Mumbai

Day 50 – TUESDAY 10th March 2015

Today we went on a City Tour. We felt that the guide was a bit disinterested but perhaps it was the content of the tour and lots of traffic. We drove past lots of buildings which she told us about but we did not stop at many. Nevertheless it was important to get some idea of what Mumbai was about.

The young housekeeper who cleans our room noticed that we had a birthday cake (from last night’s dinner) in our room and, together with his colleagues, prepared a lovely surprise for us by decorating our room with rose petals and balloons. It made us feel very special.

In the afternoon we joined a guided tour of the Palace section of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel which was very informative.

 

Mumbai 16 - Victoria Station

Mumbai 16 – Victoria Station

Mumbai 17 - I cant remember what this is but it looks old and British

Mumbai 17 – I cant remember what this is but it looks old and British

Mumbai 18 - The Dhobi Ghat Laundry where 5000 men wash most of Mumbai's clothesl

Mumbai 18 – The Dhobi Ghat Laundry where 5000 men wash most of Mumbai’s clothesl

Mumbai 20 - Called the Hanging Garden but did not look like one - it is where Pharsi people leave their dead for the vultures

Mumbai 20 – Called the Hanging Garden but did not look like one – it is where Pharsi people leave their dead for the vultures

Mumbai 21 - Called the Hanging Garden but did not look like one - it is where Pharsi people leave their dead for the vultures

Mumbai 21 – Called the Hanging Garden but did not look like one – it is where Pharsi people leave their dead for the vultures

Mumbai 22 - Check out the Roman looking residence on the roof of this hi-rise building

Mumbai 22 – Check out the Roman looking residence on the roof of this hi-rise building

Mumbai 23 - View from the park which is the highest point in Muimbai

Mumbai 23 – View from the park which is the highest point in Muimbai

Mumbai 24 - Mani Bhavan - the house where Gandhi once lived

Mumbai 24 – Mani Bhavan – the house where Gandhi once lived

Mumbai 25 - Mani Bhavan - the house where Gandhi once lived

Mumbai 25 – Mani Bhavan – the house where Gandhi once lived

 

Mumbai 26 - Mani Bhavan - the house where Gandhi once lived

Mumbai 26 – Mani Bhavan – the house where Gandhi once lived

Mumbai 27 - Not happy Mrs Ganhi

Mumbai 27 – Not happy Mrs Ganhi

Mumbai 28 - Prince Philip Museum renamed

Mumbai 28 – Prince Philip Museum renamed

Mumbai 29 - Prince Philip Museum

Mumbai 29 – Prince Philip Museum

Mumbai 30 - Prince Philip Museum - History of miniture paintings like the ones we bought

Mumbai 30 – Prince Philip Museum – History of miniture paintings like the ones we bought

Mumbai 31 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - 1 - Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday

Mumbai 31 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – 1 – Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday

Mumbai 31 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - 2 - Floor staff who gave me birthday surprisel

Mumbai 31 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – 2 – Floor staff who gave me birthday surprisel

Mumbai 31 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - 3 - Enjoying the attention

Mumbai 31 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – 3 – Enjoying the attention

Mumbai 32 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 32 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 33 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 33 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 34 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 34 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 35 - Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 35 – Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – Floor staff surprised us with this for my birthday.

Mumbai 36 - Sniper on the roof of the hotel overlooking Gateway of India Police special event

Mumbai 36 – Sniper on the roof of the hotel overlooking Gateway of India Police special event

Mumbai Palace Hotel - Dinner at Masala Kraft Indian Restaurant - Very Good

Mumbai Palace Hotel – Dinner at Masala Kraft Indian Restaurant – Very Good

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 1 - 111 years old

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 1 – 111 years old

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 2 - 111 years old

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 2 – 111 years old

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 3 - Original Reception Desk with very valuable modern art

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 3 – Original Reception Desk with very valuable modern art

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 4 - The Lift

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 4 – The Lift

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 5 - Stairs to first level - in footsteps of famous people like Barak Obama and John Lennon

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 5 – Stairs to first level – in footsteps of famous people like Barak Obama and John Lennon

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 6 - A trunk used by the rich and famous long ago

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 6 – A trunk used by the rich and famous long ago

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 7 - The Ballroom - reconstructed after the bomb blast in 2008

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 7 – The Ballroom – reconstructed after the bomb blast in 2008

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 8 - Gateway of India from the Ballroom terrace

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 8 – Gateway of India from the Ballroom terrace

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 9 - The gardens with gazebos

Mumbai Palace Hotel Tour 9 – The gardens with gazebos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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