Useful information about the flight from Chennai to Mumbai
Mumbai, a stimulating holiday
Mumbai, also known as Bombay, is the cosmopolitan capital city of Maharashtra State, India and home to the famous Taj Mahal Palace. Visitors can enjoy Bollywood Studio tours, food tours and many other sights.
The best time to visit this exotic locale is winter, from November to February. The weather is ideal during this season, the range of temperatures is between 17 and 30 degrees. However, the most exciting festivals occur in earlier in the year. The Holi celebration of colours and love is a spring celebration held in March. Ganesh Chaturthi, honours Ganesha, the elephant god in August or September. Diwali, the festival of light, is a highlight of the spring or autumn season.
Tips about Mumbai
The cost of living in Mumbai is lower than in Delhi, but higher than in other Indian cities such as Kolkata. Standard meals, for example variations of Pav Bhaji, are around 200 Rs; more elaborate meals like Parsi cuisine, are going to be more. Budget friendly guest house lodgings can be located in South Mumbai or Colaba and near the railway stations. Hostels or dormitory accommodation will be around 240 Rs. In Mumbai, 3 star hotels will start at 4000 Rs. More exclusive rooms in 4 star and higher rated hotels will be more expensive than in other parts of the country.
Getting around the area
Mumbai Chhatratrapati Shivaji International Airport is 28 kilometres from the heart of the city. Cashpoints are available in the international terminal. Shuttle buses to the Andheri railway station for connection to the city and nearby areas will cost about 14 Rs. Prepaid taxis are another means of transportation from the airport to Mumbai starting at 450 Rs. Within the city, travelling by taxi is relatively inexpensive, the minimum fair is usually Rs 21 for the first 1.5 kilometres and then Rs 1 for every further 100 metres of the trip. For sightseeing, a bus day pass will cost around 70 Rs, a Smart photo identification card is necessary to purchase this convenient option. Trains are often very crowded and auto rickshaws start at 17 Rs and are not allowed in certain sections of the city. Ferries are a scenic option for travel to the Gateway of India and the Elephanta Caves. Private cars and drivers can be hired for 8 hours at a time.