Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is located on India’s central western coast along the Arabian Sea. It is an island connected by several bridges to the main land. Mumbai is one of the most modern yet ancient city of India. Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India.
The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and night life, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world capitals. Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Nehru Science Centre, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Kanheri Caves, Film City, Chowpatty, Juhu, beaches, and Esselworld of Water Kingdom are some attractions that provide enough glimpses of Mumbai’s heritage.
Connectivity : Mumbai is well connected to other parts of India and the rest of the world. Participant arriving by train may alight at Dadar, Mumbai Central, Mumbai CST, Kurla or Bandra Terminus. Participants travelling by domestic flight will arrive at Santracruz and by international flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Cabs are available at airports and railway stations. Delegates are advised to take prepaid cab service at airport. Anushaktinagar / BARC Colony can also be reached by local trains in the harbour line from Mumbai CST to Mankhurd station.Symposium venue can be reached from Mankhurd station by autorikshaw.
Weather : The period between Nov and Feb is the most pleasant time to visit Mumbai, when the city enjoys a balmy season of blue skies and cool breeze.In January, maximum and minimum temperatures are around 28oC and 15oC respectively.