The City of Dreams - Mumbai!!! Here is how I explored famous places in a day.

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29th Apr 2019
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Day 1

Hey guys,

Aren't you excited to explore some best places in City of Dreams called Mumbai formerly known as Bombay?? Yes, of course I had this city on my list since a year and here I go finally accomplished my bucket list successfully on April 30th, 2019.
I travelled from Bangalore, Karnataka via Flight and it took almost an hour and 20 mins to reach the destination and explored few best places in a day at Mumbai. My trip to Mumbai was kinda planned well in advance to visit places with two of my friends but as we know life is very unexpected, a friend who is supposed to travel with me from Bangalore dropped off and that panic of me travelling alone to Mumbai that too late night was kinda adventurous as it was my first flight journey. However I had my childhood friend in Mumbai, a well wisher and a best motivator in my life who was a neighborhood as well, even though we hardly spoke, may be it was meant in destiny that we both have to travel together which was actually a biggest surprise for both of us,yet something new. This reminds me of a quote that keeps chanting in mind often - We don't meet and travel with anyone just like that, there's always a reason, A lesson or a blessing!!!!!!!!!
The very next day early morning we both went on sightseeing, yeah my wish to experience the train journey happened in Mumbai. The local crowd filled in train put me in shock though, I was observing each and every person in train as everyone looked very tired yet used to this mode of transport for their daily routine works.

After almost 2 hrs of journey in train from Diva Junction to CST, we planned to visit GOI which was my must visit place in Mumbai since years and we preferred to take Local Taxi's and Uber to travel locally in the city and it cost around 1.5k per day covering famous places in the city.

List of places I covered in a day -
- Gate Way Of India ( GOI)
- Elephanta Caves
- Marine Drive
- Girgaum Chowpatty
- Bandra–Worli Sea Link

Traveling is certainly a great way to gather short stories of each place during your journey.

One of the city's top tourist attraction, GOI located at Apollo Burder area at the end of The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder and is referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai built in Indo- Saracenic Style. There is nothing in this world as invisible as a monument is best!

Gate Way Of India (GOI) is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

View of GOI from a Ferry

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Taj Mahal of Mumbai

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

GOI an arch monument built in Built in Indo-Saracenic style

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Taj Hotel architectural designs are of nostalgic elegance. Hotel is walkable distance from GOI.
Bademia restaurant behind Taj is a good one and non veg food is famous here. The prices are very reasonable offering delicious food.

Hotel Taj

Photo of The Taj Mahal Hotel Co-Operative Housing Society Limited, Pais Street, Byculla West, Jacob Circle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

New Taj Hotel

Photo of The Taj Mahal Hotel Co-Operative Housing Society Limited, Pais Street, Byculla West, Jacob Circle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

The city of Caves - Elephanta Island is rich in Rick cut sculptures, except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork are defaced and damaged ( Attached Caves and Sculptures Snaps) The island, located offshore about 2 kilometres west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
We must take a Ferry Ride to reach the caves and journey one way takes around an hour and half, both ways 3hrs and the ticket cost is 200rs per head. This journey in sea is mesmerising with Ferry's all over with Beautiful view of sea.
Please find the snaps on way to island, The largest Container's Port in India and Mumbai Trans Harbor Link. The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography.

Indian Navy Dock

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Offshore vessels anchored at mumbai (P & V) Princess & Victoria Anchorage name originated to specific boundary or area made at sea to anchor offshore vessels

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Seagulls captured while chasing the Ferry - YoY Beauty ????

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Indian Navy Dock

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Indian Navy Dock

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Mumbai Oil tanker Terminal

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

The 6 metres (20 ft) high Trimurti sculpture

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

The artwork here is artwork is defaced and damaged all over

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is art of sculptor to discover it

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Trimurti

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Hanuman ji

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5
Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5
Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Shiva Murthi

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Defeated yet shows historical sculptures

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Entrance of Caves

Photo of Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra by globetrotterush5

Girgaum Chowpatty is a public beach along the Queen Necklace adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India. The place has beach side chats stalls and yummy Pani Puri stalls. Pigeons all over the beach sand was beautiful view. Beach is surrounded by a little greenery and buildings. Good place to sit under trees and chill viewing the beach waves with your loved ones.

Girgaum Chowpatty

Photo of Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, Queen’s Necklace, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5
Photo of Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, Queen’s Necklace, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Pigeons all around - Girgaum Chowpatty

Photo of Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, Queen’s Necklace, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

The glamor and glitter of the city - Marine drive and also known as the Queen's Necklace because, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace. Evening walk with your loved ones is amazing. Also you can witness lot of people indulged in excercise and other recreational activities.

Marine Drive - Best evening spot

Photo of Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Beauty

Photo of Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of my favourite place in Mumbai. It got best sunset spot and Bandra Worli in evening/ night times are wowwwww😍
The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai.

Bandra Worli Sea Link

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5
Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Evening view

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Night mode captures - Bandra Worli Sea Link

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Sunset in U shape - Hidden Beauty

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5
Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

Night Mode - Photography

Photo of Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by globetrotterush5

The best trip ever "Expect the Unexpected" Journey with a motivator and well wisher of mine always!
Life is made for good friends and great adventures!!! Thanks so much for joining me 😊

Thank you,
Usha L