Three day trip to Mumbai, Delhi-Mumbai-Shirdi-Mumbai-Delhi

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5th Jan 2019
Photo of Three day trip to Mumbai, Delhi-Mumbai-Shirdi-Mumbai-Delhi by Kapil Bhardwaj
Day 1

I booked a flight for around 4AM from Delhi terminal T3 to Mumbai, so to reach airport on time i left early from the office (as i am working in UK shift) then i go to the home and after packing my essential stuff and belongings i booked a cab to the airport.

As the cab came around 1 AM, the weather is very chilled as it was 9 degree outside, i went to the cab and when I reached at the airport, i checked in asap..

My fight was AirIndia, (it was my first ever experience in AirIndia), the cabin crew was like they are government employees.. 😁
I really want to reach Mumbai asap.. although it was my second trip to Mumbai within a year. But yeah as last time i visited there with family so have left few of the places which i need to cover in this trip 😛😎

As i reached Mumbai around 6:30AM, the weather outside is not chilled at all.. it was 22 degree outside which is not so cold for Delhi peoples..😂😁 as we are habitual of it.

I took a OLA to the hotel which i have booked in Andheri East, it was the hotel from FabHotels chain and is really a good hotel with all the necessary things already kept ready in the room. The staff was good.
I went to the room in the FabHotel Hyson international, took some rest and fresh n up..

My first visit in Mumbai was Shidhdhivinayak Temple in prabhadevi Location. I took the OLA cab (as local cabs and autos are much costlier than OLA and Uber in Mumbai), i bought prashad,i.e. modak from the shop outside the temple and go to the temple with the pass of Rs.50 to ignore the long queue outside the temple. The darshan of the Lord Ganesha was undescribable.. it was total peace of mind..
I also make my wish in the ear of the rat (made of silver inside the temple), for the people who don't visited there, when we are making our wish in the ear of the rat, we have to close the other ear of that rat from our other hand)
The darshan of sidhdivinayak ji was really a peace of mind.

After the darshan i bought vadapao to eat which was really good in taste.. i must say i am in love with the vadapao..❤️

VadaPao love

Photo of Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Modak ????

Photo of Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

The entrance of the temple

Photo of Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

After sidhdivinayak temple, i book the cab to Gateway of India, near Taj Mahal Palace, as i reached there, the queue of the boat to elephanta caves are very long, earlier when i went their, the queue was having only 20-30 people's) whereas this time it is around 150-200 in the queue.
I bought the ticket (of Rs200 per head) for Elephanta caves, then entered in the Gateway of India.. took some snaps, made boomerang and go directly to the queue for the boats to Elephanta caves.

Gateway of India ❤️

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Gateway of India

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

The Taj Mahal Palace

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

The Taj Mahal Palace

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Gateway of India

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Gateway of India

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Boats boats everywhere

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

I travel straight from Delhi to Mumbai and cover Sidhdivinayak temple and Elephanta caves in a single run..😊😋

I took the boat to elephanta caves. It almost take an hour to reach the elephanta caves by boat via Indian ocean. There was many ships, cruise on the way which are of Indian Navy which is used to refine the petroleum and security purposes.

As we land on the elephanta caves island.. there was small shops who sells khata meetha aam, sweet Corn, and other light dishes.
I took the toy train to reach the gate early which cost Rs.10 per head including up and down that means i can come back in the same you train with the same ticket.
The entry fees of the elephanta caves in Rs.20 per head. I took the ticket and starts making steps towards the caves which was about 100-150 stairs above..
On the stairs, there are many small shops which sells handicrafts and other decorative things.
As i planned to not buy anything before the visit cave, so i go directly to the caves so i done the same.

At the caves entrance, there is again a ticket counter for the entry to the caves, it cost Rs.40 per head.
I bought the ticket and go to the caves to see what is the caves all about..

Let me tell you something about elephanta caves (took the help from google also):
Elephanta caves have a history of more than 3000 years or may be more than that. Elephanta caves are located in the Grahapuri island. This name means The City of Caves. But, now the location is more famously known as the Elephanta island. This name was given by the Portuguese invaders. When they landed on the island, they found a huge Elephant statue made of rock. Therefore, they named the island after the statue.
Most of the caves are dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. But, there are a number of caves that represent Buddhist culture. We can also trace some sculptures that represent the combination of Hindu and Buddhist tradition.
These caves are most Visited during Monsoon Season due to some Waterfall near by these caves. here we look at some historical facts about This Historical Place.
I visited the caves and heading back towards the boat.

On the way to boat, i buy some decorative things such as metal bike, Ganesha, etc, had lunch in the restaurant in the way and after taking few minutes rest, i starts moving towards the boat.
Took the you train and went to the boat..
On the way to the Gateway of india, in the boat, i feel so sleepy, as i haven't taken sleep properly, people in the same boat are so excited about the experience, so i can't even take a fast nap 😁😂🤨

Some snaps of the ocean

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Aj blue h pani pani

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Lord Shiva ❤️

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Elephanta caves

Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Elephanta Cave Shiv Temple With Old Murti, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

After reaching to the Destination, i.e. Gateway of India, i booked OLA and went to the room to take the reat for 2 hours atleast as i have to take Volvo to visit shirdi.. this will be my overnight journey in the volvo although the bus was also sleeper but i need to take the rest.

Day 2

I took the AC sleeper volvo from the boarding point in andheri east, near the hotel,
As i haven't properly took the rest, i board the bus and go directly to the seat and sleep😂😂.. Also the travel is in the night. The route only covers the highway so i decide to cover my sleep instead of capturing pics of the outside.

On the way to Mumbai

Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

Some snaps on the way to Mumbai

Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

FabHotels

Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

I reached shirdi around 5;30AM, took the hotel to freshen up.
I already booked the darshan pass so i went straight towards the gate 3 which is of the visitors having pass.
I had a darshan of Sai baba ji. As i am a Sai devotee, hence the temple really mesmerized me about the history of that place.
How Sai appear in the Shirdi, his inspiring story of life. His selflessness, his simple lifestyle, his not angry behavior.. i don't know how Sai was so much to give to every people ❤️

After the darshan, i went to the market to shop for photographs of Sai, after i bought that, i had breakfast in the local restaurant, and around 9AM i am free so i went to the hotel.
The Volvo which i earlier booked is in the night so i decided to cancel that reservation and book the earlier one, hence i booked the volvo which leaving in next 1-2 hours so that i can reach Mumbai at around 6-7PM in the same evening.
I took the bus around 11AM, and coincidentally the bus i have took on the last night to come to Shirdi, is the same bus which will take me to Mumbai 😁❤️🤨

At around 6PM, after reaching to the de-boarding point, i went to the hotel to change and as per the plan i have made in the bus (in the way to Mumbai), I have to cover Haji Ali Dargah and Marine drive in the same day, so i started doing same.

After leaving from the hotel, i as usual booked Ola which will take around 45-50 minutes to reach to the Haji Ali Dargah.
On the way to Haji Ali Dargah, i have seen the newly made house for Nisha Ambani by his father, the house is so so beautiful, i really wanna go inside of that house as it looks much better than the 5-7 starts hotels 💕❤️
After reaching at the Haji Ali dargah, the shop keeper told me to cover my head with any cloth head i do the same.
As i reached the dargah at around 8:30-9PM, and it was also Sunday so the crowd is very less so the darshan is really in not hurry.
I visited the dargah, make my wish, clicked some snap and started moving towards the marine drive.

Haji Ali dargah

Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj

SeaLink

Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj

The sea link

Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj

Sea link

Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by Kapil Bhardwaj

I took the local cab for the first time in Mumbai that is also from Haji Ali to Marine drive only 😁 which cost around 100-110 INR.
On the way to Marine drive, driver told the near by places like stadiums, hotels which was popular like Oberoi hotel which have a history that all of us know, the terrorist attack had there..

The Marine drive is around 5KM long which is open all the time for local people.

I got down from the cab in the last of the Marie drive, and starts walking towards the second end i.e. 5km long, walk🤨😂

In middle of my walk, i have seen some pet dogs enjoying their Sunday evening, guys with guitar playing music, family enjoying their outing, vacations.

It was such a wonderful experience to walk on the Marine drive in the night.

I haven't found any shop near the Marine drive due to which my hunger game starts 🤨😂
I really want some snacks at that time but the view and the walk keep me going and going 💕
After walking around 3-4KM i have taken a cab to go to the nearby dominos and had a cheese burst pizza. And after having it i went back to the hotel.

Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj

By reaching the hotel it's around 1AM, so i decided to quickly plan the schedule of the next day and sleep. So i done the same

Day 3

I woke up in the morning around 9-9:30AM and after getting ready for the plan of the day, i had breakfast which is complimentary by the hotel, i booked the OLA towards the one and only MANNAT🏢🏡❤️💕 i.e. SRK's home ❤️ On the way, i keep thinking like what will be SRK doing in the house, kb bahar aaega wo? And all..

I left the cab around 12PM just in front of the MANNAT Lands End, i can't even explain my experience of watching the home of such a big star for the first time by my own 💕❤️ it was really a great and memorable experience for me. There were few people to click the snap and just after crossing the road, there is a beach so people enjoy there on the beach and click the pic of MANNAT.

I also do the same, firstly i took some snaps of the house MANNAT and do selfie and go to the beach ro relax myself after such a memorable view of SRK's home💕

I keep praying that some how SRK leave the home or come to the balcony or some miracle must happen so that i can see SRK face to face 😁😋🙄 yeah it was wired..😂🤣

Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Mannat Lands End, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kapil Bhardwaj

after relaxing on the beach for around 1 hour, i decided to move towards my favorite superstar's home, i.e. None other than Salman Khan💕

I took the auto to visit to the Galaxy apartment that is only 1 KM away from MANNAT, in the auto it hardly too 10 min.

And after leaving the auto, i was bit confused as the apartment are like the normal society. But yeah the feeling coming from my heart is like 'dude run inside and keep shouting Salman Khan'
I took some snap their also but yeah the feelings was such as awesome feeling that i can't even describe by writing.

Galaxy appartments

Photo of Galaxy Apartment, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj

The home of Salman Khan

Photo of Galaxy Apartment, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj

The person i love is inside that house.. that feeling ????

Photo of Galaxy Apartment, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Galaxy Apartment, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj
Photo of Galaxy Apartment, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra by Kapil Bhardwaj

After spending around 30 min at the Galaxy apartments, i took the cab to the hotel to go back and pack my bag so that i can reach to the airport in time.

At the last, aahh. I miss Delhi a lot 💕 delhi people may not like mumbai at all as each and every one of us love our own home or place more..💕

After packing, i went to the airport to check.
Now this if Jet Airways hence I feel good about the journey..💕❤️

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