Mumbai is the largest city in India and capital of the state of Maharashtra . mumbai was originally a cluster of seven islands on the Konkan coast, which grew together through land reclamation to a single island. This island was later with the neighboring island of Salsette together, creating the Greater mumbai was reached. The metropolitan area had an estimated population of around 2005 of over 17 million. This is mumbai’s fifth largest agglomeration of the earth and with its 12.9 million in direct city the largest city in the world. Mumbai is also one of the largest harbor cities in India and prides itself on being claimed to be the commercial capital of the country. Symbol of the cosmopolitan city of today’s Bollywood , the center of the Indian film industry.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB) is a major international airport in Mumbai (mumbai until 1995) in India. The airport is located about 15 km north of the immediate city center. Here regularly run 46 international airlines. Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and JetLite have its hub. The airport recorded 600 flight movements per day (17.5 million passengers annually and 400,000 tonnes of freight). From National Airport you can travel comfortably from Mumbai to all destinations in India. The main airlines are Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Kingfisher and Spice Jet. Are the earlier you book your flights the cheaper it.
Who wants to have the latest information on what is currently happening in Mumbai is best buy “time-out in Mumbai” , the new magazine is published every two weeks and can be purchased at any newsstand. In Mumbai and its surrounding can some companies. One recommendation is the ‘visit’ in Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia. Here one should, however, better not hang around on your own. Reality Tours and Travel (www.realitytoursandtravel.com) offers a two and a half-hour guided tour through Dharavi for Rs 500 (about 7.50 €). You learn a lot about the history of the slums, the people, the working and living conditions and aspirations of the area which lies in one of the best areas to rehabilitate Mumbai. 80% of the profits from the Dharavi and other tours go to different charitable projects locally and Mumbai.
India is a pleasure which comes to food. In Mumbai, there are countless restaurants in all price ranges. Those who stay longer can get to the “Times Food Guide” published by Times of India, here you will find information on almost every restaurant in Mumbai. Who is not happy for so long, however, wants indian and especially the “Mumbai” should definitely try the small restaurant kitchen, “Soam” close visit to Chowpatty beach and directly across from Babulnath temple. Here, we learn the specialties of Maharashtra (especially Mumbai) and Gujarat and Marwari dishes offered. Please read the Pani-Puri test.
For business trips the The Leela Kempinski Mumbai ‘is highly recommended (visited December 2007). The room was perfectly clean and very comfortable. In the hotel are very good restaurants and bars, with the beautiful grounds (garden, pool, bar and restaurant area) is particularly noteworthy. From the airport is by taxi on Leela ‘normally’ only a few minutes. At the airport should, preferably one in the arrival area bookable, pre-paid taxi or shuttle service to the hotel to be used. At the exit of the airport is quite rare to find a taxi at a fair price. Who has time should acclimatize, because Mumbai’s climate has it all: mostly it’s warm and humid in the rainy season (June to September) extreme. In order to adjust to the climate, it is located not far from the airport on the coast, for example, in Juhu, to get a room. Not everything there is super-expensive and Bollywood stars. The “King’s International” is pretty good and only about 15 minutes from the Juhu Beach wunderbareb. Anyone who wants to experience the multi-cultural Mumbai comes naturally to the Colaba district is a must. The “Godwin Hotel” is centrally located for local standards in a quiet side street: not cheap, but clean and central.