4-10 December 2016
Asia/Kolkata timezone
Get Around Mumbai: Local Travel

By Taxi:

Black and Yellow Taxi: Taxis are cheap and plentiful. Most taxis in Mumbai are small-medium sized cars (non air-conditioned), painted black-and-yellow (black on lower body and yellow on roof) which are usually Hyundai Santro and Suzuki Altos, with electronic meters. You can hail a cab off the streets. At the start of the journey, ensure that the meter is visible and shows the flag-down fare/meter reading that currently stands at Rs. 22/- during the day & Rs. 33/- during the night (00:00 - 5:00)

Private Taxi: These are more comfortable in comparison to the Black and Yellow taxis at a small surcharge of 25 percent over a normal taxi. These services operate modern fleets with well trained drivers and government-approved tariffs. You can get them at 30-60 minutes notice, they are clean, air-conditioned, equipped with digital, tamper-proof meters, punctual, honest, and GPS-equipped-monitored, which makes them far secure at any time. If you're using a mobile phone, you receive an SMS with the driver's name, mobile number and car number 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The Charges vary and therefore, the estimated fare can be clarified with the customer care executive before booking a taxi. 25% night surcharge on the total fare is applicable between midnight and 5AM. Uber and Ola cabs are also available round the clock.

Some of the Branded Radio Taxis details are below:


By Trains:

Most people travel in Mumbai using the Suburban Rail Network commonly referred to as "Locals". Mumbai has an extensive network, with three lines ? the Western Line, the Central Main Line, and the Harbour Line. They Trains on all lines start operations after 4AM and close operations between midnight and 1AM.

If you are a tourist, you can buy a 'Tourist Ticket'. It costs Rs.160 and you can travel in first class compartments of all the three lines during the entire day. Ensure the location of the first class compartment before the train arrives. An easier way to spot the location of the First class compartment is to check the station walls painted with red and yellow slant stripes.

Avoid using local trains during rush hour (first class or otherwise). Rush hour is 8:30AM-10:30AM towards CST and Churchgate and 5:30PM-8:30PM in the opposite direction. If you must transit during rush hour, it is advisable to avoid using Mumbai Locals.

There are special coaches for women on both classes. These are designated by green and yellow slant stripes, spot these stripes on the station walls and you'll know where the ladies compartment is. These are generally less crowded and safer.

Restaurants Near TIFR:

Colaba Social: 24, Ground Floor, Glen Rose Building, BK Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba Contact: +91 022 22828484

Cafe Leopold: S.B. Singh Road, Colaba Causeway Contact: +91 022 30151919

Cafe Mondegar: 5A, Metro House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Near Regal Cinema,Colaba Contact: +91 022 22020591 / 022 22830586

Cafe Churchill: East West Court Building, Opposite Cusrow Baug, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Contact: +91 022 22844689 / 022 22042604

Piccadilly: Donald House, Opposite Electric House, Colaba Causeway, Colaba Contact: +91 022 22823217 / 022 32053233

Khyber Restaurant: 145, MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort Contact: +91 022 22673227 / 022 40396666

Cheval Restaurant: 145, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda Contact: +91 022 4039 6632

Starbucks Coffee: Ground Floor, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

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