Bombay Island Travel Guide

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Bombay Island Highlights

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    Raahat says…

     Food, film, people, colour, wild, crazy, energy!! this is one big non-stop hub of India... 

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     pollution, dirt, rude people,crowd 

  • In a nutshell
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     Mixture and contrasts 

Bombay Island Things to Do

  • Travel by "Local Train"

    The wagons/ comparments of Bombay or Mumbai subarban trains must qualify to be infamously THE MOST OVER CROWDED PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN THE WORLD ! One can experiance the same exhilarating feeling if one were to mange just boarding it,especially south (churchgate) towards North bound (Virar) during the peak hours of 5.30 to 7.00pm or in the reverse...

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  • Juhu Beach

    A bit further away (30 km) from downtown, a public beach which is popular with the local folks. It is especially crowded around sunset when hundreds of people hang around.

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  • Gateway of India

    The most recognizable remnant of the British era completed in 1924 was the final departure point for the British to finally leave India in 1947.Boats to Elephanta Island (famous for carven caves) are launched here and the impressive building of Bombay's most famous hotel, the Taj Mahal Hotel is just behind.

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  • Victoria Terminus

    This railway station is a baroque, cathedral-like building with vaulted roofs, arches, Gothic spires, flying buttresses, gables crowned by neoclassical sculptures, stone carvings, and exquisite friezes - it's a real architectural gem, spectacular day and night.(India's very first steam engine left this station in 1887.)

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  • Haji Ali Mosque

    Specially located: set out on a rocky jetty in the sea and connected to the shore by a causeway which is free of water only at low tide.It contains the tomb of a Muslim saint, Haji Ali.Inside, the shrine is full of colored-mirror mosaics.

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  • treasure on the roads for book worms

    this is for all the book worms who like old n rare books-fiction as well non-fiction. in the colaba churchgate area, on the footpaths there are a lot of vendors selling old and second hand books. for some books the prices are fixed, for some u need to bargain. be patient and u will find the treasure on the roads

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Bombay Island Restaurants

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    by Kumarjit Updated Sep 10, 2005

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    If you are coming to Bombay, then please try out the delicious Thai cuisine in the one and only Thai Pavillion. Thai food is well-known all over the world for its variety and taste. Starting from basic Thai dishes like Shreaded Chicken to a wide range of Thai dishes, this restaurant serves you the most authentic Thai food in the city.
    Thai Pavillion is the Thai restaurant of the Taj President Hotel in Bombay.

    Favorite Dish: I liked Ginger Chicken the most. You can try Ghai Pad Ghing Kheng or any other dish. They are simply faboulous!

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Bombay Island Transportation

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    A cab in Bombay

    by Kumarjit Written Aug 22, 2005

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    The best way to travel in and around Bombay is to take a cab. The cabs are nice, comfortable and can carry a lot of luggage.
    If you are a foreigner and wish to travel in Bombay in public transport, then the cabs are the best choice for you. You can pay according to the meter.
    However, if you are an Indian then you can try the auto-rickshaws also. But in my opinion, travelling by cab is the most convenient.
    Cabs are available everywhere in the streets, like in Delhi and Calcutta, so you don't need to call or book any taxi service as such.

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Bombay Island Warnings and Dangers

  • ONE OF THE BIG FIVE - IN BOMBAY CITY!!!!

    "THE DAYS OF JIM CORBETT ARE HERE AGAIN........DIFFERENT TIME .....DIFFERENT PLACE........IN MUMBAI CITY!!!!!!!As Bombay (Mumbai) city expanded it did so in a northerly direction , into two main groups of suburbs - the western suburbs and the central suburbs.Bang in the middle and seperating these two groups of suburbs is a huge forested area...

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  • easy money on the roads

    i have seen this many times on the road. generally one person will be on the footpath and there he will have three cards and invite people to tell which card is which. people are easily taken initially by the ease at which they recognise the turned cards. but once u start placing bets u start loosing. these guys operate in groups. once caught in...

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Bombay Island Tourist Traps

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    by Ranjit662 Written Feb 28, 2008

    Do not under any circumstances engage Taxis of the drivers who approach you within a station or airport, as more often than not these are real crooks, and will have several tricks to con you. Politely refuse and walk -up outside any station or airport where you will find Taxis queing -up for passengers. Well not that all of them will be saints but in all probability they will be the regular guys,who may at the most may con you of a few tens of rupees. Remember that all Taxis or Rikshaws in Mumbai are metered, and the drivers are legally bound to show you a conversion chart called the Tarriff Card. This card will have figures in black that you must check with the meter reading and pay what is in red that corresponds to it.

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