The primary international air passenger gateway into and out of Mumbai, India is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, also known as Bombay Airport, Mumbai Airport, and Sahar Airport. It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is the second busiest airport in the country. The airport serves as the primary hub for Air India, GoAir, Jet Airways, and JetKonnect, and a secondary hub for IndiGo and SpiceJet.
Where to go
Esselworld and Water Kingdom - India's largest amusement park and largest water park work together to form Asia's Largest Theme Water Park. Adrenaline junkies will get their fix of thrill and excitement on the park's many rides, such as free fall rides, a ferris wheel, and a roller coaster. There are also several rides available that are fun and safe for children of all ages, and 'family rides' that everyone in the family can enjoy. As for Water Kingdom, it contains India's largest aqua play pool that features water sprinklers, water curtains, water umbrellas, spinning water tray, water fall, and rotating water wheels, among other things!
Sanjay Gandhi National Park - The park was previously named Borivili National Park, and is a 104km2 protected area. Situated in the northern part of suburban Mumbai, it is surrounded on three sides by the city. The park contains a rich forest with a diverse range of plants, home to several species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. In the centre of the park are the mysterious Kanheri caves, carved out of basalt, dating back to the first century BCE to the 10th century CE.
Nehru Science Centre - Located in Worli, the Nehru Science Centre is the largest interactive science centre in India. It features over 500 hands-on and interactive science exhibits. The centre has daily shows such as the 3-D science show, Science Odyssey, and Human Anatomy, demonstration lectures, a Sky Observation Programme, workshops, training programs, and more. Nehru Science Centre was named after the first Prime Minister in India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Experience other cool science stuff at the Hong Kong Space Museum, also a predominantly interactive museum, but is more dedicated to astronomy and space science. For a more spiritual journey you can fly to Bangkok, Thailand to tour the Buddhist temples and allow the ambience of the sites to help you achieve inner peace. Some remarkable temples that are a must-see for visitors are Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Benchamabophit, and Wat Suthat.
For more family-friendly fun, fly to Japan and head straight to Tokyo Disney Resort, where the family can have their fill of delicious food, magical fairy tale-like adventures, exciting rides, fun parades, beloved and friendly Disney characters, and more courtesy of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. In Paris, France, you’ll be mesmerised by its iconic landmarks and monuments, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, and more.
How to get out
Apart from the airlines that use the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as a hub, other airlines that operate to the airport are Air China, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airways, All Nippon Airways, Emirates, Korean Air, and Thai Airways.
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