Travel guide to Mumbai (Bombay)

Facts

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Local name
Mumbai (Bombay)
Inhabitants
15.000.000
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 in Mumbai. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 in Mumbai.

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Mumbai in regards to the weather is from October to March.

Culture and entertainment

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There are several festivals in Mumbai during the year a couple of the most important are: Elapanta with traditional dancing and music on February 18th and 19th, Ganesh Chaturthi, is held in August or September, and Nariyal Poomina that is held in August.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Mumbai is one of the most expensive places to stay in India. Especially around Christmas everything gets filled up pretty quickly and the prices get higher. There are all kinds of accommodations in the city; you can find everything from small youth hostels to large luxurious hotels. Except for Christmas it is not hard to get a room. Book your hotel in Mumbai (Bombay) here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are lots of taxis in the city, they are black and yellow and most of them have meters. It is by far the easiest way to get around in the city.

Other transport

There are red double-decker busses that run throughout the city, and they are an okay way to get around, except for during rush hour where they are always over crowded.
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