The American President, who has promised to rid the world of terrorism in his tenure, will first stop at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, a target of the ghastly Nov 2008 terror attacks.
Soon after Air Force One touches down at 12: 50 pm at the Mumbai airport, Obama will head to the iconic hotel, where he will pay tribute to the 26/11 terror attack victims and meet some of the survivors.
After spending a day and half in Mumbai, which includes a slew of programmes including celebrating Diwali with children at a local school, Obama will head to New Delhi, where he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Central leaders.
Fresh off the Democrats' disappointing performance in the recently-concluded Congressional elections, jobs and economy will be on the top of the American president's agenda.
Exit polls in the mid-term elections showed that the Americans favoured Republicans due to the continuing concern of sluggish economy and the unemployment rate at 9.6 percent.
Obama will also hope to woo India towards introducing more favourable terms for trade.