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Mumbai is an Indian city that is steeped in culture and heritage. This glamorous town boasts an incredible social scene and nightlife that is not be found anywhere else. Its history is evidenced in many ways that can be discovered in the Fort District of the city. It is here where visitors can appreciate the city’s extravagant Gothic architecture. One of the most noticeable buildings is the Victoria Terminus, which is distinct for its unique carvings .
One of the most important festivals for Mumbai is the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. This 11-day event takes place each September and is based on both cultural and religions aspects of Lokmanya Tilak, which took place during the freedom movement. The festival comes alive with Garba and Dandiya folk dances and many colourful pavilions. Additional significant festivals, which include the Muslim festival of Id and Christian celebrations at Christmas and Easter, are also important cultural events. These festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm and participation from the local communities.
Getting to Mumbai from Manchester is simple with one of the many available flights. Once you land in Mumbai, there is a choice of a non-stop train, double decker bus, or taxi to get you into the city centre.
Other festivals include the Banganga Festival of Music that is held each January, as well as the Elephanta Festival held in February. The Elephanta Festival consists of classical Indian music and dance on Elephanta Island.