Are you a “go big or go home” kind of traveller? It doesn’t get much bigger than the capital city of one of the biggest countries on earth! Mumbai, on the west coast, is the “Gateway of India”—in more ways than one. See that celebrated landmark, then explore the temples, beaches and nightlife that have made this metropolis world-famous.
You really can’t miss the gigantic Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, one of India’s richest thanks to the politicians and Bollywood stars who flock here. Make an offering to the Riddhi and Siddhi idols to bring your Mumbai holiday success and prosperity—or just to bring you more riches to spend on bottle service at your beachside cabana. Hint: Juhu Beach is your best bet for day clubs, adult beverages and sunshine. Get there on a private horse-drawn tonga like royalty; or pick up one of lastminute.com.au’s Mumbai car hire deals for wheels of your own.
Now that you’ve got your required tourist pic, take a snap that’s a little…different. Travelling with someone who’s captured your heart? Stop by Nehru Science Centre and pause for a kiss inside the giant model heart; or take a picture of your head on a platter. This optical illusion uses mirrors to make your body disappear—and your head appear on a table with a plate of fruit! Creepy or awesome: Your holiday in Mumbai can be both.
Your new profile pic will probably be your most prized souvenir, but your friends may not love it as much as they’d love some exotic new earrings or a breezy cotton tunic. Shopaholics should book Mumbai packages in Colaba or Nariman Point, on the city’s southern peninsula, to find the best designer boutiques and local art. If that sounds boring, you’re sure to find a steal at Chor Bazaar, which translates to “Thieves’ Market”. Need a fancy new doorknob, bronze trumpet or vintage camera? This is your spot.
When it’s time to dine, Mumbai really lives up to its nickname: “City of Dreams”. By day, grab fresh spicy prawns from the chatwalla food stalls on Chowpatty Beach or baida roti meat pies on the popular Marine Drive. By night, get fancy in the restaurants of Colaba or the rooftop lounges of Mahalakshmi. Top it off with coconut cake and a pint of Kingfisher (found pretty much everywhere) as you contemplate all your nightlife options.
If you like your music loud and your clubs in close proximity to late-night fuel that will keep you going until morning, Mumbai holiday packages near Juhu Beach have the prescription for your party itch. Follow the Mumbai way: Eat, drink, dance, repeat! Already had dinner in Colaba and don’t want to go far? No problem—you’re in the poshest area around. Men, leave your hats and open-toed shoes at home. Ladies, well, you know what to do. Bust out those heels!
Savvy travellers know the best holidays combine world-renowned landmarks, foods you can’t pronounce and a round-the-clock “nightlife” that never actually ends. Search packages to Mumbai on lastminute.com.au and your next trip will have all that and more!
Getting your hands on that perfect Mumbai hotel will be easy. There are 217 accommodations on lastminute.com.au, so you won't be short on choice.
Backpackers and shoestring travellers can rest easy. Budget rooms await at the Hotel Samraj and the Hotel Atlantic. These digs are proof that great service doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg. But if you'd rather live a life of leisure and luxury while you're here, the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu or the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar might be more to your liking. Just sit back, relax and let the experienced staff do what they do best.
Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2016
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.