Very recently, I finally got the opportunity to pay a short visit to Mumbai.
The city of dreams, a popular name for this city has been one of my dream cities to visit, thanks to all the romcom books that I devour on and of course not to forget our famous Bollywood.
So, when I am landing in the city the first thing I notice is how accurately the buildings are visible from the top view. I have never experienced this in the other metropolitan cities.
I was put up at a comfortable stay near Coloba, the southern part of Mumbai. Staying here, I didn’t miss the chance to visit the famous Marine Drive. It is definitely one of the most happening places because I couldn’t find a single place for more than two minutes where no population was not seen. You see, I don’t like random people coming in my picture hence the wait was long. But yeah I was rewarded with good pictures.
There is a hotel called Kailash Parbat in the Colaba market area, after a good shopping you must go there. It feels like heaven. I loved the Dal Khicidi there which they serve with Boondhi Raita and it is heaven. In fact I went there twice on the same day just to have that. Their Sweet Lassi and Jal Jeera are also a must haves.
And then on one of the evenings, I visited the Gateway of India. It must have been around seven when I went there but it still was crowded like the rest of the Mumbai. But it is a definite beauty. The lighting was amazing and the entire structure was glowing. I must have been there till night eight and even when I left the crowd had not withered, in fact more people were coming in. I guess people come here for a nice walk and breeze after a good day of work.
I guess this city never sleeps. I actually felt really sad when I had to return back. From the T2 terminal to the fancy shops and restaurants in Bandra this city didn’t disappoint me.
Before I forget I have to mention how the city especially in the Southern part has retained it’s old buildings which gives it a regal look. And for the first time I saw so many of those cute black and yellow taxis and much less of autos.
While returning back, I had taken a flight and during the take off I could see the amazing Marine green color of the ocean. It was a beautiful surreal view.
Bombay would definitely be missed and I can’t wait to get back here and explore more.