Top ChoiceLandmark in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Mumbai’s most famous landmark, this stunning hotel is a fairy-tale blend of Islamic and Renaissance styles, and India’s second-most-photographed monument. It was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata,...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Imposing, exuberant and overflowing with people, this monumental train station is the city’s most extravagant Gothic building and an aphorism of colonial-era India. It’s a meringue of Victorian, Hindu and Islamic...

Top ChoiceNorth Indian in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Peshawri

Make this Northwest Frontier restaurant, outside the international airport, your first or last stop in Mumbai. It's a carbon copy of Delhi's famous Bukhara, with the same menu and decor. Folks flock here for the...

Top ChoiceClothing in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Sabyasachi

It's worth popping in to this high-end traditional garment shop to see the space itself, a gorgeous, cavernous, rose-oil-scented stunner chock-full of owner and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection of...

Top ChoiceHindu Temple in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island

Northeast of the Gateway of India in Mumbai Harbour, the rock-cut temples on Gharapuri, better known as Elephanta Island, are a Unesco World Heritage Site. Created between AD 450 and 750, the labyrinth of cave...

Top ChoiceOpera in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Royal Opera House

India's only surviving opera house reopened to suitably dramatic fanfare with a 2016 performance by Mumbai-born British soprano Patricia Rozario, after a meticulous six-year restoration project that saw the regal...

Top ChoiceWaterfront in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Sassoon Docks

No sense is left unaffected at Mumbai's incredibly atmospheric fishing docks, dating to 1875, the oldest and largest wholesale fish market in Mumbai. A scene of intense and pungent activity begins around 5am,...

Top ChoiceBohri in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Bohri Kitchen

Served up in a family home, this weekend-only pop-up dining experience was cooked up by former Google employee Munaf Kapadia. It showcases both the spectacular home cooking of his mother, Nafisa, and the unique...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Mumbai’s biggest and best museum displays a mix of India-wide exhibits. The domed behemoth, an intriguing hodgepodge of Islamic, Hindu and British architecture, is a flamboyant Indo-Saracenic design by George...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

This gorgeous museum, built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, contains 3500-plus objects centring on Mumbai’s history – photography, maps, textiles, books, manuscripts,...

Top ChoiceIndian in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Bombay Canteen

Bombay Canteen is one of Mumbai's hottest restaurants, courtesy of former New York chef and Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz, and executive chef Thomas Zacharias, who spent time at New York's...

Top ChoiceHindu Temple in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Juhu plays a key part in the Hare Krishna story, as founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada spent extended periods here (you can visit his modest living quarters-cum-museum in the adjacent building;...

Top ChoiceBar in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Social

Colaba is the best of the locations of the hip Social chain, which combines a restaurant/bar with a collaborative work space. The happening bar nails the cocktails (from ₹295) – the Acharroska is the perfect...

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Dakshinayan

With rangoli (elaborate designs) on the walls, servers in lungis, and sari-clad women lunching (chappals – sandals – off under the table), Dakshinayan channels Tamil Nadu. There are delicately textured dosas,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kitchen Garden by Suzette

From the same French trio that brought us Suzette comes this superb organic cafe, a haven of health and homesick-remedying salads, sandwiches, cold-press juices and coffee sourced from local cooperatives and...

Top ChoiceDesign in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kulture Shop

Behold Bandra's – and Mumbai's – coolest shop, featuring exclusive graphic art and illustrations sourced from a global army of Indian artists. You'll find thought-provoking and conceptually daring T-shirts, art...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Koinonia Coffee Roasters

Mumbai's best speciality coffee is served in this tiny Third Wave coffeehouse in atmospheric Chium Village. Single-origin Indian estate coffee is roasted in-house with a top-end Probat roaster. It comes...

Top ChoiceDesign in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kulture Shop

Mumbai's coolest design shop has thankfully arrived in South Mumbai! Fittingly, the Pop Art cool kid from Bandra has set up shop in Kala Ghoda, where its thought-provoking and conceptually daring art prints,...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Independence Brewing Company

A California-trained Indian master brewer oversees the craft at this trendy new Andheri West taproom from Pune-based Independence Brewing Company. Nine of the 10 taps are devoted to IBC brews, like four-grain...

Top ChoiceBar in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Toto’s Garage

A highly sociable, down-to-earth local dive done up in a car-mechanic theme, where you can go in your dirty clothes, drink draught beer (₹200 a glass) and listen to classic rock. Check out the upended VW Beetle...