Travel and Vacation Guide, Mumbai | The Oberoi, Mumbai
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Travel Information

Mumbai is located on the west coast of India, in the State of Maharastra. Situated in an unrivalled position at Nariman Point, on the exclusive Marine Drive, The Oberoi, Mumbai offers unparalleled views of the ocean and the Queen's Necklace - a golden crescent of lights that adorns the shoreline after dark.

Location & Access

Flying to Mumbai

The Oberoi, Mumbai is approximately 25 kilometres, or 60 minutes' drive from the international terminal, and 23 kilometres, or 45 minutes' drive from the domestic terminal of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The airport offers daily connections to all major cities in India, Asia, Europe and America.

Some approximate domestic flight times are as follows:

  • Bengaluru to Mumbai flights: 1.5 hours
  • Delhi to Mumbai flights: 2 hours
  • Kolkata to Mumbai flights: 2 hours 45 minutes

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your plane.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Trains to Mumbai

There are regular trains from Mumbai Central Station to the major cities in India. Please be advised that trains can be fully booked weeks in advance.

Some approximate train journey times are as follows:

  • Delhi to Mumbai trains: 18 hours
  • Bangalore to Mumbai trains: approximately 25 hours
  • Kolkata to Mumbai trains: 30 hours

The Oberoi, Mumbai is 6 kilometres from Mumbai central railway station. We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your train.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Other Travel Information


All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here.

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, please click here  to visit the website of the Government of India.


The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.



Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty Free Goods

Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted Items

The following items are prohibited in India:

  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.


Mumbai is known for its humidity through the year. Its long summer season is followed by prolific monsoon rains and short, mild winters.

Winter in Mumbai lasts from November to mid February, during which time temperatures range from 77°F (25°C) during the day, to 66°F (19°C) at night. This is the known as the most pleasant time to visit the region.

Mumbai's summer lasts from March to mid June, at which time temperatures range from 82°F to 95°F (28-35°C). Between June and August the monsoon rains average 787 millimetres. By mid September, the rains start to cease and temperatures also reduce.


If you are travelling to Mumbai during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.


English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.