Visiting Mumbai

Facts about Mumbai

Currency Rupee
Language Marathi is the main language in Mumbai, but Hindi and Guajarati are also common. English is widely spoken and understood.
International Dialling Code +91 | Mumbai Area Code: 22
Weather Mumbai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with seven months of dryness and peak of rains in July. The cooler season from December to February is followed by the summer season from March to June. The period from June to about the end of September constitutes the south-west monsoon season, and October and November form the post-monsoon season.
Electricity Supplied at 220 Volt

Things to do

Mumbai is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, whether you choose to spend your evenings in one of Mumbai's many restaurants sampling a wide range of cuisines from traditional Indian South-East Asian, or, rubbing shoulders with some of Bollywood's finest in a trendy night club, or even watching a Bollywood epic, visitors will not find themselves wanting of an evening.

For daytime pursuits, visitors should pay a visit to some of Mumbai's bustling markets, such as Crawford's Market, selling fruits and vegetables and take in the Flemish and Norman architecture, or pay a visit to the Chor Bazaar or "Thieves Market" which is full of furniture, antiques and souvenirs and an ideal place to go if you like to bargain.

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Things to see

Visitors to Chemspec India should take the time to explore the wealth of attractions and landmarks that Mumbai has to offer.

To name a few, the Gateway of India is by far Mumbai's most popular landmark and a must see for all visitors.  Built to commemorate King George V's visit to India and designed by George Wittet, the gateway is a popular meeting point and launch point for excursions to the Elephanta caves.

Carved between 533-536 AD the Elephanta caves were originally Buddhist rock carved dwellings, earning the name 'Elephanta' from Portuguese after seeing a large stone elephant on its shore.

Other sites to take in include Chowpatty beach, one of the most popular beaches in Mumbai and a sight to be seen at night time.  The Mani Bhavan or Ghandi memorial, is the house that Ghandi resided in during his time in Mumbai, now a museum, it houses a photo exhibition of the major events in Ghandi's life and a collection of books either written by or about the man himself.

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