Mumbai Travel Guide

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Travel Guide to Mumbai

When in Mumbai, don’t forget to…

Take a ride on the Mumbai Suburban Railaway, better known as the “Local”. The city’s trains are not for the faint hearted, but it is a quintessential Mumbai experience. However, even for the bravest souls, only off-peak hours are recommended (between 11am-3pm), with a First Class ticket.

Enjoy a buggy ride. Feel the cool evening sea breeze on your cheeks on this ride up and down the stretch called Marine Drive, on a horse carriage. They come with disco music, flashing lights and chatty drivers.

Hunt for bargains at Chor Bazaar. Literally meaning “thieves’ market”, it’s the best place for cool collectibles, old film posters and rare antiques.

Sip on Irani chai. Irani cafes, run by the descendants of Persians who migrated to Mumbai in the late 19th century, are among the city’s dying institutions. For a perfectly laid-back afternoon, have a brun maska pao (bun with a generous lashing of butter) as you linger over your chai.

Catch a play at Prithvi Theatre. There is always something interesting on at this theatre named after Prithviraj Kapoor, the patriarch of Hindi cinema’s first family. The outdoor cafe, famed for its Irish Coffee, is a favourite haunt of Mumbai’s creative set.

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  • Country information

    Capital city specifics: New Delhi

    Population: 1,184,639,000 approx.

    Languages: Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Punjab and other regional Indian Languages

    Electricity: 230V/50Hz (British plug)

    Duty free allowance: 2 bottles of alcoholic liquor (1 litre each) , 200 Cigarettes, Small quantity of perfume (¼ litre cologne)

    Airport information

    C Shivaji Intl

    Timezone (GMT):GMT +5.30

    Average temp (celsius):30 deg celcius

    Distance to town (km):32km

    Coach/Taxi fare:-/ INR 450 - 550 approx.