B136/B137, Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics (DNAP)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005, India.
If it is your first trip to India, it is advisable to plan it sufficiently in advance. If you have a non-Indian passport, most likely you require a visa/entry permit to visit India.
On reaching Mumbai, it is fairly straight-forward to reach TIFR. Being a cosmopolitan city, most people speak, or at least understand, English. Knowledge of English or Hindi (the national language of India) is sufficient for traveling and living in Mumbai, although the regional language is Marathi.
Mumbai has one of the best transport networks in India. Most people travel by local trains (similar to the metro or the tube in some countries, though not underground) and buses. However, if you are new to India, it is best to hire a taxi (a pre-paid one, if possible). Most taxi drivers are prompt and it is quite safe to travel even during odd hours.
From the Airport : 1-1:30 hours by taxi.
There are two airports in Mumbai - a domestic and an international one. Both are named Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport. The international airport is also known as Sahara International Airport.
You can also travel in a non-prepaid taxi, in which case you will be charged according to the metered fare. This is converted into the actual fare by multiplying by a fixed factor. The taxi driver must possess a conversion table for the purpose. However, please note that if you are not sufficiently well-informed about directions in Mumbai, it is better to avoid these taxis.
Once you reach Navy Nagar in Colaba, it is easy to find TIFR. It lies at the far end of Dr. Homi Bhabha Road (one of Navy Nagar's principal roads), beyond the Navy Nagar bus terminus, on the left side. Most passersby on the street will know where it is, but remember that it is commonly referred to as TIFR or Tata Institute.
From Railway Stations
Most long distance trains come to either Mumbai Central Station or to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), previously known as Victoria Terminus (VT). You could get to TIFR from the railway stations either by taxi or bus.
From CST, it is a 15-20 minutes� ride by taxi. Taxis are available just outside the CST station. Alternatively, buses (routes 3, 6, 11, 125) come to Navy Nagar from outside the local station at VT. TIFR is on the same road as the Navy Nagar bus terminus, which is where you should get off.
From Mumbai Central Station, it is usually a 30-35 minutes� ride by taxi.
Taxis are available from outside the station. Alternatively, you could cross over to the local train station and board a Churchgate-bound local train. You have to buy a separate ticket for the local train. Taxis are available from outside the Churchgate Station. Alternately, a bus (route 137) comes from the Churchgate station to Navy Nagar.