Mumbai - One day with mumbaians

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Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag
Photo of Mumbai - One day with mumbaians by Manju Sihag

I had only one day in my hand to see mumbai, so i wanted to get the best out of it. To me mumbai was always about living it than seeing it. I already knew the things i just can't miss

1. Mumbai's local train

2. Walk on marine drive

3. Vada pav

My friend dropped me at sion station & i got a ticket for CST from there. Mumbai local finally!! Its magic that one second you are standing outside looking at the crowd thinking if you will manage to get in & 20 seconds later you are so deep inside now that you can't find a way out. After 2-3 stops most of the crowd got out and i got place to stand at the door. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO site. It is one of the best railway station in india.
Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
From CST i came walking till i could see marine drive & then i got a 180• view of it. I walked as long as my heart desired. Its a very long stretch. I then sat down and had my brunch. How awesome is that!
Photo of Marine Drive, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
Photo of Marine Drive, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
From marine drive, i took a taxi to gate way of india. I have been here before, lot of times with my brother when i was a kid and i have never seen it to be a quiet place. There are always 2000 people in any direction. You can feed the pigeons, walk around taj hotel, take a horse cart ride or get your picture clicked with this beautiful monument.
Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
From gate way of india, i got ticket for elephanta caves in 150 rs up & down. Interestingly, the ticket person did try to judge me & suspected i am a terroist(OK i am exaggerating) because i was alone. But that kind off says a thing about how people around fear i think. It was half an hour ferry to reach & then a few stairs to climb up. One need to buy ticket since it is UNESCO site.
Photo of Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
Photo of Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
After covering elephanta caves, i made my way back to marine drive to see sunset. And on my way there, i fulfilled my third wishlist for this trip. I got my VADA PAV. Now i can leave mumbai with inner peace. When i reached marine drive this time, it was completely different sight in terms of crowd. A stretch that long, and no place to sit facing sea. There were friends, families, couples, guy groups. I was just one girl, sure it won't ask for too much space to squeeze in ;)
Photo of Marine Drive, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Manju Sihag
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