Mumbai- The city of dreams, is rightly called so. It is the best city to live in India, in terms of safety of women and in terms of career-making opportunities. Places to visit in Mumbai are so large and diverse in number that it may take 1-2 months for someone to finish covering the whole city. The people in Mumbai strictly mind their own business. They are neither friendly nor rude. They take their work seriously and respect all the people in their life. They love vada pavs, poha and panipuri and revers Shivaji Maharaj, the pathfinder of the Marathas.
When I relocated from Kolkata to Mumbai, I brought with me luggage weighing 49.9kg. I remember the sigh of relief that me, my husband and the lady at the ticketing counter at the airport released. The joy that we didn’t cross the 50kg prepaid threshold. Yet when we decided to visit the Elephanta caves using the Elephanta caves ferry service, I had no ‘proper clothing’ with me to suit the early March Mumbai weather for an outdoor excursion which might involve a bit of hiking. I frantically searched for something and the best outfit I found fit for the occasion was my track pants and gym wear. Ofcourse the running shoes…
We walked our way up from Bandra station to its coastline instead of taking a taxi, auto or bus. We wanted to discover the places to visit in Bandra on foot. The Sun was shining over the Arabian Sea in a somewhat unromantic way when we reached the shore. Without my sunglasses I couldn’t dare to look in its direction. I wasn’t particularly enjoying the little beads of sweat which accumulated on my skin. So I called it a day and lounged on a vacant seat under a shady tree. The husband forgot to bring his shades. Of course he was having a tougher time. Life on The Bandstand Promenade —…
Take a walk down the colourful mural street of Bandra.