Shalimar Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

August Kranti Marg, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, 400036, India
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Forum Posts

Former Site of British Cemetery

by blackheath99

My great grandparents were buried in the British Cemetery in 1877
I see it is now the site of a police station.
What happened to their graves?
Is there a list of the people buried there?

Re: Former Site of British Cemetery

by lynnehamman

You might have some luck .....try this website: (enter names of grandparents in search box)

Re: Former Site of British Cemetery

by leics

The police headquarters apparently dates from the late 1800s, so it is likely that graves were flattened and covered, and the contents of those disturbed by building work re-buried elsewhere.

It might be an idea to contact the British Council in Mumbai. They may know more info and/or where any documentation might be archived. They should at least be able to suggest further points of contact for you:

Travel Tips for Mumbai

Bollywood Birds -eye view

by lynnehamman

I think that Mumbai is one of the best cities in India for walking. Wear comfortable shoes!
There is so much beautiful architecture of historical value, that one cannot appreciate through the window of a taxi. The wide open space of the Maidan was also a pleasure to see. There were hundreds of young boys, and some not so young boys, playing cricket, and families sitting under the trees having picnics. They were cheering like crazy, but we could never figure out which team they were supporting!The promanade alongside the sea at Colaba is filled every evening with families, taking in the sea air. Vendors sell hot roasted nuts to snack along the way. Another good walk is Marine Drive. A place to see and be seen, for Mumbaikers. We stayed at a hotel across the road from the promanade, and there is causeway which juts out into the sea. This area is a hot-spot for wedding receptions and parties, We saw a wedding every night we were there, and on New Years Eve- there was a real Bollywood style
party happening, which carried on till 5am.It was amazing to see how quickly they put up decorations for each of these celebrations. And we had a birds eye view of everything. The weddings were so colourful-we could see the bride & groom, and all the guests, very beautifully dressed, dancing the night away. Who needed Bollywood??

First Views

by keeweechic

The ride from the airport was a mix of amazement and disheartenment – not for myself but for the difficult life much of the population have to face on a day to day basis. We darted in and out of traffic, passed by many shanty’s and half hearted construction works. Locals were either gathered around talking in groups or sleeping wherever there was a private space – from car bonnets to the pavement. What really struck me was the number of taxi’s there. All exactly the same and either on the roads or parked on the side of them. There was no tour commentary at this time of the night so I had no idea where I was and just much in need of getting to my hotel and sleeping.

traditional clothing

by pollon

A punjabi is a salwar-kameez where salwars are pyjama-like trousers drawn tightly in at the waist and the ankles. Over the salwars, a long and loose tunic known as a kameez.
A churidar can be worn instead of a salwar: a churidar is similar to the salwar but is tighter fitting at the hips, thighs and ankles. Over this, one might wear a collarless or mandarin-collar tunic called a kurta.
But the traditional clothing of Indian women is the sari (also written saree or shari) : worn in varied styles, it is a long piece of flat cotton, silk or other fabric woven in different textures with different patterns.

The majority of Indian women seem to wear traditional Indian dresses while most men wear shirts and trousers.
However the traditional men outfit seems to be a long pieces of flat cotton worn under a shirt, sometimes covering both legs, sometimes wrapped like a sort of short pants.

The International Society For...

by ashishashar

The International Society For Krishna Consciousness is known all over the world for its jet-setting, orange- robed sadhus, dedicated to spreading the name of Lord Krishna. For a peak into this fascinating world, drop in for lunch at the ISKCON restaurant: here pure vegetarian food, as prescribed by the Vedas, is served and eaten by these shaven, robed ascetics. Later you can visit the serene marbled ISKCON temple and sit in for the evening aarti or prayer that reverberates with touching devotion.

Mumbai's Dhobi Ghat - the washermans place

by rjogadiya

A dhobi in India is the one laundryman and the ghat refers to his workplace(laundry). Mumbai has one of the biggest laundries in the world. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together since ages.


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