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India Travel Guide

Tourist Information - Mumbai


Mumbai spreads across a series of seven islands, which jut out into the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India. The whole city is crisscrossed by creeks and streams and infact parts of Southern Mumbai were built on reclaimed land from the Bay.


Summer - 25 °C - 35 °C OR 77 °F - 95 °F
Peak Summer Months - April to Mid June
Winter - 15 °C - 25 °C OR 59 °F - 77 °F
Peak Winter Months - November to February
Monsoon - 216 cm from Mid June to Mid September

Best time to visit

Is between October and April.

Tourist offices

Government of India Tourist Office

123, Maharshi Karve Road,
Tel. +91-22-2033144, +91-22-2074333, +91-22-2036854
Fax: +91-22-2014496

Government of India Tourist Information Counter

Santacruz Airport Tel: +91-22-6156920
Sahar Airport Tel: +91-22-8325331

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation

CDO Hutments, Madam Cama Road,
Tel: +91-22-2026713, +91-22-2027762
Fax: +91-22-2852182

India Tourism Development Corporation,

11th Floor, Nirmal Building , Nariman Point,
Tel: +91-22-2023343,+91-22-2026679
Fax: +91-22-2880992

Important Telephone Numbers

International airport - Tel. 6325331
Domestic airport - Tel. 6149200
Mumbai Central train station; out side platform No.5
Tel. 022-23086228
Railway Enquiry : 265 9135
Central General Enquiry : 134
Western General Enquiry : 131

Fire Service

Emergency Control Room: 101 / 309-5991 / 309-5992 / 309-5993 / 309-5994

Police Control Room

City : 100
New Bombay - 7574929


Accident cases only: 102
Heart Attack: 105

Short description

The City with stark contrasts
The magic of the reel world and the real world combine in this beautiful city. The land of Bollywood, India's answer to the west. Mumbai is known the world over for its tinsel town. On the other hand there are innumerable stories of ordinary people making it big in this land of opportunity. It is said about Mumbai that if you dare to dream "BIG" then chances are that you might just make it.

Apart from the glitz and glamour of the film industry, Mumbai is the commercial and financial capital of India and the real estate in the city is one of most expensive in the country. The stately mansions and their colonial architecture is contrasted with the poor and the hapless on the streets. So Discover Mumbai, a heady mix of all this and more.


There are many schools of thought on how Bombay got its name. One of them says, that it is named after the stone goddess of the Kolis (the original inhabitants of the city), Mumbadevi. The second school of thought says that the name is derived from the Portuguese word Bom-Bahia meaning Good Bay.


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