Mumbai, India

  • Date
  • 4 February 2001

Mumbai (formerly Bombay, but changed to Mumbai in 1995 since the Indians are trying to erase their Colonial past and continue to rename many Indian cities) is by far the most exciting city we’ve visited in India. Enormous like New York with about 12 million people, better infrastructure than Delhi, high rises scattered throughout the peninsula, packed with delicious yet inexpensive restaurants, concerts in the park at Kala Ghoda, the most amazing outdoor laundry (dhobi ghat), men at traffic lights selling magazines, several quality museums and galleries, massive energy of people rich, poor, young and old – Mumbai is a fascinating place.