The largest city in India, Mumbai is a huge sprawling metropolis, constantly alive with activity and excitement. Home to more people than many countries in the world, and with a cosmopolitan population made up of many nationalities and religions, it is a truly unique city, complete with a long list of places to visit and things to do.
With each part of Mumbai having its own atmosphere and character, you will come across many surprises and interesting sights while exploring the area in your Mumbai Car Hire.
The heart of Mumbai, where you will find many of the oldest as well as newest buildings and monuments, is the south part of the city, which juts out into the Arabian Sea. Drive your Mumbai Car Hire down to this area, where you will find many grand structures and famous sites, with the most notable including the icon of the city, the Gateway of India, built in 1911. From here you can also get a ferry across to Elephanta Island, where you can visit famous caves containing ancient statues of Hindu deities.
Jump in your car hire and head to the western part of the city, where many of the wealthier residents of Mumbai have made their homes. Quieter and more laid back than the frantic city centre, this area also contains many hotels popular with tourists. While here, be sure to check out the beach at Juhu, , arguably the most famous beach in Mumbai, and perhaps take a tour of Mehboob Studios, which have been used as the set for many famous Bollywood films.
A surprise for many visitors in Mumbai, is that a great natural area exists within the boundaries of this huge city. Head to the northern edge of the city in your car hire, where you can visit Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a massive protected area containing loads of wildlife. Home to monkeys, deer, leopards and birds, the park is a wonderful change from the busy life on the streets, and while here you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, ancient Buddhist shrines cut into the rock face.
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