An island connected by bridges to the mainland, Mumbai is the industrial hub of everything from textiles to petrochemicals, and responsible for half of India's foreign trade. Today it's a teeming metropolis, commercial hub of an old civilization seeking to find its place in the New World Order.
Nearly thirteen million people live here - wealthy industrialists, flashy film stars, internationally acclaimed artists, workers, teachers and clerks - all existing cheek by jowl in soaring skyscrapers and sprawling slums. They come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and speak over a dozen tongues adding colour, flavour and texture to the Great Mumbai Melting Pot.
The climate in Mumbai throughout the year is temperate being hot and humid in summer to being pleasant in winter. Its never too hot nor too cold. It rains quite heavily during the monsoon months of June, July and August. The climate is cooler at IIT than its surroundings - the reason is that it is located between two lakes and also surrounded by greenery.
During December and January the climate in Mumbai is pleasant. The air temperature will be around 25 degree C (75% relative humidity) in the daytime and around 15 degree C at night.
During May and June the climate is becomes hot and humid in the afternoons. The air temperature will be around 35 degree C (90% relative humidity) in the daytime and around 25 degree C at night.
The monsoon rains hit Mumbai in the month of June. The rains are quite heavy and last till the end of August. The climate becomes pleasant. The air temperature will be around 30 degree C (80% relative humidity) in the daytime and around 20 degree C at night.