Mumbai is a fascinating city, a compact mix of the traditional and the modern. A lively and varied place, this waterfront city, also the capital of Maharashtra, boasts a vibrant and cosmopolitan identity. Few cities in the world leave the tourists with such vivid impressions, whether it's the glitz and glamour of 'Bollywood', the spectacular array of Victorian buildings of the British Raj, the seaside rendezvous on the Juhu Beach, or the maze of alleyways and lively streets of Mumbai.

For many tourists, however, its world-class museums and galleries - notably the superb Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, with its collection of the antiquities, - are reason enough to visit.

This blend of old and new worlds makes for a fascinating exploration of the city's streets. An orientation of Mumbai is best begun from the Gateway of India, the most famous colonial landmark While Mumbai itself could take a lifetime to explore, it's also ideal as a base for visiting beautiful rock-cut Shiva temple on Elephanta Island - a short trip by launch across the harbor offering some respite from the frenetic activity of the city.

Each season in Mumbai carries a unique charm. The climate in Mumbai remains pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures remaining constant (around mid 20s) during winters (November to February) and mid 30's during summers (March to June). Monsoon season arrives in July and the city is lashed by heavy rainfall.

Temperature:
Summer: 34-30 C
Winter: 28-20 C

AIR:
Mumbai is a major international gateway to India with several international carriers operating regular flights to and via Mumbai, connecting it with major cities of the world. City’s domestic airport is connected by flights with most cities and towns in India.

RAIL:
Mumbai is the headquarters for the Western, Central & Konkan Railways. Regular train services connect Mumbai with all major towns and cities in India. There are five major railway terminals in the city - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - CST (formerly Victoria Terminus), Mumbai Central, Dadar, Kurla & Bandra Terminus.

ROAD:
Mumbai is an important junction on the National Highway network of the country. National Highway Nos. 3,4,6,8,9 and 17 radiate from the city and connect it with all the major towns and cities in India.
Mumbai is:
392 km from Aurangabad
543 km from Ahmedabad
998 km from Bangalore
1313 km from Chennai
2836 km from Kolkata
1460 km from Delhi
597 km from Goa
868 km from Nagpur
178 km from Nashik
170 km from Pune