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Day one - 3 April 2012
MUMBAI - IN AT THE DEEP END
After a measly 2 hours sleep on the flight, inhaling the constant aroma of sweaty feet, and having consumed three consecutive meals of curry we arrive in Mumbai (Bombay).
The scenery comes alive from the moment you leave Bombay airport, that is on the …
"Good morning, madam. Frontway Backside". “No thankyou. “Frontway Backside, madam”, said the gentleman again, pointing in the opposite direction to that I was walking in. “Oh! OK! Thankyou” I said, turning around.
Arriving at C.S.T (V.T) Station in Mumbai at 7am (an hour later than scheduled, and after 13 …
Finding my feet in Mumbai, getting to know the sights and sounds of the city. I have walked the length and breadth of the Colaba and Fort districts. To make things more difficult for myself, I have been using a map, not from the Rough Guide, but from the classic Murray's Handbook to India, Burma & Ceylon, 1926 edition. If Annie Maitland had a …
Same ol', taking me back to.. Hotel Harbour View down in Colaba just by the sea, the breeze and rooftop restaurant. Just perfect when arriving Mumbai with view directly towards Gate of India. I love to be back to this city - over and over again. It's noisy, chaos, music, colours, people, people, people, desperately poor to filthy rich. Have to go to this city once in a lifetime.
... 300 rock-cut Buddha carvings with some fresco paintings as well. We were able to walk along a modern path in front of the caves, however the original access to each cave was made by climbing a set of stairs or ladders leading up from the river below, anywhere between 35 to 110 feet.
It is interesting to note that the caves were eventually forgotten, leaving the jungle to take over and hide them. It wasn't until 1819 that they were rediscovered by a British hunting party.