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Mumbai visit during the Monsoons (in August - September)

Published: 09/09/2013

Marine Drive Evening
Mumbai has enough attractions to keep tourists busy and there is no such peak season. The city can be visited all around the year and the best season starts from the onset of monsoons. Find out how Mumbai is like during the monsoon season and why the rainy season is the one of the best times for visit. Also find out some nice Mumbai hotels to stay according to your budget.

Monsoon in Mumbai

Mumbai is one of foremost ports of India and is also its greatest metropolis. An influential city, Mumbai is a hugely popular destination for travellers who are drawn towards its many faces. Mumbai city was formerly seven islands on the Arabian Sea therefore it enjoys a largely maritime climate. The climate is generally humid or dry and summers can be really hot with day time temperatures sometimes going over 40 degrees Celsius. Visitors to Mumbai on a holiday rarely select the summer season to visit and there is general agreement that the monsoons and winters are the best time to visit. Winter is the most pleasant and is the best time to visit major attractions like the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, etc. The rainy season starts from the end of June and continues until September. The temperatures are low though there can be torrential rains. Monsoons considerably lower the daytime temperatures and the air acquires a pleasant feel plus less pollution. It is the perfect time for rain lovers to get drenched or enjoy a walk during the after showers. The favourite destination among both locals and tourists during rains is the Marine Drive where you can sit and enjoy the rains and the torrential sea waters simultaneously. It counts among the few truly exhilarating experiences in the city of Mumbai.

Staying in Mumbai

Mumbai also has no dearth of good places to stay and hotels in Mumbai range from budget ones to ultra luxury resorts. One of the renowned luxury hotels in Mumbai is Hotel Park Plaza that is situated near Goregaon and is 9 kms from the International Airport. The hotel has been rewarded by customers with a star rating of 4.5 out of 5 and is praised for its hospitality. The hotel has a nice restaurant, bar, swimming pool and Jacuzzi plus the rooms are fully equipped with rates from Rs.7000. A decent budget hotel is Hotel Arma Galaxy that is best known for its great location which is just 1 kms from the International Airport (see hotels near Mumbai International Airport). The hotel has fully equipped rooms and rates start from Rs.2500. is a great place to check for advance online booking of rooms in Mumbai. Travelers can get nice deals and discounts round the year. Don't know much about Mumbai's neighborhoods? Here is a list of best places to stay in Mumbai which highlights the important areas of Mumbai that are good for travelers - both tourists and business travelers.
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