Not sure what there is to see in Mumbai, but to be honest, I thought it was just a big dirty city. Sort of like Tianjin in China but with more chaotic traffic!
Things I saw on my afternoon there included the Taj hotel.... Most impressive from the outside, nice views across the bay and the Gateway to India and possibly the most expensive beers in India. However, with the beers they did serve popcorn dusted in chilli powder and paprika which was pretty good. The beers weren't cheap but actually nor were they outrageous... Just seemed a lot for India!
Also, not sure it looks like the Taj Mahal (hence the name), its a different colour for a start!
Just across the way from the Taj is the Gateway of India. This an arch (Think Arc de Triomphe) built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of Britain's King George V and his misses, who presumably, were Emperor and Empress of India at the time.
NO! Got the above paragraph wrong but have kept it in because I think its quite funny what actually happened... A little bit more research.... Their visit was in 1911 but the gateway wasn't started until 1914 and not finished until 1924. I know the war got in the way but even so, 10 years to build it. I mean, its not all that!
Below is a panorama shot of the Mumbai skyline taken from just around the corner (10 mins away) from the above.
Finally, very few of the taxis are now the Ambassador car, but I did see one and in decent nick too.
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I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.