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Where to Stay in Mumbai | Best Neighborhoods, Hotels & Places to Visit

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Mumbai is a massive city with a myriad of great things to do, so deciding where to stay in Mumbai is crazy important. Visitors into historic landmarks, shopping and quaint guesthouses might want to book a stay in Colaba, home to the Gateway of India and trendy Colaba Causeway Market. On the other hand, travelers on business trips or luxury vacations should check out the 5-star hotels on Marine Drive. For families, a beachfront resort on Juhu Beach should make everyone happy, but honestly, any of these top neighborhoods in Mumbai have enough top attractions and activities to make any trip to India a success!

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1. Colaba

The Colaba region, on the southernmost tip of Mumbai, is possibly the most popular tourist district in the city – and for good reason. Colaba features the historic Gateway of India and The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Plus, it’s where tourists catch the ferry to Elephanta Island. Colaba also is a great destination for shoppers, who will not want to miss Colaba Market and the connecting shopping streets of Colaba Causeway Market.

Things to Do in Colaba

Recommended hotels in Colaba

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2. Kala Ghoda in Fort

The historic neighborhood of Kala Ghoda in the Fort District makes the best home base for guests who like a splash of art and history in their sightseeing tours. The area is a perfect mix of old and new with chill cafés, bookstores and art galleries tucked into every nook and cranny. Kala Ghoda also is just a short walk or ride to Gateway of India in Colaba.

Attractions in Kala Ghoda & Fort

Recommended hotels in Fort near Kala Ghoda

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3. Marine Drive

While the traffic along gorgeous Marine Drive can be super heavy, the waterfront promenade allows travelers to walk to many of the best seaside activities in this area. Nicknamed Queen’s Necklace after its sweetly curved shoreline that is illuminated with twinkling lamps each night, Marine Drive stretches along the Arabian Sea from scenic Nariman Point to the sands of Chowpatty Beach. Accommodations range from cheap bungalows to 5-star beachfront hotels. Guests who stay in the southern Churchgate and Nariman Point neighborhoods can reach Gateway of India by car in less than 10 minutes. Northern Marine Drive offers quick access to attractions like Hanging Gardens Mumbai in Malabar Hill.

Places to Visit in Marine Drive

Best hotels in Marine Drive

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4. Juhu

Loved by families for its beach activities and proximity to city center and Mumbai airport, Juhu offers a wealth of waterfront activities, historic landmarks and family-friendly things to do. Juhu Beach is the star of the area, but Juhu also contains plenty of places to shop, eat and snap Insta-worthy souvenir holiday photos.

Things to do in Juhu

Where to stay in Juhu

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5. Bandra West

Guests who want to find a happy medium with a stay between northern Juhu and southern Colaba can find suitable accommodations in Bandra West. The area features a seaside vibe with the Band Stand promenade and invites backpackers to kick back and stay awhile in one of the area’s old-world bungalows. Photographers will dig the murals and street art in Bandra West, and culture nuts can catch live musical performances while strolling across Bandra Fort, a rocky pathway built by the Portuguese and sometimes known as Castella de Aguada.

Attractions in Bandra West

Recommended hotels in Bandra

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