The LaLiT Mumbai
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There is just no getting away from it; Mumbai is big. With the highest population density in the world, Mumbai is the largest city in India and the fourth largest in the world. The city is the economic heart of India producing some 30% of the country's GDP yet some 9 million of its inhabitants live in slums. These are everywhere visible: …
Mumbai was one of the cities I'd been looking forward to the most on this trip. After forking out over £100 for a visa I was intent on making the most out of every hour spent in India. We arrived early in the city and for the first time on board I got up early to watch us sail in, the sunrise over the city giving a beautiful golden glow over the morning mist; droves of ferries swinging into the harbour beside us full of locals heading to work. The landscape was mismatched, ...
... the "unreserved 2nd class"-- madness.
"Sleeper" class is only 1 step up from that, and still has its own type of craziness.
Our train left at 9:05pm and arrived in Aurangabad at 4:05am, supposedly. This meant that we needed to spend the afternoon somewhere. Luckily, our hotel the night previously had offered to hold our bags until our train, so we could wander the streets without our massive packs. Such a gift! We walked out ...
... print or a lotus painted on the side of a truck. The colours throughout India are incredible. No matter where you are and how grimey the streets are, there is always a sea of colour from technicolour saris, to the swirls of turbans to the glistening gold and silver bling. The decadent palaces and forts that are in every town are striking and standing on a rooftop overlooking the hundreds of havelis as cows, goats, pigs and mangy dogs roam the cobbled streets is a unique sight to ...
... they have to retrieve all the luggage and get it onto the pier and the opposite when the new passengers arrive.
We mainly hung around the ship, walked for 30 minutes before dinner, and read. Just a really lazy day.
We did notice that the temps were quite cooler here. I wore a hoodie and a scarf most of the day.
Last night we dined ...