Mumbai Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Mumbai

Where is it located?: Mumbai is in western India on Arabian Sea. It’s an island connected with bridge to the mainland.

Why do people go there?: Mumbai is the industrial city of India, exporting more goods than anywhere else in the country. With an English feel, it’s also home to Bollywood, India’s and the world’s biggest market of cinema.

How do travelers get there?: Mumbai has more domestic flights than anywhere else in India. There is a great train network to get you elsewhere in the country.

Currency: Rupee

City Code: 22

Population: 18 million

Languages: Hindi & English, there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Breach Candy, Navy Nagar, Kamathpura

Attractions: Crawford Market, Colaba, Marine Drive

Accommodations: New Delhi Hostels

Tourist Office: India Tourism Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Elephanta Island

Health Issues: Cholera, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Typhoid

Tips for Visiting

When to go: India is vast – with various mountain ranges, ecosystems and climate factors that make it impossible to say the best time to visit India. In one part of the country it will be cool, and in the other part it will be humid, hot and raining. Generally speaki

Common Phrases: Hello=Namaste/Namaskar; How are you?=Kaise hain?; I am fine=Main theek hoon; Can you please help me?=Kya aap meri madad karenge?; What is your name?=Apka naam Kya hai?; Yes=Haan; No=Nahi; Thank you=Shukriya/ Dhanyavaad

City Specific Events: Elephanta Festival: February. Ganesh Chaturthi: August/September

How to get around?: Local transport runs the gamet of the experience. It all depends upon how much money you want to pay an how much of the experience you want controlled, although it seems like nothing works in Inida.    

Good to know: There are good cheap domestic flights from Mumbai to elsewhere in India.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Mumbai is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Mumbai travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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