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By Chris | November 26 2015
Mumbai is generally hot and humid throughout the year. The best time to travel to the city is in winter – between November and February – when the weather is much cooler and less humid.
When visiting temples visitors must remove their footwear and cover their heads. In general women should dress conservatively to respect local sensibilities and to avoid unwanted attention. Social order and status are very important in Indian culture. There is a ban on smoking in public places.
Shorts, T-shirts and short-sleeved shirts, plus any other lightweight clothes are essential for the humid temperatures.
Marathi, Hindi and English
$1 = INR 45.47
£1 = INR 72.77
€1 = INR 62.14
Fire services: 101
Phone: + 91 22 2363 3611
Address: Lincoln House, 78 Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400 026
Phone: + 91 22 5650 2222
Address: Naman Chambers, C/32 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051
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Approximately 21 million people live in Mumbai.
More than 80% of the population practise Hinduism. The remaining populace is made up of Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Business hours are usually from 9.30am to 5.30pm (weekdays) with a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm. On Saturdays, business hours are from 9.30am to 1pm.