What tips does one need to keep in mind for a trip to Mumbai?
Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by sushma.yadav
Planning a trip to Mumbai, a little organizing and charting will definitely will make it a trip worth remembering. The important do’s to be taken care off:
Planning a trip is definitely a must do. Book the tickets through Filght/Train/Bus in advance. Keep all of them handy in a neat folder, so that you have an easy access to them. This will prevent fumbling and grumbling at last moment.
Though ATMS are largely available in this city, but there accessibility might decrease in some places, specially the offbeat destinations. So it is always a good idea to keep some cash handy. Specifically cash will be required if dealing with local vendors for food and other basic essential items.
Travel in City
Mumbai like other Metropolitan cities of India suffers from chronic traffic problems. So patience is the first requisite mantra required and rest can be borne easily. Keep ample time at your hand so that you reach your destination without much problem. Travelling at peak hours specifically at 8a.m- to11.a.m and 6p.m to 9.pm, should be preferably avoided. And using local train at this time is only for brave hearts (not recommended).
Weather and what to wear and eat
Mumbai has a fab weather throughout year. Being close to, sea the weather is generally moderate. However it may become bit humid and sticky around monsoons. If travelling in summers, light cotton clothes, hats and sunscreen are recommended. Also keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water.
For food, Mumbai has access to all kind of foods. So eat correctly, what suits your tummy. Ask for seasonal vegetables in the food you order.
For international tourist it is advised to keep visa handy. One should not carry all the credit/debit/identity and other cards in wallet, because if the wallet is lost you find yourself in helpless position. So best thing is to keep some credit cards under lock and key at your hotel room or if the hotel provides locker options, then that would best option.
So adhere to these basic guidelines and your visit to Mumbai will be definitely a memorable one.