Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... very little return. Kind of like working at Tribury! Lots of people, very few , and very small fish!
We then toured Marine Drive, which gave us a good view of the city skyline. I didn't take any pictures as the view was obscured with smog.
Our guide then headed off to "the Hanging Garden" part of the tour. Unfortunately, due to a funeral procession, the road was blocked by thousands of white clothed Muslims, and it was impossible ...
... Shiva - after the marriage she will stand to his right according to Brahmin tradition. Gangadhara Shiva (Shiva carrying the river Ganges) A long and complicated saga about a wicked king whose son and uncle are required to call down the Ganges from heaven for forgiveness of the king's sins. Or something like that...neither of us could quite fathom out the translation! Mahesh Murti A huge carving with three heads. The three faces ...
... We planned on an early night, but having become addicted to watching old action movies, we ended up staying up late and watching The Rock.
We were up early the following day, for a train at 7.10 am, to Margao in Southern Goa. The train was supposed to be a lovely coastal ride, but we saw nothing of the sea the entire trip. We did meet a very nice Dutch couple, who we chatted to for part of the journey. We passed the journey reading (me: a Dan Brown ...
... the outside but inside it is very clean and very modern. It has digital light switches inside which I have not seen in UK hotels. It seems very swish and modern. There is even a digital doorbell and digital switches for 'do not disturb' and "make my room".
We relax for a short while and then decide to head out to get some sim cards and data packs which we need to be able to communicate. This is a lengthy process. We ...
We arrived in Mumbai to find out we were staying in the nicest area possible. It was a 10 minute walk from Chowpatty beach which is actually a nice beach. Mumbai is a lot more built up than the other cities, and from the flat we had amazing views of the high rise buildings. On our first day we went to the races. We were lucky enough to get into the VIP area and enjoy the free drinks and eats. We definitely felt a bit undressed among the more stylish Indians, especially ...
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