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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was named after an emperor who ruled during the 17th century and is the main airport in Mumbai. The airport was previously named Sahar International Airport. The airport is India’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger numbers. There are five terminals handling almost 30million passengers annually.

Your emailed booking confirmation will offer you details of when and where to collect your rental car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Mumbai, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Mumbai car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Mumbai Airport

There are three domestic terminals and two for international passengers, the two terminals are linked by a shuttle service taking the short drive to transit passengers. Much of the airport and its passenger facilities have recently been updated and include more up to date check in desks and additional food and drink outlets. A new integrated terminal will be constructed, which will be referred to as T2, and will have the capacity to handle 40 million passengers a year. The new terminal will include additional taxiways and apron areas for extra aircraft parking. The airport has a range of duty free outlets, ATMs, shops bars and cafes. There are also lounges and VIP lounges and spas for customers to enjoy.

Tourist Info

Mumbai, on the west coast of India, is home to approximately 20.5 million people; it is also the richest city in India. Mumbai is made up of seven islands and was formerly known as Bombay, it was renamed Mumbai in 1996. Mumbai has always been an important area for trade and has retained its top spot for commercial activates in India. Mumbai is the location for many of India’s top financial institutions such as the National Stock Exchange. Mumbai is the home to India’s filming industry known as Bollywood and Mumbai has its own International Film Festival. Mumbai has an eclectic mix of architechture and has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami.

During the rule of the Gujarat in the 1400’s Mumbai was the location for many fantastic religious buildings including the Haji Ali Dargah Mosque which was built in honour of the Muslim saint Haj. During the 1500’s saw many Catholic churches being built including the St. Michael's Church at Mahim. Once some of the islands were leased to the British East India Company the population quickly increased and Mumbai (Bombay) grew into a major trading town.

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