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How To Reach Mumbai
Mumbai sits on the mouth of the River Ulhas in the Konkan region of the west coast of India. Mumbai is located on the Salsette Island with a total land area of 603.4 sq km and is marked as Mumbai city district and Mumbai suburban. The region formerly had seven islands with a number of hills. Some of the hill ranges that remain dot the landscape, made further beautiful with bays and creeks along with mangroves on the coastline.
Mumbai as the capital city of Maharashtra has very easy access from anywhere around the country and the world, with a good selection of means of travel.
The easiest means of travel would be by flight.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is one of the busiest airports in India is located in Sahar in the eastern part of Andheri, while the domestic terminal is located in Santa Cruz.
There are international flights to Singapore, Dubai, Kuala Lampur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Zurich and domestic flights to several cities like Chennai, Bhopal, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jammu, Belgaum, Thiruvananathapuram, Raipur and Kolkata.
Shuttle service between the two terminals is on hand. Prepaid taxis, auto rickshaws and cabs are available for hire near the airports. If you would like to travel by suburban train to reach your destination from the airports, get on a suburban train from Andheri East if you are deboarding at the International Airport and from Vile Parle East if you are on a domestic flight.
The two major railway stations of Mumbai are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and Mumbai Central Railway Stations which caters to superfast, express and passenger trains from all over the country. There are smaller railway stations like Dadar Railway Station and Kalyan Railway Station that have halts for major trains from other states as well as for suburban trains. There are taxi stands near the railway station where a vehicle can be hired to reach your destination.
If you choose to drive to Mumbai especially from places like Goa, check out the beauty of the landscape you are passing, framed by the Arabian Sea on one side and the towering Western Ghats on the other. Mumbai – Pune Expressway, Eastern Express Highway and Sion - Panvel Highway connects Mumbai to all parts of Maharashtra and the bordering states. Besides, there are plenty of buses that run from most major cities and states like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and New Delhi to Mumbai.
If you would like a journey with a difference complete with sailing through the high seas and touching on different ports, there are cruise ships that sail to Mumbai from Goa, Maldives, Dubai, Oman and Singapore.
The most popular means of transport within Mumbai is the combo of BEST buses and local trains. You could also take the barge service to cross the creek between Manori and Marve in Northern Mumbai. There are plenty of auto rickshaws, taxis and mobile app cabs that can be booked for travel.