Visiting Mumbai in off-season is beneficial as you can strike pretty cheap hotel deals. Mumbai having costal climate has intense monsoon where the city is converted into an island of rainwater clogged everywhere. Moreover, the summer is very humid and during the entire year the mercury level is between 29-330C.
Mumbai has pleasant climate between September to March. Winters are not extreme, very mild and most of the festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas and Holi come in these months. Mumbai is transformed into an oasis of color and diversity during these festivals that best reflect the spirit of Indian culture.
The key to striking the most affordable deals in Mumbai’s luxury hotels is in the off-season. Also during weekends many of the luxury hotels offer 20% discount and free child accommodation. In almost all areas of Mumbai you can find affordable lodgings.
The hotels close to the Mumbai International Airport have visitors all-round the year hence most of them do not offer discounts. Business travelers and conferences are arranged 365 days a year hence they do not offer any or minimal discounts.
Areas like Andheri East that is adjacent to the Airport have some very affordable hotels. If you do not mind travelling, then areas like Thane and Chembur which are a few minutes’ drive away from the Airport have economic hotels which offer the same facilities as the luxuries ones.
Gateway of India is the most visited monument of Mumbai and the nearby Colaba area has many luxurious high-end as well as affordable lodgings. Elephanta caves located on a nearby island is also visited by tourists. Colaba Causeway is equivalent to Delhi’s India Gate. Lined on the streets are a number of jewelry stores. Taj Vivanta is the luxurious hotel while Hotel Everest is an affordable hotel.
Hanging Gardens in Malad are famous for early morning and late evening walks. Built on a water reservoir, the main attraction here is animal shaped hedges and the beautiful view of Arabian Sea. There are many affordable hotels here like Yatri Hotel, Hotel Glamour and A1 Hotel.
Most of the hotels close to the Mumbai International Hotel offer Airport Shuttling services. A few of them are free while most are paid and you can inform them in advance to pick you up from the Airport. There is a fleet of taxis from reliable companies like Meru cabs, Easy cabs and Tab cabs. The fastest mode of transport in Mumbai is the Suburban or the local trains and the BEST bus is another mode of local transport. The nearest local Railway station is at Vile Parle.
For the first time travelers as well as for the seasoned travelers there are abundant resources to help you plan your visit. Time Out Mumbai is one such comprehensive guide that provides comprehensive information about all events, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.
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