Mumbai, Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport and its Ground Transport

Mumbai Airport or Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which was formerly called the Sahar International Airport came into action in 1942 and today is the main international airport that serves one of the most well known cities of India, Mumbai. Ranked as the second busiest airport in India, the Mumbai Airport is also said to be the 48th busiest airport in world, as claimed by Airports Council International in 2013. The airport has 5 operating terminals, spreading oven an operational area of 1,850 acres. The Mumbai International airport has handled a record 51 movements in one hour since it came into function. The airport is also known for its well scheduled flights and timely landing and takeoffs.


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is a primary hub for Go Air, Jet Airways, Air India and Jet Konnect. The airport also acts as a secondary hub for Spice Jet and IndiGo. For cargo, the airport is a hub to Blue Dart Aviation.

Ground Transportation

Taxis, buses, car rentals and train, all options are available for you if you want to travel to some area within Mumbai or out of the city.


Taxi is one of the best options to move from the airport to the city centre. Two types of taxis are operating from the airport; normal metered and the prepaid taxis. Prepaid taxis are recommended for you because the prices are fixed and you will receive a receipt. The driver will not ask for any extra charges apart from that. If you are willing to purchase a ticket, then the counter is located just towards the exit. If you are travelling within Mumbai, then the journey can take up to 2 hours, depending on the condition of the traffic. And for reliable transportation you can book Mumbai airport taxi here.


The Mumbai rail station is located quite near the airport and there are several bus routes that connect the passengers from the airport to the railway allowing them to travel fast and at low costs. BEST or Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport, offers routes from both International and Domestic Terminals.


Similarly, you can rent a car beforehand to travel within Mumbai without having to depend of on any driver. You will be independent to travel anywhere; the option is best for people who are well aware of the city and its roads.




Charming places to visit in Mumbai


World Trade Centre (Mumbai)

Mumbai is a very well known city in India for its beautiful and charming places. In India Mumbai is known as a city of the struggler and dreamers. People come from different states to Mumbai for changing their luck. Some may get or some of them may not, that’s way of Mumbai. Locals said that money is flying in the sky of Mumbai if you are capable enough then you can have it. This city has a mixture lifestyle of millionaire and fisherman; everyone has their own way for livelihood. Mumbai is known for its rich film industry, billions are invested in this way by the investors. Mumbai is India’s financial gateway, fashion maker and place of different religious people.

There are so many places in Mumbai to visit, which is enriched with lots of attraction and historical value. Some of them are described below.

• Global Pagoda:


Global Vipassana Pagoda-Mumbai


This is a 96m long golden Stupa styled pagoda with touch of ancient touch in it. The dome of the pagoda was built using ancient technique of interlocking stones. There is around 8000 seat facility for the visitor. A museum is also beside if this pagoda.

• Marine Drive & Girgaum Chowpatty:


Girgaon Chowpatty In Mumbai


It was built in around in 1920. This marine drive is attached with Arabian Sea. It is known as the most favorite gathering and sunset watching place.

• Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya:


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya-Mumbai


This famous and enriched museum is having collections from different parts of India. This structure is symbolizes the mixture of Islamic, Hindu and British architecture. It was started in 1923. The gallery is having a collection of contemporary art.

• Taj Mahal Palace:


Taj Mahal Palace-Mumbai


This amazing hotel is a symbol of aristocracy with the mixture of Islamic and renaissance styles. It was built in 1903by the famous Industrialist JN Tata. It is having a great texture in Mumbai city.

• Haji Ali Dargah:


This is known as one of the religious place in Mumbai city. It was built in 19th century and contains the tomb of Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shak Bukhari. This is a sacred place for Muslims.
A huge number of visitor come to Mumbai for having the taste of different culture and its really a enjoyable place with the family.