Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT | By Reuters

Travelogue: 48 hours in Mumbai

If you can ignore the heat and chaotic traffic, Mumbai has a dazzling panoply of life to offer its visitors


Mumbai (© Getty Images, AP)

Here's how to get the most from a short stay in India's most vibrant city!

Friday

5 p.m. - The city stretches almost 40 km (25 miles) from north to south, but most visitors spend their time in a small southern nook with a concentration of neo-gothic Victorian buildings, bars, curio shops and a seafront promenade.

Hotel Taj Mahal Palace (© Corbis)

Wander around Colaba-Fort area looking at these colonial-style buildings and the Gateway of India, a yellow basalt archway by the Arabian Sea that commemorates King George V and Queen Mary's visit to Mumbai, then known as Bombay.

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