I am an avid traveler. I hop on to every opportunity I get to travel and, to be very honest, the best ones are those that are paid for by my company. In my last company, I traveled a lot to Mumbai – experienced the cosmopolitan lifestyle of this city, experienced its much talked about train commute and stayed in the best hotels in Central Mumbai. Mumbai is a city with a lot of character. If on one hand it is the financial hub of India, on the other it’s the ‘mayanagari.’ People come to this city for enjoying the various shades of it. The historic landmarks, like Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali and the lively Beaches also attract many people. Even the Modern Architecture draws thousands for a vacation. I, myself, looked forward to drive on the Worli Sea Link, but as luck would have it, I never got a chance.
When I took trips to Mumbai, I was working for a financial client and I had to go there every alternate week. It was during the summer and monsoon season of 2010. The traveler in me was always excited. I worked during the day and explored the city in my free time. I visited the landmarks, tasted local delicacies and commuted in the famous Mumbai locals. In short, I tasted almost all the flavors of the city. However, there was one drawback – my company booked the flight and hotels for me. Every time I stayed in a different hotel. It was thrilling to enjoy the luxuries of good hotels at the expense of company. But, there were times when I stayed so far away from the client’s office, that I spent a lot of time in commute. And we all know that Mumbai monsoon can dampen our spirits easily. Once, I was stuck in traffic for good 2 hours. After that incident, I made very sure to tell the travel department to consider my commute while booking hotel for me next time.
Being a major tourist attraction of India, there are good options for hotels near Mumbai Airport. If you ask me, I always prefer hotels near airports. They are big, new, have better facilities and better road connectivity. There are many good hotels near Mumbai Airport. Some big chains have made sure to cater to the business and transit travelers. And for those who prefer budget hotels, there is no need to worry; you will find many options around the airport. All these hotels have excellent service and fits the requirements of all kinds of travelers. Best part is, since the Mumbai Airport is within the city, one can stay in luxury and enjoy the perks of city life. Whenever I will visit Mumbai next, I plan to stay in one such hotel and visit the places I haven’t covered so far. Ambani’s Antilla is top on my list. What about you, which places you want to visit in Mumbai?