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recommended Mumbai (Bombay)For many people, Mumbai is the first glimpse of they'll get of India -- crowded, polluted, noisy, jumbled, confusing, fragrant, stinking, rich and poor and completely itself. If you're entering via ... read morethis route, keep this in mind: Bombay is NOT India - it's an own-world, a vibrant and buzzing and intoxicating and frustrating place, like any other city of more than 15 million people. So: let's get to what's good: (1) Great beaches (have some chaat at Chowpatty)! (2) Cool museums (Price of Wales Museum has some serious treasures and a great audio-tour) (3) Awesome nightlife (party with Bollywood stars, if your wallet will stretch that far) (4) The Mumbai Harbor and the Elephanta Caves (take the tour from the Gateway of India - it rocks). (5) Fabulous food (Bombay duck, fabulous South Indian dosas, fine biryanis, and amazing Goan seafood). There's nothing you can do to prepare you, so pack some patience and a sense of the absurd and jump in with both feet -- it's the only way to live like a real Mumbaiker!.Comment.3 months ago. ReportMatthew Crompton
Mumbai CST (the city's main train station) is about 22km from the airport, and in ideal traffic, that can be covered in say 45 minutes. Of course, Mumbai is also known for having terrible, terrible traffic, so at peak hour the same taxi ride could very easily take 2 hours. 6pm on a saturday isn't weekday rush-hour traffic, but it *is* weekend rush hour for people going into the city for the evening. So while it may be okay (depending entirely on the day), you might also be cutting it uncomfortably close, and if you can get a train departure that is more than two hours from when you leave the airport, you're likely to enjoy more peace of mind. Good luck! ^_^