Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay is a city that attracts almost 6 million tourists per year, making it the 30th-most visited location worldwide. With a metro population of approximately 20 million, Mumbai is the largest city in India and the 10th largest city in the world.
Mumbai offers natural heritage and modern entertainment including leisure spots, beaches, cinemas, studios, holy places, amusement parks and historical monuments. Transport options include air, road, train and ship
It’s full of dreamers and hard-labourers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires), and lots and lots of people.
It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicentre and a pulse point of religious tension.
If Mumbai is your introduction to India, prepare yourself. The city isn’t a threatening place but its furious energy limited public transport and punishing pollution make it challenging for visitors. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife.
Mumbai has one unique Airport, the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
In the past. Mumbai Airport was known as Sahar International Airport while some locals still use this name nowadays along with Santacruz Airport given its location in the suburbs of Sanatacruz and Sahar village in Andheri.
It is the second busiest airport in India after Delhi Airport.
Terminal 1 is used for domestic flights primarily operated by low-cost carriers and is located near Santacruz.
Terminal 2 hosts all the International flights to and from Mumbai, it is also home of some domestic flights operated by Air India, Air India Express, Air India Regional, Jet Airways and Vistara.as well as some domestic flights and primarily operates Internatinal Flights. It is located in Andheri.
In order to transfer between terminals, it comes necessary to use any of the available means of transport, since they are separated 5 kilometers from each other. Fixed rate inter-terminal services such as shuttle buses and taxis, connect both Mumbai Airport terminals.
Some of the major airlines operating between the UK and Mumbai are:
THINGS TO DO
Mumbai is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay – has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi’s visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country’s freedom struggle. Today, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own.
Some of the famous Tourist Attractions are:
Some of the Recommended Hotels in Mumbai are:
WHEN TO TRAVEL
The best time to visit Mumbai is between November to February: The winter months are the most pleasant in Mumbai. Being a coastal area, winters are mild and the temperature goes to a minimum of 10°C.
The days are cool and perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
With a large Christian population and a number of beautiful churches, Christmas is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Mumbai and is a good time to visit the city
February is also when a lot of the cultural events such as the popular Kala Ghoda Arts Festival take place. So if you’re into literature, music or arts, this is a good time to plan a trip.
March to May: Humidity starts rising from March and as summers start approaching.
The maximum temperature in May can go as high as 40°C. It may not be the ideal weather to head out in the sun but evenings are pleasant. Carry cool cottons and sunglasses to avoid the heat
However, there is a possibility of getting good hotel deals during this time. If visiting Mumbai during this time, you can also plan getaways or short road trips to nearby places like Mahabaleshwar.
June to October: This is the famous monsoon season in Mumbai which sees continuous rainfall, particularly in the months of July and August. It’s a beautiful time in Mumbai, especially by the sea.
While travelling during these months can seem difficult, you will realize that life never stops in Mumbai once you're there. It goes on as usual and public transport keeps running in all weather conditions
What's more, monsoon is an excellent time for you to plan weekend getaways or road trips to various hill stations around. Some of them are Matheran, Igatpuri, Lonavala, Khandala and Mahabaleshwar.
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