Mumbai Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. 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...

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  • 2. 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...

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  • 3. 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...

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  • 4. CLIMATE

    Mumbai, by and large, observes humidity throughout the year. Since it rests in the tropical zone, moreover close to sea, it enjoys more or less same weather. Its climate can be broadly divided into...

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  • 5. THEFT

    MOST COMMON THEFT IS LADIES PURSE/HAND BAG SNACHERS. STRANGERS ON BIKES SNACH PURSES AND MOBILE PHONES ON THE COMMON STRECH OF THE WESTERN EXPRESS HIGHWAY RIGHT OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT. ALL TRAVELERS...

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  • 6. Airport Taxi

    Not a danger only a inconvenience.The prepaid taxi fare from the airport to the Colaba / South Mumbai area was (november 2013) 750 Rupies. Ur was a big hotel,...

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  • 7. Photography...

    1. If there are signs saying “No pictures”, don’t take pictures! (Some airports & bridges, Military Bases, etc. are off-limits!)2. Learn how to use your camera...

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  • 8. For Women...

    1. Unless on the beaches of Goa, it's best to dress conservatively. No shorts, short skirts, or shirts displaying too much cleavage. You will have to endure...

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  • 9. Travelling with Infants/Toddlers

    Indians adore children and you will see (and hear) children all over - at all times - of the day and night. So your children will be welcomed warmly. But if...

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  • 10. Mischievous Monkeys...

    You will come across monkeys in many places in India - everywhere from temples to forts to jungles. The monkeys in the jungles are not used to interaction with...

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  • 11. Safety/Police

    1. Within India dial 100 or 108 for police.2. Within India dial 101 or 108 for medical or fire emergency.3. Although it is common in India, do not offer bribes....

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  • 12. Money Matters...

    1. Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.2. Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available.3. Keep daily...

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  • 13. Respect and Common Courtesies...

    1. Learn at least Hello, Thank you, Yes, No, and Goodbye in Hindi (at least). 2. Turn your cell phones off inside churches, temples, museums, etc. If it rings...

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  • 14. Health & Eating...

    1. Drink bottled water (check to confirm seal has not been broken). Do NOT drink tap water or any water served in a restaurant in a glass unless you saw it...

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  • 15. Wild Monkeys at Elephanta Caves

    We chose to take the longish uphill walk to the entrance to the caves rather than the rickshaw that was on offer. It was HOT HOT HOT and very humid.But we saw...

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  • 16. Traveling in local trains

    Local trains in mumbai are fastest, cheapest way to travel in mumbai. from CST to Karjat/Kasara and from churchgate to Virar you can travel in local trains....

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  • 17. CREDIT CARD FRAUD

    NEVER EVER GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR YOUR PASSPORT FOR ANY PURPOSE. IF ANY ONE NEEDS COPY OF YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PASSPORT YOU PERSONALLY GO AND MAKE THE COPY AND...

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  • 18. Falling Coconuts

    We were peacefully walking down this palm-tree-lined road on Mt. Mary (see picture), when a car drives by. A few seconds later we see this coconut falling off a...

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  • 19. transfer between international and domestic TERM

    please allow at least one hour for transfer from international to domestic terminals. the service is all but erratic and chaotic to boot. as the above post...

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  • 20. Pollution

    As Mumbai is one of the biggest city's in the world, expect a fair amount of pollution. I came to Mumbai by plane and took a taxi all the way from the airport...

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  • 21. Beggars on causeway

    This was one of the most disturbing scenes I saw whilst touring around India and it will stay in my mind for a long time. The causeway that leads to Haji Ali's...

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  • 22. TRAFFIC/AIR

    It used to be said that breathing the air of Mumbai was analogous to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Well, more recent studies have updated that figure...

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  • 23. Buying train tickets

    Where there is supposed to be a queue in the train station, you have to be a bit of an uncivilised git and go right to the front of it, pushing and shoving...

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  • 24. PIRATED CD'S

    In mumbai you will get lots of small stalls selling pirated cd's and dvd's it will cost you around 50rs per movie and 50 rs per dvd. Also in 20 rs you will get...

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  • 25. traveling in local train and mail train

    While traveling in local train or mail train (long distance) you should be very much careful with your fellow pessenger. There are lots of incidence happned...

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