Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the primary international airport in Mumbai India. The Airport’s IATA code – “BOM”, is derived from Bombay, Mumbai’s former name. The airport is South Asia’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and the busiest airport in India in terms of international passenger traffic and the second busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic.
Upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivajit, you will proceed to immigration, customs clearance and luggage collection. Continue to the exit where you will be met and transferred to The Waterstone Hotel, check-in after 2:00 pm.
Before dinner you have the opportunity to rest or walk the streets of Mumbai India and drive through the more modern city, seeing the Taj Hotel, the Gateway of India, the University of Mumbai, and the Court House. You can see the British influence in the architectural design which displays a mini-version of the Big Ben clock in a part of the Court House structure. You can catch the sun setting down over the Arabian Sea all before the opening dinner.
Mumbai formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbor. The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai India were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. Mumbai lies at the mouth of the Ulhas River on the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Konkan. It sits on Salsette Island, partially shared with the Thane district. Mumbai is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west.
Meal included: Dinner at 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. The group will meet Dr. Arun Gandhi and Tushar Gandhi over an Indian buffet dinner at the hotel with over night stay.
Accomodation: Waterstones Hotel
The Climate of Mumbai India is a tropical wet and dry climate. Mumbai’s climate can be best described as moderate temperatures with high level of humidity. Its coastal nature and tropical location ensures moderate temperatures throughout the year, average of 27.2 °C or 81 F and average precipitation of 242.2 cm (95.35 inches). The temperatures in average about 30 °C or 86 F in summer and 18 °C or 64.4 in winter. Mumbai’s experiences 4 distinct seasons Winter: (December–Feb); Summer: (March–May); Monsoon (June–Sep) and Post Monsoon (Oct–Dec).
The day highs hover around 32.0 °C or 89.6 F. The nights in the beginning of December do not fall below 18 °C or 64.4 F. By late December the day temperature ranges between 28–31 °C or 82.4-87.8 F. The nights may dip to 12 °C or 53.6 F in late December but average around 18.2 °C or 64.8 F. Humidity is low in December.
Gandhi Legacy Tour January 3-7, 2019
Tour itinerary does not include airfare.
This is an English Speaking Tour.