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Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... cremations we headed back to the hotel. Sunday 7th July We woke up at 4.30am for a sunrise boat trip along the Ganges! It was far to cloudy to see a good sunrise but instead the colour of the sky and the stillness of the water made it really atmospheric. We watched more cremations take place next to people fully submerging themselves to wash away all their sins. There were also people brushing their teeth with the water, drinking it and washing crockery, it was a fascinating ...
... to be up in a couple of hours as Abdul was picking us up at 9am. Unable to have a shower due to the strong smell in the bathroom, I reluctantly go dressed and felt disgusting. Before long we went downstairs to find Abdul waiting for us. One of the things I read before I left was to never get in a taxi that already has someone else in it. As we approached Abdul's taxi, I noticed that there was another male in the front seat. I'm not going to lie this made me a ...
... After lunch back at the hotel, we had a tour of the Agra Fort, a huge red sandstone compound that contained the palaces of the ruling Moghul and includes the tower Shah-Jehan was imprisoned in the last seven years of his life by his son. From his window he would have been able see the Taj in the distance; how wonderful and horrible that must have been! Then it was back to the hotel for tea followed an hour later by a buffet dinner, then the train back to Delhi. ...
... was a scam waiting around every corner, we got used to the hustle and bustle (and the smell) and found some hidden gems:
*Bademiya street food-chicken tikka rolls
*Gateway of India
*Late night markets
*Drinks at Leopalds cafe
We left Mumbai feeling more positive and knew this baptism of fire would be great experience for the rest of our trip.
George and Dan x
... cocktail here. Absolutely delicious. Before we jumped on the train to return home, we had to make a stop at Bademiyya for some more of the Chicken Bhuna rolls!
Today was one of my favorite days. We were true tourists, but had a chance to see Mumbai in its original form. We saw the monuments that India boasts, and also the colorful culture that defines the country. We traveled like the locals but enjoyed the city as tourists.