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Old 4th March 2013, 10:15   #1
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I visited Mumbai after almost 25 years and fell in love with it again. Here are the photos I took during my weekend stay:


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Mumbai is located alongside the Arabian sea.


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Slums of Mumbai.
Mumbai has one of the largest slums in the world. Dharavi is its most known slum. The movie “Slumdog Millionaire” which bagged 8 oscar awards was based on “Dharavi”.


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Mumbai skyline


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BEST buses – one of the signatures of Mumbai
Local trains and BEST buses are the lifeline of Mumbai transport.


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Marble shops at the road side


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A typical corner shop

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JC Chalet – The hotel where I stayed
The biggest advantage of this hotel is it’s location. It’s just 5 minute walk to Juhu beach.


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Mahesh Lunch Home restaurant
They are famous for the sea food delicacies but the vegetarian food was also delicious


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There are oil rigs and a flying club is near the beach so you will see lots of low flying choppers. This one was low as well as slow.


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The tall coconut trees
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The shore during low tide

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A nice place to watch the sunset

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A beautiful sunset

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Sun setting in the sea

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The view was very soothing

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The Bandra-Worli sea link.
It has reduced the travel time from 60-90 minutes to 15 minutes during peak time.

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Urban Tadka restaurant
A nice place to have north Indian food. I had my usual lachcha paratha and paneer butter masala. The food was delicious.

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Bangles showcased on the wall
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Juhu beach in the early morning.
The hotel was at a walking distance to the Juhu beach so I grabbed
this opportunity to have an early morning walk.


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A morning walk at the beach is a blessing. The sound of sea waves was
soothing and the sand below the feet was a comfort to walk on.


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Roots of the sea.


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A cyclist at the beach. Earlier there used to be horse carts and camel for rides at Juhu beach but now
they have been stopped by the govt. Even the famous bhel-puri stalls were no where to be seen.


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Fishermen use this type of trolley to bring out their boats from the sea.

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Playing Cricket
This old man came out from one of the hotels facing the beach accompanied by a security guard (extreme right)
and started playing cricket with the kids.It looked like this was his daily routine.



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Another team getting ready for a session of cricket.

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Fishermen bringing the boat to the shore

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A photography class was going on. Quite an interesting place to learn.

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People looking at the fisherman’s catch. The best way to get it fresh.

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The Juhu beach is a very vibrant place in the morning. There are so many interesting things going around.


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Many people feed the birds on the beach. This batch was all pigeons.

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Watching the fishermen go back to the sea

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An interesting story
On the beach you will find lot of photographers who click photo of tourists, mostly from small towns.
Here is a story of two couple. One of the couple is getting clicked while the other man sneaks into the frame with a kid.
They all have a good laugh about it. It is amazing to see how we can find happiness in small things yet we forget about it.



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Waves, fishermen and the boat
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The weird building in background is the Antilia. Home to India’s
wealthiest man Mr. Mukesh Ambani.

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I remember travelling in these double decker bus. It was in Mumbai that I
first saw a double decker bus. I though it was some kind of freak accident.

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The Gateway of India. The historic structure which represents Mumbai.

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Boat ride at the Gateway of India

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Wah!! Taj
The second most famous Taj Mahal of India. The Taj Mahal palace hotel. This hotel was one of
the prime targets during 26/11 terrorists attacks. Many lives were lost and the structure was heavily damaged.

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A sea gull enjoying its flight

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As you can see the boat has ample space. A rare sight at Indian tourist place.
Although the Gateway of India was bustling with people, thankfully the boats were not crowded at all.

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A beautiful yacht

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The boat ride is very relaxing except for the loud music they play inside the boat.

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Another beautiful yacht
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The Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal hotel

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Erected to commemorate the landing of their imperial majesties
King George V and Queen Mary on the 2nd of December 1911


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Shivaji – The great Maratha warrior.

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The Leopold Cafe – since 1871
Leopold cafe was also attacked on 26/11. Many people died in this attack. It
was weekend so restaurant was quite crowded We enjoyed our lunch there.

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These colorful slippers at a nearby shop caught my attention

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A busy place

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A close view of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel

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The old and the beautiful

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The domes of Taj Mahal hotel
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A cute little taxi

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The fishermen village where terrorist landed on the fateful night of 26/11

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A nice place to walk around the sea


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These little taxis are perfect for Mumbai roads.

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Sunset from the roof top sky bar Dome, Intercontinental hotel


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The beautiful sunset

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Sunset at Mumbai


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Birds flying home
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Watching sunset from the roof top of Intercontinental hotel is a perfect way to spend your evening.

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The queen’s necklace

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Its beautiful to watch marine drive in night

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If you come to Mumbai, do not miss the fruit cream at Haji Ali Juice Centre

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Bandra – Worli see link is spectacular at night

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Fantastic Pictures!!

Through your photolog, I quickly refreshed the 2 years I spent in Mumbai!

Thanks a lot for posting these pictures!
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Hello Ashesh,

Once again your pictures are really impressive. Being a Mumbaikar, these places are frequently visited by us & we do not appreciate the beauty the way you have captured.

Did you clicked some pictures of Haji Ali Dargah? It is a beautiful structure for photography, be it day or night. I believe you stayed here for a limited number of days, otherwise there are many other places like Sewri (for spotting Flamingos), Akha / Gorai Beaches, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, etc.

Anyways next time you happen to visit Mumbai, do contact anyone of us here & we will be more than happy to guide you.

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Thanks mobike008 for giving life to this thread

Thanks Amit. Mumbai is a very beautiful city and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thanks Jignesh. This is the same thing I said about Delhi. I can't think of taking out a camera and go out for photography the way I did in Mumbai.

We reached at Haji Ali late evening and slightly tired with all the roaming around so called it a night with the delicious fruit cream.

My stay was short so could not take out time to visit other awesome places in Mumbai.

Thanks for the kind gesture, I will sure get in touch when I visit Mumbai next time.

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Hello Ashesh,

Once again your pictures are really impressive. Being a Mumbaikar, these places are frequently visited by us & we do not appreciate the beauty the way you have captured.

Did you clicked some pictures of Haji Ali Dargah? It is a beautiful structure for photography, be it day or night. I believe you stayed here for a limited number of days, otherwise there are many other places like Sewri (for spotting Flamingos), Akha / Gorai Beaches, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, etc.

Anyways next time you happen to visit Mumbai, do contact anyone of us here & we will be more than happy to guide you.

Thanks,
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Beautifully captured in a completely different way than the mumbaikars see it every day. I hope you didnt miss out on the local train ride or gorging on the Mumabi staple food the humble Vadapav or Canon pav bhaji or pani puri stalls at Juhu beach. A visit to the mecca of Indian cricket the Oval maidan or to the CST was a must. There's lots more to see in Mumbai and I hope you will yearn for a return sooner than you thought.
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Stunning photolog!

I was smiling all through the super pictures, supported by excellent photo captions. Thanks for showing me my home in such a wonderful way.

There's so much to do, see & experience in this vibrant city. The action never, ever stops. They say a Mumbaikar has trouble settling anyplace else; certainly applies to me.

*Rates thread a well-deserved 5 stars*

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Nice pictures. Reminded me of visit couple of years back. Brought back memories of eating out at Mahesh lunch home, Mondegar & Leopold cafe. That was my first time and I fell in love with city. Thank you.
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Lovely pictures there.Its been 5 years away from'home' and you have now made me nostalgic big time.

There's no other place like mumbai
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