is the commercial capital of India and the center of the largest film industry
in the world.
off the west coast of India
at 18.54° N & 72°E, Mumbai has a huge coastline and is one of the biggest
and oldest ports of India. The total area is about 600 sq Kms.
2) Time Zone: Indian Standard Time (IST) -5 1/2
hrs ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT )London. 10 1/2 hrs ahead of New York
& 5 1/2 hrs behind Australia.
Climate : Owing to the sea coast, the city is often highly humid.
Temperature vary between 19"C(Nov-Jan) And 36"C (April -June) October
is one of the hotter months in this city, apart from April & May. Monsoons
set in by June and end by mid September. A use of a windcheater or a raincoat is
highly recomened during the monsoons as breezy winds biow umbrellas out of
4) Language : Marathi is the language of the natives. Hindi and English are also widely spoken.
5) Religion: India, being a country
with a confluence of cultures and religions, there exists freedom of worship and
pursuing any religion. The major religions in this city however are Hinduism,
Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.
6) Visa : A must for all visitors to the city and is normally valid for a period of six months. Issued by the Indian High Commission or Embassy. Airport Tax: No tax for domestic travel. However, for International-travel the tax works to about Rs.500/-, payable at the airport or at the time of reservations.
7) Customs: Import
of a litre of any spirit or
wine and 200
permitted, electronic items
like Video cameras and laptops must be registered at the customs, and taken back
8) Money: Indian
currency is a rupee, which
is equivalent to 100 paise. Approx.
Value: US Dollar: Rs.46.76 /UK Pound's. 66.92/Euro: Rs.40.30
11) Dress: Informal
& casual wear is accepted and comfortable. Avoid dressing
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