Day 15: Travelling to India

This post is part of the Anglo-Indian Project Holiday Season series 2017

In 2016, the Anglo-Indian Project visited Bombay (Mumbai) to explore some of the information, locations and people discovered through the project, and made some fascinating discoveries. 

Why visit India? Why not? To see, feel and experience some of the places that have been discovered in India and to bring this information to life. Otherwise, to visit and experience the most engaging, colourful, chaotic, spiritual and life-affirming country in the world.

How to get there? Flying from the UK, daily flights are common and inexpensive. Depending on the time of year a flight for less than £400.00 return can be found with many airlines. Good websites to use are:

Where to visit? Previous posts have begun to map the locations identified so far. A key area is Bombay (now Mumbai). This was the focus of the 2016 trip.

When to go? A challenging question. Many things to consider including (but not exhaustive) – personal scheduling, the weather in India (Bombay in particular), flight availability. The weather in particular is the most pressing concern. Having researched this (see below for some links under weather) the following theme emerges:

The climate in Bombay (Mumbai) is split into three seasons:

  1. Summer: March – May
  2. Monsoons: June – September
  3. Winter: November – February

October (and November) tend to unpredictable months regarding the weather. Ultimately, the ideal time (weather-wise) to visit is between December and February when temperatures are lower (but still warm, by comparison to the UK) usually lowering to a minimum of around 18-19 degrees Celsius. Late August – October is the ideal time to visit for the festivals, such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Bakrid, this is when Bombay is at its colorful best when extravagantly decorated streets, shops and houses add to the city’s visual extravagance.

In addition to weather guides, below are a few travel guides and advice on travelling to India and some additional posts about Bombay (Mumbai).

Travel Guides

  1. Telegraph travel guide
  2. Family History Tours Guide
  3. Wikitravel
  4. Rough Guides
  5. Trip Advisor
  8. Virtual Tourist


  1. Current Results
  2. Virtual Tourist
  3. Trip Advisor
  4. Happy Trips

For more on Bombay (Mumbai) see:

  1. Bombay (Mumbai) 2016
  2. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
  3. Explaining Bombay
  4. Things to do in Bombay (Mumbai)
  5. Mumbai (Bombay) City Tour
  6. Mumbai (Bombay) City tour II
  7. Explaining Bombay
  8. Bombay-Bound
  9. Travelling to Bombay
  10. Travelling to Bombay II: Railways
  11. Walk around the streets of Mumbai (Bombay)
  12. Visiting Bombay (Mumbai) – the Victorian City
  13. The Presidencies of British India: Bombay
  14. Bombay (Mumbai): Mega city
  15. Irani Cafés in Bombay (Mumbai)
  16. South Bombay – the Jewel of Mumbai
  17. Bombay: Sayed Haider Raza
  18. Mumbai: City of Dreams
  19. Shantaram

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