Mumbai Darshan

Recently I read an article on India and how it lacks in basic infrastructure. Although I agree to this, infrastructure is not as bad as it seems.

Here are some useful tips to a foreign traveller to Mumbai(if you somehow managed to stumble upon my blog).

How to Travel on Trains:

Local trains originate from Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus and Churchgate Station.

Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus


Trains run empty in the morning if taken from these stations. Take a train and get off first at Marine Lines. You can take a walk on marine drive for a bit and while doing so, keep heading away from Churchgate. There are a few beaches along the way, but the breeze and the 'clean' atmosphere are good to begin the day with. Beware of beggars and urchins and so on. Ignore them and move on. If you have walked a bit, you can board the train back at Charni road(station after Marine Lines)and move on to Mahalaxmi.

Mahalaxmi houses the dhobi ghat and also the lovely race course. Please do not take a guide to explain how the washerman washes the clothes(waste of money) :)
The race course is a small walk away, and if you are lucky enough(and dress well enough, you can watch an ongoing derby.

Will continue in the next part..


1 comment:

Heidi said...

Great pictures. I enjoyed your site.