Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : HIGH
Mumbai is a city with a moderate level of crime. Travellers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking basic precautions. Areas that are often visited by tourists are generally safe.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : N/A
Pickpocketing is a serious problem in the capital. We advise that you keep an eye on your belongings when you find yourself in busy and crowded areas.
MUGGING RISK : N/A
Kidnapping almost doesn’t exist. Mugging is not common.
SCAMS RISK : N/A
Unfair individuals or group of them desire to take an advantage of distracted tourists. Be aware of the Importing Gemstones scam, fast meter scam in a taxi and beg for milk or pen. Read more about scams on the main article about India.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : N/A
Taxi drivers know that you are a foreigner and do not acquaint with the local taxi fares used to refuse to switch on the taxi meters and call the price they deem relevant to call for their service. Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport, particularly while getting on the transport in the big transport hubs. Be especially vigilant on the overnight trains and buses. Do not accept any food or drinks as it may be spiked. Driving the rented motorcycle may be dangerous because the traffic is chaotic, driving standards is poor. If you decided to rent a motorcycle, be very cautious and use a helmet.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : N/A
India is very exposed to natural dangers. Earthquakes, flooding and severe storms are the main perils. If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.
TERRORISM RISK : N/A
India continues to experience terrorist and insurgent activities which may affect tourists directly or indirectly. Anti-Western terrorist groups are active in India, including Islamist extremist groups such as Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami, Harakat ul-Mujahidin, Indian Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e Tayyiba.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : N/A
Sexual assaults do occur very frequent both day and night. Try not travel alone at all. Be in a group, avoid poorly illuminated streets and bars with intoxicated individuals. Try to avoid those areas we mentioned before.
WHAT TO DO?
- Old mil compounds
- South Mumbai subways
- South Mumbai bylanes