Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is one of the largest and best-known cities in India. Home of Bollywood, this culturally diverse port city is chock-full of beautiful colonial architecture, busy street markets, and grand temples. Immense, loud, and full of people from all walks of life, this is a proper adventure for the bold. Mumbai flights land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM).
There is a galaxy of hotels in Mumbai surrounding the airport, providing travelers coming off flights to Mumbai easy access to all the region has to offer. There are two public buses (337 and 308) run by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport that stop outside the departure hall entrance on level 6. These will take you to Andheri Station, from which you can access the nearby train station. Get tickets for the Harbour Line. If you want to cab it, get a coupon from one of the prepaid counters inside the terminal. This is the safest course of action, as metered cabs are known to sometimes take circuitous routes to your destination. There are several prepaid taxi agencies inside, so don't be afraid to shop around if you don't like the rate you're offered. Make sure you get into the same cab you're assigned at the counter. Once you are settled at your Mumbai hotel, hit the streets! Discover the fascinating rock-carved temples of Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or enjoy a studio tour behind the scenes of Bollywood, the premier Hindi film industry. In the evening, walk along Marine Drive, locally known as the "Queen's Necklace," where you can get a fantastic view of the city lit up at night. There's enough to keep you busy here for weeks.
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