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My Trip to West India (Page 4)

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26 December 2006 - 2 January 2007,

Taj President Hotel (5*), Mumbai

Star Cruises Libra, Goa

Le Meridien Hotel (5*), Pune

Our Last Days in Mumbai

Mumbai Local Time

Useful tourism information about Mumbai (Bombay) is available at: http://www.wikitravel.org/en/Mumbai, http://www.iexplore.com/cityguides/India/Mumbai+(Bombay)/Overview & http://www.webindia123.com/city/maharashtra/Mumbai/intro.htm


138 & 139. "Konkan Café" in Taj President Hotel, is the 1st of its kind in a 5-star hotel in Mumbai that offers seasonal cuisine from the western coastal region in a themed environment

140 to 142. India is a heaven in our world not only for photographers, but also for vegetarians like me. The photo (140) shows my starter (stuffed mushrooms & orange juice) while the photos (141-142) represents my table in Konkan Café with very delicious traditional Indian vegetarian cuisines called "Thali" (as main dish), each one in a traditional copper plate over a banana leaf. "Thali" is a set of various dishes in one plate. Unfortunately I can't remember each name.

143 to 145. The University of Mumbai, is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 AD consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India. The building was designed by Gilbert Scott, who designed the St Pancras Station in London.

146. Indian city bus in Mumbai

147. An Indian poor badger with her child

148. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or CST (formerly Victoria Terminus) is the city's most exuberant Italian Gothic style building looks more like a lavishly decorated palace or cathedral rather than a train station. It was designed by Fredrick Stevens & completed in the year 1887. An impression strengthened by the tall dome crowned with a statue representing ‘Progress’. In the public parts of the station, the Victorian arches soar splendidly above the hurrying throng. Further information is available HERE.

149 to 151. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

152 to 154. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

155. ?

156. A hotel in Mumbai

157. A green-grocer sleeping in his shop

158 & 160. A very beautiful Hindu temple in Mumbai. I can't remember its name.

161. Entrance of the temple

162 & 163. Engraved metal doors in the temple

164 to 166. Wall-paintings in the temple

167. The frieze of one of temple's doors

168 & 169. Inside view of dome of the temple

170 & 172. Holly statues in the temple

173 to 176. Hindus preparing for prayers in the temple

177. A praying Hindu & I inside the temple

178. Me together with Hindu ladies singing prayers

179. Me with bare feet in the temple

180. A corner of the temple full of coconuts

181. Two carpenters I suppose repairing the temple

182. A candlestick in the temple

183. An inside view of another dome of the temple

184. Inside the temple

185. Somewhere like a balcony inside the temple

186. Maybe a monument for the founders of the temple

187. A fruit-monger near the temple

188. Fresh green-groceries on a sidewalk near the temple

191. ?

189 & 190. Streets of Mumbai

192 to 194. "Hanging Gardens" also known as "Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens" are the perfectly manicured terraced gardens on the slopes of the Malabar Hill. The park, which was laid out in 1881 AD over Bombay's main reservoir, owes its name to the renowned barrister Pherozshah Mehta.

195 to 197. People in the Hanging Gardens

198 to 200. Inside the Hanging Gardens

201. Inside the Hanging Gardens

202 & 203. City landscape from Hanging Garden

204. An Indian seller in his shop

205. Crowded sidewalk in Mumbai

206. A poor street artist with his funny monkeys

207 to 209. "Mani Bhavan", the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai from 1917 to 1934. It is now a small museum with wonderful photographic record of his life, a 20,000-volume research library, a film & recording archive, personal items of Mahatma Gandhi & various important documents like letters to Adolf Hitler & president of USA.

210. Me in Gandhi's house (Mani Bhavan)

211. Me respecting to Mahatma Gandhi in his residence

212. These are all house furniture of Mahatma Gandhi in Mani Bhavan

213. One of models in Mani Bhavan describing Gandhi's life

214. Bamboo straws are widely used to scaffold buildings under construction or repayment

215. Indian passengers with their beautiful traditional clothes

216. A sidewalk in Mumbai

217. Another street in Mumbai

218. Another temple in Mumbai

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