New resolutions are always unsuccessful, but this year 2017, I thought I will give it a shot so i came up with four things and one among them was to travel to a new place, because i always wanted to be a traveller, explore a new place,try a new cuisine, know about their life and culture, these things actually fascinates me. And this year for a change my resolutions just got real , and i travelled to Mumbai. Although i have been to this place earlier when i was still a kid, now things are different, its through the lens of a 24-year-old.
Mumbai the “City of lights” I would say always bright and loud, I could not find even a single place which was silent, although I din go to the library(just joking). The whole experience was different, every single corner of the place has a story, and people were very busy, some are happy, some are furious mixed emotions everywhere. It’s always crowded with people around the clock,running or fighting their own life battles. Each buildings and each structure has a message to say, it’s the city where people from all strands of life live in almost same areas, and its such a structure of the building that differentiates them. i have always heard the rickshawala are friendly and that was true and compare to my place they were very cost-effective, in fact cheap, i wonder how they run their families ?. I stayed there for nine days and i am sure i din explore all the places but i did go to a few, and guess what my main target was ? food. I started off my journey from the streets, and the first thing is Paani puri, i have had them in places and i am not a great fan of paani puri but this was exceptional, i loved it, i liked the fact that it was so soft and crispy and how it melts in your mouth. And tried a street ice cream which was like wow, but if you are hygiene person i am sorry about that, just don’t go near it. And we went to few restaurants in upcoming days tried different flavour of ice creams, waffles,shakes and food in all the size and shape.It was mouth-watering and absolutely delicious.
Apart from food the next stop was Gateway of India, I did go to that now tourist spot. Like the pictures in the google and in the movies it was an epic structure. The best part of that day was that we took a boat journey from there, and in middle the rain started pouring down with lighting and thunderstorm and we were all stranded in the middle of the sea. But finally somehow we manged to reach the shore,all thanks to the person who drove the boat. Last but not at all the least Marine drive, I went during the day and night it was a one amazing structure ever made , it is apparently called as the Queen’s Necklace because in the night it resembles the pearls in the string of the necklace with those lights and the sea in the middle and the rains it was a lovely and a very romantic place. If you are in Mumbai and if you like to propose to someone, that is the spot, I am not sure about the rain,choose the right time and its all yours.
I prefer to call it Mumbai than Bombay, sounds heroic that way. It was one hell of a place, and beautiful nine days in the year. Everything was different for me,place , people “loud” is not my thing, but i enjoyed it. And Now maybe should give it a second thought, All thanks to my sister if not for her, I would Not have gone. Thank you love.