Did you know that Mumbai is one of the most popular cities in India? Formerly called Bombay, Mumbai is home to one of the largest slums in the world—Dharavi Slum. It is here that the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” was shot. Additionally, Mumbai is renowned mostly for Bollywood filming, exuberant nightlife, world-class shopping malls and plenty of scenic places to visit. It is a city worth exploring and a Mumbai day tour is a good point to start.
While the place is generally safe, there are some areas you want to visit while accompanied by a local tour guide to feel comfortable. Besides, the city is ever full of life and so attractive to fun-loving people; and so, it is possible to overspend and go home broke. That’s why you should get a suitable Mumbai city tour package from a renowned tourist company like Mystical Mumbai.
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Important considerations prior to traveling
- Schedule your trip early enough
If you are planning to visit Mumbai, make sure you set your travel date and the duration of your stay early. This can help you take advantage of travel discounts when booking your air ticket. Depending on where you are coming from, it is also possible to slow down your journey by booking a train. For your safety, ensure that you double-checked the train route not to end up in a totally different destination. By being organized in advance you can avoid confusion during travel.
- Getting accommodation
As far as getting a place to stay, you need to keep away from falling into the trap of agents who might ask you to pay a hefty amount the last minute. Don’t do last minute accommodation booking to safeguard your money. So, start looking for the best hotels and rooms deals prior to coming to Mumbai. If need be, get in touch with a travel agent with a good reputation and have them get an affordable and safe place to stay on your behalf and offer a nice Mumbai city tour package.
- Food safety
It is a must to plan your catering needs when you arrive in Mumbai. Thus, use a tour guide who knows the cleanest restaurants in the city. One thing you can be sure of is that the city offers some of the tastiest cuisines. So if you eat at a hygienic place, you will be the happiest visitor around.
- Medical attention
Needless to say, you can get sick during your trip to Mumbai. So it is important to get thoroughly examined by your doctor and get any vaccinations that might be required before entry. If you are on medication, pack them in your travel luggage to make sure you don’t miss your doses while in Mumbai. Moreover, get to know the best health care facilities in the city just to increase your safety during your trip. A reliable tour guide can help with this. As for your skin health, it is good to know that Mumbai is a sunny coastal city and you will need to use the best sunscreen lotion on a regular basis.
- Safe commuting
When you arrive in Mumbai, you will need to travel around its scenic places without problems. So you have to decide on the best means of transport to use during your stay. If traveling in peak hours, trains will be so full that you will not enjoy your short trips. There are several public transport buses too, but you might not always have quick access to them. In addition to buses and trains, Mumbai’s other popular of means of transport is auto rickshaws. You might want to ride in one of these for fun or convenience during your stay, but they have their cons. Taxis Cabs are available too, but it is good to know your destinations well prior to boarding one of them. To avoid the stress of choosing the best ways to commute, just get in touch with a tour company that can arrange the best Mumbai day tour for you.
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