All you need to know about Mumbai

Photograph of Mumbai's city centre
City Facts - Mumbai

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a city located in the state of Maharashtra on the west coast of India. The city is the largest in India and is renowned for the iconic Gateway of India arch, built in 1924 by the British Raj. Mumbai has the highest number of billionaires in the country and is famous for being the home of the Bollywood film industry. The city also contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Elephant Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai. With Mumbai being a global financial city and housing a number of financial institutions and large multinational corporations, the city has become a popular destination for business travellers. Planning a business trip to India? Be sure to check out our serviced apartments in Mumbai. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN MUMBAI?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Mumbai. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in India.   

Transport in Mumbai

Mumbai is served by Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which has flights from India and abroad. The airport is situated 20km to the north of Mumbai and is reachable directly by buses 312 and 321. The nearest suburban railway station is Vile Parle for domestic flights or Andheri for international. Both stations can be reached by taking a taxi or rickshaw service from outside the terminal. When travelling in Mumbai, the quickest and most efficient method is the Mumbai suburban railway. Buses, taxis and rickshaws are also options, with the M-Indicator mobile app extremely useful. 

Weather in Mumbai

Mumbai has a tropical wet and dry climate which is characterised by hot temperatures all year round. The dry period extends from October through to May, with the wet season peaking around June. The monsoon season between June and September is problematic for Mumbai, with regular flooding.

Cuisine in Mumbai

Mumbai cuisine is derived from the Marathi people from the Indian state of Maharashtra, of which the city is part. The local cuisine shares similarities with other Indian cuisines, but is believed to be spicier. Vada Pav, Pao Bhaji and the Bombay Sandwich are a few street food specialties to try in Mumbai. The local cuisine in Mumbai is highly regarded for its rich taste, spiciness and impressive flavours.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MUMBAI

-          -   The first Indian train ran from Mumbai to Thane, with the city now having the busiest rail network in the world!

-          -   The Antilla in Mumbai is the most expensive residential property in the world, valued at $2 billion.

-          -   Rudyard Kipling, novelist and author of the bestselling ‘‘The Jungle Book’’ was born in Mumbai in 1865.

-          -   Bombay was named ‘Bom Bhaia’ which translates as ‘Good Bay’ by the Portuguese Empire who claimed the port.

-          -   Mumbai is made up of 7 islands and it took almost six decades to unite them from 1784 until 1845.

-          -   The Dabbawallas, a lunchbox delivery system unique to Mumbai, has a network of over 5000 people. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Mumbai are established with business travellers in mind. Offering a place to comfort and relaxation in a very busy city, our corporate is modern, spacious and fully furnished. Our serviced apartments are designed to make you feel right at home by offering a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in hotel accommodation. Our clients can choose how regularly they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced, allowing for reduced interruptions. Moreover, our Mumbai corporate accommodation is equipped with cooking facilities, which gives our corporate clients the option of dining out in the city, or choosing to cook at home. Having cooking facilities can often make corporate apartments more affordable than hotel accommodation. Moreover, the standard one bedroom serviced apartment in Mumbai is roughly twice as large as the typical hotel room. This provides business travellers with much more space to relax, whilst the extra living space can allow for the entertaining of guests or conducting of business meetings.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN MUMBAI WITH SILVERDOOR?

Booking a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Mumbai is highly advantageous for business travellers. With of 20 years in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best place to locate the perfect Mumbai corporate apartment for your stay and ensure that your business trip runs smoothly. We understand that every business traveller has contrasting needs, which is why our expert booking agents strive to ensure every client is entirely satisfied with the standard of their accommodation. They have an unrivalled knowledge of the industry and local apartment providers in Mumbai. At SilverDoor, we go above and beyond to ensure that we offer the very best service quality, whilst being constantly on the lookout to expand our range of top quality serviced apartments in Mumbai.