ITC Grand Central
Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
"14-16 standing passengers per square meter." The Mumbai suburban railway network is officially the busiest in the world. At peak times, as much as 4700 people will be jammed into nine-carriages designed to carry 1700. People are often hanging off the side of the train and are sometimes even spotted on the roof!
We decided that we wanted …
The Udaipur airport is surprisingly modern for a smaller city in Rajasthan. With only a few airlines with flights leaving from this airport, we were lucky to book seats to Mumbai via Kingfisher airline. We were familiar with Kingfisher as a beer and had discovered Kingfisher the water at many restaurants, but we have yet to understand the synergy …
Since the ITC Grand Central is a FABULOUS hotel, we decided to spend as much time as we could in our beautiful room. We got a late check-out at 2pm (thank you Monsoon season) and rushed to meet our tour guide (Cheena) for an afternoon tour of the remaining Mumbai sights that we had missed in our earlier adventures.
Cheena started with the …
We had one thing on our agenda today - Elephanta Island, which is home to the cleverly named, Elephanta Caves. Since we knew it wouldn't take the full day, we decided to sleep in and then wait for some nice weather before trying to catch the ferry at the Gateway to India. The last ferry was at 2:30pm - and being the adventurous pair we are, we …
Yes, we are in India and don't we know it! Everybody said it would be intense but the past few days have been unbelievable. Firstly, back to Cape Town. After staying there for over three weeks we said 'goodbye' to our friendly, quiet, hostel which had become our 'home' and hired a car to take us to Johannesburg via a few South African sights. …
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