Mumbai

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How to Get There

Plane: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has departures and arrivals from all over the globe. Given that this city is still a newly developed area, tourism is highly popular.

Public Transportation: The train (Suburban Rail) is an efficient mode of transportation if you are adventurous and don’t mind dipping into a cultural experience. Buses are a little bit more confusing to figure out and we would only suggest taking the bus if you don’t mind getting a little lost once in a while.

Taxis and Cars: Taxis are everywhere you look here and extremely affordable. Look out for the black and yellow taxis as they will offer you the best price and are usually the most reliable.

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Landmarks

Nehru Center: Mumbai has many incredible buildings and unique architecture. The Nehru Center is one of these exquisitely designed pieces.

The Gateway of India: This was built in honor of King George V’s arrival to India. It is also very recognizable in Western society and is a great place for tourists to visit.

Film City: Given that this is a popular place for Bollywood stars, take an adventure along Film City and take it all the sights and sounds.

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Weather

Summer: October to November. These are the warmest months of the year where temperatures will be above 30 degrees Celsius most days.

Monsoon Season: June to September. Tourists are advised not to travel during these months as the humidity can often be unbearable and your adventures will be rather unenjoyably in the heat.

Winter: December to March. This is a beautiful time to travel to Mumbai with temperatures around 20 and 25 degrees Celsius.

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Life Style

Mumbai is a hot and upcoming city in India. This city is well known for their Bollywood creations and is compared to the Hollywood of the USA. Lifestyle here is much like Western culture with different norms. High Indian fashion is common in this city and many hard working business class citizens enjoy a good lifestyle.

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Eat and Drink

Indian food in Mumbai is some of the greatest. Be sure to research ahead of time so you know what you are consuming. Indian dishes tend to be rather spicy and can easily upset the stomach. It is hard to resist as these dishes are some of the most delicious in the world and Mumbai definitely has a wide range of options. Consuming alcohol in Mumbai is level but heavily watched by police officials. Be sure to behave respectfully and do not over do your limit.

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Rest and Relaxation

Low Budget: Surprisingly, low budget accommodations are not the easiest to find around the heart of the city. If you are in serious need to save money, staying outside of the city may be your best bet. The cheapest places you will tend to find start at around $45 USD per night.

Medium Budget: Medium budget hotels are going to be of low class and closer to a motel type accommodation. Expect to pay upwards of $150 USD per night.

High Budget: If you are okay spending $300+ USD per night for accommodations, you will be guaranteed a comfortable stay at most accommodations.

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Travel Tips

The food in India is rather spicy; make sure you specifically request little to no spice in your dish if you are having second thoughts. It’s best for anyone outside of India to request a less spicy dish to start out.

Do not litter, there are serious punishable consequences in Mumbai

Do not allow the public to see how much cash you are handling

If you are traveling alone or you are female, do not travel in high traffic areas and do not get into any vehicles alone

While driving in a cab with friends or family, do not allow the driver to pick up any more people or pull over at any time

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