Useful information about the flight from Hyderabad to Mumbai
The city of contrasts
Mumbai is a bustling city that is famous for its contrasts. The city is the home of Bollywood, hidden temples, fishermen, movie stars and even a tropical forest.
When is the best time for a Mumbai trip?
The city has three seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Visitors tend to prefer to visit during the winter months which is November - February. It's not recommended to visit the city during monsoon season, which runs from June to September.
An annual highlight are the Hindu festivals. The Holi festival in March and the Ganesh Chaturthi in end August is a must-see, as well as the Diwali festival of lights.
Some tips and info to remember before you travel
There are ATMs at the airport terminal should you need to withdraw cash on arrival. The prices of groceries, meals etc. are lower in Mumbai than in Delhi, but tend to be higher than many other cities in India. For example, a basic meal will cost you about Rs. 200.
Also keep in mind that the dense smog in the city can be unpleasant in the dry season.
Booking accommodation and checking out transport
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located 28km from the city. There are taxis available to transport you to the city centre for between 450 and 600 rupees. You could also choose to take bus 337 or 308 from level 6 departures to the Andheri station for about Rs. 14 and then walk the short distance to the train station. You'll then take the blue Harbour line to the CST for about Rs. 10.
Accommodation tends to be more expensive in Mumbai than the rest of India. The South of Mumbai and the railway station area has good budget guest houses. A bed in a hostel will cost you about 250Rs.
When you travel around the city you should take a few things into consideration. The taxis are cheap, with a minimum fare of Rs. 20 or so for the first 1.5km, and then Rs. 1 for every 100m. The suburban trains are seriously overcrowded, especially during rush-hour. A day pass to travel on the bus will cost you about Rs.70, but remember that you'll need a Smart photo ID card for this option. There aren't any autos in downtown Mumbai. In other parts of Mumbai these cost in the region of Rs. 15 for the first 1.5km, and then Rs. 17 per every km.