OFF THE BEATEN PATH: WELCOME TO MUMBAI
With a population of over 22 million, Mumbai is massive and on the move as the economic, commercial, and entertainment capital of India. A city of dreamers and deities, ancient architecture and hipster hangouts, colorful bazaars and Bollywood stars, Mumbai pulsates with a divine energy all its own.
The heart of the city breathes some of the grandest colonial-era buildings in the world, and when you explore Mumbai deeper you’ll discover majestic temples, fascinating enclaves, as well as India’s premier hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Mumbai can leave you in awe with its artistic elegance, religious legacy, and passionate people. Here, we offer a glimpse at Mumbai’s myriad riches.
Gateway of India : Mumbai’s famous monument is the starting point for exploring the city. It was built in 1911 as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V.
Siddhi Vinayak Temple : Built in 1801 to enshrine the grand deity of Siddhi Vinayak or Lord Ganesha, Siddhi Vinayak is one of the most visited temples in Mumbai.
Cricket Club of India : Established in 1933 this art deco masterpiece is a crown jewel of Mumbai. The definitive venue to watch cricket matches, the club also offers facilities for tennis, badminton, squash, billiards, and swimming.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel : Mumbai’s most famous landmark, this stunning hotel built in 1903 is a fairytale blend of Islamic and Renaissance styles. It’s India’s second-most photographed monuments, the first being the Taj Mahal itself.
Oberoi Hotel : This five-star luxury hotel on the exclusive Marine Drive boasts unparalleled views of the ocean and the Queen’s Necklace, a golden crescent of lights that illuminate the shoreline after dark.
Ziya: As Oberio Hotel’s signature restaurant, Ziya presents innovative Indian cuisine by Michelin-star chef Vineet Bhatia, famous for his use of exotic spices and aromatic herbs to create bold, modern dishes.
Wasabi By Morimoto : Inspired by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Wasabi offers world-class dining at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Blending Japanese culture and contemporary technique, the restaurant was selected as the world's 50 best restaurants--it's certainly an experience you wouldn't want to miss.
Olive Bar and Kitchen : From the chic international restaurant to the shaded terrace Olive Bar and Kitchen is the hippest hangout in trendy Bandra, north of Mumbai. Music from Hindi to hip-hop keeps the spirits high from lunch to late night and Sunday brunch.