Travel - Mumbai, India


Mumbai is the largest and the most crowded city of India and also the financial capital of the country. The city has the most number of millionaires and billionaires, and at the same time, the percentage of people living in slums is estimated to be as high as 41%. I spent few days in Mumbai, unfortunately I didn't have much chance to visit the city except few hours.

This is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the biggest railway station in India.

The Gateway of India, using Islamic styles of 16th-century, it was built to commemorate the 1911 royal visit of King George V, but wasn’t completed until 1924. The last British troops to leave India after the India independence passed through the Gateway.

One of the main public transport in Mumbai is Tuk Tuk (or Auto-Rickshaw). It provides cheap and efficient transportation to millions of ordinary people in Mumbai. They are not allowed within the old city limits (South of Mumbai). The drivers usually drive with no shoes on!

The trees in this city are amazing. One of the writers during the British period, has called Mumbai as "Land of Trees" in his book.

Bamboo scaffolding is very popular. You can see many tall buildings with this type of scaffolding.

In one of the streets, you can see many old buildings which were British business centre in Mumbai.

and finally, few photos of different parts of the city including the small boats for transport, markets and Powai Lake.

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