Mumbai- the bustling capital
The fascinating metropolis of Mumbai lies on the Arabian Sea on India’s west coast. The city flourished during the era of the British East India Company and the days of the Raj, as a centre for finance, industry and the navy.
It boasts some grand architectural jewels from the British era, such as the famous Gateway of India, and the Victoria Terminus Railway Station, as well as flamboyant Hindu temples, mosques, markets and busy bazaars. It is also the home of Bollywood and sumptuous hotels like the Taj Mahal Palace, a fantastical palace built in 1903. You can take a half-day tour to visit the UNESCO World Heritage cave temples on Elephanta Island, or travel farther afield to the 2,000 year old Buddhist cave paintings at Ajanta and the rock cut temples at Ellora.