Mumbai often referred to as the financial capital of India, and also the city of dreams has quite a lot to offer to all its visitors. Undoubtedly one of the most important cities in the county surrounded by the Arabian Sea, it has always been a trading town. The hustling and ever full of life roads of this metropolitan city is the nucleus of our emerging country, which undoubtedly makes it extremely popular among the tourists. The city has undoubtedly some other, more than others, of everything. The lights here are brighter, roads crowded, colors more vibrant, and food with more of flavors. It is without a second through one of the most astonishing and beautiful places to visit.
Known as the city of dreams and home to the iconic Bollywood, Mumbai is home to many tourists throughout the year. The vibrant culture, history and natural beauty make it iconic and beautiful, which in turn attracts a lot of visitors every year.
To maximize the enjoyment of your trip, there are certain things which one should know before they visit Mumbai. Below we look at ten secrets that one should know to make their visit to Mumbai better.
The traffic of Mumbai is notorious and rough. During peak hours you can be stalled on roads for hours leading to a sour experience. It is always preferable to stay away from major connecting roads during office timings, as most of the time you will get stuck in an extended The ride between the airport and to the city can take hours, so it is always recommended to plan your travel accordingly, making sure that you don’t eventually get stuck.
Though traveling in a regional in Mumbai is an experience in itself; it can turn in to a nightmare. The local trains account for a footfall of approximately 3 billion every year, making it one of the most used and crowded mode of public transport all over the world. Though the connectivity and convenience they provide are unmatchable, it is recommended to use them during nonpeak.
Monsoons in Mumbai are dreadful and wreak havoc. If you watch the news regularly, you must be aware of the situations created in Mumbai by the monsoon every year. The whole city comes to a standstill with water logging problems all around hampering connectivity. Flooding during monsoon is regular; traffic turns worse and local trains become non-operational. It is always recommended to plan your travel accordingly so that you don’t have to encounter the dreadful.
The street shopping scenario in Mumbai is quite a rage. With Coloba, Fashion Street, Crawford market, and many more options available for cheap and quality shopping, the city is a paradise for shoppers.
If you are a foodie who adores the delicacies of the streets, Mumbai is your place. With numerous mouth-watering food items like the classic vada pav, panipuri, bhel, Sev Puri, ragda patties, pav bhaji and many more, the city is heaven for street food lovers. The khauu galis is a paradise for foodies with a plethora of options available in both vegetarian as well as nonvegetarian.
The city is home to some of the best spice markets in the country. Though many of these markets have more of turned in to traps for tourist, some markets like the Lalbaug market still offers the best mix of spices at a reasonable rate.
The classic kaali peeli taxis are a sight to cherish and something which one should experience during their visit to Mumbai.
Ferries are traveling to and fro from Alibaug & Elephanta caves to the dock area of the South Mumbai. These rides are a must for anyone visiting Mumbai. It is also a cost-effective and fast way to commute to some of the most beautiful places in the city.
The tropical weather
Mumbai is a coastal city making the climate hot and humid almost throughout the year. Daytimes are usually warm even during the winters. It is recommended to carry light clothes while traveling to the place.
No Selfie Zones
Due to high risk, the Mumbai police have declared 16 no selfie zones where it is not allowed to use your phones to take selfies. So make sure you remember the rule and don’t lead yourself into any trouble.
Go ahead and plan the perfect trip. A family trip is considered to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable in places in Mumbai, that promises a lot of fun and memories.
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