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A Rendezvous With Mumbai
Ritco ToursMumbai, the commercial capital of the country, is one of the four metropolitan cities. It is located on the western coast of India and is the capital of the state of Maharashtra. People from all over the world visit this glamourous city which is packed with fun, entertainment, sightseeing, business opportunities and much more. Mumbai is a unique city which never sleeps; there are traffic jams at 3 am, discotheques are opened all night and partying all night is a part of the lifestyle. Besides these, the city offers bustling beaches, great market places, growing multiplexes, revered temples and much more so come and fall in love with the city of dreams.

Things You Can Do in Mumbai
» Sightseeing : Mumbai is home to numerous tourist attractions. This mega city has several monuments, parks, gardens, amusement parks, beaches, lakes, places of worship and nightclubs for the tourists to visit.

» Shopping : In the commercial capital of India, everything from a pin to a luxurious car is easily available. The markets of Mumbai also have interesting names like Chor Bazaar, Mutton Street and Zaveri market. The Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market or Crawford Market is famous for its fresh fruits and vegetables.

» Eating Out : There are a variety of delicacies exclusive to Mumbai. Some of the popular restaurants of the city are Cream Centre, Garden Court Restaurant, On Toes Pub, Samrat Caterers, Spicy Meal and Viva Paschim. Juhu beach is one most ideal place to relish the local snacks of Mumbai during the evening time.

Sightseeing in Mumbai
» Gateway of India : Built way back in 1911, the Gateway of India has become synonymous with Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar. It is said that without visiting the Gateway of India, a visit to Mumbai remains incomplete. National Gallery of Modern Art: The four storied National Gallery displays some of the best of Indian contemporary art. It remains open daily from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.

» Victoria Terminus : This is one of the city's largest buildings. This Italian gothic style structure is the terminus station of Central Railway. The elaborate architecture of this terminus is worth seeing.

» Siddhivinayak Temple : The popular Siddhivinayak temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple is built of black stone and the idol of Ganesh is two and a half feet tall. Normally, the trunk of Lord Ganesh is shown turning to left but it is to the right in this temple. The temple is thronged by devotees on a daily basis.

» Juhu Beach : One of India's best known beaches, the suburban beach is a popular hangout of Mumbai's people. The Juhu 'Chowpatty' is lined up with numerous food stalls. A surprise attraction of the beach is camel ride which is great fun among tourists.Mumbai receives large number of people all throughout the year who come to the glamour city for a variety of reasons.

» Prince Charles Museum : Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture to honour king George V's visit to India, the Prince Charles Museum has 3 main sections: Art , Archeology , & Natural History. It has a fine collection of Chinese Jade pieces, oil paintings & miniature paintings.

» Rajabai Clock Tower : The Rajabai Clock tower is situated at the gardens of Mumbai university building. Consisting of 5 extensively decorated storeys, the tower is 280 ft. in height and offers a panoramic view of the city. From the ground are about eight other statues depicting various Indian castes.

» Marine Drive : Also known as the Queen's Necklace for the shimmering of its thousand lights at night. This is a main thoroughfare linking Malabar Hill and the northern parts of the island to the southernmost points of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point and Fort.

Excursion from Mumbai
Ritco ToursWhen you are in Mumbai and have spare time, then, there are some of the most charming spots around the city to add a tinge of excitement to your visit. To begin with there are Elephanta caves only 9 km by sea from the gateway of India. Then we have karla caves and Kanheri caves both built by the Buddhist monks and famous for their unique architecture. Matheran is the nearest hill station and should not be missed. You can also visit Lonavala, a small hill resort, only 120 km from Mumbai.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Mumbai
Mumbai is located close to the sea and therefore has a coastal climate where it remains warm and humid for most of the year. The climate turns out to be pleasant only during the winter (November-March), when the skies are clear and the temperature is cool. The temperature is on the rise from the month of March until the monsoon season heralds in mid-June, which goes on until September. During summer the temperature usually ranges between 35 C to 23 C. During winters the temperature goes down to 19 C and 29 C.

The best time to travel to Mumbai is between October and March.

Getting There
» By Air : Mumbai has both a domestic and an international airport. Chhatarpati Shivaji International Airport (30 km from the city center) has Air India and all the other international flights namely Air France, British Airways, Cathay pacific and Gulf Air landing here. Santa Cruz Domestic Airport (26 km from the city center) handle flights to all important national destinations and serves Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Sahara. Both the airports are located on the outskirts of Mumbai city.

» By Trains : Mumbai is connected to the rest of the country by Central and Western railway lines. Trains from most central, southern and eastern regions arrive at CST(Central Railway Terminus) located in the heart of the city.trains from Northern India arrive at Bombay Central(Western railway Terminus).

» By Road : Inter state buses connect Mumbai with various parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. Private long distance buses depart from J Boman Beohram Marg. Buses also depart daily from just south of Metro Cinema (Marine Lines), on MG Road. MTDC's daily deluxe buses to Mahabaleshwar, Ganpatipule, and Shirdi depart from the MTDC tours Division, reservation office on Madame Cama Road.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches (ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.

Anchoring in Mumbai
Ritco ToursMumbai is a great city with many shades attracting people from different walks of life. The city has many phrases attached to it like "a city of dreams", "a city of extremes" and so on. Mumbai is one of the few developing cities in the country which magnetise people from all parts of the country who come here to realize their dreams and make it big in their life.

The city is accessible from various parts of the country via all the means of transport namely air, rail and road. The city does offer a fairly good public transport system comprising of local trains, taxis, buses and auto rickshaws available in the city.

If you come across any problem in the city then you can rely on us and we with our excellent service of cars and coaches will ensure that your trip is smooth and memorable. Please book with us either at the time you plan the trip or when you reach either the airport or the railway station

Accommodation is available in plenty in Mumbai city. There is an abundance of hotels in the budget, mid-range and top-end categories. There are more than a dozen 5-star hotels in the city.

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