Exploring Mumbai, India

Mumbai also known as Bombay (the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. It is also the wealthiest city in India and it has the highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India.

I had the opportunity for a short visit Mumbai back in May 2014. The only thing known to me (being a foodie) was that Mumbai has the best and freshest seafood.

I flew there via Jet Airways. Flight was ok but definitely not as comfortable as Singapore Airlines.

Sky dining was mediocre and nothing much to shout upon.

I stayed at the Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai. The hotel, I must say, is of good standard. Clean and spacious. I enjoyed my stay there.

Traffic in India is congested as expected. You just need to have patience to enjoy the ride.

Above picture shows their tuk-tuk (local taxi, like those in Bangkok). This is the first time I saw that and was pretty amused by it as the tuk-tuk comes with a built-in meter for the trip charges.

Went for my long awaited seafood meal in Krishna Restaurant which was recommended by the locals. Their butter crabs were awesome and one of the freshest that I had.

Had a great North Indian cuisine meal at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.

Tried out this recommended Saltwater Cafe which serves western meal. I was seated in an outdoor alfresco with a nice romantic feel ambience. The night was just great before my departure.

The trip was too short for me to further explore Mumbai. Guess I will revisit this place again should the opportunity arises.

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