Mumbai Roads

 

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Statue of Chatrapati Shivaji opposite to Gateway of India.  Shivaji Maharaj, the ruler of Maratha Kingdom, a devout Hindu, revered as hero of Hindus, great warrior and nationalist.  Officially crowned as Chatrapati (Monarch) of Raigad on June 6th 1674 and rule till April 1680

Mumbai, known as Bombay till November 1995, is the capital of Maharashtra, India.  It is one of the South Asia’s largest city and most populous city in India.  It is not only the financial capital of India, but also the centre of entertainment.  This city has highest number of billionaires and millionaires than any other city in India.  It is the seat of textile industry and commercial hub for various other industries and businesses.  People of all other states of India can find employment and survival in Mumbai.  As people of different cultures live here it stands as melting pot of Indian culture.  People who stay in Mumbai take pride in calling themselves as ‘mumbaikars’.

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Bandra Worli Sea link officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea link is fully functioning with eight lanes since June 30, 2009.  This reduces the travel time from Bandra to Worli from      60-90 minutes to 20-30 minutes during peak hours
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Pylon towers of Sea link

I had an opportunity to visit Mumbai in April.  Here are few pictures I have taken while traveling in the city by car, bus or simply walking on the footpaths.

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Attempting a dangerous selfie
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Beautiful view of maidan
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Street Art
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Pigeons swinging on the cable watching the traffic

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Flora fountain built in 1864, here five streets meet
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Hutatma Chowk ( Martyrs Square) in the heart of South Mumbai.  Very close to this is the Flora fountain, the beautiful land mark of South Mumbai
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Seen as walking on the roads around Church gate
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There are many buildings of British time.  Here was a shopping area.  Next to this was Art House selling awesome artifacts.  I liked the aerial roots imposed on the door of the Art house
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Mumbai is wonderful city where the rich and poor co-exist.  Along side high rising buildings we also see slums.  The beauty of city buildings is marred by the laundry hanged out in the balconies
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An occasional building with such beautiful flowering plants in the balconies is a visual treat

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Don’t think people in the slums lack modern day entertainment.  They may have difficulty to get basic amenities, but getting entertainment gadgets is very much within their reach
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A multiplex on a busy street
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I spotted this as I was casually glancing out through the window of a bus.  Couldn’t see the face of other monkey hidden by branches.  Seen while going to Borvali

 

 

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