Mumbai

Mumbai Travel Guide

The latest outpost of the contemporary-art giant.

The cavernous gallery packs a former cotton warehouse with groundbreaking installations by local and international artists.

Original Debut: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—the studio behind The Wizard of Oz, Ben-Hur, and the lion that roars before every feature—built the Metro Cinema in 1938.

Super-boutique Samsaara stocks more than 65 designer labels, irresistible to everyone from Bollywood stars Preeti Jhangiani to Katrina Kaif.

Five incredible floors of fabrics from throughout the south—Kanchipuram silks and saris, cottons and ready-made clothes—and packed with Indian shoppers. Most salesmen speak English. Nalli also has shops throughout India and a U.S. outlet in Mountain View, California.

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At the 2,500-square-foot store, near Bandra, seven of Delhi's best talents showcase their designs.

Textile designer Meera Mehta has a superb sense of color and works with weavers around the country.

Works ranging from drawings to video populate this arts space.

The lobby bar at the plush JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai may not at first glance seem like a celeb hangout, with its laid-back feel and clean marble and wood décor, but it does draw crowds, including the likes of Bollywood “it” couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

U.N.-supported nonprofit that seeks to improve Indian women’s lives by marketing their handloomed products.

This shop made its name almost a decade ago selling contemporary furnishings; two years ago, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin vet Mathieu Gugumus-Leguillon arrived to launch the Bungalow—a line of women’s wear.

Luxurious, high-end fabrics from all over India, collected by owners Sushil and Meera Kumar. Shop and showroom are in the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in downtown Mumbai.

Service and quality are what draw Bollywood starlets like Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor to Shobha Asar. Her flagship store in Worli has private consultation rooms for discreetness, and each piece of jewelry is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind.