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Busy and bustling, yet vibrant and warm, Mumbai is a city that can initially seem overwhelming, but with a bit of exploration, it’s understandably a haven for tourists.
Historically rich and surprisingly modern, this destination is home to such attractions as the Haji Ali Dargah and the Jehangir Art Gallery, the Mahalkshmi Temple and the Brabourne Stadium.
As this location is often packed with visitors trying to soak up the exciting array of activities, it is no surprise that cheap flights to Mumbai are easy to find if you do some forward planning.
Best time to go to Mumbai
From November through February, Mumbai can be very congested, as the streets are filled with both locals and excitement-hungry tourists.
If you can manage to find cheap accommodation and flights to the city, this is an excellent time to go, as shopping hubs like Chor and Zaveri bazaars bring out their best merchandise.
As the weather is marvellous at peak season, it’s also a great time to go on a Bombay Heritage Walk or watch the sun set on Marine Drive.
Because of humid, close weather of March to early August, the city sees a decline in tourism, and a drop in the price of flights. If you do not mind the climate, this is an excellent time to visit the Mani Bhavan museum, take part in the Elephanta Festival, or take an early morning walk through the Five Gardens.
Though the heat of mid-August through November drives most tourists away, the adventurous traveller will take this time to enjoy such events as the Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri, or mingle with the locals at the Vie Lounge and the Mocha Bar.
Mumbai Airport and Transfer Information
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Distance: 28km to downtown Mumbai
For the first time traveller, taking a pre-paid taxi may be the best option. Although local buses are readily available and inexpensive, they can be crowded and a bit intimidating. Taxis can be expensive, but it is possible to get a better deal if you ask multiple drivers about their rates.
Online resources for your travel to Mumbai
The Mumbai tourism website gives information on accommodation and dining, attractions and events.
The Safetravel website provides safety warnings, and important local contacts.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport website offers details on flights, ground transport, and in-airport facilities.