Mumbai as a solo female travel destination

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If you are a street food lover or love visiting sea front or grooving to live music, Mumbai is your go-to solo travel destination. Also known as the city of dreams, this place offers numerous places to explore, especially for female travelers.

Why you'll love visiting Mumbai

Mumbai being one of the most populated cities in India brims with busy streets built of centuries-old buildings and sprawling with modern landscapes as well. The city is a conglomerate of the old and new - constituting night clubs, flea markets, and museums. This makes the city a perfect destination for solo women travelers. When it comes to solo traveling Mumbai definitely stands up high.

It doesn't matter if you are an IT executive or an adventure seeker, there's something for everybody.

Solo traveling in the urban Mumbai can be great fun for female travelers as it has a natural knack for glamour.

Getting around in Mumbai as a female traveler

The Bollywood city requires a sound strategy to help you get around the local urban layout. Although several neighborhoods are pedestrian friendly, public transport is indispensable when it comes to efficient travel within the city. No need to be overwhelmed because Mumbai has numerous transport options for all kinds of travelers. It's got you covered for every budget and at every comfort level. From Mumbai, you can easily reach Delhi, discover which routes allow you to travel in between Mumbai and Delhi as a solo female traveler

Local train in Mumbai

The integral train system of the city is often referred to as the lifeline of the city. It is one of the oldest railway systems in Asia that constitutes of four primary lifelines and 120 stops. The Western line initiates from Churchgate and expands in the northern direction parallel to the western coastline of the city. The Harbour line begins from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST) and ends at Navi Mumbai. The Central Line includes trains from both Churchgate and CST covering the northern and suburban regions of the city. Train schedules, routes, and fares, as well as delays and service information, can be found online. But solo female travelers should bear in mind that the trains can get intensely overcrowded especially during rush hour.

Buses in Mumbai

Spanning across the entire city is the BEST bus system which also includes services in Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Mira- Bhayandar. The system consists of both AC and Non - AC buses that criss cross the city. However, traffic related issues cause a delay in bus timings. So solo women travelers should avoid taking the routes during rush hour and opt for train journey as they tend to be faster and more punctual.


They are the cheapest and convenient option in Bandra and northern suburbs with a minimum fare at Rs.18. However, you may find auto drivers refusing to accept meter fare in the suburbs of the city. If you are a foreigner or a solo girl chances of getting ripped off are even higher. So negotiation is the key before you board an auto.

Kaali peeli cabs

Hail a kaali-peeli(black and yellow) cab to cover short distances if you are in southern Mumbai. The cabs are inexpensive with a minimum fare at Rs.22 and the drivers follow the meter for the most part.

Uber, Ola, and Meru cabs

For long rides in the city Uber and Ola cabs are budget-friendly, comfortable and safe for women travelers. On the other hand, Meru cabs (default cab aggregator company) are relatively expensive than Uber and Ola counterparts.

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