Mumbai Darshan – General Sights & Sounds

I love Bombay – that’s official. Call the city what you may, my visit to the city of dreams after a gap of 20 years rekindled feelings of nostalgia, history and a pulse of the glitz and glamour that the city had to offer, be it the arc lights or the boardrooms of the Nariman Pointwallas.

I had been to Mumbai to fulfil my duties as the best man for my cousins wedding. The day after the wedding, we decided to go on a typical Mumbai chakkar exploring mainly South Mumbai since we were staying near Pali Hill. Our hotel was between Linking Road and Pali Hill, so we managed to take our first steps around the hill that housed half of the entertainment and business industry of Mumbai (and when I say half, I mean the top half). Taking a walk with my cousin round the hill, we saw massive mansions and five star apartments that would certainly have some star sipping his coffee from his tinted balcony and looking down on us mortals wondering how he/she could ride roughshod over us gawking commoners while zipping out in their Beamers.

Back to the Mumbai Chakkar. I am gonna attach some of the general sights that we experienced and specific images in following posts that deserve a bit more exclusivity.

Mumbai Planetarium

Mumbai Planetarium

Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah

Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat - Got accosted by a kid while snapping this

Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat

Typical old junk (in a good sense) Mumbai

Typical old junk (in a good sense) Mumbai

Chhatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Terminus - When that's a mouthful

Chhatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Terminus - When that's a mouthful

Victoria Terminus - There that's better

Victoria Terminus - There that's better

Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir Art Gallery - being a quick fix morning tour, felt real bad about missing out on going in here. Houses some of India's best art, so you need a day at least to see the place thoroughly

Some guys on a pedestal - looks communisty to me

Some guys on a pedestal - looks communisty to me

Some building at one of the junctions

Some building at one of the junctions

 

The Hotel Taj Mahal Mumbai - 2 years after 26/11

The Hotel Taj Mahal Mumbai - 2 years after 26/11

The famous Leopold Cafe

The famous Leopold Cafe

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

Marine Drive/Nariman Point

 

(The photographs featured in this post are the sole property of the author of this blog)

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