Walking in the port is prohibited so the ship will provide a shuttle bus to bring you to the entrance of the port.
Taxis are generally available at the port entrance. Be sure to agree on the fare before starting out.
The Gateway Of India and the architectural marvel, the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, in its highly desirable waterfront location.
Cruise ship excursion "Mumbai on the Move".
- Gateway of India - This monument is the symbol of Mumbai. Beware of scammers in this area. See Scams section below.
- Taj Mahal Hotel - Located beside the Gateway of India.
- Prince of Wales Museum (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya) - Houses items of Indian history. Open 10:15am-6pm, closed Mondays. Entry 300 Rs. Link here
- Dhoby Ghat Mahalaxmi - an outdoor laundry. An overpass overlooking it provides the best view. By Mahalaxmi station.
- Chowpatty Beach - the most famous public beach in Mumbai
- Victoria Railway Station (Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus CST)
- Kamala Nehru Park - There is a viewpoint of the city from the garden and Chowpatty Beach.
- Elephanta Caves - (closed Mondays) Ferries leave from directly behind the Gateway of India for 130 Rs return (keep your receipt for the return journey). For security reasons, it is forbidden to take pictures of the naval base and ships you will pass on the way to the island. On Elephanta Island, a toy train saves you the walk along the jetty for 10 Rs each way. There is also an additional tourist tax of 10 Rs when you arrive. Entry to the caves is 250 Rs for foreigners (Rupees only). From outside the entrance to the caves, you can take a short hike up to Cannon Hill.
- Colaba Causeway (officially known as Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd) has markets on the sidewalk. Colaba Market can be found nearby.
- Crawford Market - a crowded, chaotic food market north of Victoria Terminal
- For upscale shopping, there are shops in the Taj Mahal Hotel and a shopping center beside the Oberoi Hotel.
Try cafes and restaurants for Wifi. The area between Colaba Causeway and the Taj Maha hotel has a few internet cafes. There is a good one in an alley off Appolo Bunder near Cafe Mondegar.
History of Mumbai
Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay) is the largest city in India
Mumbai was originally a collection of seven islands on the Konkan coastline, each island had not more than few hundred fishermen families.
After the arrival of European traders in India, Mumbai went under the control of Portuguese in 1534.
Soon when a Portuguese princess was married to a British prince, Mumbai was passed on to British as Dowry which over time were joined to form the island city of Bombay.
The English East India Company took Mumbai on lease from the crown for an annual sum of 10 pounds in gold in the year 1668.
After the First War of Independence in 1857, the East India Company was accused of mismanagement and the islands of Bombay were reverted to the British Crown.
Historic All India Congress Committee session was started on 7th of August 1942 at Gowala Tank Maidan. Mahatma Gandhi gave 'Quit India' call at this session. British arrested the Indian leaders soon afterwards but the momentum of the Quit India movement could not be stopped and led to the final withdrawal of the British on 15 August 1947.
The city has an estimated population of 12 million, making it one of the world's most populous cities.