Facts About Mumbai
- Currency: Indian Rupee
- Language: Marathi is the main language in Mumbai, but Hindi and Guajarati are also common. English is widely spoken and understood.
- International Dialling Code: +91 | Mumbai Area Code: 22
- Weather: Mumbai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with seven months of dryness and peak of rains in July. The cooler season, from December to February, is followed by the summer season, from March to June. The period from June to approximately the end of September constitutes the south-west monsoon season, with October and November forming the post-monsoon season.
- Electricity: Supplied at 220 volts.
Visitors to BLECH India 2021 should take the time to explore the wealth of attractions and landmarks Mumbai has to offer.
To name a few, the Gateway of India is by far Mumbai's most popular landmark and a must see for all visitors. Built to commemorate King George V's visit to India and designed by George Wittet, the gateway is a popular meeting point and launch point for excursions to the Elephanta Caves.
Carved between 533-536 AD the Elephanta Caves were originally Buddhist rock carved dwellings, earning the name 'Elephanta' from the Portuguese after seeing a large stone elephant on its shore.
Other sites to take in include Chowpatty Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Mumbai and a sight to be seen at night time. The Mani Bhavan or Ghandi Memorial, where Ghandi resided during his time in Mumbai, is now a museum, housing a photo exhibition of the major events in Ghandi's life and a collection of books either written by or about the man himself.