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Mumbai City Highlights Small-Group Tour
"This Mumbai city sightseeing tour is a great introduction to the city – get familiar with Mumbai and see its top attractions in one day. Start at the Victoria Terminus Mumbai’s most famous example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Travel across the city on board a taxi and go back in time as you view Mumbai’s wealth of colonial-era buildings. View the Gateway of India a bold basalt arch reflecting Hindu and Islamic architecture styles. Located at the waterfront this monument welcomed visitors who arrived in Mumbai by boat.Continue on a ride through Marine Drive and onto the 200-year old Shiva temple Babulnath. Here you may see devout Hindus carrying milk and water to pour over the Linga the creative symbol that denotes Lord Shiva. A short ride later
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Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves
"Your private tour of up to five Mumbai sights starts with hotel pickup by your private guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. You have the choice of three tour options all of which are customizable by you based on what you want to see: Elephanta Caves plus any four sights Kanheri Caves plus any four sights or any five sights except Elephanta Caves and Kanheri Caves (the two cave sites are too far apart to visit both in a single day) The Elephanta Caves are located on Elephanta Island a short boat ride away; the Kanheri Caves sit on the outskirts of the city and are at least 21 centuries old. In the city perhaps visit the Gateway to India an iconic structure sitting next to the legendary Taj Hotel. Cruise down Marine Drive along the coast to get an expansive sense of the city
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Private Mumbai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
"You're finally visiting Mumbai Bollywood City. But there's a catch: you have only one day. (Hey you've always heard that things move fast here—why not you?) Your tour specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on December 16th 1903.Then visit Mumbai University (a British heritage building built in 1857) Rajabai Clock Towers (the Big Ben of India)
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Climate Tips (5)

The monsoon rains...

The South-west monsoons can put many a plan into chaos. Bombay sees heavy and unpredictable rains between June and September. Watter logged roads, traffic jams, humidity and much confusion all round is often the result...

Bombay winters are almost non-existant. December to February is usually a very plesant period, though never really getting cold.

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Jul 28, 2005

Don't visit during Monsoon

Now I won't say monsoons are bad but then you will only enjoy the rains there. Trust me don't go there during Monsoon season. There are so many things you can explore and see if there is no rain otherwise rain will spoil all your mood.....

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Aug 06, 2004


Dehydration and Sun/Heat Stroke - The sun and the heat it generates can be a powerful force in India,even in the cooler winter months. You may not notice the process of dehydration until weakness and dizziness set in. Make it a point to drink a lot of liquids, especially water. Rehydration salts from a medical shop may help. You can eat them as powder or mix them in water.

Be wary of sunburn. Use a sunscreen. Wear a hat. Good sunglasses will protect your eyes. Avoid too much activity in the hotter parts of the day. Go native. Take a siesta if you can.

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Feb 05, 2003

Heavy Rains in June-July-August .......Be Prepare

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 three seasons, namely winters (November-February), summers (March-May) and monsoons (June-September). The months between March and October are characterized by high humidity, while dryness persists from November to February.
During summers, the temperature rises up to 35°C and the climatic conditions flit around mugginess. Monsoons afflict the residents of Bombay with heavy showers. The temperature comes down to some extent, but extreme clamminess makes the conditions worse. Water-logging is a major problem in the city during this season. However, good news is that the air-conditioners really work well around this time.
The Island City receives an annual rainfall of 2,200 metres. The months of October and November bring a respite from the heavy rains. However, winters appear at their apex in December and January. The weather remains pleasant during these months, where the temperature goes down to the minimum of 15°C. February too, offers an enjoyable climate. In fact, the months from October to February provide the best time to visit Mumbai.

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As such I can't think of any...

As such I can't think of any major warnings or dangers, Bombay is usually safe in the day as well as night.

But I would advise tourists to plan their trip to Bombay when it's least hot, because as such all year round Bombay has a hot climate of highs of 32-33 degrees C on avg, but could go as high as 39-40 (sometimes) during April May. The best time to visit Bombay is probably during November to March, that is also the time when Bombay has a dry climate, the rainfall is during June-October, with the rains measuring almost upto 1000 mm during July/Aug.
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Things to Do Near Mumbai

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Haji Ali Mosque

Some people I met in Mumbai told me not to miss Haji Ali Mosque. So, the next day I took the bus to that part of the city. From Flora Fountain the bus was 8 rupees (June 2010). After a long time on...
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Haji Ali Dargah

I felt great visiting the shrine, having set off early morning to avoid mid-day crowds. The causeway had some stalls on either side, most with the blue tarp still wrapped: a good sign - in that I WAS...
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Kamala Nehru Park

Kamala Nehru Park is located at the top of Mumbai's Malabar Hills and spreads over an area of about 4000 square feet. It has got its name from Mrs. Kamala Nehru who was the wife of the First Prime...
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Dhobi Ghat - Mumbai's Laundry

The Dhobi Ghat is a huge outdoor "laundromat" located in the Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai. Each day it is estimated that a half a million pieces of clothing are sent here from various places - hospitals,...
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Mahalaxmi Race Course

Mahalaxmi race-course is situated in central Mumbai, next to the "Mahalaxmi Railway Station" and facing the Arabian sea, one of the World's most scenic race-courses.The horse racing season starts in...
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Mani Bhavan

Mani Bhavan is such an interesting museum. The building itself is a very pretty two-storied building tucked away on a quiet side street. Whenever Gandhi was in Mumbai -between 1917 and 1934 -Mani...
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Getting to Mumbai




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