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Getting Around in MUMBAI

Local Trains - Mumbai has a wide network of suburban rail that connects most parts of the city. There are three lines- Central main line, Western line and Harbour line. Local trains are the life of Mumbai as most people take them to travel to work and back home. However, they can be quite crowded during rush hours in the morning and evening.

Metros - Though recently functional with limited connectivity, the Metro is another means to get around the city of Mumbai.

Taxis - The black and yellow top taxis can be easily hired on the streets and is an easy means to get across the city. There are also private taxis that are available and can be hired at a higher charge.

Buses - There are frequent local bus services run by BEST connecting various parts of the city.

Auto rickshaws- Though they are not available across the city, while travelling beyond Bandra and Sion, auto rickshaws are the easiest means to get around.

Cars- If you are looking for a comfort, one can take private chauffer driven cars to get around the city.

Ferries- Ferry services connect Mumbai mainland to Elephanta caves which is a major tourist attraction. There are also a few other intra-city ferry services.

How to Reach MUMBAI

By Air

Chathrapati Shivaji International Airport connects Mumbai to various cities across the globe. Numerous airlines including British airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Lufthansa, Emirates, Air India, Oman Air among other airlines fly into and from Mumbai. The domestic terminal is a few kilometres away and there are shuttle services connecting both. There are numerous taxi services that one can hire to reach the city centre from the airport.

By Road

Numerous private operators run buses to Mumbai from other Indian cities such as Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, among others. One can also drive into Mumbai from other cities as it is well-connected by national highways.

By Rail

Trains connect Mumbai with almost every other city in the country. The main stations are Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar Terminus and Mumbai central.

By Water

There are cruise liners from Mumbai to international cities including Dubai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. These service are only few in numbers at the moment.

Visa Requirements for INDIA

Visitors to India mush obtain a visa from an Indian diplomatic mission unless they are from a country which has visa-free travel provision to India. India offers visa-free entry to the citizens of Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives (for 90 days). Travelers having an Overseas Citizens of India document or a Person of Indian Origin Card are also exempted from obtaining Indian visa. 
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