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Mumbai - City of Dreams

Mumbai is the powerhouse of the country. This is the land where dreams come true. Even before independence, people from around the country visited Mumbai hoping for a better life. This is the land with starlit communities, fisherfolks, Bollywood and Dharavi, the continent’s largest slum region. Mumbai is the land of fashion and culture. Every street of Mumbai is an attraction by itself.

Mumbai is the powerhouse of the country. This is the land where dreams come true. Even before independence, people from around the country visited Mumbai hoping for a better life. This is the land with starlit communities, fisherfolks, Bollywood and Dharavi, the continent’s largest slum region. Mumbai is the land of fashion and culture. Every street of Mumbai is an attraction by itself.

Top Luxury Trains Starting Or Ending In Mumbai

Maharajas' Express Train

Deccan Odyssey Train

Highlights Of Mumbai In Luxury Train Tour

Mumbai is an important starting and ending destination in many luxury train itineraries. Mumbai is not covered as a part of those itineraries. However, the beauty and the culture of the land are incorporated into the itinerary to provide a holistic trip.

  • The traditional Indian welcome ceremony is inaugurated in the station.

  • Traditional cuisine of the land is served inside the train, providing a peek into the gastronomical beauty of the land.

Specialty of Mumbai

  • Architecture

    The basic architecture of the land is a mix of ancient Indian, Art Deco, Gothic and Victorian styles. Most of the structures of this land have a colonial-era look to it. Mumbai is the second city in the world with the largest collection of Art Deco structures, right after Miami.

    Top examples of Victorian and Gothic styled architecture are Watson Hotel, Mahatma Mandai, Fort Campus and the famous ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus. Examples of Indo-Saracenic structures of this land are the Taj Mahal hotel, Gateway of India and others.

  • Spiritual Heritage

    Although Mumbai is not advertised as a pilgrimage destination, it has numerous temples, mosques and other shrines, which attracts several spiritual travelers from around the world. Top religious structures of this land are Mount Mary Church, Mumba Devi temple, St. Cathedral, ISKCON temple, Malabar Jain temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak temple and others.

  • Water Activities

    Mumbai is a port region, with access to the Arabian Sea. Thus, Mumbai is one of the main areas to visit if you are looking for water-based activities. Interesting water adventure sports to enjoy in Mumbai are jet-skiing, trapezing, kayaking, white water rafting, paddle boating, and others.

    If you are into adventure vacation, you can find aerial adventures like parasailing, paragliding, bungee jumping, rope valley crossing, sky diving, and others. Some of the exotic adventure activities here are caving, zorbing and others.

  • Cuisine

    Just like its population, the cuisine of Mumbai is also a blend of every cuisine from across the country. Due to its proximity to the sea life, the cuisine is rich with seafood. Top traditional dishes are flavored with coconut, peanut, cashew, and aromatic spices.

    Apart from traditional dishes, the land is famous for its long list of street food items and chaat items. Top local dishes to try here are tawa pulao, andaburji, Bombay duck curry, kamagkakri, vangyachekaap, kandabatatapoha, and others. If you love seafood, you ought to try grilled fish dishes, chanak fish fry, tisriya masala, and others. Top street food items to enjoy here are vada pa, dabeli, bhelpuri, panipuri, aloo chaat, pavbhaji, and others.

  • Festivals

    Of all the festivals and celebrations, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a grand manner here. More than 6000 idols of Ganesh are dissolved into the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, every year. The next best festival to enjoy here is Dusshera. This is the festival to enjoy cultural activities and unique snacks of the land. Other festivals of this land are Diwali, Holi, MahaShivratri, Moharram, and others.

    If you are looking for some heritage time, visit the land during the Elephanta Festival. Other local celebrations are Banganga Music Festival, Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival, and others.

  • Culture

    Mumbai’s culture is a mix of celebration, music, food, and theater. This land has an ancient culture and a modern cosmopolitan style. Music is an integral part of the land’s culture. You can find numerous forms of music in relation to each ethnic group of Mumbai. Besides that, you can find many international styled music forms too. Every festival of the land is celebrated with music and dance. The dance forms of the land are numerous. When it comes to food items, the local cuisine is rich with numerous dishes. Apart from these, every festival has unique dishes, which are cooked only during those occasions.

  • Shopping

    Mumbai is a port area, where goods from around the country reach to get exported to international destinations and international products reach India. Thus, you can find souvenirs from around the country in Mumbai. However, there are certain local articles, which are iconic to the land.

    Top Mumbai souvenirs are embroidered textile, leather articles, incense, Kundan Jewelries, artificial jewelry, musical instruments, and others. Top market places to explore for shopping are Chor Bazaar, Bandra market, Linking Road. Colaba Causeway and others.

Climate of the land

The general climate of Mumbai is wet, humid and tropical. The coastal region of the land has higher humidity throughout the year. The summer starts in March and ends in June. The summers are generally hot and humid with occasional rainfall. The monsoon brings heavy rainfall to Mumbai between July and September. October marks the beginning of the winter season, which lasts up to February. Winter is the prime tourism season of the land. Smog is very common in Mumbai and the pollution level is also alarmingly high. Thus, always cover your face and hair, while you are traveling out.