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Mumbai is heaven for travel lovers as there is so much to explore and learn. In Mumbai, you will find beaches, trails, and rivers and so on. There is so much to see that you cannot possibly cover the entire city in one trip. But you can cover most of the place if you go according to the plan. You can use canva tool to make your planner. It will keep you organised.

Traveling to Mumbai is fun, but there are some things you should keep in mind to avoid getting in trouble especially if you are traveling alone. Solo women travelers should be extra cautious here too. Let's check out the things you need to avoid doing in Mumbai while traveling solo.

Things to do in Mumbai

1. Don't ask for beef

India is a highly religious country, and cows are considered sacred here. So, avoid asking for beef anywhere in India. Even asking for beef here can get you into huge trouble. Cows can be seen wandering around the country freely, so asking for beef is a big insult to the culture here.

2. Not asking for less spicy food

Mostly Indians prefer spicy food, and even less spicy food can be too hot for people from other countries or people who don't eat that much spice. That is why no shame in asking for less spice in your food has. It is better than wasting food or getting diarrhea.

3. Drinking tap water

Drinking tap water or unfiltered water while on a trip to India is one of the worst mistakes you can do. It will make you sick, and your trip will be spoiled. Drink only bottled water and ensure that it is good water and not tap water disguised as bisleri.

4. Make sure other liquid item uses clean water too

Also, make sure that whatever liquid items like juice, milkshake, or lemon water, you get is made using bottled water and clean ice. If you shy about specifying these things, you will pay the price by getting ill and delaying your trip.

5. Having a small budget

Mumbai is a big city, and with increasing rate, you cannot complete your trip in a small budget. So, make sure that you carry enough cash or cards with you. Also, if you think that hotels or restaurants are charging you more, it is not true. You get the same rate or less as rest of the Indian tourists. Only locals of the region get discounted rates.

6. Forgetting to negotiate transportation charges

Paying for transportation is a huge part of your budget. Now, you cannot negotiate the process of airplanes or buses or uber. But when you get taxis or autos in India, be sure to negotiate a little, because they charge you four times the original price. In the end, you will have to double the price, but at least with a little bit of negotiation, you will be able to save some money.

7. Keep your luggage safe while commuting

Moreover, it is important that while traveling through public transport, you take care of your luggage. If you are not cautious about it, you will most certainly get robbed.

8. Not researching before you go

It is basic that before going on a trip to any country or city, you research it. Make sure that the cities you are touring are worth going in particular weather. For instance, if you land up in Goa in monsoon, it will ruin your trip, as going on a beach in such weather is not worth it.

Also, research about all the places, monuments, restaurants, and so on, you must visit during your trip to India. India is a big country with so many scenic locations to visit, that without proper research you won’t be able to explore it properly.

9. Not dressing properly

Contrary to popular belief, Mumbaikars or Bombayites are quite open-minded and modern about what you wear. But there are situations that require you to dress more conservatively, especially if you are a solo women travelers. Like riding the cab alone or going sightseeing requires you to dress modestly. If you going to a club, wear anything you want or if touring Goa, Bombay or other big cities.

But if you are touring a small city or a village, dress properly, like wear a full skirt and not shorts. It is all about respecting the culture of the place you are visiting so that you can experience it in full form. I hope these tips will help you avoid any unpleasant experience in Mumbai. Keep these in mind and have the best time of your life.

Mumbai has advanced a lot, so traveling here solo is not going to be a problem. Yes, as a solo women traveler you need to be extra cautious about your safety. Otherwise, it is an adventurous land, having mysteries and sceneries that will give you a lifetime of memories and experiences.
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  2. These are great tips. The last thing you want to do is insult local culture or come down with a case of intestinal distress when you're traveling.

  3. These are some great tips. I certainly didn't know cows were considered sacred.

  4. Great list of reminder you have there. I have not been to Mumbai but to other part of India such as New Delhi and Agra and Jaipur. Heard Mumbai has lots of millionaire and it is the business hub center.

  5. I've never been to Mumbai before. This is a great list of things to consider. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love Spain, but have never been to Almeria. Looks like a beautiful place and love your photos!

  7. Very important reminders for those traveling abroad. Thanks for sharing!

  8. So many good tips here and I think they are actually important tips for anyone traveling alone not just in Mumbai.


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