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!



Team G Square said...

Awesome pictures . I too liked the local trains .

Ana_treek said...

@Team G square- Thank you!

Sujatha Sathya said...

bombay is dear to my heart - vada pav & all :) the city i was born in & raised
but wouldnt think of settling there now. Blore feels home

TheBluntBlogger said...

I read this on phone, couldn't comment though :D I haven't been to Bombay, but have heard so much and read so much that now I want to! And hell yeah, when am in Bangalore let's get stoned ;) I would love to drink with you :D

Ana_treek said...

@Sujatha- Thanks for visiting my new blog.. :)

@Chintan- Yes we will..I go crazy when drunk..Its a date :)

ben said...

Great !! Last month i visited Mumbai for the first time ..It was a great experience on seeing the magnificent taj ,gate way of india , victoria terminus .. Mumbai is always special for one who visits for the first time

Ana_treek said...

@Ben- Yes it is..For me, the shopping, OMG!

Anonymous said...

never been there, thought i ll. btw what exactly did u like in mumbai :D. awesome pics and yes vada pav is overrated.

Ana_treek said...

@Debajyoti- Shopping, shopping, shopping and shopping :)

rajuda said...

Oh! You missed the 'palak chicken', the 'khidki vada' and the 'badsha falooda'. Maybe next time you would find Mumbai tastier!

Nice post

Jerly said...

Interesting way to put it all! Vada pav is over rated I agree

Alka Gurha said...

I have lived in Blore and Delhi...never been to Mumbai. If at all I have to these tips will come in handy.

Ana_treek said...

@Jerly- Thanks

@Alka- I hope they do :)

Rià said...

I love Mumbai...and yes i hate vada pav too! said...

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