Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City.

Tripoto
20th Oct 2018

Mumbai a big name. Everyone come here with their Dreams... Dreams depends on the Person some come here to Pray at Siddhi vinayak, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Haji Ali But some wanted to explore the city. Many people come with the dream of to become a Superstar and some come to see those Superstar.

Different people Different Dream but yes whosoever come here defiantly had some dreams.

Day 1

So we also think to live our dream to explore one new city. We started our journey from Pune via BUS (Its best Public convince to reach their). We took Purple Bus services Bus and yes it’s quite comfortable and punctual on timing. We started our journey around 7:00 AM and reach Mumbai (Sion Station) around 10:30 AM.

As this is our preplanned trip so we already book a hotel near Taj Hotel You can find good option near that area (Apollo Suncity, Diplomat, Abode and you try to find some hotel near by these hotels) Because from these hotels you can take a walk to Taj hotel, Gateway Of India and for Specially for Girls you can take a walk and Buy awesome thing from Colaba Market. And Yes for Foodie this place is amazing you can try best restaurant near you Like: Cafe Leopold, Bademiya, Delhi Darbar, Bagdadi and many more

We check in and freshen up then we decide to go Haji Ali, Lakshmi Narayan temple (Both are walking distance from each other) so we Book an Ola to Haji Ali Dargah. We reach there and you can see the road which cover by sea we go to the dargah as I forgot to take anything to cover my head but they are provided Cloth there near the entrance to cover your head and go pray and put that cloth back to that place.

Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Haji Ali Dargah, Haji Ali, Mumbai by @diti $rivastava

We pray there and take a walk to the Lakshmi Narayan temple. The beautiful temple where lots of devotees come to pray. We eat dosa there and that was nice in taste but yes the shops are little small and don’t have proper sitting area but if you want you can try because when you pass from that shops the smells are inviting you.

After that you can go to the siddhi vinayank temple the oldest and most famous temple of Lord Ganesh.

After tis spiritual trip we come back our hotel and take some rest to recharge ourselves again for round 2.

In evening we take a walk to nearby place as I wanted to see Gateway of India and Taj hotel in nigh with Lights.

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

After this we go to the market and did shopping from Colaba Market but yes you have good bargaining skills to shop there means they sell at the half of the price of selling rate which they said earlier. So be careful

Try Cafe Leopold which is in the mid of market.

Photo of Leopold Cafe, Colaba Causeway, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

You can also try Bademiyan It will be open till 1:00 AM

Photo of Bademiya, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

and after dinner and all f you want you can go to nariman point where you can sit and see the see.

Photo of Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra by @diti $rivastava
Day 2

So our plan for the next day is to visit elephanta cave so we take rest and in he morning we had breakfast in the hotel and pack our bag because e have plan to go back Pune in the night so we have to check out. We talked to the Hotel front desk manager he told us that they have clock room free of cost so we put our luggage in their clock room and check out from hotel.

You have to buy Ferry ticket to go to the Elephanta cave so we take a walk to the ticket counter Its near Gateway of India Entry Gate.

Ticket will cost you 200INR each (for to and fro) You have to take your ticket and go to the back of gateway of India. I clicked some pics of gatway of India and Taj Hotel

Photo of The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

We reach that place from where we have to take ferry.

Photo of Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

There are so many Ferry which go to Elephanta cave. We sit in the boat and it will took around 1hr to reach Elephanta Cave.

"Please eat before you go because at elephanta there are very less and not so very good options"

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

After 1hr we reach to elephanta cave it’s kind of Island There you can book a train with 10rs each (for to and fro) which take you little more near to Elephanta cave but It’s depend on you if you want you can walk (It’s not too far where train left you.

From there you have to walk and climbing so many stairs to reach Elephanta cave. Finally we reach at the entrance.

Photo of Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Maharashtra, India by @diti $rivastava

We bought entry ticket and enter There are 5 Caves in Elephant caves In which 1st Cave is devoted to Lord Shiva Here you can see "Maheshmurti" which is so famous

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

Cave 2

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

Cave 3

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

Cave 4

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

Way to cave 5

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

After roaming around these caves we feel little tired and also we have to go back so we go to that place where our ferry left in the morning.

We sit in the ferry and its evening time so Sunset is about to happen and you can enjoy cool breeze.

I capture some beautiful pic of the evening.

Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Weekend Gateway from Pune "Mumbai" May not be your City But I am sure It's everyone kind of City. by @diti $rivastava

We come back Roam around Market Had dinner and go to the DADAR where you can find buses very easily.

We buy tickets This time we took government AC Bus (Shivneri) These buses are very comfortable and they run on time

We reach Pune around 12 PM take rest to recharge ourselves for next day.

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