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Travel Guide for Mumbai

Mumbai, earlier known as Bombay is a very big city in Maharashtra, India. It is considered as the Dream City of India. This city is full of hope, energy, passion, and dreamers. It has the India’s biggest film industry known as Bollywood. People from all over the world come here to try their luck.

Mumbai is full of dreamers, gangsters, hard workers, artists, beautiful beaches and a large number of people. This city is a source of living for a huge population in India. The unique thing about this city is that it reflects both the faces of India. You can find some the biggest slums of Asia here together with the most expensive houses and bungalows. Mumbai is the financial powerhouse of India.

Mumbai can’t be defined in some lines. The city is like a sea with no end. There is so much to observe, so much to know and enjoy in this city. The beautiful bazars, hidden temples and some grand architecture built during the British era increase the beauty of this place. This place is best suitable for the people who love night life because Mumbai never Sleeps.

How to Experience Mumbai with Deccan Odyssey Train

Deccan Odyssey, one of the luxury trains in India takes you to some of the amazing destinations across India. It covers 6 journeys and Mumbai in Maharashtra state is among the destinations. There is not much historical sites in Mumbai like the other cities but yet there is so much in Mumbai for the travelers.

Let’s talk about some of the most famous destinations in Mumbai that you’ll see with Deccan Odyssey train –

  • Gateway of India

    It is the most recognized monument in the city. This monument was built in the year 1924 to honor the visit of King Georges and Queen Mary. When the visitors approaches the city by Boat, this gateway is the first thing that attracts their attention. People usually start exploring this place from here.

  • Heritage Buildings

    These buildings in the city are beautifully sculptured according to the British style of architecture. Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Prince of Wales Museum, Buildings of Horniman Circle, Bombay high courts are some famous buildings which reflects the colonial architecture.

  • Elephanta Caves

    These caves on the Elephanta Island are worth visiting if you are spending some days in Mumbai. This place has also declared as UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. These caves are devoted to lord Shiva and have some unique and impressive artwork and sculptures.

  • Flim City

    This city is the center of India’s most famous film industry. You can experience a tour to the heart of the action city.

  • Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches

    In the end of the exhausting day, calm with the locals of Mumbai on these beaches and enjoy sunset. You can enjoy the street food of Mumbai here. There is a plenty of stalls and food vendors on the beach that offers various snacks like bhel puri, panipuri, pav bhaji and so on.

    Mumbai is just the place you need to escape to if you are having a boring life. The hustle and bustle of this place is what travelers enjoy the most. The film city of India is bound to surprise you with its night life and the overall experience.

    So do not wait and get on the Deccan Odyssey train to experience Mumbai like never before.

    How to Reach

    Mumbai is one of the most popular cities of India and millions of people enter here every year. So there is a well-constructed network of flights, buses and other modes of transport for reaching Mumbai.

    • By Air :

      Mumbai is well connected with every airport in India and with most of the destinations around the world. There are several flights by which city can be reached. The famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is located at 30 km north of the city. This airport is connected with various national and international destinations.

    • By Train:

      Mumbai has an extremely good connection with railways. Headquarters of both the western and central railways are located in Mumbai. Moreover, Mumbai is incomplete without railways. Railways connects Mumbai with all the major cities like, Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Bombay Central Station are the two railway stations in the city.

    • By Road:

      There is a good connection of road also to the city. The city has the best and efficient bus systems in India. You can choose buses according to your comfort. Private luxury coach buses, interstate roadways buses and taxis, everything is available. The well-constructed roads of the city connect you with all the major and small towns of Maharashtra.

    When to visit

    If you’re planning a visit to this city then knowing the best time is necessary. Avoid months from June to September as it is the rainy season and it turns the city into an over-flowing rut. The place commonly contains humidity as it touches the sea. If you can bear this humidity then you can plan a trip in the early September. You’ll get chance to see 10 days festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

    The best time to visit Mumbai is after the end of the monsoon season and before the arrival of summer i.e. from October to March. During this time the weather of the city remains pleasant and these months are less humid.

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