Mumbai (Bombay), India’s entertainment and commercial capital, is the main air/sea gateway to India. In fact, the “Gateway of India” is one of this mega-city’s most conspicuous historical landmarks. The Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the main entry point for flights to Mumbai (Bombay) and also the country’s busiest. As a major global destination for business and leisure travelers, and millions of non-resident Indians, you can find several cheap flights to Mumbai (Bombay). Welcome to “maximum city.”
The international airport at Sahar is just three miles away from the domestic airport in Santa Cruz. The two airports offer comprehensive passenger conveniences, including free wireless internet access, money exchange counters, banks, ATMs, restaurants, duty-free shops, business centers, hotel/railroad reservation desks, pre-paid taxis, car rentals, and a lot more. Major international air carriers operate flights to Mumbai (Bombay), and the airfare to Mumbai (Bombay) is relatively affordable given the extensive number of budget and charter flights now operating to this city.
Like most major international cities, Mumbai (Bombay) does have good intra-city transportation facilities. Non-air conditioned, pre-paid (yellow-black) taxis are available at both airports around the clock, as are air-conditioned (blue) taxis called “cool cabs.” Rates are displayed prominently near the pre-paid taxi booth outside the arrival terminal. Of course, if you have the time, the cheapest, albeit less comfortable, way to travel around Mumbai is by the perennially popular buses and suburban trains called “locals.” These public transportation systems connect all parts of the city and can be a fun way to travel and make friends, too.
From centuries-old monuments, churches, and temples, to bustling traditional bazaars, trendy boutiques, and mega malls, Mumbai has them all. If you are a first-time visitor, some of the most popular places to visit are the Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens at Malabar Hill, the Chor and Zaveri Bazaars, the Elephanta Caves, and Central Railway’s imposing railroad terminus (earlier named “Victoria Terminus”).
The Mumbai megalopolis is home to some of India’s finest multi-cuisine restaurants, bars, pubs, malls, boutiques, beauty salons, nightclubs, discos, theaters, multiplexes, and more. Many of its fine dining restaurants and nightclubs feature live music and entertainment. These include Indigo, Blue Frog, Dome, Valhalla, and Wink. Mumbai is also a shopper’s paradise. Find everything you need at malls like In-Orbit, Atria Millenium, and Infiniti. Other top places to shop are Crawford Market, Colaba Causeway, and Bandra’s Linking Road. Book your Mumbai (Bombay) flight today to experience this exciting city!
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