Category Archives: Mumbai

So We’re Back …

… from our gorgeous haveli in Mumbai … … to the sand and glass of Dubai. Not that I’m complaining.  I think I’ve seen enough green and rain to last me, well, at least 6 months *hint to the husband* … Continue reading

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Marine Drive in Mumbai: The Queen’s Necklace

It’s officially called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, a name I can never remember, let alone spell.  But for most of the Mumbaikars, this place will always be known as Marine Drive.  And it’s also fondly known as the … Continue reading

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Mumbai GPO, the Largest Post Office in India

This impressive building of the Mumbai General Post Office is just a few steps away from the grand CST Station.  It’s difficult to get a decent shot since the trees are blocking the front view of the building.  Speaking of … Continue reading

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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Railway stations were the most prominent entry points, and cemented the gap between the rural and urban districts that enabled the British Raj to concretize their regime in India. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then known as the Victoria Terminus, was … Continue reading

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Chowpatty Beach

I am in love with Mumbai!  Masood took me to Chowpatty yesterday, which is more commonly known as “Bombay Chowpatty”.  I was surprised to discover that it’s actually a beach because back home in the UAE, Bombay Chowpatty is the … Continue reading

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Haji Ali Dargah: A 500-year-old Tomb

Located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of the city is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai:  the Haji Ali dargah.  The structure below consists of a mosque and a tomb, built … Continue reading

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Built in 1903 – twenty years before the Gateway of India was build – the Taj Mahal Place Hotel in Mumbai is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles.   It has been home to the Royalty, … Continue reading

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