Day 01 (1st December) : Arrive Mumbai, India

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments


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 Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, proceed to immigration, customs clearance and luggage collection. Continue to the exit where you will be met and transferred to The Ramee Guestline Juhu Hotel, check-in after 2:00 pm.

Ramee Guestline MumbaiMeals Included: Dinner at 7:30 – 9:00 pm.  The group will meet Dr. Arun Gandhi and Tushar Gandhi over an Indian buffet dinner at the hotel with over night stay. 

Accommodations: The Ramee Guestline Juhu Hotel 

We will have the opportunity to walk the streets of Mumbai 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.  We catch the sun setting down over the Arabian Sea.  

Mumbai Densely populated and ever expanding, Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra state and the financial capital of India.  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 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.  

Weather – The Climate of Mumbai is a tropical wet and dry. 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).

December – 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.


Lifescapes of Gandhi Tour December 2 to December 16
Cost – US$4820.00 per person sharing a room.
Tour itinerary does not include airfare.
This is an English speaking tour.

Must register by August 2