After a really packed trip that took us to four cities in just a week, we now came to (almost) the end of our journey with a final leg in Mumbai. Originally planned to be a transit point only, we ended up spending an entire day there. The city reminds me of many other places, and despite all the Slumdog Millionaire associations, it certainly was not as chaotic as I pictured it to be.
india’s been truly incredible, but i have a grin on my face because i’m finally going home that night!
Mumbai is a humongous city, and perhaps this city has become a poster child for India’s overcrowding problem. Twelve million people are packed into a sprawling metropolis smaller than Metro Manila or Singapore . Despite this, the city can be a lot more pleasant than the other large cities of India, with its wide, tree-lined boulevards, charming Victorian-era colonial buildings, chic bars and restaurants and a long seaside promenade that extends for miles – certainly not a pretext for those expecting something like Slumdog Millionaire, though these places of course do exist. I did not even see a single cow roaming the streets here!