kms, Panaji 597 kms, Hyderabad 711 kms, Bangalore 998 kms.

By Train: Bombay is the headquarters for both western & Central Railways. Regular train services connect Bombay with all major towns and cities in India.