The TIFR campus is situated by the seashore at the south end of Mumbai in an area called Navy Nagar, in Colaba. To get to TIFR you should ask to be taken to .Navy Nagar bus terminus. via Cuffe Parade. Once you get there, someone should be able to guide you to TIFR. The bus terminus is on Homi Bhabha Road, at the end of which TIFR is located.
Arrival by Air: Airport Terminals
We suggest you take a pre-paid taxi from the Mumbai airport to TIFR, you will have to say "Navy Nagar, Coloba" at the pre-paid taxi counter.You will be given a receipt for your payment. Retain this till the end of your ride; then hand it over to the taxi driver. At the exit from the airport, the police may want to look at this slip.
You can also call Meru/Mega cabs as you exit the airport from certain designated telephones.
The taxi fares would vary from Rs. 280-400 depending on ac/non-ac and regular cab or Meru type of cabs. Night charges are 1.5 times the day charges. It will take 45-90 minutes.
Arrival by Rail:
If you are coming to Mumbai by Central Railway, The nearest railway station on Central Railway is Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST/VT) and is ~7 kms from the Institute. (Take a local train from Dadar/Kurla if you arrive there)
If you are coming to Mumbai by Western Railway, take a local train from Mumbai Central/Dadar/Bandra to come to Churchgate Railway Station.
From these Railway Stations you can travel by Bus or Taxi.
Mumbai is well serviced by metro bus, rail and taxi.
From Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, taxis are available round the clock and fare is approx. Rs 60/- in daytime. From Mumbai Central, Taxi Fare is approx. Rs. 100/- in daytime, and From Churchgate Station, Taxi Fair is approx. Rs. 50/- in daytime.
Night charges are 1.5 times the day charges.
From Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one can take BEST bus route numbers 3, 11, 125 all of which terminate at "Navy Nagar".
From Churchgate Railway Station, one can take BEST bus route number 137 comes to "Navy Nagar". The stop is opposite Asiatic Departmental Store on the road in front of Churchgate Railway Station.
Get off the bus at the "Navi Nagar bus Terminus" and walk ~ 250m down the road to the Institute.
Due to the moderating influence of the sea, the temperature in Bombay undergoes little seasonal fluctuation. May is the warmest month of the year, when the temperature averages 32oC (90o F), although temperatures as high as 40oC (105oF) can be reached occassionally. January is the coldest month, and averages 24oC (75oF), although a temperature as low as 18oC (64oF) is not unknown. The humidity is often very high in the months when the temperature is at its peak. The seasons
June to September
The Indian Ocean monsoon usually occurs between June and September, and deposits more than 90% of the annual 1800 mm (70 in) of rainfall. The first monsoon showers are usually expected to reach Mumbai on the 7th of June, but there are large fluctuations in the date of onset. The monsoon is not a period of unremitting rain. More than half the rainfall is usually deposited in approximately seven days of rain during these three months. There may also be extended periods without any rain. The temperate remains in the high 20s (ie, around 75oF). Monsoon is characterized by heavy westerly winds. The sea is very rough, with extremely high waves on the western coast of the city. The harbour is calmer, but too choppy for boats and sailing.
The maximum daily rainfall ever recorded in the city was 944 mm on July 26, 2005. This is the highest ever rainfall recorded in one day in any city. The previous highest in Mumbai was 575.6 mm on July 5, 1974. The previous record highest anywhere in India was 838.2 mm in one day in Cherrapunji in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. The world's highest ever rainfall in one day was 1825 mm, as recorded on January 6, 1966 in Fac Fac, on La Reunion island in the Indian ocean.
September and October
Immediately after the monsoon there are a few weeks of uncomfortable weather in which high temperatures are rendered harder to bear by high humidity. This post-monsoon return to conditions which prevail in early summer is the root of the English phrase "Indian summer". With the absence of the monsoon wind, the breezes take on the classic diurnal land and sea breeze pattern characteristic of coastal cities. Boats begin to ply in the harbour and sailing begins.
November to February
The four month period from November to February are the most pleasant months of the year. The temperature and humidity fall together, reaching their low points late in December and early in January. The temperature remains pleasant till February in most years. The calm sea turns a particularly pleasant shade of blue in these months. Boats ply to nearby beaches, and competitive sailing takes place in these months.
March to May
The hot season sets in from March. The temperature usually rises quickly through March. In April the humidity reaches discomfort levels. Towards the end of May a few scattered pre-monsoon showers may provide relief. By the end of May, the onset of the monsoon wind muddies the coastal waters. Boat services to the islands and beaches are usually suspended at the end of May, and sailboats have to be secured for the monsoons.
TIFR CANTEEN TIMINGS
There are 3 Canteen in campus; West Canteen, East Canteen and Jagadeesh Canteen. Jagadeesh canteen is open from morning 8:00 am. to night 10:00 pm. Timings for other 2 canteens are as bellow.