a few days in Mumbai
Mumbai was unlike any other Indian city I had ever been to... not that I have been to many to begin with. It was way bigger and way more modern in comparison to Kolkata. We weren't there for very long so we mostly just toured around the southern part of the city as we were staying in Cuffe Parade. Still we visited a beautiful art gallery, a museum, a few different street markets, as well as one of the largest malls I had ever been to.
I'd love to visit Mumbai again cause I don't think I got the whole Mumbai experience. It was the last segment of the trip and after almost a month and 8 plane rides behind me, I was burned out. There are so many famous street markets (which if you read my blog, you know I love) in the city that I didn't get to explore. And sadly I didn't get to eat any traditional Maharashtrian cuisine.
We did spend a decent chunk of time at Colaba Causeway, as it was very close to our hotel. It's known as a market geared towards tourists, but I think that made it more convenient to find things we were interested in purchasing. Lately it's become trendy to reject the whole "tourist" persona, as something so amateurish it's practically blasphemous. I find it kinda silly, cause hey, if you're visiting a new place for a first time, of course you're going to want to experience first hand all the things you previously heard about, as overexposed as they may be.
So here are some photographs I took while I was busy being a full blown tourist.