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Marine Drive

Mumbai, India

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Coronavirus in Mumbai

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Mumbai

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in India. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to India.

Money in Mumbai

Currencie(s): Indian rupee

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.01 €
  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.01 $
  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.01 £

Tipping: Not normal in hotels and restaurants, but appreciated if given. If eating a casual meal—breakfast or snack—with a bill total less than IN₹300, then a 10% tip is expected and appreciated.

Corruption: India has a corruption score of 59 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through India, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, India scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

India is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.61 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Mumbai

Language(s): Hindi & English

Food & Drinks in Mumbai

National dish: Tandoori Chicken.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Mumbai is 18.
The drinking age varies by state. In New Delhi, for example, the drinking age is 25, while in Goa it is 18. Mahrashtra’s Wardha district has a drinking age of 30.

Religion in Mumbai

India is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 90% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Mumbai

Age of Consent: 18 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in India.

India scores a 1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Mumbai

Timezone: UTC+05:30

Driving: Left-hand traffic.
WARNING: You might want to rent a car, but remember: this is a left-hand driving country. This might be the opposite side of the road than you’re used to, so it will require more concentration to keep from turning their car directly into oncoming traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / D / M

Weather: Currently haze, with a temperature between 31 and 32°C (87.8 and 89.6°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 90.87 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to India. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

Fly to Mumbai, India

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