If you are craving a clean...
If you are craving a clean salad and 'western' atmosphere, then go to Leopolds, in Colaba.It's also a good place to meet other travellers, it gets quite busy there and sometimes you can feel like you can;t relax after a meal as they want your table to give to someone else...still i was glad i went there.. Sneaking on foot in the backstreets of some Mumbai suburb, away from a police patrol car in the early hours of the morning, with my Mumbai friend. Going to this grunge bar and feeling right at home..
Interestingly I found that the local telephone network Airtel has these units installed in McDonalds for people to charge their mobiles there while they eat. I saw another such unit at the airport in Delhi while waiting to fly out. No doubt they are in many places.
If you're travelling in India it's a good idea to wear khadi. This is the name for hand-spun and hand-woven cotton. It was a symbol of Gandhi's independence movement. But more importantly for the visitor it's the most comfortable thing you can wear in this country when the temperature rises.
Ready-made khadi shirts and trousers (kurta/pyjama) can be purchased at branches of KVIC/Khadi Bhavan (found in most cities).
Or better still, take the time to buy a length of cloth and get your clothes tailored. Anybody you ask will be able to recommend a good tailor.
It's a fun thing for the family to do and will keep everybody cool, comfortable and happy in the heat.
Wear tailored khadi in India and you'll all feel much more at home.
Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium that was established in 1975. Nobody knew that a dispute between the Cricket Club of India (CCI) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) would result into the largest cricket stadium in Mumbai.
Wankhede Stadium has ousted Brabourne Stadium in all respects. It has become the main cricket venue in the city and always stands in competition to host an international match in India. With a seating capacity of 45,000 spectators, the coliseum tenders a spectacular sight of cricket. The sports ground has been testimony to the great innings, for instance Gavaskar's 205 and Kallicharan's 187 in the 1978-79 series
Being close to the sea, the ground proffers spin and bounce to the spinners and swing to fast bowlers. In 1995, Wankhede Stadium was upgraded with lights, to host day and night matches. Subsequently, it made the venue for an India-Australia match in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. The coliseum has been assigned to host the finals of 2011 Cricket World Cup; due to this it would undertake a major renovation. Great Stadium Facilitys Provided
CHOWPATTY BEACH: Chowpatty...
CHOWPATTY BEACH: Chowpatty occupies a Special place in the life of Mumbai, being the venue of mass political meetings during thefreedom struggle Spectacular Immersion of Ganesh idols take place hereXon the 10th day of the Ganesh Festival.
ELEPHANTA ISLAND: 9 km by sea, 7th century rock cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Regular conducted tours by launches available from Gateway of India.
GATEWAY OF INDIA: Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911, designed in the 16th century Gujarat style.
HEADQUARTERS OF WESTERN RAILWAY: An attractive building with a sculptured group representing engineering, commeree and agriculture as ornamentation.
HIGH COURT: An early English Gothic style of architecture completed in 1878.
HUTATMA CHOWK: Business centre of Mumbai formerly known as Flora Fountain.
JAIN TEMPLE: Built in marble in 1904, dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankara or apostle.
KAMLA NEHRU-PARK: Situated on the slopes of Malabar Hills offers a panoramic view of Marine Drive.
MANI BHAVAN (GANDHI MEMORIAL): A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi who stayed here from time to time between 1917 and 1934.
NETAJI SUBHASH ROAD (MARINE DRIVE): A promenade along the waterfront.
PHEROZSHAH MEHTA GARDENS (HANGING GARDENS): Laid out in 1881 on top of a reservoir.
PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM: One of the most interesting museums of India, has three main sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History.
TARAPOREWAIA AQUARIUM: Opened in 1951, has interesting specimens of marine and fresh-water fish.
CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS (Formerly Victoria Terminus): Designed in Italian Gothic style by F.W. Stevens. The Ist train to steam out of Mumbai was from here to Thane in 1853.
Other places of interest in the city are the University, Rajabai Clock Tower, Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Science Centre, Mahalakshmi Temple, Afghan Church, Raudat Tahera and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market), and in the Suburbs are Kanheri Caves, National Park, Lion Safari Park, Esselworld and Juhu Beach.