Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Chowpatty Beach

    Beach life, Indian style
    Hello India! Scents, sounds and laughter; people playing, people flirting – and everyone acting out a role is this widescreen production. The vast beach of Chowpatty is bursting with life, especially in the early evening when food sizzles and bubbles away in numerous tiny cook shops. Whole families come down here – every member with a different agenda. Children play, adults chat, and teenagers walk hand in hand along the water's edge. There’s always music playing somewhere, crowds besiege the stalls selling drinks and ice creams, a soft breeze stirs the air – no wonder that the people here are so happy.
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Biggest railway station
    The British influence is everywhere. However, Victoria Terminus officially became Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996, and is one of the biggest and busiest railway stations in the world. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The station's architecture is Victorian and neo-Gothic. The highlight is the approx. 100-metre-high eight-cornered cupola, which visitors can walk around, and on which stands the sculpture of the «Lady of Progress».
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Gateway of India

    Indian Triumphal Arch
    The Gateway of India in the district of Colaba is the most famous building in Mumbai – and the undisputed landmark of the city. It was built to commemorate the visit to India by King George V and Queen Mary, and was completed in 1924. Whatever the time of day, there are always lots of people here. The area around the Gateway is a meeting place for the people of Mumbai, and very popular for evening walks. At the end of the Gateway is the life-size statue of Shivaji, the founder of the Hindu Maratha Empire.
    Apollo Bandar
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Caves of Elephanta

    Great place to visit
    The Caves of Elephanta were created in the 8th century. They were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. They are on the forested island of Elephanta, which is about an hour away from Colaba by boat. This tiny island is largely uninhabited, and was named thus because the Portuguese found a stone elephant here in the 16th century.
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
  • Crawford Market

    Colourful shopping
    Built in 1865, the entrance walls of this market hall are decorated by friezes by Lockwood Kipling, father of «Jungle Book» author Rudyard Kipling, who ran an art school in Mumbai. Life bubbles away on the inside, with numerous sellers and vendors offering fruit, vegetables and the occasional live fowl. The quantity and sheer variety are simply unbelievable – and in the late spring, when the mangoes are in season, the scents are even more amazing. An army of carriers awaits customers, their wares carried on their heads in flat wicker baskets – all the way to their hotels, if required. Entrances: Lokmanya Tilka Marg or Dr. D.N. Road.
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
  • Philips

    The city’s oldest antique store opened in 1860, and has been in the hands of the same family ever since. Current proprietor Farooq H. Issa has some fascinating tales to tell about many of the various items there – and he enjoys doing so. He and all his relatives have a reputation for being indefatigable collectors, which means that there’s a host of truly unusual objects to discover, ranging from crystal goblets from France to silverware from China. Space has been created in an annexe behind the main salesroom for a vast collection of rare old prints and lithographs.
    Indian Mercantile Mansion,
    Madame Cama Road, Colaba
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
    +91 22 22 02 05 64
  • Colaba Causeway

    Lots of shops
    Colaba Causeway, officially Shahid Bhagat Sing Road, is probably Mumbai’s most famous shopping street. It’s the perfect place to buy souvenirs. And if all those souvenirs get a little heavy to carry, hail a taxi. There are lots of market stalls and little shops along the street. You mustn't be afraid to negotiate – and you must be patient. A word of warning: Invitations into a shop down a side street must be politely but firmly refused.
    Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
  • Bungalow 8

    Jewellery and crafts
    You have to search for a bit before finding the building, as the shop is not advertised. Then you have to brave the climb upstairs, since Bungalow 8 is on the first three floors of a former warehouse. However, it’s well worth the effort – even if only to admire the lovely big old rooms and vintage furnishings. The goods on display are as flamboyant as they are multicultural. Exquisite home accessories, fabrics and jewellery from India and other countries are available here.
    Wankhede Stadium, North Stand,
    E & F Block, D Road, Churchgate
    Mumbai 400020
    +91 22 22 81 98 80
  • Anokhi

    Ethnic fashions with London chic
    These creations by an Englishwoman and her Indian husband demonstrate how London flair can be combined with Indian ethnic fashion. The results are wonderfully fine, figure-hugging cotton tunics that are hand-printed with classic Indian patterns and light, airy scarves with subtle decorative beading. Anokhi also sells bedspreads and other home textiles, as well as a small jewellery collection and bags. Everything is produced with an eye both to ecological and ethical considerations – and the prices are affordable, too.
    Rasik Niwas, Metro Motor Lane
    Dr. A.R. Rangekar Marg
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
    +91 22 23 68 57 61
  • Bombay Electric

    Cashmere and silk
    This shop is located right next to «Good Earth», and is a retail paradise for anyone who is interested in top-quality Indian fashion, elegant (and expensive) cashmere scarves and luxurious accessories. There are fabulous silk dresses by Rasa Jaipur and brightly coloured creations by Manish Arora, silk and cashmere scarves in all manner of shades and patterns, dazzling evening bags with Bollywood motifs, and a wealth of lovely costume jewellery. Thanks to the selection of fine cotton shirts, there is also something of interest for the gentlemen, too.
    1 Reay House, Best Marg, Colaba
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
    +91 22 22 87 62 76
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum

    Indian Art
    This museum is in a wonderful landscaped park. The former colonial building – now listed – houses a vast collection of paintings and sculptures. On the one hand, it shows archaeological collections, but on the other also Indian miniatures and a Chinese and a Japanese collection. The museum also holds regular exhibitions of contemporary works.
    159/161 Mahatma Gandhi Road,
    Fort, Mumbai 400 023
    +91 22 84 44 84
  • Mani Bhavan

    All about Gandhi
    This house was a focal point of Mahatma Gandhi’s political activities in Mumbai between the years of 1917 and 1934. Today, you can see where he worked and read the letters he wrote to Churchill and Hitler. The building is now a memorial to Gandhi and home to the Mahatma Gandhi Museum as well as an extensive science library. It also contains a large number of photographs and items of furniture.
    19 Laburnam Rd
    Mumbai 400007
    +91 22 2380 5864
  • Jehangir Art Gallery

    Loveliest gallery
    Bombay’s loveliest and most famous gallery of contemporary art consists of five small exhibition rooms with art and crafts from all over the world, and also shows Indian art and crafts. Visitors can admire some of these valuable artefacts in the gallery’s antiques shop. A visit to the Samovar Restaurant is highly recommended to try typical Indian coffee.
    Mahatma Gandhi Road
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
    +91 22 22 84 39 89
  • Eros Cinema

    Bollywood films
    They are cult, popular – and as Indian as curry: Bollywood films. Be sure to treat yourself to the experience of watching a Bollywood movie in a typically Indian cinema such as the Eros Cinema. The cinema really is authentically Indian. It opened in 1938, and is situated at the heart of the Business District.
    Cambata Building, 42 M. Karve Road
    Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 020
    +91 22 6631 1132