Tourism in Mumbai

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Tourism in Mumbai is an industry that attracts almost 6 million tourists per year, making it the 30th-most visited location worldwide.[1] With a metro population of approximately 20 million, Mumbai is the largest city in India and the 10th largest city in the world. [2]

Clockwise from top: Cuffe Parade skyline, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Bandra–Worli Sea Link, and the Gateway of India.

Mumbai offers natural heritage and modern entertainment including leisure spots, beaches, cinemas, studios, holy places, amusement parks and historical monuments. Transport options include air, road, train and ship.[3]

Economic impact[edit]

The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated US$3.9 billion or 3.2% of the city's GDP in 2016 and supported 637,900 jobs, 7.3% of its total employment. The sector is predicted to grow at an average annual rate of 8.8% to US$9 billion by 2026 (3.1% of GDP). Mumbai's tourism industry accounted for 5.4% of India's total travel and tourism-related GDP in 2016, and employed 2.4% of the country's total workforce.[4]

Foreign tourists accounted for 35.7% of all tourism-related spending in Mumbai in 2016. Nearly one-fifth of foreign tourists visiting the city come from the United Arab Emirates.[4]

Climate[edit]

Mumbai has a tropical climate. It has 3 seasons : summer, winter and monsoon. Summers are usually hot, winters are cool and monsoon period brings a lot of rains to the city. The average minimum temperature varies between 15 C and 27 C. The average maximum temperature varies between 29 C and 34 C. The best period to visit mumbai is from October to February.

Water activities[edit]

Many beaches in Mumbai are open to the general public. Beach locations include:

Additionally, lakeside destinations in Mumbai include:

Parks and recreation[edit]

Recreational destinations in Mumbai include:

Forts and caves[edit]

Mumbai’s most significant historical locations include more than 14 forts and 5 naturally-formed caves. A few examples include:

British fort in Mahim, Mumbai

Film City[edit]

One of the major attraction in Mumbai is the Film City in Goregaon. It was built by Dada Saheb Phalke & V. Shantaraman. The Film City was built in 20th Century & is situated near Goregaon & Borivali National Park. The entry to the Goregaon Film City is free of cost and is open from 10 am to 11:30 pm.[5] The Hindi film industry, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is based in Mumbai. It offers major cinemas and is home to more than 20 film studios.[6]

Other attractions[edit]

Religious Destinations[edit]

Mumbai has number of beautiful temples, mosques & churches. The list of religious places in Mumbai includes Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, St. Thomas Cathedral, Iskcon Temple, Mount Mary Church and many more.[7]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 City Destinations Ranking" (PDF). Euromonitor International. January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.arabnews.com/node/988236/travel?page=15
  3. ^ "Historical Monuments in Mumbai". thevoiceofthezamorin.blogspot.in. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "CITY TRAVEL & TOURISM IMPACT 2017 Mumbai" (PDF). World Travel and Tourism Council. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Places to Visit in Mumbai". thrillophilia.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Mumbai Bollywood Tour". goindia.about.com. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Religious Places in Mumbai". indiafamousfor.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018.