So here we are in Bombay or Mumbai, as it is now known, along with 150 million others! It took 2 hours by taxi from the railway station to our hotel in Colaba. We had never planned on coming here; thought we might fly south and bypass it…however… here we are.
The hotel we are at is great. It is in a very quiet street not far from Colaba Causeway and only 5 minutes from the waterfront. We have discovered some great little eateries and it is rather nice having a choice of what to eat again. I have rediscovered cold coffees!
There are market stalls lining the roads everywhere here and it is full on in the evenings. This is a shopper’s paradise. You can get anything you want here at any price tag from 20 rupees to 20000 rupees and more!
Today we caught the ferry to Elephanta Island to see the ancient cave carvings. A very aggressive monkey stole my cold Limca drink and then snarled at me which gave us the heebie-jeebies.He even undid the screw lid and drank what was left in the bottle.
Tonight we went for a horse ride in one of the very highly decorated horse carts here called Victorias.It had the works, including flashing party lights.
Tomorrow we have an early start to go to the dhobi ghats to see the washing being done. We usually have our own dhobi ghats in the bathroom !