Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, the capital city of the state of Maharashtra, is the most
populous city of India and the second most populous city in the world on the western coast of
India. It is also the business and cinema capital of India known as “bollywood”. Bordering the
Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean), the City of Mumbai boasts of some of the most pleasurable beaches
like Juhu, Chowpatty, Madh Island, Versova, Marve and Manori. These beaches are essentially
the sole of Mumbai, which are full of life on weekends and evenings. People come in to stroll,
relax, unwind and enjoy delicious snacks at the numerous food stalls, shops and watch the
charmers and performers. Driving along the Marine Drive (now known as Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose Road) along the Arabian Sea before heading to one of beaches in the evening, is
a most pleasurable experience. Mumbai is a very busy international airport, railway hub and is
connected by highways and roadways.
Getting around: Personal and rental autos, Mumbai Suburban Railways popularly known as
Locals, Monorail, Metro, buses, taxis, autorikshas, ferries and tour vehicles.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is from October to March and June to August for non-
resident locals, mid season April, May and September.
Weather: Climatological Information Mumbai, India, source India Meteorological Department.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on WMO Climatological Normals(CLINO) for the 50-
year period 1951-2000.
- Precipitation includes both rain and snow.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
Tour sites and attractions: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba, Crawford Market,
Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach, Mamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens, Essel World, Prince of
Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Aarey Milk Colony, Vasai Fort, Bandra, Bandra Fort, Bombay
Natural History Museum, Crawford Market, Malada, Film City and more.
Near Mumbai And Side Trips:
Elephanta Island, hewn out of solid rocks, located in Gharapuri Island about 10 kms (6.2 miles)
east of Mumbai in Arabian Sea consists of two groups of caves of Hindu and Buddhist Gods with
some most impressive carvings. A visit to Mumbai may be incomplete without half a day tour by
boat to the Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lonavala, Khandala, the twin hill station resort, located about 110 kms (68 miles)
in the Western ranges of the Sahyadris, offers breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and the
surrounding mountains. Because of salubrious climate, these are also popular health resorts with
numerous sanitariums. Khandala is about 3 kms (1.9 miles) from Lonavala. Sites to visit in the
area may include Rajmachi Point, Lonavala, Tungarli Lake, Lonavala Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Bhushi
Lake, Amrutanjan Point, Duke’s Nose, Karla, Bhaja Cave and Lohagad Fort.
Panchgani, is a little town in the shade of groves of casuarinas and silver oaks. The name,
Panchgani, refers to the five hills on which the town is built. The nearest airport is in Pune at a
distance of about 100 kms (62 miles) and Mumbai by road is about 248 kms (154 miles) away.
There are miles of long walks, thickly canopied lush trees, vegetations and spectacular views.
Todoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra’s oldest and largest National Park and one of the
41 Project Tiger, Tiger Reserves, is located about 40 Kms (25 miles) from Chandrapur in the
Chandrapur district. The nearest airport is at Nagpur about 140 kms (86 miles). The name
Todoba is associated with the tribal God “Todoba” or “Taru”, who lived in these dense forests
whereas the name Andhari is associated with Andhari River that passed through the forest. A six
seater open vehicular safari is the main attraction of this park to view over thousand species of
birds, animals, insects and other life including Chitals, Sambars, Barking Deer, Chausingha, Neel
Gai, Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Civet, Jungle Cats, Marsh
Crocodile, varied diversity of aquatics, birds and Raptors.
Tansa Lake (Dam) and Wildlife Sanctuary, about 91 kms (56 miles) from Mumbai, is located in
Thane district. Quiet but immense water spread of the lake nestles amidst the thick forest of
Tansa and is source of water supply to the wildlife in the sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is
spread over an area of about 217 sq kms (83 sq miles) and is home to over 50 species of animals
and 200 species of birds.
Tour sites and attractions, Keibul Lamjao National Park, an bode of rare and endangered
species of Brow Antlered deer and over seventeen species of mammals, Loktak Lake, Sendra
Island, Khonghampat Orchidarium housing over 110 rare varieties of orchids spread over about
200 acres, Manipur Zoological Gardens and more.
Tour packages: Air, hotel, auto rental, tour packages by air, road, transfers from airport to hotel
and back, local sightseeing and other combinations.
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