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.
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.
Travelers should also keep in mind the pushiness and importunity of the local people. During a walk beggars and poor people will be met at every turn. One should avoid any contact with them especially giving them some change or buying some goods from them otherwise tourists will be haunted by beggars during the day.
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.
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