Mumbai, an Indian city of more than 16 million people, lies on the banks of the Arabian Sea and is usually busy with cars, buses, trains and seafood restaurants.
Its famous landmarks include the Taj Mahal, Worli Seaface and the Gateway of India.
Mumbai has more than 1,000 hotels, 600 multiplexes and 90 museums.
Most tourists come to Mumbai by train, but air travel is often more popular.
Mumbai enjoys double-digit economic growth and unemployment is low.
Mumbai is India’s busiest airport, handling more than 50 million passengers annually.
Washington can travel to Maharashtra, India, for 30 days per year.
The U.S. embassy has no specific alert for the U.S. or Indian citizens visiting Mumbai, according to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
The State Department’s priority was the U.S. embassy and consulates in Jakarta, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Sanaa, Kabul, Jalalabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Quetta, as well as embassies and consulates in Beijing, Taipei, Manila, and the South Korea capital, Seoul.
India and Pakistan have been fighting a long war since 1947 that has seen years of tension over border security and Kashmir. India has accused Pakistan of giving material support to the militants who attacked Mumbai in 2008.
India and Pakistan declared a unilateral ceasefire in 2009.