Mumbai Travel Guide

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Mumbai Highlights

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     Spirit of the people, great street food, Bollywood! 

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     Traffic and pollution. 

  • In a nutshell
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     it's a get-down-and-get-dirty experience of a lifetime 

Mumbai Things to Do

  • Gateway of India

    "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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  • Victoria Terminus

    Victoria Terminus--CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINAL Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal formerly known as " Victoria Terminus " and today also its more known in short as " VT " more than " CST ". CST was acknowledged as a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO in 2004. And " Slumdog Millionaire " famous song shot here on these platform. I dont even count how many...

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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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Mumbai Hotels

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Mumbai Restaurants

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  • STREET STALLS

    Updated 2/12: For months before my trip to India I was dreaming of my favorite places to eat and what I would eat. For the most part the dream was better than the reality. Except for my pani puri at Karachi Sweets!! Still the absolute best! I have been going to Karachi Sweets for years, following my favorite pani puri wala from location to...

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  • HIGH-END RESTAURANTS

    This place was recommended to me by a lot of friends and colleagues and finally got to try it out yesterday. Totally loved the ambiance which has very Asian look and feel completed by a substantial amount of Asian crowd that turns up here everyday! First Impression: They have an amazing buffet spread replete with variety. Everything looked so...

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  • VEGETARIAN & THALIS

    Located in the modern Phoenix Mall, beside Palladium Hotel. Looks absolutely beautiful from outside. The staff are dressed in lovely outfits, superb mannerisms, very courteous, extremely attractive utensils to eat it. The spread that they bring you is just unbelievable. First of all, the dish (brass) has so many little containers to receive 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

  • TAXIS

    India in general, and Mumbai in particular, are seemingly unaffected by the American, European, and Japanese output of cars. India produces its own eccentric brand of cars, including the Ambassador, which appear to have the peculiar engineering stamp of British colonial production. Like most British cars, the design and quality of these cars are...

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  • TRAIN

    Whenever you are in Mumbai, always travel by Local Train or BEST Bus. It is very cheap for long distance. If your stay in Mumbai is 8-10 days. it is advisable to take bus pass & Train ticket. both are different altogether (unlike in other countries). For bus pass, go to any Bus terminus. (there is one out side Museum, Colaba) take your ID card for...

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  • THE 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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  • CULTURE

    If you're travelling in India it's a good idea to wear khadi. This is the name for hand-spun and hand-woven cotton. It was a symbol of Gandhi's independence movement. But more importantly for the visitor it's the most comfortable thing you can wear in this country when the temperature rises. Ready-made khadi shirts and trousers (kurta/pyjama) can...

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  • ON THE STREETS

    When you walk around the streets of Mumbai and its suburbs you may notice tiles of various deities hanging low on the city walls. Public urination is a common occurrence - and a public/health nuisance - in Mumbai. Officials needed to find a deterrent and seem to have hit on an unusual solution. Walls around the city have been adorned with colorful...

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Mumbai Warnings and Dangers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Living in Mumbai fro last 5 years now, I thought of sharing some tips for safe taxi/cab options for tourists at international/domestic airport. Priority 1 -Pickup arranged by hotel in which you are staying. This is slightly expensive yet safest bet for foreign tourist. Not only safer its more convenient too, as the driver would know exact location...

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  • Safe taxi @ Mumbai International/...

    Living in Mumbai fro last 5 years now, I thought of sharing some tips for safe taxi/cab options for tourists at international/domestic airport.Priority 1 -Pickup arranged by hotel in which you are staying. This is slightly expensive yet safest bet for foreign tourist. Not only safer its more convenient too, as the driver would know exact location...

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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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  • ENTERTAINMENT

    SUPERDOME- Superdrome is one of the best sports- cum-leisure centres in the city. Conveniently located in Tardeo, it offers an entire gamut of facilities There are 4 AMF Bowling lanes as well as 6 AMF pool tables. Centrestage is possibly the largest TV screen in any entertainment centre in Mumbai. Measuring 12 feet by 18 feet, the screen features...

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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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  • 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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  • GATEWAY OF INDIA

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

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