19 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Mumbai is a bustling, busy, and colourful city where everything is constantly moving. Made up of more than 603 square kilometres, and with a population of over 18 million people, this is one of India’s largest cities. Getting around isn’t always easy, which is why it’s important to find the perfect hotel in the right location. We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the most popular neighbourhoods and hotels in Mumbai to help you plan your Indian adventure.
Colaba is one of Mumbai’s most popular neighbourhoods to visit. It is vibrant and colourful, yet easy to walk around. There are plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants, and also hotels here. Until recently, this area tended to attract travelling families and older travellers. In recent years, however, it has begun to experience a new wave of gentrification which has lead to more younger and middle-aged travellers choosing to stay here. Hotels in the area tend to be mid-range and good quality, although there are some budget hotels here as well.
With constant bumper-to-bumper traffic and market traders doing everything they can to sell you their wares, Mumbai can definitely be hectic city. Kala Ghoda, in comparison, is a breath of fresh air. An up-and-coming arty area, the pedestrianised neighbourhood of Kala Ghoda is known for its art festivals, galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. Hotels in this area are primarily mid-range: ideal for those that want comfortable and clean accommodation but don’t want to splurge.
Juhu is the beach-side neighbourhood in Mumbai, famous for its long, sandy beach and the Bollywood celebrities that frequent it. Although Juhu has hotels to suit every budget, many of the hotels here are more upmarket. You’ll find plenty of hotels with swimming pools in this area, as well as a number of 4 and 5-star accommodation options.
Hotel Blue Bird Colaba – A budget hotel that’s located around 1 mile from Gateaway to India. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.
Hotel Atithi – Situated in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai, this hotel is a short drive from both Juhu Beach and Mumbai Airport. Rooms have air conditioning and private bathrooms that include a bath.
Residency Hotel Fort – Located in the Fort neighbourhood, one of the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in, this hotel provides easy access to Mumbai’s top sights.
The Fern Residency – Amenities at this hotel include an outdoor gym and squash courts – perfect for anyone that wants to work out while they travel. There’s also an on-site bowling alley for those travelling with kids.
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower – Built in 1973, this is one of Mumbai’s most majestic and grand hotels. It sprawls for more than 2 acres and features 10 different on-site restaurants.
The Oberoi – Centrally-located in Mumbai’s business district, The Oberoi offers modern, stylish hotel accommodation in the heart of Mumbai. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a babysitting service, and several on-site restaurants.
One of the busiest cities we have ever been in, but everyone seems to be ok with it. I think it is best to go on a tour to make sure you see a lot and are able to get through traffic.
Ah Mumbai! My entry point and introduction to the magical country of India. What a gloriously busy place filled with such rich history and culture and colour. This buzzing city never slows down and can be quite an overwhelming experience but oh so worth it!
One of the best city in the world and financial capital of INDIA, Mumbai is visited by many tourists from all over the world. Mumbai is fulfilled by coastline, Temples, historic places, nightlife, luxury and many more.
The world’s third largest city, with a population of over 17 million, Mumbai is also home to the Bollywood film industry. From ocean promenades where you can linger to watch glorious sunsets, to spiritual focus points and exciting night life - Mumbai has so much more to offer than the casual visitor passing through might realise. Mumbai is a place where extremes merge into each other, and divisions blur. It's a multicultural melting pot of different cultures, religions and languages living in close proximity to each other, with an overriding tolerant atmosphere and a warm friendly heart. It's a city where the very rich and destitute live side by side, where dogs can sleep peacefully in city streets dodged by frantic autorickshaw drivers. Mumbai is endlessly fascinating to me, and also has pretty perfect weather!