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    Tourists Guide To Mumbai & General Information

    Mumbai is the most densely populated City in India, and the 9th most populated City in the World. Mumbai houses close to 19 million residents and is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital and hub of India.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Mumbai

    Mumbai was known as Bombay up until the mid 1990’s. Mumbai was first settled in the early 1500’s, and is a large Costal City in India, with the main languages being Marathi and English.

    What You Need To Know About Mumbai

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Mumbai.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Mumbai?

    October to March are the best times to visit the City of Mumbai.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Mumbai?

    A Visa is required to visit Mumbai, and is a requirement and necessity to have when visiting the Country of India.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Mumbai?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Mumbai will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. October to March are the cooler months and are suggested for Travel, and the nighttime temperatures can become quite cold.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Mumbai?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Mumbai. However it is advisable to get a Polio boost and make sure all your current vaccinations are up to date. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Mumbai?

    The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the main airport in Mumbai, and has the capacity to serve 40 million passengers annually. Mumbai is looking at developing a new airport to ease the burden of passengers in the existing one. Travelling around Mumbai is relatively easy with many private taxis and bus and shuttle services. You can also hire a car if you wish.

    Attractions and places to visit in Mumbai

    Mumbai is a highly populated city with great wealth and exceptional tourist destinations. Mumbai formerly called Bombay up until the year 1995 is the capital city of the Indian state Maharashtra and considered one of the most populated cities in the world.

    Where to go when visiting in Mumbai?

    City beaches such as Marvé and Aksa beach are good places to get lovely beach sand between your toes and allow for some peace and relaxation. As well as Girgaum Chowpatty, which is a well known as the best public beaches in Mumbai.

    There are two key forts that hold great significance in the city of Mumbai that are great tourist attractions firstly the Madh Fort and the Worli Fort. There are numerous Religious landmarks in and around the city of Mumbai and it is advised to make a stop by these special places of worship, such as Hindu Temple’s Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, which is the oldest temple in Mumbai and is over a one hundred years old. Temple Mumba Devi and Siddhivinayak are also beautiful landmarks, and lastly the Mosque Haji Ali Dargah, which are the most recognisable landmarks in Mumbai.

    There are many other unique and interesting places to go visit within Mumbai such as the Rajabai Clock Tower in the South of Mumbai, The Global Vipassana Pagoda Meditation Center and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which is considered a world heritage site in Mumbai. These Numerous sites will certainly educate and entertain you as you take a look into the beautiful history of this city.

    Beautiful gardens and lush greenery in the park of Kamala Nehru, Horniman Circle Gardens as well as National Park Sanjay Ghandi will be sure to bring you a sense of ease and relaxation with a great view. EsselWorld and Water Kingdom are excellent places to go with the whole family and the kids will absolutely love it. Bandra Worli Sea Link Bridge will surely take your breath away.

    Other Points of interest are-

    • Gateway of India
    • Elephanta Caves
    • Elephanta Island
    • Kanheri Caves

    How old is the city of Mumbai?

    The establishment and settlement of this great city dates back to the 15th Century, although human habitation has existed since the Stone Age.

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