Mumbai Travel Guide
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.
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)
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.