OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, Mumbai

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  • View From Kanheri hills
    View From Kanheri hills
    by radz
  • OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
    by tarush
  • OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
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    Sanjai Ghandhi national park.

    by radz Written Jan 29, 2004

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    View From Kanheri hills

    Favorite thing:
    This is Sanjai Ghandhi national park,view from Kanheri.Its thick natural forest.Entrance to the park is for car Rs 30.person Rs 10.

    How to go there,its nearest railway staion is Borivilli.If you go by car/taxi can drive around there.There was small boating lake too.

    Inside,they have Deer park,Lion safari.

    When i went after finsihing Kanheri caves,it was closed,Lunch time :((..I could have wait and see,but i was hungry,and no hotels near by :)) I coun't go Lion Safari.

    Tickets. for Lion Safari.
    Rs 30/Child Rs15
    I saw 2 deer too ;))))

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Zoo
    • Theme Park Trips

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  • Try visiting the following...

    by tikuji Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Try visiting the following places in Mumbai:
    Beaches:
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    Aksa Beach
    Gorai Beach
    Dadar beach ( also called chowpatty)
    Girgaum beach ( also called chowpatty )
    Juhu Beach

    Temples/Churches/Mosques:
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    Mahalakshmi temple
    Siddhivinayak temple
    Walkeshwar-Banganga
    Mumbadevi temple ( The name Mumbai comes from Hindu Goddess Mumbadevi, the
    deity of local 'Kolis' or fishermen of Mumbai )
    Haji ali
    Mount Mary

    Hindu / Buddhist caves :
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    Elephanta caves
    Kanheri caves
    Mandapeshwar caves

    others:
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    Mahatma gandhi smruti -Borivli
    Borivli National park
    Esselworld
    Gateway of India
    Film City - Goregaon
    Aarey Milk Colony-Goregaon

    If you are a foreigner avoid travelling by buses and trains at peak/rush hours.
    they are the cheapest mode of transport in the world.
    autorickshaws / taxis are also cheap. ask them to produce the tariff card to verify the
    bill
    they charge.they normally rip off foreigners.
    do not drink unpackaged water/ food stuff from street vendors.( you probably do not
    have the immunity that we do )
    bars / pubs are generally the cooling places for mafia/ underworld/ shady elements ,
    so better avoid them.same case with movie theatres.
    better take a guided tour organised by your hotels.
    emergency services are almost absent . do not expect police/ambulance / fire brigade
    to arrive immediately.
    people will follow you on the streets, they are curious about foreigners, you can ignore
    them.
    buy lots of garments , leather goods, handicrafts , jewellery . they are very cheap in
    Mumbai
    Restaurants in Mumbai do not serve beef and pork as Hindus do not eat cow and
    muslims dont eat pork.
    chicken and lamb/goat as well as fish would be available in plenty.
    Hindi, Marathi are the commonly spoken langauages. people from all over India live in
    Mumbai so other languages like gujrati, tamil, bengali , telugu, kannada are also
    spoken by these communities.
    All educated people also speak english though pronounciations may be very
    different.write down things if people dont understand what you say.

    some good restuarants:

    Viva paschim -- excellent sea food
    goa portugesa--excellent sea food
    copper chimney
    kohinoor-opposite siddhivinayak temple

    Places around Mumbai to see:all these places are within 2-4 hours by bus/kokan
    railway from mumbai and well connected.

    Beaches:
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    Kihim beach
    Kelva beach
    Alibag beach and fort
    Shrivardhan beach and temple
    Ganpatipule beach and temple
    Harihareshwar beach and temple
    Guhagar beach
    Velneshwar beach

    Forts
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    Raigad fort
    Murud Janjira fort
    Alibag fort
    Shivneri fort
    pratapgad fort
    sinhagad fort
    jaigad fort

    hill stations
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    lonavla
    khandala
    matheran
    mahabaleshwar

    The langauage spoken at this places is Marathi and Hindi, a few people can speak
    english

    wish you good luck

    tikuji

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    Visit the Elephanta caves...

    by tarush Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Elephanta caves which are just off the coast of Bombay. There are boats leaving every half hour from the Gateway of India. Which brings us to the latter. The Gateway of India was built to welcome the King of England when the British ruled India. Details are inscribed in the stone.

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    Few visitors to Mumbai are...

    by tarush Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Few visitors to Mumbai are aware that it is the only metropolis in the world with 104 square kilometers of virgin forest within its borders. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, better known as the Borivli National Park, offers a pleasant change from the usual sights and attractions of the big city.

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    On a Sunday morning we decided...

    by Swadeshika Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: On a Sunday morning we decided to go to this small hill station Jawhar, which is around four and half hours away from Bombay by road.This is a small town with friendly people and the best place to buy the vibrant and earthy Warli Paintings painted by the tribals of the region.

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    visit elephant's island;and...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit elephant's island;and also in south colaba,the church with the anglo-afghan war memorial:beautiful atmosphere,it is funny to see an english church among tropical trees

    Fondest memory: I was drinking my 17th fruit juice of the day,sitting in the garden of this church in south colaba,there was a little wind in the trees ,then,the wind became lighter,then even lighter,and suddenly,time stopped;It can only happens in india

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    When in Mahabaleshwar, u...

    by syed-arshad Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When in Mahabaleshwar, u should go to table land.
    A flat topped hill as big as 10 foot ball grounds or bigger i guess!

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