Mumbai city centre
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM): 9 mi from city centre
Flights to Mumbai: practical information
Cheap airlines to Mumbai
Since Mumbai is the main international hub, you will find flights to Mumbai with major airlines such as British Airways, Delta, Lufthansa and Emirates. Cheap flights to Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport (BOM) let you land in this paradise just 28km north of Mumbai.
When to book flights to Mumbai
There are three seasons in Mumbai: summer, monsoon and winter. The best time to visit is winter (between November and February) when temperatures remain warm but aren't scorching. Visitors often have a hard time adjusting to the humidity, so bring along a small paper fan to cool yourself.
- Peak season: Winter.
- Low season: Monsoon season.
Direct flights to Mumbai take 9 hours.
Experience Mumbai: what to see, what to do
Mumbai, India was formerly known as Bombay and most known for its bustling streets. Today, it is still one of the most enjoyable experiences when you visit the open-air markets but you will also want to make time to enjoy the many waterfront locations while on holidays in Mumbai.
Essentials in Mumbai
Ghandi Museum: The former home of leader Ghandi is now the Ghandi Museum and a must see attraction for most.
Nature: Any lakes, parks and religious sites provide a feeling of peaceful tranquillity in Mumbai that is incomparable. Flamingo watching in the beautiful Chembur is also not to be missed.
Caves: Mumbai itself is a young city, in terms of land not politics. Three centuries ago most of the city was underwater which is why you can find incredibly caves cut from rock right within the city limits. Many of these are sacred places, often filled with incredible carvings. Elephanta, Kanheri and Mahakali for example and among the most popular.
Find more information on Mumbai Tourism.
Accommodations in Mumbai
Budget travellers be warned, it's very difficult to find budget hotels in Mumbai. For budget options, stick to hotels near train stations or consider a home-stay. That being said, you can find deals in South Mumbai where the business district and tourist district collide.