Our last stop of day 2 was Marine Drive, a 3.5km long boulevard in South Mumbai. A palm lined promenade lays next to a 6 lane concrete road which runs along the coast around anatural semi circle shaped bay. It links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill.
At night when viewed from any elevated point along the drive the street lights give the illusion of a string of pearls. This is where it's alternative name, the ' Queens Necklace ' originates from.
We enjoyed our early evening stroll here, it had a lovely atmosphere with people out walking, jogging and sitting on the promenade walls chatting and socialising. It seemed to be a favourite of young couples out for a romantic evening, there was lots of hand holding and canoodling going on.
Following our rip off taxi tour the previous day we decided to find our own metered taxi's for the third days sightseeing of North Mumbai. We would have preferred to use a rickshaw but these are banned inside the Coloba area so a taxi was the only option.
Elco Pani Puri Centre
Much to our fellow diner's amusement Andy and I couldn't get the hang of punching the hole in the top without completely crushing the Puri's. We were making such a mess of it the waiter took pity of us and swiftly prepared each one for us.
It was a fun and tasty food experience; I'd highly recommend not leaving Mumbai without giving it a try!