OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, Mumbai
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 ;))))
Try visiting the following places in Mumbai:
Dadar beach ( also called chowpatty)
Girgaum beach ( also called chowpatty )
Mumbadevi temple ( The name Mumbai comes from Hindu Goddess Mumbadevi, the
deity of local 'Kolis' or fishermen of Mumbai )
Hindu / Buddhist caves :
Mahatma gandhi smruti -Borivli
Borivli National park
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
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
buy lots of garments , leather goods, handicrafts , jewellery . they are very cheap in
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
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.
Alibag beach and fort
Shrivardhan beach and temple
Ganpatipule beach and temple
Harihareshwar beach and temple
Murud Janjira fort
The langauage spoken at this places is Marathi and Hindi, a few people can speak
wish you good luck
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.
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.
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.
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
When in Mahabaleshwar, u should go to table land.
A flat topped hill as big as 10 foot ball grounds or bigger i guess!