Exploring Mumbai in Monsoon | The Retreat Mumbai

Exploring Mumbai in the Monsoons

Mumbai never sleeps, and is filled with attractions that welcome tourists throughout the year. But the arrival of monsoon adds an irresistible charm to this great city. As the rain washes over, the gentle breeze blowing against your face and the bustling crowds make the city even more exciting. In Mumbai, the rains first arrive in June. July is often the wettest month, with cold and humid weather. The monsoon destinations in Mumbai are endless, and they just get better as the season progresses. From walking across Juhu Beach to having cutting chai on the roadside, here are the best things to do in Mumbai in monsoon.

cutting chai and cookies

Cutting chai and Marine Drive


Imagine walking along Marine Drive, looking at the beautiful cityscape with dark clouds drifting across the skyline. Sublime, isn't it? If you're a chai lover, grab a cutting chai from a street vendor and enjoy the fascinating assortment of the sea, chai and the light drizzle. 

A Leisurely Walk along Juhu Beach

Whether you are jogging or just relaxing by the sea, the transformation Juhu Beach undergoes during monsoon is truly a sight to behold! It is one of the best destinations to experience monsoon in the metropolis. As you make your way to the beach, you can grab some coffee while you stare at the dark monsoon clouds hovering overhead. The countless street vendors selling trademark dishes like pani-puri and bhel puri help add a delicious element to the overall experience.

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Gateway of India

Take a ferry ride from the Gateway of India

Gateway of India tops the list of the best places to visit in Mumbai during monsoon. A visit to Mumbai’s most prominent tourist attraction allows you to experience the melting-pot of this city's culture, its people, and its architectural magnificence. In monsoon, when the seas are a bit rough, the journey takes on a whole new thrill. And if you are lucky, you can spot some seagulls ferrying along with you!

A day out at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the perfect picnic destination for tourists looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. There is a lot to do here, like cruising on a boat or taking a ride on the notable mini-train ‘Van Rani’. The lush green meadows covering the park is a terrific sight, and makes it one of the best places to visit in monsoon in Mumbai.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Monsoon checklist for Mumbai

Monsoon in Mumbai is a joyous time. However, the weather can get pretty rough sometimes. It is a wise idea to always step outside with an umbrella or a raincoat. Do not forget to carry extra clothes and try to avoid leather products in the rain. The traffic in the city can often cause mayhem, so it is better to start early if you have a lot of places to visit on your list.

Come stay at The Retreat Hotel and Convention Centre during your next visit to this fabled city. If the rains here are too heavy for you and all you want is to curl up in bed with a hot beverage and a good book, our rooms are well-equipped and provide the perfect respite from the stormy weather.