Culture, color and chaos are all waiting to be explored from either of IHG’s two Mumbai hotels. This magical city is a vibrant melting pot of glamour, power, history religion, and a wide scope of cultures. Mumbai is an important financial center and home to the country’s fashion and film industries. The cityscape features thrusting skyscrapers, sprawling shopping malls, and elegant bars and eateries that contrast with the city’s crowded alleyways and bustling streets. Every minute in Mumbai is filled with life and a feeling that, as the city grows at rapid rates, there is always something new to discover, just around the corner.
Behind the glistening city frontage you can expect to stumble upon the vast outdoor Dhobi Ghat laundry, dodge the speeding traffic, watch troupes of youths performing street dance routines, or pick up a bargain at a local flea market. Architectural delights abound with Art Deco and grand colonial relics nestled alongside ancient temples and bazaars.
The nightlife in Mumbai is as frenetic and lively as the rest of the city and boasts some of the most happening hotspots on the planet, sprinkled with a handful of Bollywood glitz. When the madness becomes too much, there are plenty of relaxing spaces and spiritual retreats for you to uncover. Juhu Beach can be crowded, but offers an opportunity to mingle with film stars and fashionistas whilst acrobats, dancing monkeys and snake charmers pass by. Only in Mumbai! Quieter beaches can be found at nearby Versova, Gorai and Madh Island to name but a few.
The Mahalakshmi Temple is situated to the north of the Malaba Hills and offers a fascinating mythological marvel not to be missed. By far the best way to get to grips with Mumbai culture and tradition is to time your visit to coincide with one of the many and varied festivals that take place throughout the year. One of the most infamous is sure to be the Holi festival; held in March people fill the streets to splash colored powder on each other, light bonfires and feast as they celebrate life.
It’s easy to enjoy this intoxicating city when you choose one of IHG’s hotels in Mumbai, which will provide you with all of the rest and relaxation you need throughout your stimulating Mumbai days. So if you are looking for affordable, quality accommodation why not book your stay with IHG today?