One of the city's great examples of colonial architecture is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – formerly known as the Victoria Terminus, it had a name change in 1996 in honour of the Maratha King. The train station was completed in 1887, after 10 years of work, and cost £260,000. The architectural style is classic Victorian gothic revival with traditional Indian influences.
Located opposite the Taj Hotel is another icon of the city, the Gateway of India, a basalt arch completed in 1924. The structure was commissioned to commemorate the visit of King George V to the city in 1911. As a sentimental end, the last British troops to leave India after the country gained independence in 1948, passed through the Gateway.
To learn more about Mumbai's fascinating history, consider taking a heritage walk with an experienced and knowledgeable guide who'll explain the cultural significance of the buildings throughout the city.
Mumbai Airport (BOM)
Flights from Australia to Mumbai will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) is Mumbai's main airport and the second busiest airport in South Asia. Spanning 1450 acres and five operating terminals, Chhatrapati Shivaji International is India's biggest international and domestic airport.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Book your Mumbai Airport accommodation.
Getting to Mumbai
There are many airlines that offer flights to Mumbai from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Singapore take between 14 and 16 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Singapore or Delhi take between 15 and 17 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Singapore take between 15 and 17 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai take between 14 and 18 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Mumbai
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Mumbai from Australia include:
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