Travel Blogs from Mumbai, India

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We like it!, Mumbai, India travel blog

We like it!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a far softer introduction to India.  Having said that maybe we are just getting used to the feel of India because we met an English guy here for whom Mumbai was his first port of call and he hated it the first couple of days.  Hard to tell! ...

The last cow, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The last cow

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... their stalls along Colaba. Bicycles balanced precariously with single-stemmed roses careen past to some other vendor. I meet my first cow in Mumbai, a lovely cream-coloured two-year-old, haltered to a post. How could I have forgotten cows? And what is ...

Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... than a run! We were a little too late to take the trip over to Elephanta Island so instead we took a 'whirlwind tour of Mumbai', taking in the 'Indian Big Ben' (very cheesey!) before we stopped at a Jain temple. The temple inside was beautiful and very ...

Internet junkies in Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

Internet junkies in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... urge to buy a logoed t-shirt. Mumbai has been like a little civilization vacation. If you are planning on taking a trip to India, Mumbai is definitely the place you should come first, as it will certainly ease you into traveling in India. Things are ...

from bangkok to bollywood, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

from bangkok to bollywood

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... since we woke up in a bed and had a shower, and we were positively loopy by the time our (delayed, go figure) flight to Mumbai took off. our flight had a brief layover in Delhi, and it was about 1am India time when we landed- according to our bodies- ...

Mumbai Day 2, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai Day 2

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... the headquarters of some of your favourite brands. This is made all the more worrying by the fact that every businessman in Mumbai will tell you how well Mumbai is doing, building this massive road above everyone, but forgetting to mention how there are ...

Last day in India and first day on my own again, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Last day in India and first day on my own again

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I basically forced my way into.  Here is an excerpt from an email my Mom sent about her impressions of India: Scrambled thoughts at 33,0000 feet Returning from the Indian subcontinent is a journey through time.  I will be catapulted ...

Mum in Mumbai!, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mum in Mumbai!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... considering the size of the city and huge number of homeless people. Before heading to the train station for an overnight journey to Udaipur in Rajasthan, mum actually cried as she didn't want to leave Mumbai - who said she wasn't going to like ...

The Mad Proffessor, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The Mad Proffessor

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Welcome to Bombay, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Welcome to Bombay

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... our drive and pre and post dinner walks (apparently the walks are called constitutionals???), we got a decent sense as to what Mumbai (Mumbai, Bombay and Bumbai will all be used interchangeably) looked like.  Generally it was run down.  The ...

Cricket and Bollywood in Bombay, Mumbai, India travel blog

Cricket and Bollywood in Bombay

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , but could witness in almost any house that had a television--The World Cup--cricket, that is. Unfortunately, as I was in Mumbai, India, with its Glamor Boy players, did not even make it to the Super Eight, losing to their smaller neighbors Bangladesh ...

Conspicuous Lack of a Midget, Mumbai, India travel blog

Conspicuous Lack of a Midget

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... a good thing because we were meeting our very good friend Kim who came all the way from New York to travel southern India with us. Mumbai, formerly Bombay, was the gateway to India during British colonial days and even has a very impressive gate down by ...

Mumbai, Bombay, Bumbai, Mombay... all the same!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai, Bombay, Bumbai, Mombay... all the same!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I don't know if I've ever had before or will ever have again.  I am absolutely certain that my experience in India would have been much less powerful without her there to view and discuss things with.  Thanks so much for coming Mother ...

Reality bites, Shimla-Mumbai, India travel blog

Reality bites

A travel blog entry by vagabond

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... (harvest festival) celebration is exciting to watch. Before I know it, I am at the station loading my bike onto the train for Mumbai. Like all good things, my trip has also come to an end. A mountain of paperwork awaits me at office but my memories of ...

Conclusive Connections, Mumbai, India travel blog

Conclusive Connections

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... unsuccessful in achieving all but the latter goal as he batted them off. The imposing buildings of the High Court and University Of Mumbai didn’t add much excitement to our day so we breezed past, then sought out the air conditioned refuge of Le ...

Mumbai madness, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai madness

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... caste system. Side story: This is a true story an Aussie couple told us a few days ago highlighting the over population in Mumbai. The couple hired a driver in Mumbai and drove off to a quiet hill station. They were spending the night there and in ...

New Year's Eve in Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

New Year's Eve in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... anxiously, we ventured out into the streets again. An hour or so more of maniacal taxi driving takes us to Breach Candy Hospital, the Mumbai landmark where we are to meet Rajesh. He is a tallish man in his 40s with a happy, clean-shaven face, thick ...

Kadama 52: A morning with Mahatma Gandhi, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 52: A morning with Mahatma Gandhi

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... Terminus (also featured in Slumdog Millionaire) and stopped for a quick photo. This is the most impressive Victorian Gothic architecture in India. It is the headquarters of over 1,000 trains and two million passengers per day. In 2004 it was declared a ...

She's Not a Bloody Monkey, Mumbai, India travel blog

She's Not a Bloody Monkey

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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According to the guide book & press we've read, Mumbai is the premiere city of India. It's the financial power-house, the home of Bollywood with its rich & famous actors. God knows where these people actually live & spend their money because it wasn't in ...

Mumbai - Day 2, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Mumbai - Day 2

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... India had a police force. It's now a sweet little park with great views of the city. Then my favorite place of the day, Gandhi's Mumbai residence, he lived here for 17 years, and it's now a museum to the great man. He lived in one simple room with a bed ...

Heat and Horns:  Impressions from Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

Heat and Horns: Impressions from Mumbai

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... better than I ever could: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal_Palace_%26_Tower  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_of_india  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhatrapati_Shivaji_Terminus But, I have to say I am ready to leave. For all of ...

A rite of passage, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

A rite of passage

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India GMT +5:30hrs The most appalling city of either hemisphere" - Aldous Huxley A rite of passage It is true that travelers tend to regard time spent in Mumbai as a rite of passage to be survived rather ...

Train to the mountains, Mumbai-Solan, India travel blog

Train to the mountains

A travel blog entry by vagabond

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... unplanned. That makes travel a lot like life, doesn't it? One of the aspects that I left to fate was getting my bike from Mumbai to Ambala on the train. And since fate is a major part of what keeps the Indian Railways up and running, I did manage to ...

Sacred cows, cheeky monkeys, tasty fish, and beer!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Sacred cows, cheeky monkeys, tasty fish, and beer!

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... assumptions are made, there are no elephants on Elephanta island.  It is a small island 11 km away from the city in Mumbai’s large harbour that is named for a large elephant statue that once stood guard over a series of caves.  The caves ...

Magical Mumbai.., Mumbai, India travel blog

Magical Mumbai..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Greetings from Mumbai. India's largest and richest city is our last stop in the wild ride that is India. We were very excited to be getting to Mumbai not only for it's reputation as the 'Paris of the Sub-Continent' but also as it would be the last ...

India's Reality and Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

India's Reality and Mumbai

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... the need for long distance commuting and increase the heavy traffic.  As an example, 7 million people commute through Mumbai's train station day and night.  The 20 million travelers' going through Pierre-Trudeau airport in Montreal yearly is no ...

Brides, Bhel Puri, and Bollywood, Mumbai, India travel blog

Brides, Bhel Puri, and Bollywood

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... I wanted to leave and never return to. Christ, even LA has a couple of redeeming features. Thankfully, however, my presence in Mumbai had a much more pleasant and exciting meaning than simple travelling. The reason I was here for the next week was to ...

Now things get interesting . . ., Mumbai, India travel blog

Now things get interesting . . .

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... confers vigorously with some colleagues as to the location of our hotel, shrugs his shoulders and we chug away into the chaos of Mumbai. Either Gandalf has been in this business for so many years that he is supremely confident at his job or he is ...

Kadama 51: Monkey on my shoulder, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 51: Monkey on my shoulder

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... stop at the Gateway of India and then take cover in an air conditioned coffee shop. The Gateway of India is a beautifully constructed archway that is Mumbai's most famous landmark. It was the first sight to see when entering Indian during the British ...

Kadama 50 1/2 : Classical Indian Concert, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Kadama 50 1/2 : Classical Indian Concert

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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Following our tour of Dharavi, we attended a classical Indian music concert at the TaTa Theatre in South Mumbai. To better understand this event, I have pasted an excerpt about the concert from the ncpamumbai.com website: "Allauddin Khan (c. 1862-1972), ...

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