OVERVIEW

Bombay as it was formerly known is the base to explore Western India. The pulse of the rapidly expanding Indian Economy can not be better experienced in any other place.

Golf in Mumbai is served at a premium and golfing at either of the 2 courses of distinction -( the Bombay Presidency Golf Club and Willingdon Golf Club) is generally not an option unless accompanying a member. But, if one drives towards Pune (a four hour drive from Mumbai), there are 2 fabulous choices along the way – Aamby Valley & Oxford. The Pune Golf Club is an interesting choice within Pune city. For those also visiting Gujarat, there are 2 new choices around Ahmedabad – the fabulous Nicklaus designed Kalhaar and Kensville

Mumbai will always excite you and if you are not in the traffic you are guaranteed with a good time with the variety of food, people, culture and entertainment on offer. The Elephanta Caves are a pleasant boat ride away and are intriguing to say the least. Pune is where the local Maharashtra culture gets served at its best. Goa is a short hop from Mumbai and never ceases to be a favourite. Golf is simply the bonus.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN MUMBAI & AROUND: India’s climate between October to March is unsurpassable with almost no rain, balmy days with low humidity and mild winters, making it one of the best places to travel and golf in during that period. Since India is a vast country, the temperatures do vary for each region based on seasons.Mumbai & the West is best visited in the winter months.

The summer season usually from April to June can get quite hot through out the country and it is not recommended to visit India at that time. The monsoon starts from June and continues till September. Mumbai experiences severe rains during the monsoon months and life can sometimes come to a standstill. However, the other regions in the West such as Pune or cities in Gujarat are not so severely affected.

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THINGS TO DO

Mumbai will always excite you and if you are not in the traffic you are guaranteed with a good time with the variety of food, people, culture and entertainment on offer. The Elephanta Caves are a pleasant boat ride away and are intriguing to say the least. Pune is where the local Maharashtra culture gets served at its best. Goa is a short hop from Mumbai and never ceases to be a favourite. Travel to Allahabad to explore the magnificent Ajanta & Ellora Caves.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING HERE: Mumbai has the largest Airport with the most number of International flights flying into this airport. Mumbai is a large airport and has good connections to both short & long haul destinations. Within the country, there are various low-cost airlines between major cities and larger towns so it is easy to fly domestically.

Travelling within India by Road & Rail: India is a large country and it is not recommended to do very long journeys by road within the country. National highways are generally in good condition. Self-drive is not recommended as the road rules are not necessarily followed and can seem chaotic for foreigners used to more stringent road rules. Chauffeured transfers are recommended.

The railway network is government owned and is a good way to see the country by taking overnight trains. However, train tickets are in high demand and many times if you don’t book way in advance, you will not be able to get a confirmed booking.

CURRENCY: Indian Rupee (INR) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 67 INR (Currency Converter)

VISA: Most nationalities require a visa in advance to enter India. Foreign Nationals coming to India are required to possess a genuine and valid national passport or any other internationally recognized travel document establishing his/her nationality and identity and a bearing photograph of the foreigner. Nepal and Bhutan nationals if entering India by land or air from the Nepal or Bhutan border respectively do not require a passport for entering into India. However, they are required to possess, authorized identity proof. Further, if they are entering India from a place other than their own country then possession of their national passport is a must. Visit

Recently, the Govt of India has introduced Tourist Visa-on-Arrival which will be valid for entry and stay in India within the period of its validity subject to conditions specified. The Immigration officer may grant single entry Tourist Visa-on-Arrival up to 30 days to nationals of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Indonesia.The Tourist Visa on arrival with a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility will be provided by the Immigration officer at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum and Goa Airports and NOT in any other Immigration Check Posts (ICPs).