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Guide to Mumbai

Mumbai used to be known as Bombay and is by far the most heavily populated city in India, with a figure in the region of 13 million quoted. Part of the reason for this is the city’s overall power within the country. Mumbai is the economic, political and cultural capital of India, with the rest of the country trailing in its wake.

Being a major port helped this development, bringing money and goods into the city, as well as creating links with other countries at the same time. From this base the city has developed at a great rate, and is now the hub around which the rest of India rotates.

Mumbai Sight Seeing Guide

Make time in Mumbai and see some of the sights Mumbai top attractions include the Gate of India is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Jama Masjid Mosque are definitely worth exploring! Mumbai’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Mumbai city tour before you travel and allow our expert Mumbai based guides to show you some of Mumbai’s hidden treasures.

Overview of Sport in Mumbai

It often seems as though Mumbai’s population are all followers of Cricket. The best-known team is Mumbai Cricket team who play at Wankhede Stadium. The biggest event in the Mumbai sporting calendar is undoubtedly International Tests, which you can see at the Wankhede Stadium and is quite a spectacle!

Mumbai Sight Seeing Guide

Make time in Mumbai and see some of the sights Mumbai top attractions include the Gate of India is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Jama Masjid Mosque are definitely worth exploring! Mumbai’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Mumbai city tour before you travel and allow our expert Mumbai based guides to show you some of Mumbai’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Mumbai

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Mumbai with our guide to the climate of Mumbai. The table below shows the average temperatures in Mumbai over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Mumbai.

Mumbai Driving Tips

To legally drive a car in Mumbai, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for India which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Mumbai. In Mumbai, as with the rest of India, you should always keep to the left.

We cannot offer car hire in Mumbai for your trip, there are many attractions around Mumbai's surrounding areas, so make sure you explore.

Information About Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport can be found 19 miles north of Mumbai. The international IATA code for the airport is BOM is only about 11 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Mumbai, and taxis are also available. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Mumbai if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Mumbai

If you get into trouble in Mumbai, or just need some advice, the Mumbai British Consulate is the place to go.

British Deputy High Commissioner
Maker Chambers
222 Jamnanal Bajaj Road
(PO Box 11714)
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021

Telephone: (91) (22) 2283 0517

The Facts About Mumbai

City Name: Mumbai
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Currency: Indian Rupee
Time Difference: GMT + 5.30
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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