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                                CITY OF MUMBAI

     Mumbai earlier was made of seven islands which are
      today called Colaba, Mahim, Mazgaon, Parel, Worli,
      Girgaum and Dongri.
     Mumbai is a cluster of Seven Islands and derives its
      name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the koli
      fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants.

                   Geographical Profile of Mumbai
                                         Area: 438.77 sq kms.
                                         Population: 20 million.
                                         Altitude: 0 at sea level.
                                         Latitude: - 18º 53' North,
                                         Longitude: - 72º 50' East.
                                         Climate: Mumbai has a Warm and humid Climate
                                          throughout the year.
                                         Weather in December: Mild & Pleasant, Clear Sky.
                                         Average Temperature: Day - 32º C, Night - 18º C.

     The people of Mumbai are commonly
      referred to as Mumbaikars and the
      languages that are mostly spoken are
      Marathi. English, Hindi.
     Mumbai is the country's financial
      powerhouse, the nation's industrial
      heartland, and its economic nerve center.
                       Places to Visit While in Mumbai
Elephanta Caves, (Mumbai)

                                     Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD, &
                                     attract more visitors each year than the entire city of Mumbai.
                                     The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells,
                                                        grand halls and porticos.

                                                               Marine Drive, (Mumbai)

     Marine Drive is an avenue with concreted six lane roads in
      the Arabian Coast and is officially known as Netaji Subhash
      Chandra Bose Road.
   Marine drive is termed as Queen’s necklace, as it glows like
  a necklace in the night with the streetlights and is seen from any
  elevated place in the city.

  Fashion Street,(Mumbai)

                                              Location: Opposite Azad Maidan in South Mumbai.
                                              Attractions: Clothes and fashion accessories at cheap rates.
                                              Famous For: Readymade clothes.
                                              Timings of Fashion Street Mumbai: This busy street is basically all
                                     days open from morning 11:00 till late 8:00 pm, but best is to go between
                                     12:00 to 4:30 as little less crowd is expected during same time. Sundays are
                                     all full.
Victoria Terminus (VT Station), Mumbai
                                               Modeled on the lines of the St. Pancras Station
                                          in London, Victoria Terminus is undoubtedly the Raj's
                                          piece de resistance, Complete with carved stone friezes,
                                          stained glass windows and flying buttresses.
                                               The station was christened to commemorate
                                          Victoria Jubilee Day in 1887 when India's first steam
                                          engine puffed out to neighboring Thane, about 45 kms
                                               Today it has been rechristened Chhatrapati
                                          Shivaji Terminus after the Maratha warrior.

         Hanging Garden, Mumbai
     Perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its
      western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru
      Park, these terraced gardens, also known as
      Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, provide lovely
      sunset views over the Arabian Sea.
     The park was laid out in the early 1880s over
      Bombay's main reservoir, some say to cover the
      water from the potentially contaminating
      activity of the nearby Towers of Silence.

                                                          Essel World, (Mumbai)
      This is Mumbai's only international-style theme park and
      amusement centre situated close to Gorai Beach.

      Water kingdom, (Mumbai)
     Water Kingdom is Asia’s largest theme water park.
     Strategically located near Essel World in Gorai, Water
      Kingdom is a hot favorite entertainment zone.
     It is an extension of the Essel World and has a lot many to
      be explored.
                                           Indian Cuisine

     Indian food is different from rest of the world not
      only in taste but also in cooking methods.
     It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages.
     Foods of India are better known for its spiciness.
      Throughout India, be it North India or South India,
      spices are used generously in food.

Local Favorite Snacks
                               Pav Bhaji
                                    Pav Bhaji is the king of Mumbai street food.
                                    This is one dish that feeds millions of people around India on a
                               daily basis.
                                    This melt-in-your-mouth Indian delicacy is a staple snack of the
                               people of Mumbai and the city serves some of the finest pav bhaji.

                                                                                     Vada Pav
     This Mumbai street snack is super cheap -- a mere ` 10/- prepared faster
      than a McDonald's McAloo Tikki Burger and provides a fulfilling shot of
      carbohydrates when a main meal is not to hand.
     The vada pav contains an array of flavors which best describe the local
      palate: A richly fried, starchy spiciness, strong essences of tangy garlic
      and a just a trace of coconut -- all soaked up in a soft, fibrous bun.
4* & 5* Hotels in Mumbai (within 5 km of Exhibition Centre)

Hotel Westin Goregaon              Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Sun-n-Sand Hotel                        JW Marriott Hotel

The Orchid                                 Sahara Star
Trident Bandra Kurla                                       Trident Nariman Point

Courtyard Mumbai International Airport Hotel                Taj Lands End

                                      Grand Hyatt Mumbai
      Multiplexes & Movie Theatres near Exhibition Centre:
  Multiplexes/                          Address                         Telephone         Ticket      Distance from
  Cinema                                                                                 Amount        Exhibition
  Cinemax Goregaon        S. V. Road, Next to Goregaon Police          022-28764269     ` 100-200         1 kms
                         Station, Goregaon (E), Mumbai – 400
  PVR Cinema               Mumbai suburban, Goregaon East                               ` 100-200         1 kms
  Big Cinemas             Plot No.1, Ram Mandir Lane Off S. V.         022-2676 0187    ` 100-200         2 kms
  Moviestar                               Road,
                          Goregaon – (W), Mumbai – 400 062
  Fame Malad               Inorbit Mall, Goregaon-Malad Link                            ` 100-200        2-3 kms
                                   Mumbai – 400 063
  Inox Live the Movie    Viraj Tower, 5th Floor, Next To Andheri       022-4062 6900    ` 100-200        4-5 kms
                           Flyover, Western Express Highway,
                            Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400 069

  Restaurants Near By Exhibition Centre:
Restaurants                   Address                      Contact                Amount           Distance from
                                                                                                 Exhibition Centre
Subway            Film City Rd, Goregaon (E), Food      022-2842 3312          Approx ` 300/-          1 kms
                  Court, Oberoi Mall, Mumbai            +91 9322117525
                                                                                  for two
Pizza Hut         R1/3rd Floor, Oberoi Mall, Off-       022-4266 5428          Approx ` 600/-          1 kms
                  Western Express Highway,              022-3988 3988
                                                                                  for two
                  Goregaon (E), Mumbai

China Ming        Machu Picchu Food Court, 2nd           022-6706 6077         Approx ` 400/-         1-2 kms
                  Floor, The ‘HUB’, Goregaon (E),        022-6706 6011
                                                                                  for two
McDonald          Film City Rd, Goregaon (E), Food       022-2842 3312          Approx ` 300/-        2-3 kms
                  Court, Oberoi Mall, Mumbai                                       for two

KFC Restaurant    Oberoi Mall, Goregaon (E),            022-4238 5050          Approx ` 350/-          1 kms

Barista Lavazza   Inorbit Mall, Mindspace, Link Rd,      022-55744863          Approx ` 500/-         3-4 kms
                  Malad (W), Mumbai
                                                                                  for two
Café Coffee Day   PVR-Oberoi Mall, 3rd Floor,                      -           Approx ` 250/-          1 kms
                  Western Express Highway,
                                                                                  for two
                  Goregaon (E), Mumbai
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                         Shopping Centre’s in Mumbai

#Shopping Malls - InOrbit Mall

      Inorbit, with its 1.2 million square feet of space, is one
       of the largest malls in South East Asia.
      The ground floor is mostly occupied by major British
       department stores.
      The first floor is full of national and international
       clothing brands, a music store, and bookstore.
      The top floor has been exclusively devoted to food and
       entertainment, and includes a kids play area.
       Address: Link Road, Malad (outer western
       Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 9.30 p.m. daily.

# Shopping Malls - Oberoi Mall
      The classy Oberoi Mall opened in mid 2008, and offers
       500,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment.
      It features a large central atrium with an uninterrupted view of
       every shop front within the mall.
      The mall's third level has a large food court and gaming area.
      Address: Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway,
       Goregoan East, Mumbai.
       Opening Hours: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

# Infiniti Mall
      This three level mall isn't as big as some, but it still has plenty of clothing, jewelry,
       electronics, and music stores.
      Anyone who loves books will appreciate
       the fantastic
       Landmark bookstore that can be found
       there. The mall also has a food court and
       children's entertainment area.
      Address: New Link Road, Andheri West,
       Opening Hours: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
                                HOSPITALS IN MUMBAI

Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre

                                 The Bombay Hospital presently ranks among the finest multi-speciality
                                 tertiary level medical centres in the country. The internationally renowned
                                 panel of doctors and consultants in every field of specialisation have, at their
                                 disposal, cutting-edge equipment. Supported by a highly trained and
                                 professional nursing staff.
                                 Address: 12, Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020, India
                                 Tel: +91 22 2067 676, URL:

Breach Candy Hospital
The hospital is located in the heart of the city at South Mumbai on
Bhulabhai Desai Road about 25 km from the domestic airport. The
hospital is located close to the famous Mahalaxmi temple and the
Holy Haji Ali shrine along the seacoast. The hospital has the US
consulate as its neighbor.
Address: 60 A Bhulabhai Desai Road Mumbai : 400026
Tel: +91 22 - 2366 7949, 2366 7788 , 2367 1888 , 2367 2888

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
                                      Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute is
                                      provide the best facilities within the country. The 750-bed hospital has
                                      over One million square feet of space, 17 floors, two basements, 30
                                      Address:Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows,Andheri
                                      (W) Mumbai
                                      Tel: +91 22 3066 6666
                                 Mumbai City Facts
   Public Transport
    Local trains, buses, taxis and autorickshaws are the major means of public transport in Mumbai.
    Local trains operate on three lines i.e., Western, Central and Harbour. For the convenience of the
    commuters, monthly and quarterly passes are also made available.

   Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST)
    Buses cover almost all of Mumbai and are linked to all the suburban railway stations. Air-
    conditioned/luxury services are also available on select routes.

   Taxis
    ply all over the city and its suburbs, the minimum fare being Rs 20/-. Air-conditioned taxis popularly
    called 'Cool Cabs' are also available in the city. However, it costs 25% more than normal taxi fare.

   Autorickshaws
    are allowed to operate only in suburbs and the minimum fare is Rs 12.00/-. There is a 50%
    surcharge on the autorickshaw and taxi fare between 12 am and 5 am. (For details refer to the fare
    table in the Transportation section).

   Car Rental
    One can hire a car on a day-to-day basis. The average rental, depending on the model, varies
    between Rs 1650/- and Rs 2550/- for eight hours, up to eighty kilometres. Every extra hour costs
    between Rs 100/- to Rs 120/- and the cost of an additional kilometre ranges between Rs 20/- to Rs

   Mobile Phone Services
    The city has GSM & CDMA based mobile phone network, covering the suburban area. There are
    major brands for GSM i.e., AirTel , Reliance, IDEA, TATA DOCOMO and Vodafone. Mobile phones
    are also available for hire, with prepaid and postpaid Sim Cards.
    Call :- AirTel on 404 092 , IDEA 405 799 , Reliance 405 015 , TATA DOCOMO 405
    039 and Vodafone on 404 020 .

   Markets and Shopping Areas
    Mumbai is a shopper’s paradise. It has every kind of product, in every price range, to satisfy every
    wallet. You can shop in the streets or venture into the air-conditioned shopping arcades of the top
    hotels like the Taj and the Oberoi. Crawford Market, Coloba Causeway, Fashion Street, World Trade
    Centre, Breach Candy, Linking Road and Dadar TT are the some of the places where you can
    satiate your shopping appetite. Zaveri Bazar has all the beautiful jewellery you will ever want to buy
    and Chor Bazar (the thieves market) offers you everything from the original to the replica, whichever
    you can afford.
                                        Warnings: -
                       If not taking a prepaid taxi or a metered taxi/rickshaw, negotiate the
                fare before taking off.
                       If spending a lot of time with a taxi driver (or any driver), it helps if he
                speaks and understands basic English
                     Be aware of travel warnings. Some areas are considered unsafe for

                                                                                         THEFT

   Most Common theft is ladies purse/hand bag snatchers.
   Strangers on bike snatch purses & mobile phones.
   Be Aware of Pickpockets.

 Photography

                   If there are signs saying “No pictures”, don’t take pictures!
                   E.g. (Some airports & bridges, Military Bases, etc. are off-limits!)
                   Take pictures of worshippers/Religious Places may sensitive.

                                                                                Safety/Police
           In Emergency:
          Within India dial 100 or 108 for police.
          Within India dial 101 or 108 for medical or fire

 Money Matters

                Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.
                Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room.
                Use room safes where available.
                Don’t Exchange money on black market.
                                                                      Dress Code

   Though Mumbai is a modern metropolitan city, Women
    advised to dress appropriately covering shoulders.
   Short skirts & Miniskirts are better avoided in public places.
   Wear informal loose clothes.