Flights from Bangalore to Mumbai
More to Love About Mumbai
Mumbai is a city full of culture and festivals. Visit during the many Hindu celebrations, being careful to avoid monsoon season.
Best months for Mumbai
Mumbai enjoys three seasons - Summer, Monsoon and Winter. The best time to visit is during winter, from November till February. This is when temperatures reach a maximum of 30°C and a minimum of 17°C. It is best to try to avoid the monsoon season, which runs from June until September. Visit during the usual Hindu festivals, including Holi (full moon in March) or Ganesh Chaturthi in August/September. This event includes 10 days of celebrations, processions and more. Travel to Mumbai for Diwali, the festival of lights in October with fireworks and lights.
Tips Before You Travel
There are ATMs at airport's international terminal. You should also know that smog is prevalent during the dry season and can be unpleasant. The prices of most things are lower in Mumbai than in Delhi, but higher than in many other Indian cities, such as Kolkata. Expect to pay 200Rs for a basic meal out.
Local Mumbai transport
Transport from the airport to the city centre is easy to obtain. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is 28 km from the city centre. Prepaid taxis cost between about 450 and 600 Rs. Bus 337 or 308 (from level 6 departures) to Andheri station runs about 14Rs, then walk to train station and take the blue Harbour line to the CST station (about RS10).
When looking for local accommodation, head to South Mumbai or Colaba or nearby railway stations for budget guest houses. Accommodation in Mumbai is relatively expensive compared to the rest of India. A bed in a hostel (dorms) costs roughly 250 Rs. Three-star hotels run from about 4000 Rs. Taxis in Mumbai are cheap, with the minimum fare being Rs 21 for first 1.5 km and then Rs 1 for every 100 metres. Suburban trains are very crowded during rush hour. Purchase a bus day pass for Rs 70 (needs a Smart photo ID card). There are no autos in downtown Mumbai. Elsewhere, the minimum fare is around 15RS, the first 1.5 km cost about 17Rs, then one rupee per every extra km.