Most of the year, Mumbai's climate is warm and humid. Between November and February, the skies are clear, and the temperature is cool.
Climate and Geography
Most of the year, Mumbai's climate is warm and humid. Between November and February, the skies are clear, and the temperature is cool.
Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months):
October & February.
Attraction In & Arround
Attraction In & Arround in Mumbai
Opened on the New Year Day in 1882, this Gothic building housing the main railway station of Mumbai was designed by F.W.Stevens and was named after the then Queen Empress on Jubilee day in 1887. It is also declared as an urban heritage site. It was renamed as Chatrapathi Sivaji terminus in 1996 after addition of an underground suburban terminus. Presently, the headquarters of the Central Railway, this magnificent terminus building, commonly known as CST, was completed in 1888 for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. It is one of the world's grandest railway stations, quite the equal of New York's Grand Central Station or London's St Pancras Station. It looks more like a cathedral than a railway station, an impression strengthened by the tall dome crowned with a statue representing 'Progress'
Marine Drive popularly known as the Queen Necklace is the most popular tourist spot giving an enchanting view of the sun set over the Arabian Sea. It glitters in the night with its beautifully lighted promenade along the shore. Marine Drive was built on reclaimed land in 1920, and is one of the most famous promenades of the city. From Malabar Hill, past Chowpatty, onto the elite business centre of Nariman Point, the road glitters with streetlights at night. The curve of the road resembles a glowing pearl string. Marine Drive located in the central Mumbai, on land reclaimed from the sea, is Mumbai's most famous thoroughfare. Recently it has come to known as Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road with Nariman Point on one end to Babulnath, at the foot of Walkeshwar on the other. This expanse of sand and sea is the place where pleasure seekers come to relax after dusk in the cool sea breeze. One can see the statues of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel. There is a huge line of stalls on the beach, selling 'Bhelpuri', 'Kulfi' and 'Paan'. There are also shooting galleries, snake charmers, monkey trainers, balloon sellers and even masseurs. Recently they have added a park called Nana-Nani Park for elderly people. The 'Queen's Necklace', as it is also called, emerged as a magnificent avenue and has seen the changing of its glittering streetlights from 'diamonds' (white light) to 'Gold' (yellow lights
Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh donated this landmark structure Flora Fountain. Built in 1864, it was made of imported Poland stone and is located close to the church gate of the old (now vanished) British fort. Flora is the Roman Goddess of Flowers, her pretty alabaster face continually assaulted by grime and pollution. It stands at a busy five-point intersection in the heart of the commercial Fort area. The Flora Fountain was erected by the Agri-Horticultural society of Western India. It was originally meant to be named after Sir Bartle Frere, then governor of Bombay. However, the name was changed before the fountain was unveiled. It stood in the center of the town as it then was, but now this area is the heart of the business district of the town. This is the very heart of Mumbai, circumscribed by stately colonial buildings standing like proud old sentinels of a bygone era. Next to her are a pair of torch bearing stone patriots that rise from the Martyrs Memorial nearby. Flora Fountain is now called Hutatma Chowk or Martyr's Square to honour those who died in the tumultuous birth of Maharashtra State. All around the square sit Mumbai's infamous vendors selling just about everything under the blazing tropical sun - from cheap nylon saris to herbal remedies. Tooting horns and traffic complete the chaotic picture, but through it all Flora manages to retain her serene composure
Fantasy Land :
Located at Jogeshwari, a fun park enveloped in 30 acres of lush green landscape Fantasy Land provides many entertainment rides for those with appetite for adventurous rides. It is another amusement park made up of modern mechanism games for children and adults like Essel World. It is also a venue for fun and games for visitors of all ages. Fantasy Land, a fun park within the city limits of Mumbai, is enveloped in lush green landscape, spread on an area of 30 acres. The park opened to the public in September 1992 and has since grown from strength to strength adding new innovative entertainment and sporting attractions that have been one of their kind in India.
Essel World, the first and foremost amusement park is located on Gorai Island on 64 acres of green lands. It offers thrilling and scintillating rides and games. Essel World offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia. This international-style theme park and amusement centre situated close to Gorai Beach is perfect for a one-day holiday. Special ferries get you across to the park and the entrance fee normally takes care of a fixed number of rides, which include the standard roller coaster and adventure themes, plus a water world section where kids can literally run amok. Summer is usually crowded, but the place also offers low budget monsoon packages and special deals on weekends.
Parts of World Heritage monuments are the Ellora Caves located at about 400 kms from Mumbai. These cave monuments were patronized by Chalukya kings during 17th Century. The creative dynamism of the artists can been seen from the sculptures where they drew themes from the Hindu mythology and transformed the rocks into a cavalcade of God and Goddesses. The Ellora Caves lay in the lap of the Chamadari hills extending over a mile and a quarter in the north-south direction. They are situated 18 miles northwest of Aurangabad. Ellora represents some three hundred years of great experiments carried out by different faiths with their very different iconography and structural compulsions. Ellora first appears to the visitors as an irregular ridge of rock, rising vertically from the ground.
An interesting travel of about an hour by boat from the Gateway of India, passing the Mumbai harbour, and the Naval barges, takes you to Elephanta Caves where there are caves with carvings dedicated to Lord Siva. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The Elephanta Island is the site of the magnificent Elephanta caves, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The island of Elephanta, being a commercial, military and religions centre for centuries has traces of early Buddhist culture.
This is the place where one can find curios and most of the wanted items at prices, which seem so unreal. Dont be carried away with its name. It is a good place to see many unusual goods on sale.
The Karla mountains, probably dating back to 160 BC, harbour the largest cluster of Chaitya caves. Their sheer rock faces provide the appropriate terrain for a rock climber to reach up to the white, fluffy clouds. Another popular adventure spot could be at Bhandardara. Bhandardara is 180 kms by road. It has one of the most beautiful lakes in the country surrounded by mejestic hills. You can go off on long treks around the surrounding hills like Ratangadh, a favourite fort of Shivaji or Kalsubai, the highest peak in... read more
200 years old historic temple of Siddhivinayak in Prabhadevi, Mumbai is the solace for thousands of devotees visiting this place daily. Lord Ganesha the presiding deity is carved in black stone and surprisingly the trunk of Lord Ganesha is turned rightwards as against the normal leftwards direction. This Vinayak Temple in Mumbai is one of the oldest temples of the city. On Tuesdays, the serpentine queue of worshippers is almost over 2 Kms long. There are a lot of pujas performed in the temple, as the lord here is b... read more
Borivali National Park, now known as Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated at about 42 Kms north of Mumbai. Virgin forests spread over 104 sq kms. are the home for various varieties of birds and is a bird watcher paradise. It is also the place where the Kanhari caves carved by Buddhist monks exist. Notified in 1974, it offers a pleasant change from the usual sights and attractions of the big city. It is hence common to see the park teeming with school picnics, college picnics and other organized excursions. The u... read more
Located in the gardens of Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower consists of 5 elaborately decorated storeys. The tower is 280 ft. in height commanding a fine view of the city. Next to the High Court, the Venetian -Gothic University has a Gothic clock tower that is curiously adorned with oriental figures. In the old days it used to play Rule Britannia, God Save the King and a Handel Symphony among sixteen tunes that changed four times a day; now the repertoire is limited to the wafting chimes of the Big Ben on the ... read more
George Wittet designed this Indo- Saracenic style building, which houses the Prince of Wales Museum. It also houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, a fine collection of miniature paintings and much more. Amid the hustle and bustle of Mumbai stand some stately buildings, remnants of the British Raj. Among them is the Prince of Wales Museum, named after Prince George (Later George V) who visited India in 1905 and laid the foundation stone of the building. Through the arch the Prince made his royal entrance ... read more
Located in Worli the Nehru Science Museum with sound light gallery has an attractive childrens section. It is the only place, which recreates the image of sky as seen from anywhere on earth at any time. It also has a collection of warplanes, which served the Indian air force. Nehru planetarium was commissioned in 1977 and designed by one of India's finest architects I.M.Kadri. Nehru Centre, a trust headed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, runs it. An astronomical exhibition, comprising of 40 exhibits (tra... read more
It opened in 1986 and now houses the Discovery of India exhibition, an art gallery, theatre and restaurant. Inspired by Nehru's book of the same name, it seeks to explore 5000 years of history by investigating the geographical, social, culture and political forces at play in the subcontinent. It's highly informative in a school trip kind of way. But then it's best to concentrate on just a couple of the major themes, such as the detailed exhibits depicting Nehru's life and times. Other interesting topics include the... read more
One of India finest architects J.M.Kadri designed this beautiful landmark building which houses Nehru Planetarium. Nehru Centre of Science is also located here. 8 Kms. from the city centre is located a centre telling about the universe. It unfolds the mysteries of the cosmos. They also screen regular film shows on the outer space, which are of particular interest for children. Close by is the Nehru Science centre, which is a science park, and permanent exhibits on intricacies of life. The antique models of Railway ... read more
The National Center of Performing Arts was established in 1966 to preserve and promote India rich cultural heritage in classical and folk music, dance and drama. Apart from its traditional art schools, India also has a contemporary art lineage that began in the early fifties. While pioneers like MF Hussain and FN Souza spearheaded this modern art movement, Mumbai was the cradle of these brave new aesthetes. Today, contemporary Indian art is known to the world over, which can be viewed at the National Gallery of Mod... read more
Koli Goddess Mumbadevi after whom the city was named is the presiding deity of this temple re-built in Bhuleshwar after it was destroyed in the year 1737. Tourists can take the city buses from any point of the city to reach this temple. She is considered as Mumbai resident deity. The temple of Mumbadevi once stood on the site of the present Victoria Terminus in the central island.
People of all faiths and religions flock this Mount Mary Church in Bandra where the week long fair takes place. One can watch the sun set and the sereneness of the Arabian Sea from this place. Mount Mary Church is one of the most prominent churches in Mumbai, situated on a quiet hillock in suburban Bandra. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the Mother of Christ. The Marathi speaking communities refer Mother Mary as - Math Mauli. There is another statue of Mary installed outside the Church. People, of genuine ... read more
Marine Drive popularly known as the Queen Necklace is the most popular tourist spot giving an enchanting view of the sun set over the Arabian Sea. It glitters in the night with its beautifully lighted promenade along the shore. Marine Drive was built on reclaimed land in 1920, and is one of the most famous promenades of the city. From Malabar Hill, past Chowpatty, onto the elite business centre of Nariman Point, the road glitters with streetlights at night. The curve of the road resembles a glowing pearl string. Ma... read more
North of Crawford Market, are the narrow lanes of Kalbadevi a predominantly Muslim area hemmed in by laundry-draped chawls, which is home to a seething mass of people. It is a complete contrast to South Mumbai cleanliness and orderliness and is a different world in itself giving insight into the lives of people living in such chawls. No visit to Mumbai is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Kalbadevi, north of Crawford Market. It is a perfect foil to the relative space, orderliness and modernity of South M... read more
Goddesses Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Maha Saraswathi are the presiding deities in this famous temple, which is constructed on the seashores attracting large number of devotees everyday. The Mahalaxmi Temple located at the northern foot of the Malabar Hill; a part of it is now called Breach Candy in Mumbai, is a popular holy site. This is one of Mumbai's oldest temples dedicated to Mahakali. There are effigies of several Hindu gods here. Many devotees visit this temple. A creek to the north separated the island of Mumb... read more
A prime art gallery in the city of Mumbai Jehangir Art Gallery caters to the artistic tastes of people. This is situated behind the museum and has four exhibition halls. Facing Elphistone College and adjacent to the Prince of Wales Museum, this gallery situated at Kala Ghoda is the most prestigious and modern venue for Indian artists. It was built in the year 1952. Managed by the Bombay Art Society, the entire cost of this beautiful mansion was donated by Cowasji Jehangir. This gallery is one of the city's most hig... read more
ISKCON, Mumbai is a part of the series of temples built across the world to propagate the message of Bhagwat Gita and raise the consciousness about Lord Krishna. ISKCON temples are not mere places of worship or places of aesthetic and architectural beauty. These are symbol of intellectual development and mediums of movement on higher plane-spiritual plane.
Gateway of India was built with yellow stone in Indo- Sarcenic style to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay and since has become the Icon of Twentieth century Indian history. It is also remembered as the point from where the last British troops left the shores of independent India. To commemorate King George and Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911, the Gateway of India was built at Apollo Bunder, a popular meeting place. The Gateway was built by the British and designed by the architect ... read more
Located at Jogeshwari, a fun park enveloped in 30 acres of lush green landscape Fantasy Land provides many entertainment rides for those with appetite for adventurous rides. It is another amusement park made up of modern mechanism games for children and adults like Essel World. It is also a venue for fun and games for visitors of all ages. Fantasy Land, a fun park within the city limits of Mumbai, is enveloped in lush green landscape, spread on an area of 30 acres. The park opened to the public in September 1992 an... read more
Essel World, the first and foremost amusement park is located on Gorai Island on 64 acres of green lands. It offers thrilling and scintillating rides and games. Essel World offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia. This international-style theme park and amusement centre situated close to Gorai Beach is perfect for a one-day holiday. Special ferries get you across to the park and the entrance fee normally takes care of a fixed number of r... read more
An interesting travel of about an hour by boat from the Gateway of India, passing the Mumbai harbour, and the Naval barges, takes you to Elephanta Caves where there are caves with carvings dedicated to Lord Siva. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The Elephanta Island is the site of the magnificent Elephanta caves, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The island of Elephanta, being a commercial, military and religions centre for centuries has traces of early Buddhi... read more