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Highlights of Marvelous Mumbai

From the stunningly ornate Chatraptai Shivaji Terminus building, to the arty delights of Kala Ghoda - a walking tour
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  If you're reasonably fit, it's an easy 3-4 mile stroll to take in Mumbai's main sights, which are conveniently situated near the... more »

Tips:  Since most of the points on this tour are well-known tourist spots you can be sure that they are also a magnet for pickpockets, so be ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Chatraptai Shivaji Terminus

Think you've seen this spot before? Well, if you have seen the Academy Award-winning movie, "Slumdog Millionaire," you have. Chatraptai Shivaji Terminus is a big landmark in that film.

This station, which took 10 years to build, was called the Victoria Terminus when it was opened in time to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in... More

2. Fort District

Deriving its name from the Fort St. George, which was originally built here by the British East India Company, this is the buzzing heart of the city's business district. Financial institutions you'll find here include The Bombay Stock Exchange.

But Fort isn't just about money, this is also the area of Mumbai where you'll find some of the city's... More

3. Kala Ghoda Mumbai

Centre of one of India's best loved art festivals, the nine-day Kala Ghoda Art festival held in January or February each year, Kala Ghoda derives its name from a black horse ('kala ghoda') statue that once stood here.

A fun and dynamic area crammed with galleries, pavement artists and bohemian cafes, this is Mumbai's main cultural district. Here ... More

4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Now called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the city's principal museum is more often (and more easily)called by its pre-independence name, The Prince of Wales Museum.

Founded in 1905 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales - soon-to-be King George V - the museum was designed by George Wittet the British architect who... More

Think of Mumbai and you think of the city's most well-known landmark, The Gateway of India. So popular that it's been dubbed Mumbai's Taj Mahal, this 26-metre-high monument towering over Mumbai Harbour was constructed to commemorate the British Royal visit to Mumbai in 1911. Finished in 1924, it was the place where visiting dignitaries arrived... More

6. Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai Apollo Bunder

As much a city landmark as the Gateway of India, this vintage hotel has hosted celebrities ranging from Bill Clinton and the Beatles, to Brad Pitt and Barack Obama.

Commissioned by hugely wealthy Indian Parsi businessman Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, this opulent sleepery which opened in 1903 was the first Indian hotel to boast a steam elevator and ... More