|Top of VT Station / BMC Building|
Mumbai is unarguably one of the fastest cities in the world. 24 hours is not enough to get things done in this city. There is always more to do. For a person working in this city, each moment is like a ticking time bomb. You never know how it went and what is in store the next minute. For any office goer in this city, Friday evenings are the happiest, Saturday is a real treat and Sunday gets depressing – especially from 3pm as one starts counting hours of enjoyment left before the next working week begins! In short, the weekend will come and swing by you – without making you realize how best you could have utilized it! In this fast paced city, at times it is important to take a break on one of these days and enjoy the feel of being a Mumbaikar! One of the coolest places to hang out in the city is to go to Victoria Terminus (VT) (now termed Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus) / Churchgate. This is the la Grand Central of New York or Oslo Central Station of Oslo. VT station is the part of Mumbai which the snobbish refer to as SoBo (South Bombay). The western, harbour and central lines run trains which terminate at VT / Churchgate – so access is always not an issue.
|Gateway of India|
|Taj - as seen from the belly of Gateway of India!|
After seeing the Gateway of India and Taj hotel to our hearts content, we had some salted peanuts with onion and tomato – with a dash of lime on it, from one of the street vendors – a typically Mumbaikar’s delight. I can have this snack anytime / anywhere!
|VT Railway Station|
|Inside Gateway of India|
|Gateway of India in Moonlight|
|Sun setting over Arabian Sea|
|Taj Hotel - in the evening|
|Horsecarts with bright lights|