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Flying to Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai, India is the second most populous city in the world with more than 13 million inhabitants and trails only Shanghai.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) is the main aviation hub servicing Mumbai. It handles more than 25 million passengers each year and serves as a hub for 10 airlines with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines operating frequently.

Mumbai has greater than 1.5 million vehicles operating on its roadways. Nearly two-thirds of these vehicles are auto rickshaws.

Just opposite the Taj Palace in south Mumbai is the Gateway of India. The arch is of historical importance as King George V landed there in 1911 and the last British soldiers exited through it with Indian independence.

Sanjay Ghandi National Park is one of the few national parks in the world that is set among a sprawling urban landscape. The Park has a lion and tiger safari, caves, and trails.

For an eye-opening experience tour a slum. These tours are traditionally operated by socially conscious groups with some of the proceeds filtering back into local charities.

Flight stats for Mumbai (Bombay) - did you know?
  • Mumbai (Bombay) is 17 km from Mumbai Airport (Mumbai (Bombay), India).
  • Mumbai Airport (Mumbai (Bombay), India)
    • Right now, 70 airlines operate out of Mumbai Airport.
    • Mumbai Airport offers nonstop flights to 84 cities.
    • Every week, at least 4,199 domestic flights and 1,589 international flights depart from Mumbai Airport.

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