I am a 20-year-old female traveling to India for the first time with a friend at the end of April. We arrive in Mumbai at 1am on April 22nd. We are both students and are trying to travel on a backpackers budget. A couple of questions...
1.) Some forums/guidebooks have suggested that as two females, we should stay in the airport until daylight when it is safer to catch a cab into the city. Is this really necessary?
2.) Any recommendations for (relatively) cheap accommodation in Mumbai? We're willing to spend a bit more to stay somewhere where we can get accustomed to India before moving on to Goa after 3 or 4 days in Mumbai. That said, the cheaper the better. Hopefully no more than 80$ a night for a double room. We'd prefer to stay in Colaba, although I assume this is a more expensive area of town.