India is a country taking part in South Asia. It has 29 states and Delhi is the national capital territory, including New Delhi as India’s capital. Roughly, one-sixth of the world’s total population is living in India and by that, it is the second-most-populous country after China. Living in a big country can make your life full of excitement and new opportunities, but for certain, there is a prize you pay when considering the time you are spending going from one place to another. And if you are a tourist living in a smaller country, this can be very shocking and stressful for you. But however, there are a couple of hints which may help you find your way out of this discomfort and within this article we will help you find them out.
If you are living in India, you are probably aware of the crowd which can make your transportation way harder. As a resident, you may have mastered the art of making it easy to go from one part to another, and by that, you know how to manage it without taking the consequence of being late, but yet there are some tools which can make your life even easier to handle and manage. If you are following this guide as a tourist, you must go through being well informed before you get lost in the inability of going around during your trip.
How to get to Mumbai?
Once you’ve settled in, you must take a look at all the possible ways of getting transported from one place to another. If you live in India, you should already be familiar with the cities in which there is an existing airport and the only thing you need to do is review the flight schedule. We are happy to help you once you’ve come to the right place. Afterward, we suggest that you take a bus when traveling to other cities. For example, if you want to travel from Delhi to Mumbai, you should consider this list of Delhi to Mumbai flights. It will help you find the cheapest and the most reliable one. If you are not a permanent citizen, you must go through the possibilities and do the same things, but with more attention and awareness. Flying from Mumbai to Delhi with a non-stop flight will take you approximately two hours while taking a train instead can take 15 hours from your day.
Considering all the options online before you take your trip is a necessity since you’ve decided to visit a big country with a high population. It will help you reduce your time checking in at the airport, looking over the options, calling the agencies and so on. Besides booking a flight after checking the options, you must consider your transportation from the center to the airport. It will take you more than an hour to get to the airport and you have several options. If need it in order to get to the city from the airport, you can take a prepaid taxi, which is located on the left side of the departures, after security. But you must be aware of this before you go outside because if you do it the security will not let you go back.
What to do there?
Once you’ve arrived in Mumbai, there are many tourist attractions you should visit there. The Gateway of India is one of the top tourist attraction, located in South Mumbai. It is taken as a symbolic monument that represents the city and it is opposite the Taj Mahal Palace. It was built in 1924 and the structural design is constituted of a large arch with Muslim architectural style incorporated.
If you are already near to it, you should consider visiting the Elephant Caves which are very close to the Gateway of India. On the entrance of it, you can spot the statues of the Maratha leader Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda which are installed to the very entrance of the Caves. You can visit it at any time of the day, but if you are ahead of planning your trip, the best period to visit them is from November to March, since the post-monsoon climate is very pleasant at that time and there are no chances of downpours.
Flora Fountain known as Hutatma Chowk is another valuable monument that should be seen and it is declared as one of India’s Heritage structures. It is called Flora because of the Roman Goddess of Flowers and the place is a major hub for commercial activities. If you decide to go there by night, you will enjoy the view because the fountain is illumined. You can reach it by air, train or by road taking a cab or using the public buses.
Another place worth visiting is the Dr. Bhau Djai Lad Mumbai City Museum which is a gorgeous place built in the Renaissance revival style in 1872. It contains more than 3500 objects linked with Mumbai’s history such as photographs, maps, books textiles and so on. It has Minton tile floors, chandeliers, staircases, all gloriously restored.
Besides the most valuable monuments and buildings, you can have fun and enjoy your stay in Mumbai in many ways. One of the most recommended places on Trip Advisor is the water kingdom, which is a water and amusement park. It is Asia’s largest theme water park. It can be reached by road or by taking a ferry.
Another important thing to consider when traveling to India is to be aware of air pollution and to take care of be safe during your visit. There are certain several months during which the air is most polluted, so if you decide to travel there during this period, you should take a mask with you, a certain one preventing you to inhale the toxicity in the PM ingredients in the air. This can’t affect your health a lot if you are a tourist only, but it is better to be safe than sorry.