Cheap flights to Mumbai
Mumbai is a fast-paced, high octane city of superlatives. As India's economic powerhouse and historic gateway, it's a place where the past, present and future mingle in a dense metropolis with enough character and culture to engage even the most seasoned traveller. Easily India's most dynamic city, Mumbai is an assault on the senses. It's as though all the sights, smells and sounds of the sub-continent are right here on this peninsular. Constrained on three sides, Mumbai's cityscape is a dense patchwork of enormous variety, begging to be explored.
What started as a small fishing village grew exponentially under the British Raj, and the city lays claim to some of the region's most eye-catching colonial architecture. The magnificent Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, a UNESCO world heritage site, is unmissable. At the southern tip of the peninsular is Mumbai's historic port and chief tourist hub: Colaba, equally spattered with beautiful buildings. The instantly recognizable Gateway of India monument a sight-seeing must.
Further north, the city opens up along Back Bay with Chowpatty Beach at its northernmost corner. While not well suited to sunbathing and swimming, this strip of sand is best known for its street food. The city's iconic bhel puri is a sweet and sour delight and this spot is famous for it. It's just one in a long list of Mumbai's world-renowned street-food spots. Grab a plate and while away the day staring up at the stylish high-rises along the water-front well known to host some of Bollywood's A-list megastars.
With food, history and culture aplenty, Mumbai is modern India incarnate: loud, proud and all-engrossing. Book your flight today and get lost in one of the world's pre-eminent global cities.
Things to do in Mumbai
Mumbai is a vibrant world of opportunities with an amazing spread of activities across the city. Whether it's culture, sport or history, you're spoiled for choice in Mumbai.
Cricket is India’s national sport and in Mumbai, it's ubiquitous and worth seeking out. You can take the gentler option and find a shady spot on the Oval Maiden to watch the amateur teams compete. Or if you want the full experience, you can find tickets to see the Mumbai Indians, the city's home team, at the Wankhede Stadium.
Any trip to Mumbai would be incomplete without an immersive tour of the city's spectacular food scene.Chaat is a local specialty: a mix of crunchy cereals, masala and fresh onion doused in tangy sauces and yogurt. If you prefer a more sit-down atmosphere, Britannia & Co is a famous Parsi joint exemplifying the Bombay café aesthetic.
Mumbai is the home to India's most famous cultural export: Bollywood. The world's most prolific film hub is a national obsession. Where better to see some than India’s cultural capital? The city is home to some amazing cinemas. Art Deco marvels Inox and Eros are both great options and regularly offer English language screenings.
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Events in Mumbai
Such a hub of cultural exchange is rife with events and festivals. Once you've picked some dates, have a look to see if your trip lines up with any of these highlights.
The Elephanta Festival is a real gem. The event is a feast for the eyes with classical Indian dance performances set against the backdrop of the 8th Century Elephanta Caves. It's held over a week in February / March time.
August / September sees the city host a vibrant celebration of Ganesh, the much-loved, Elephant-headed Hindu god. The festival, known as Ganesh Chaturthi, features street processions, loud music and dancing across the city. It all culminates in immersing idols of the god in the sea on the final day.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is one of India's preeminent arts festivals running across nine days in February. It features hundreds of events covering literature, performing arts, and much more. It sees the central areas of Mumbai's southern tip completely reformed into the Art District of Mumbai.
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Where to stay in Mumbai?
If you are planning a visit to Mumbai, where to stay is going to be one of your first considerations. Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra as well as India's largest city. Formerly known as Bombay, it is a sought after destination with accommodation that ranges from luxurious hotels to affordable family-friendly hotels and well-known chains.
Choosing where to stay in Mumbai depends on what you would like to see and do. From the famous waterfront of Marine Drive to the iconic Gateway of India, there really is something for everyone. Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, a hub of commerce and industry and, of course, a fine choice for a short or long stay. Its ancient traditions and colonial history have resulted in a cultural melting pot where everyone is welcome. Did you know that Mumbai is made up of seven islands? First taken over by the Portuguese in 1498, the islands that make up modern-day Mumbai were handed over to Catherine de Baganza as part of her dowry.
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Practical information about Mumbai
Mumbai's coastal location means the temperature hovers around 30°C most of the year, although the city's at its most pleasant from October to March when it's less humid.
Like much of India, Mumbai is home to hundreds of languages. Hindi is most commonly spoken but Marathi, the language of Mumbai's state, Maharashtra, is also very common but you'll never be far from a fluent English speaker.
While no vaccinations are officially required for entry into India, tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A jabs are consistently recommended.
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From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Mumbai.
Flights to Mumbai
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