Destination Guide: Mumbai
Colonial grandeur, sweeping coastlines and market
Gaze up at Victorian Gothic spires around Fort's verdant parks then dive into the throng of street markets. Relax with an evening promenade along palm-fringed Marine Drive.
Join Mumbaikers for decadent brunch or simple street food. Enjoy Indian tastes like tangy Bengali fish curry or crunchy bhel poori on Chowpatty Beach. Colaba is the spot for Sunday champagne brunches and elegant sushi dining. For earthy Mangalorean seafood curry or hearty kebabs, head to Fort's historic streets.
Discover ethereal temples, historic art and elegant Victoriana. Explore Indian culture in arty Kala Ghoda, from ancient bronze sculptures to today's best Indian artists. Colonial grandeur dominates Churchgate, with the Hiogh court and university surrounding the park where locals play cricket. From the majestic Gateway of India triumphal arch, set sail to ancient cave temples on Elephanta Island.
Seek out Indian fashions and filigree elephants. At shoppers' paradise Colaba, browse for glamorous designer wear and natural perfumed oils. For hand-printed fabrics head for Fort. Antique lovers search for 1960s Bollywood posters at the Chor Bazaar street market.
Take in live jazz or sunset strolls. Colaba has everything from sleek cocktail lounges to cold beers in sports bars. Enjoy jazz in Churchgate, or Bollywood action at the Art Deco Eros cinema. Join locals for sunset walks along Chowpatty Beach, or a smarter crowd for cocktails at Juhu Beach.