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Travel Information

Nearest Airport

Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport (GVK) or also known as Terminal 2 is within 30 minutes drive by car and Mumbai’s Domestic Terminal or Terminal 1 is about 45 minutes drive from the hotel.

Visa Requirements

A passport with at least six month validity and visa are required for travel to (Mumbai) India. Please check your local lndian Embassy for updated requirements or visit here.

Local Currency & Time Zone

Indian Rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR)
UTC +5:30

Transportation

From classic to contemporary, Mumbai offers several viable public transport options including railway (trains), buses and local taxis (metered black and yellow) as well as very efficient metered auto-rickshaws. Twenty-first century app-based alternatives are also available, such as Ola and Uber. Nearby tourist spots like Alibaug and Elephanta are easily accessible by regularly scheduled commuter ferries and private boats for hire.

Weather

Although by global standards the climate here feels humid throughout the year because the city sits along the coast, Mumbai does have three distinct seasons — summer, winter and the monsoon. The winter months between November and February offer visitors optimal conditions as humidity eases up and days feel pleasant with temperatures between 17-31 degrees Celsius. Summer arrives in March with hot and humid weather which lasts through May. June to September is monsoon season, when heavy rains lash the city.

Tipping Policy

Gratuity of 5 to 7% is sufficient on bill amounts above INR 1,000. Note that restaurants in Mumbai often include a service charge, in which case no tip is expected.

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