"My home, Mumbai" Mumbai by johnbradshawlayfield

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Warnings and dangers in mumbai

1. While travelling around Mumbai use a taxi or a rickshaw. Donot use local trains or buses as they are over crowded and pick pocketing is practised.

2. Donot drink tap water as it is a breeding ground for viruses. Mineral water is available throughout mumbai. ( Best mineral water manufacturers are Bisleri, Bailley, Aquafena, Kinley and Himalaya.)

3. Many people will offer you garlands if u are a Westerner. Avoid these garlands as the flowers may contain some powder which may disturb your respiratory system.

4. For guidance, ask only educated people and not uneducated people as they may fool you.

5. Remember, when paying rickshaw fare, always subtract one from the original meter reading and add three in taxi meter reading.

6. The BEST municipal buses although cheap is not BEST when crowded. Don't use them or in the end u may find yourself in a quarrel.

7. If u want to enjoy Mumbai transportation use the BEST municipal buses' AIRCONDITIONED bus as it is cheap and comfortable.

Must see in Mumbai

1. Prince of Wales Museum
2. Gateway of India
3. Mumba Devi Temple
4. Elephanta Caves
5. Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus which is a train junction
6. Nehru Planetariunm and Science centre
7. Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(west), a cheap shopping and eating paradise
8. Juhu Beach and the Girgaum Chowpatty
9. Hanging Gardens and the aeroplane park in Santacruz

Airports of Mumbai and airplanes

A. Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport
1. Compared to the classic airports in world this airport has not yet met airport standards.
2. It is small but comfortable.
3. Modernisation of this airport will start in middle of 2007 but over all I rate this airport 6.5 out of 10.
4. Planes that come here are-- Aeroflot, Air India, Swiss International, Austrian Airlines, Al Italia, Aero Mexico, Air France, Cathay Pacific, Biman Bangladesh, Orient Thai Airways, Singapore airways, Malaysian Airways, Srilankan airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Emirates, American airlines.
5. India's own Air India flights are cheap and best.

B. Chatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport
1.It is divided into Governmaent controlled airport and private controlled airport by priivate companies.
2. Indian Airlines is the only plane in the government section while Kingfisher airlines, Jet Airways, Spice Jet India, Indigo Airlines have service in the private section.
3. The most cheapest is the Spice Jet India.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mumbai is the greatest city in the whole world and the people are friendly.
  • Cons:Mumbai is a little less hygienic city.
  • In a nutshell:Mumbai is more than just a city.
  • Last visit to Mumbai: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2006
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    Oct 23, 2006 at 11:27 AM

    very different places to travel..How & why idd u chose them? work/ Travel?

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