1. The city is convenient for cruising by taxi as all means of public transport available in the area are always crowded. A cost of a trip should be discussed in advance and the counter should be cautiously tracked when a taxi is taken. If a taxi driver tries to skyrocket a cost of a trip, one should better reject the service as in this case the driver will immediately offer a more profitable rate for services.
2. Travelers looking for exploration of local natural attractions should give preference to guided tours. During a tour through a park one must not touch any strange plant.
3. Travelers should keep in mind that Mumbai sun is rather hot and cruel. Even if the open air leisure and recreation is not of prime interest for tourists, they should better be backed up with necessary sun protecting means. Setting off to a park or natural reservation area one should take insect protection means as well.
4. Local residents are rather friendly, amicable and sociable. They are always eager to help tourists to find the way to a desired landmark or sight. However local folks expect a cash reward for any assistance provided. A reward of 0.5 – 1 US dollar will be quite enough in this case.
6. One should not keep substantial sums of cash, documents and other valuables by oneself when setting off to a walking tour. City streets, boutiques and shopping centers, public institutions are always crowded. The chances to turn to a pickpocket victim are rather high.
7. Restaurants and cafés welcome tips. The average amount of tips is up to 10% of the total sum of the bill. The same reward is expected by taxi drivers, beauty parlor and esthetic centers assistants.
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9. For hygiene reasons tourists should use only bottled water for drinking and food preparation. Usage of tap water should be avoided in any case and vegetables and fruits bought at local markets should be washed with lean manganese solution.