"The film capital of India"
Sitting on India’s west coast is the massive city of Mumbai. Most well known for its Bollywood films, Mumbai is also a world financial center and India’s largest city. The Mumbai waterfront is home to iconic Marine Drive, a promenade filled with shops and restaurants. The southern part of Mumbai also holds the Gateway of India stone arch, Elephanta Island, and high end shopping.
We spent two weeks in Mumbai, and it truly needs that much time to adequately scratch the surface. Mumbai is huge, and driving from end to end can take upwards of two hours on a good day. To truly catch a glimpse of the income disparity in India, start the day with a slum tour, or swing by the Dobhi ghats, the world’s largest open laundry facility. Then watch as the buildings, people, and prices change as you head further south into the primetime shopping areas.
Mumbai’s price point is the highest that we experienced in India, and we found that this deterred many people from visiting. If you have the extra cash though, it’s definitely worth a prolonged stop to explore the many neighborhoods and hidden gems that Mumbai offers.
Things To Do
Large beach in northern Mumbai
World's largest open air laundry facility
Shopping area with dozens of stalls
Primary shopping and nightlife area in south Mumbai
Excellent Italian restaraunt
15 Day Cost Breakdown
Note: The figures above represent the costs for two people