TRAVELLERS to India are being warned to be on alert in Mumbai after bomb
blasts killed up to 40 people.

One of the blasts yesterday was at the Gateway of India monument next to
the Taj Mahal Hotel.

The Foreign and Commonwealth
Office is advising travellers to be vigilant in public places “until the
situation becomes clearer”.

Operators said the main tourist season in India didn’t start until
October, so operations had not been affected.

A spokeswoman for Abercrombie and Kent
said: “Mumbai isn’t a massive destination, the most someone would stay there is
two nights.”

She said tourists used it more as an entry or exit point to north or
south India.