Mumbai being India's gateway to the world at large has money exchangers in hordes. Hence, money change is not a problem here, but it is always safer to go for government authorized money exchangers to get a right value for your money. Currency value may differ from kiosk to kiosk, and hence bargaining is the key to get better value.
|Post Office||9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. (Mon to Sat) Sunday10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m|
|Shops||10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. (Mon to Sat)|
|Banks||10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. (Mon to Fri) Saturday is half day.|
|Restaurants||10:00a.m. - 11:30p.m.|
|Nightclubs & Discos||11:00a.m. to until late nights|
|Government of India Tourist Office||8:30a.m.- 6:00p.m. (Mon to Fri) Saturday8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.|
|Public Sectors||9:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. (Mon to Fri)|
How to give Tips in Mumbai…
1. In the small or not-so-popular restaurants tips are optional. You can place Rs. 10-20 as a tip and not a percentage of the bill. In the renowned restaurants generally a 10% of surcharge is added to the bill as a service charge.
2. Tip with smaller denomination notes to the waiter, room service boy, housekeeper, bellboy, porter, doormen & any staff member with whom you came in contact in the 5 Star Hotels they will all expect tips. For the railway porters Rs. 10- 20 per bag would be enough. Yet much depends on the weight.
3. Tipping taxi driver is upto your discretion. However if you want to tip him, then, 10% of the fare or leaving the change would be a handsome one.
4. Carry small change- you'll need it often for the snake charmers, beggars, cart pullers, people whom you photographed and in temples/mosques.
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