Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is a big city at India's west coast, located at the shore of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai is the city with the largest population in India. In Mumbai are also the "Bollywood" film industry, and the country's largest slums. During the colonial time the British built the beautiful St. George's Fortress, which is still one of the main attractions of the region, including The India Gate, the Prince of Wales Museum, the University of Mumbai, and the Supreme Court, as well as the Taj Mahal hotel. Within the city there are also a few smaller sandy beaches, but the water is very polluted and swimming is not recommended. The city also has numerous temples and small parks. Female travelers should remember the general caution, and if something happens, you should always raise the biggest possible fuss about the matter, because then the troublemaker will probably go away and worse will be prevented."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Mumbai forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Mumbai is a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $30.21, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $99.04, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $46.14
- Hotel (3 stars): $63.32
- Hotel (4 stars): $94.54
- Hotel (5 stars): $157.60
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.75
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $2.81
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.83
- Meal, McDonalds: $3.52
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $2.11
Mumbai has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 57.7 (better than United states average 48.8)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.8 (better than United states average 68.9)
- Walking alone at night: 57.3 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Mumbai safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
- Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
- Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
- Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.