Formally known as Bombay, Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra on the west coast of India. Mumbai is India’s busiest and biggest city, and is considered the business capital of the country with many international financial and communications organisations based here. The city is also home to the country’s largest port, handling significant levels of foreign trade. There's plenty of tourist attractions to see too, from ancient temples to modern museums and art galleries.
Mumbai is the country’s economic epicentre, and it’s at the forefront of the artistic, fashion and filmmaking sectors and home of the world-famous Bollywood film industry, so there's plenty of lively entertainment for visitors.
Time your visit to Mumbai to coincide with one of the city’s many festivals, from Diwali, the festival of light, Ganesh Chaturthi, a celebration of the elephant god Ganesh, or the fabulous Holi, the festival of colours.