Cosmopolitan Mumbai can get quite hot in summer, but thanks to its location by the sea, the temperature doesn’t soar as high as its North Indian counterparts; so the weather in May is quite manageable. May starts with the Labor Day on May 1st which coincides with Maharashtra Day. Parades are held at Shivaji Park to mark the day when Maharashtra attained statehood.
The Khotachiwadi Festival is also celebrated in Mumbai every year on May 28th and 29th. This fair celebrates the unity amidst diversity of the Khotachiwadi heritage village with music shows, food stalls and plays.
Mid-June sees the onset of monsoons which continue till September. Join the entertaining John Jacob Walks to explore Mumbai by foot on June 16th. Walk along with locals and tourists from the Bandra Promenade to the Juhu Promenade and get an insider’s view of Mumbai.
July 9th is the beginning of Ramzaan. Fasts and prayers are held throughout the month till Aug 7th. For tourists, the Mohammed Ali Road in Mumbai is just the place to be at during Ramzaan evenings. Taste authentic Indian dishes and soak in the cultural atmosphere of the festival.
August is much more fun with joyful festivals like Janmashtami when Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated, Ganesh Chathurthi when huge processions of Lord Ganesh’s effigy are taken through the roads to be immersed in the sea and Nag Panchami, a day allocated for the worship of snakes in temples throughout Mumbai.