Thursday, 22 December 2011


I always wanted to go to Bombay (Mumbai now, but eh!). Infact, when I was in school I always dreamt about running off from home to the city of Bollywood. Obviously, It didn't work out, so I ended up going there on a vacation.

Here are some of my tips for people going to Mumbai:

1) Travel in local trains. Yes it is crowded, yes it is sweaty but Man! Its better than wasting time in Mumbai traffic. Mumbai is not like Bangalore, even if there is no traffic, the distances are so long that it can drive you nuts!

2) Vada pav is over rated. If any Mumbaikar is reading this, I'm sure they want to bang my head, but thats what I feel. Go ahead and try it, though.

3) Street shop, till you drop! Go to Linking road, Colaba causeway and get lost in the shops. Bargain like hell and enjoy your booty. I bought stuff that I'll never get in Bangalore and things that I may have to get drunk before wearing :D

4) Do not go to Fashion street. It is crap. Thats that.

5) High street Phoenix mall is awe-inspiring. Especially the Palladium mall, Its got every bloody brand that you can think of.

6) Taxis charge you almost two times as the rickshaws. For the rickshaws, the fare is differential. I bought a tourist guide book at CST for 30 bucks and It helped me a lot. It had all the train routes, auto fares, taxi fares, the Mumbai map and other useful stuff like that.

7) We went to Khau Galli in Ghatkopar (East). I wasn't impressed by it though. There were special stuffed Dosas selling for 90 bucks a piece. There was schezwan dosa, paneer dosa, gini dosa and what not. Then I had a special Ice gola too, a colorful thing called Malai gola. It didn't taste half as good as it looked.

8) I think December is the best time to go there. Its not raining and the heat is bearable.

Thats all I can remember now!