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YWCA- International. Colaba

by doofus

It is such a pity that it is very difficult to book the YWCA from abroad. They wont accept a reservation without a payment. I know- I have had an email from them asking for a bankers draft.

There is one site taht you can book it on Mumbai-hotels BUT they charge a massive amount over the amount the YWCA charge.

for example. 3 nights double room is £96. With the Mumbai hotels site it is £126! Quite a big difference. I wish I knew someone in Mumbai who could help out. Sadly I don't.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by Avijayan

Wish i could help out, unfortunately i'm not from Bombay.

Can't you do an online bank/wire transfer to YMCA? its a wonderful accomodation facility at Mumbai and value for money.

The other way around would be to request a fellow VT'er in Mumbai to make the reservation, you could transfer him/her the amount online ?

Hope someone will help you on this.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by doofus

Heard today that the YWCA has increased room charges from 2200/- a double to 3000/-!!

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by Avijayan

3000/ is still worth it at YMCA. any other hotel in the location with similar standards would cost you 4500/, alternate might be to look up for serviced apartments.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by Avijayan

food is priced very reasonably at YMCA, hoteks with room rates of 3000/ and upward will rip you off on food and beverages - probably 3 times the price of YMCA.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by doofus

It's NOT the YMCA but the Y W C A I was referring to. Does that make things any different?
thanks,

Pete

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by Avijayan

YMCA/YWCA have similar facilities and rates, really does not make a difference.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by peaceheart

Wow! I am from Mumbai...surprised to see the bloated charges of YWCA!! Staying in Mumbai can be an expensive affair if you do not posses good info about the city. But you can find cheaper options...depending which part of the city you reside in. Are you staying in Mumbai for work or as a tourist? Accordingly, I can give you some options to choose from.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by doofus

Hi Peaceheart,

Yes, I was surprised by the YWCA hiking their prices so much!

have been thinking of the Carlton Hotel or the Red Shield. Both in Colaba. They both have attached bathrooms which is really a must for me and my wife. Location is perfect. I heard from someone who told me the Carlton is very basic but also very clean room and acceptable at 1550/- a night with a/c and bathroom.
The Red Shield is difficult to get an up to date report on-- unless you can help there? Just need someone to have a look at a double room with a/c and attached bath and form an opinion.
Another one I may consider from what someone has said is the Benezeer Hotel which is next to Residency in Fort area near VT station.

If you could pass an 'unbiased' opinon it would be appreciated very much.

many thanks indeed.

Re: YWCA- International. Colaba

by malkai

Hi,

if you still need help with booking contact me .
i live in mumbai and will be happy to help.

Malkabaazov@gmail.com

Travel Tips for Mumbai

Mumbai/Bombay? still an awful place to stay

by Just_A_UK_Boy

Watching it fade into the distance as the plane takes off I cant decide between the 4 crashes I was in within my 3 week stay, or being swamped by crying beggar children whilst trying to buy some chewing gum. The roads were awful, driving a nightmare, cars were relics, courtesy a dirty word. Danger around every corner. People trying to trick you, or plotting to trick you, or soliciting with people who want to swindle you. Pollution here will shorten your life. PLEASE,PLEASE dont bring children here.....for these reasons.This place has problems, imagine living in a place where wealth walks the same pavement as poverty, its everyman for themselves and if you get in the way of that, woe betide you.

The Zoo in Mumbai!!!

by aadil

The Jijamata Udyan or the erstwhile Victoria Gardens or Rani Baug as it was called is situated in the south of Mumbai in Byculla. The gardens and zoo were laid out in 1861 and are spread out over 48 acres housing some of the oldest trees in Mumbai. The zoo is not really well kept and the animals are not looked after well.

Also on the same premises is the Bhau Daji Lad Museum which has in it's collection one of the stone elephants from the Elephanta Island near Mumbai along with a lot of the old British statues which were removed from public display around the city and brought here after independence from the British Raj!!

History of Bandra

by Escadora7

Bandra is a tiny little suburb of Bombay (Mumbai) where Ash grew up. Thought we would share this historical bit of information that we googled up.

Legend has it that the name Bandra comes from the Marathi word Bandar meaning port.

In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the island of Bombay by force. The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of Bandra, Parel, Wadala and Sion.

In 1570 the Jesuits built a college and a church in Bandra which was called St Anne's College.

In the mid-18th century, the traveller John Fryer records that the Jesuit church, which stood near the sea shore, was still in use. The Portuguese built several churches in Bandra, including the famous St. Andrew's Church, which has the distinctive Portuguese-style facade. Bandra has the unique distinction of having the most Roman Catholic churches anywhere in the world - 6 Churches within a 4 sq km area and also the world famous Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount.

In 1733 when the Kunbi farmers migrated to this island from Bombay, because the fish manure they used was banned, they found St. Andrew's church (still intact), St. Stanislaus's Orphanage (now a High School where Ash studied) and a monastery of St. Anne. After this was destroyed in a Maratha raid in the year 1737, when the Portuguese troops were aided by the English, a slaughter house was built on the same spot.

Bandra remained a village with plantations of rice and vegetables in the low-lying areas of the island until it was connected to Mahim by a causeway in 1845. Although many bungalows were built here in the boom years of the 1860's and 70's, the fashionable Pali Hill area, now full of film stars, saw the first constructions only in the 1880's.

Bandra (West) became one of the most fashionable suburbs already by the middle of the century. Bandra (East) is regarded as a commercial area, consisting of the Bandra-Kurla Commercial Complex.

http://www.goldenbandra.com/backpage.htm

less..

by pollon

Bring the less you can ;-).. yes, I didn't make a mistake in writing: in Mumbai you can find maybe not exactly your trade mark but almost anything and at really bargain prices and if by chance one of your flights is on a low cost company with severe restriction on lugguage weight, you could find yourself at the check in moving some of your heavy stuff in the hand luggage not to pay for the extra weight, provided you meet a kind and understanding employee.. what I mean is that unless you need something really particular with you, there is so much you see and think you would like to buy and then some of Indian handicrafts are made of heavy material like carved stones and wood so don't forget to keep some empty space in your luggage..

Island Fisherfolk

by keeweechic

The island only takes up 6 sq miles. As you approach Elephanta island you will see a small fishing village near the waters edge. This is one of only three on the island. All three have no electricity and no running water. Those that do not make their livelihood out of fishing are obviously involved in the tourism aspect of the island.

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