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Visiting Mumbai

There is a lot to see in Mumbai; from temples to churches and mosques, from museums to markets, shopping malls, zoos and galleries. The typical tourist sights are concentrated in South Mumbai. Take a look at this website for an overview of things to do in Mumbai..

Population: Around 15million

Language: The National language of the country is Hindi. English is the second major language spoken in India and is used for much of the official business. Mumbai being situated in Maharashtra you would also hear people speak in Marathi which is the state language.

Local time:
The local time zone is GMT +5.5

Weather & climate

The typical weather in Mumbai is humid. Mumbai has three main seasons – Summer, Monsoon and Winter. October-February is the best time to visit. Please click here for the most up-to-date local weather.



The dining experience at an upscale restaurant in Mumbai is more or less the same as anywhere else in the world. If you search hard enough, you will find cuisine from practically every part of the world represented in the city. But to get a real flavour of what’s unique to Mumbai, you will have to go a little lower down the scale and experience its street food and Irani cafes. Take a look at this website for an overview of all kinds of restaurants.


The currency in India is the Rupee, although you will find that major credit cards are accepted at most larger hotels and restaurants in major cities. Bank notes stay in circulation for a long time in India. Tipping is not customary in India except in the most up-market restaurants, and even then, it’s a few rupees rather than a percentage of the bill. Use this currency converter to find out how much the rupee is worth in your currency.

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