Travel Tips for Mumbai – Helpful suggestions and advice for tourist
Mumbai is one of the major city and a financial capital of India. Mumbai city is crowded all the time, but still for the safe and comfortable visit, mind few Travel tips for Mumbai.
Customs and etiquette:
Although Mumbai is a city which is mainly known for glamour, Bollywood, bars, pubs, and discotheques, still it doesn’t mean you can wear anything in public.
Topless sunbathing is strictly prohibited on Mumbai beaches. You can allow wearing western outfits here, but nudity is not allowed.
Carry cash in Indian currency with you, as cash is equally important in most of the places like in local street markets, in taxis, in some restaurants, cafes and bars.
You can use plastic money in standard hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and movie halls.
Mumbai is visited by tourist all around the year, but winter and monsoon season are more pleasant in Mumbai.
During winter season from November to February, the temperature goes min to 100C. This is a perfect season for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
March to May is to hum and hot, the temperature rises up to 400C and the season from June to October is a time of beautiful monsoon season.
The best time to visit some nearby places of Mumbai like Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Igatpuri, and Mahabaleshwar.
The public transportation is best in Mumbai to travel anywhere in the Mumbai.
The city has taxis, buses, local trains, and metro for travelling. You can also book a private taxi to travel or to visit places.
The roads of Mumbai are always crowded with cars, taxis, buses, and motorbikes, therefore driving a vehicle here for any traveller is a challenge in itself.
Therefore, the best is to take a public transport to travel anywhere in Mumbai.
Fortunately, In Mumbai violence against tourists is rare, but still beware of pick-pocketed, defraud, and snitch.
Avoid going to less populated areas, especially at night like beaches and suburbs. Take care of your belongings from thieves.
Mumbai has several good street shopping markets, but do not forget to bargain with the shopkeepers, as they ask for an unrealistic amount of money.
Always bargain, at least 80% of the amount asked by the street shopkeeper.
Mumbai offers various mouth-watering food items but always check for the hygiene first before taking food from roadside vendors.
The most popular food of Mumbai is Vada-Pav, Pav-Bhaji, and Bhelpuri. Apart from this, you will get almost all the cuisines here in Mumbai in standard restaurants.
Things to See:
Mumbai has numerous places to visit like historical places, monuments, beaches, parks, markets, Bollywood Film City, Dharavi Slum, Dhobi Ghat, Amusement & Water Parks, and Temple & Mosques.
August 9, 2019