Fashion and entertainment
Beautiful and bamboozling place
Delhi may have the political power, but Mumbai has the glamour. India’s capital of finance, fashion and entertainment is fast-paced and frenetic, always bold, often brash, but never forgettable. A staggering 12.5 million people call this city home, from the dhobi-wallahs (laundry men) who clean the city’s sheets to millionaire financiers and Bollywood superstars.
Mumbai has no shortage of glamorous eateries catering to millionaire financiers and movie stars, but there’s plenty for travellers on more modest budgets. Seek out the city’s nostalgic Parsi restaurants, run by the descendants of refugees from Iran, or try the city’s famous bhelpuri (noodle salad) from the food stalls at Girgaum Chowpatty beach. As the entertainment capital of India, Mumbai boasts bars, cocktail lounges and clubs to match any international capital, and the top nightspots offer abundant chances to mingle with Bollywood superstars.