Travel Guide – City Information
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International visitors and exhibitors travelling to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country as well as a valid Indian visa. An Indian visa is a permit issued by Indian visa authorities to non-Indian citizens for entry into, exit from and transit through India. Citizens of most countries are required to obtain an Indian visa before entering the country. To acquire your visa to India please contact the Embassy of India in your respective country.
The organizers can issue an invitation letter to registered visitors and exhibitors which they could include along with their visa application.
Visa Invitation Letters – Contact
Transfer to & from the airport
You have different possibilities if you want to go to and from the airport:
Car rental with driver: You rent a car with a driver through the recommended travel agency “Kuoni Destination Management” or another car rental company. The driver will wait with your name on a sign at the airport and bring you to your desired destination. When you reach your final destination it is usual to confirm your drive with your signature. A tip for the driver is voluntary, but not necessary.
Pick up service to and from the hotel: Nearly all hotels offer a pick up service to and from the hotel.
Public transport and car rental without driver: There are not too many options as far as public transport is concerned. For safety reasons we do not recommend to drive by your own or to use the public transport.
India Time is abbreviated as IST (Indian Standard Time). Mumbai time is + 4.30 of CET.
Fire service: 101
Municipal ambulance: 3077324
The Mumbai Airport Chattrapati Shivaji International offers a number of car rental and taxi services to commute to and within the city. You can find both pre-paid and metered taxis and can choose from reliable taxi companies such as Mega cabs, Cool cabs, Tab cabs, etc. The Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the airport.
If you arrive by train, Andheri (East) and Goregaon (East) are the closest train stations to the Exhibition Centre.
Autorickshaw is the quickest mode from the train stations to reach the Exhibition Centre.
See Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre Location Map
India has a three-season year – the hot, the wet and the cool. The months from October to February are some of the best times to visit as the weather is very pleasant with minimal rainfall in most places. The average temperature is about 21-30°C.
Food is often the cause of many stomach upsets. It is important to be careful about how it’s stored, cooked and served. Avoid buffets and only eat freshly cooked food that’s served hot.
We recommend not to eat food, which is sold in the streets.
We recommend to inform yourself about the vaccination recommendations for India (hepatitis A+B, typhoid, etc).
We recommend to take along a first-aid kit for your travel to India which should include the usual content, e.g. plasters, painkillers, anti-diarrheal, etc.