See and Do in Mumbai

A city of contrasts steeped in history yet famously modern, there's an endless variety of things to see and do in Mumbai. From mosques and temples to galleries and historical wonders, expats are sure to find something in the city that interests them.

Recommended attractions in Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

An outstanding example of late 19th-century architecture characterised by a combination of High Victorian Gothic and traditional Indian features. Built in 1888, it looks more like a cathedral than a terminus.

The Gateway of India

Erected in 1911 to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary, the beautiful basalt structure was built to be the first thing seen when approaching the city by boat and stands as a testimony to the British rule. 

Nehru Centre

An impressive-looking complex that encompasses an art gallery, planetarium, discovery centre and a culture wing, the centre is a great way to discover the sciences and learn more about Indian culture and history.

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid is a spectacular mosque consisting of three gates, four towers and two minarets. Completed in 1656, this mosque is an outstanding example of Moghul Empire architecture. 

Jahangir Art Gallery

A must for all art lovers. This gallery was founded by Sir Cowasji Jahangir in 1952. Centrally located behind the Prince of Wales Museum in South Mumbai, the Jehangir Art Gallery has four exhibition halls which house a great collection of pieces.


A fun day out for the kids or the young at heart. Esselworld is an amusement park located in Gorai, offering a variety of options including family rides, thrill rides and children's rides. It also plays host to an ice rink, a bowling alley and a number of restaurants serving local and foreign cuisine.

Beverly Rodrigues Our Expat Expert

Born and brought up in Mumbai, I have seen its transformation take place from just another Indian city to India's mega-metropolis. However, being the destination of many Indians as well as expats, Mumbai can be overwhelming at first. In the last five years of my career, I have worked closely with expats and I am aware of the many problems that they face when relocating to Mumbai. I now provide assistance to expats to help make their transition as simple and enjoyable as possible. Should you need any help with your relocation to Mumbai, you can follow my blog, Expat Guide Mumbai.

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