Mumbai Travel Guide

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Mumbai Things to Do

  • Gateway of India

    4 out of 5 stars

    "Welcome to Mumbai!" This was the expression I felt, when I first saw 'Gateway of India'! This is a must to see. This is also departing point for ferries to Elephanta Caves or other beaches. Down is a link for the Ferry Time Table. JFYI : http://alibagtourism.com/ferry-time-table

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  • Marine Drive

    Marine Drive the Most beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai, it is a “C” Shaped road along with the beach of Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. People visit Marine Drive to see the sun set and to take the fresh air, Marine Drive is also Known as the Queen’s Necklace because of its view at...

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  • Hanging Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanging Gardens is a famous tourist destination in Mumbai, which is popular for it's Animal shaped hedges. Perfect place for early morning joggers and yoga enthusiasts. One can also clicks nice pics of green bushes, trees and animal-shaped topiary. Timings for the Garden goers is : 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM and is Open all days of the week.

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  • Leopold

    4 out of 5 stars

    Life is normal in Leopold Cafe now. November 26, 2008, three of the ten Pakistani terrorists who had sneaked into the city via sea route opened fire with AK47s at Leopold Cafe, claiming 10 lives and the bullet holes are still present and it was near my head in the window in the upstairs area. "Good Lord! There is a big hole in the ceiling...

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  • Local Eating

    4 out of 5 stars

    Within the last few years, coffee cafes have become extremely popular in Mumbai. Cafes have popped up all over and you won't have to travel far to find one. You'll even find one or two in each mall. They have become meeting places for all kinds of people and meetings - business meetings, college kids, people on a date, shoppers taking a break - and...

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  • Local Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world. It is a centuries-old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures. Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. It is generally made up of: • rich black tea • heavy milk • a combination of various spices • a sweetener The...

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Mumbai Nightlife

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  • OTHER NIGHTCLUBS AND PUBS

    hi guys actually i have been living in mumbai since 5 years but have never been to a club or a disco,can someone answer these question? 1.what is a stag entry 2.what are cover charges exactly 3.if some club or disc has free entry,does it mean couple entry is free or for all/ 4.when the netry is free ,obvioulsy the club mangemnt would expect patrons...

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  • FIRE 'N' ICE (very popular)

    Cool nightspot or phat as it has been described. Lots of foreign booze available. Lots of Bollywood wannabees and phony models running around, but that is what makes it fun. Once was enough, but it was a lot of fun, reminded me of the 80's in NY, (just a little) Trendy / well dressed - black always works

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  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai promises to keep fans rockin’ with live music throughout the year on two stage areas that can be used simultaneously for performances. The 6,000-square-foot, 169-seat cafe features an outstanding American menu, collectible merchandise and world-famous memorabilia representing contemporary stars such as Madonna, U2, and Bruce...

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Mumbai Transportation

  • Taxi

    ​very very bad system. taxi is not allocated till 30 minutes and is cancelled at last moment even if you book way ahead . do not depend on this company. very unreliable compared to other companies. this is my firsthand experience​.The staff is taught to say we are sorry. If they do not have taxis they should close the business. you will...

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  • Train

    Mumbai and its suburban trains are famous for being very overcrowded. Locals hang from the doors and ride on top of the trains. Only for a few hours during midday are the trains less crowded. Be prepared to exit the train before your stop because crowds entering will be pushing you back as you try to exit. Be extremely cautious if you have to...

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  • Rickshaw

    My most favorite mode of transport in Mumbai was/is Auto Rickshaw. I was residing in Hyatt Regency (Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East) and near the gate there is an auto rickshaw stand. From there I hired an Auto for Mumbai tour. The auto driver was very polite and just charged 400 Rs (INR) for a 4 hrs ride plus he waited near a restaurant called...

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Mumbai Shopping

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  • STORES/ SHOPPING CENTRES

    It will be best to shop in Santacruz (West) for stitched Indian style dresses for women. Linking Road and ELCO on Hill Road in Bandra (West), Vile Parle (East), Dadar (West and East) are also good for shoes, designer style clothes and jewellery. Pramanik at Matunga and Gandhi Market near Sion are also worth visiting for better options. Mangaldas...

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  • FASHION STREET

    I went here a number of times and each time I had to direct the taxi driver (one of whom had never been and was so impressed he bought himself a shirt!)! When I was left stranded in Mumbai (volcanic ash blah blah blah) I ran out of clothes and so this market was a gem! The best way to do your shopping here is to have a mooch about, look at the...

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  • STREET VENDORS

    Colaba Causeway is shopping heaven. It is a very long road lined on one side with hundreds of stalls. They sell everything you could imagine from jewellery, clothes, instruments, fruits, books, homeware etc etc. Bargaining is a must, only pay what you think is fair and walk away if the price doesn't suit you. I would advise walking the whole length...

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Mumbai Local Customs

  • LITTLE THINGS TO KNOW

    Mumbai's Passport Office, being the only one in the region, caters to the residents from Greater Mumbai, over and above districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad and Beed in Maharashtra. Apart from this, it is also the sole destination for people applying from Daman and Silvassa, which come under the Union Territory of Daman & Diu and Dadra &...

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  • RELIGION

    Although Bombay has one of the largest concentration of followers of the Jain religion in India, this community constitutes only a small minority of around 4% in the city. Jain temples are scattered around Bombay, but for foreigners and non-Hindi speakers (like me), these temples sometimes may be difficult to distinguish from Hindu temples. One way...

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  • ON THE STREETS

    Mumbai is quite hot throughout the year, so it makes sense to wear clothes appropriate to the weather. Generally, Indians are very accommodating towards foreigners, often expecting Westerners to be unaware of local customs. Having said that, ladies should be cautious of being overly revealing. Spaghetti straps may just earn you a lot of stares -...

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Mumbai Warnings and Dangers

  • PAY HEED TO THESE

    Yep, I fell for it ! A street vendor came up to me at the Gateway of India brandishing a large (4ft long ?) balloon and offering packs of balloons for sale at INR200. Thinking my young son would love a great big balloon to hit me with, I started haggling with the vendor and got him down to INR100. Of course, when I opened the pack later, the...

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  • SAFE LOCAL TRAVEL

    1. If not taking a prepaid taxi or a metered taxi/rickshaw, negotiate the fare before taking off. 2. If spending alot of time with a taxi driver (or any driver), it helps if he speaks and understands basic English. 3. Don't drive on highways at night. 4. When travelling by train, chain and lock your luggage under your berth. Don't keep anything...

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  • WATER

    As with the whole of India, only drink bottled water and use it when you're cleaning your teeth. I kept a bottle with a bit of water in it beside the sink so as to remind myself to use it. Also, avoid ice and salads as they will probably have been washed in dodgy water. Its all common sense really but if you stick to it, you limit the chances of...

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Mumbai Tourist Traps

  • BEWARE

    If you are planning to visit Elephanta Island, you will probably go to Gateway of India to take the ferry. Already when reaching the checking area at the entrance, you will be welcomed by a person who wants to sell you tickets for the ferry. They will show you where to take the ferryboat and sell you a ticket. You can chose between normal and luxus...

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  • TAXI / CABBIES

    Meru Taxi - upgrade without informing passenger, reason being normal taxi not available. As a result for a less than 5 minutes journey to the hospital, I ended up paying Rs. 200!! Rascals is all can say..... I would never use them again.

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    Meru Taxi - upgrade without informing passenger, reason being normal taxi not available. As a result for a less than 5 minutes journey to the hospital, I ended up paying Rs. 200!! Rascals is all can say..... I would never use them again.

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Mumbai What to Pack

  • Shantaram Novel

    Maybe better to buy the book and read it before you travel as it is 900+ pages long and very heavy to travel with, unless you have an ebook !! Written by Gregory David Roberts this is the best insight into life in Bombay/Mumbai you will ever read, and if its not the best book you ever read I would be suprised.

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  • Best Tips To travel Safe Mumbai .

    Mumbai is a glittering city that exerts a pull on everyone. It is actually a place, where one can see the most lavish life along with the celebs. Before traveling to any new place, apprehension on top of excitement usually plugs the mind. So as to avoid any stressed condition, one should always refer to the travel tips to steer clear of any...

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  • Wear Simple Dress & Simple Bags

    You do not Carry More Bags Because in Travelling You Suffer Lot. Bag Should be Max 2 . Indian People are very Useul to find Foreigers.You Wear Simple T-shirt Or Shirt For Men .For Woman Strickly Remind DO NOT WEAR TOP Or SKIRT To Avoid Troubles. Normal Medicines Usually In ALL Medical You will find Medicines

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Mumbai Off The Beaten Path

  • DAY TRIPS AROUND MUMBAI

    Out of the many treks in the Sahyadri region, Rajmachi is one of the most beautiful places to visit. I had been reading about treks near Mumbai for some time and finally along with 7 friends decided to go for this trek as it is relatively easy and recommended for beginners. There are two routes to reach the top, One from Lonavala which is a 15km...

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  • MISCELLANEOUS

    India's richest man Mukesh Ambani's home, Antilia is located in Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai. The building is 27 stories high, but since some ceilings are of double height, it's closer to the size of a 40-story building and contains a multi storey garage with space for 168 cars. It also has three helipads on the roof. Antilia is named after a...

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  • INDIAN MOVIE SCENE

    Castella de Aquada(“Fort of the waterpoint”) is also known as the Bandra fort. It is located at Land’s End in Bandra and was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower Overlooking Mahim Bay,the Arabian Sea and the souther island of Mahim. The strategic value of the fort was enhanced in 1661 after the Portuguese ceded the seven islands of...

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Mumbai Sports & Outdoors

  • Wankhede Stadium

    Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium that was established in 1975. Nobody knew that a dispute between the Cricket Club of India (CCI) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) would result into the largest cricket stadium in Mumbai.Wankhede Stadium has ousted Brabourne Stadium in all respects. It has become the main cricket venue in the city and always...

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  • Brabourne Stadium

    Brabourne Stadium is a cricket ground owned by the Cricket Club of India (CCI). Located in the bustling city of Mumbai, the stadium had been the host of the test matches from 1948 to 1972.The stadium is to be found near Churchgate railway station in South Mumbai. It also comprises the headquarters of the BCCI, which is the governing body of Indian...

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  • Gymkhanas

    As I was walking along Marine Drive, I stumbled across this cricket game being played in one of the Gymkhanas that are located here. I spent quite some time here watching this game and saw some good shots played as well as some wickets taken. The word Gymkhana is derived from the Urdu and Hindi word for "racket court" and is originally referred to...

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Mumbai Favorites

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  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Strange things have been reported to happen within The Taj Mahal Hotel. Taj hotel is said to be haunted by its creator/architect W. A. Chambers. Taj Mahal Hotel was among the four locations targeted in 2008 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks. CNN report for more info. about that fateful day:...

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  • GATEWAY OF INDIA

    Finally found an old photo where in Mumbai, on the harbour front of course

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  • OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

    This is Sanjai Ghandhi national park,view from Kanheri.Its thick natural forest.Entrance to the park is for car Rs 30.person Rs 10. How to go there,its nearest railway staion is Borivilli.If you go by car/taxi can drive around there.There was small boating lake too. Inside,they have Deer park,Lion safari. When i went after finsihing Kanheri...

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