Mumbai is a unique city in itself. Everything about Mumbai is interesting and extraordinary. It is a unique blend of history with vibrant modernity. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM) is the second busiest airport in the country after Delhi. This airport along with Delhi’s is India’s primary international gateway. Many international destinations in Asia and other continents are connected from this airport. This city is connected to China, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, UAE, and Kuwait, Iran and many Asian countries and their major cities. A few ways to be considered on how to reach Asia from Mumbai are given below.
By Air: Mumbai has the second busiest airports in the country and it is a major gateway for several international flights which also includes airlines connecting to major cities in Asia. Some of which are Hong Kong, Dubai, Sharjah, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Muscat, Paro, Tehran, Seoul, Kathmandu, Singapore, Colombo. Airlines connecting these cities are Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Etihad, Emirates, Jet Airways, Air India, Druk Air, and Air China.
By Rail: There are no direct trains that connect Mumbai to any international destinations in Asia. But there are connecting trains that can take you to your desired destination. For instance you can reach Nepal from Mumbai by first travelling to Barauni then a connecting train to Jaynagar then on to Janakpur Nepal. Samjhauta Express connects Delhi with Attari. You can travel by air or by rail to Delhi from Mumbai then take the Samjhauta Express to Attari. Maitree Express connects Kolkata to Dhaka. A railway link is under construction between Manipur and Myanmar. A project is also in speculation to connect Manipur with Vietnam and one from Delhi to Kunming in China. Also a railway link to connect Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia is on the cards. From Mumbai you can by air or train or road to the specific junction that connects to the international destination.
By Road: For the adventurous an inter-country road trip would be nothing short of an intoxicating thrill. From Mumbai you can travel to any of the destinations with border crossing facilities and then head on to your chosen destination. However it sometimes might not be as easy to travel by road to other Asian countries. You will require possessing proper documentation before you can cross any of these borders. From Mumbai you can travel all the way to Thailand via Myanmar from Manipur. There are 4 routes from Mumbai to Kathmandu Nepal. There is also the sea bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka. All that needs to be done is take the road to Rameshwaram from Mumbai then onwards to Sri Lanka.