My earlier Mumbai report was my first report here. At that time I didn't know how to use image-uploading sites so I didn't put many pictures here. I thought of making another report with more pictures of Mumbai.
Mumbai is one of my favourite cities in India, despite the fact that numerous other cities, such as Delhi or Hyderabad, have much more to offer in terms of history. Mumbai is a dynamic, diverse city with lots of markets, a nice seaside and great architecture.
I'll try with the neighbourood of Byculla, which is in central Mumbai. It doesn't fit into the colonial, old town-style commercial and financial district of South Mumbai, not does it fit into the new, rapidly expanding suburbs of North Mumbai. Geographically, and otherwise, this area is completely different to anywhere in the city.
This atmospheric market area, which seems rather out of place in one of India's fast-paced metropolises, is known as Chor Bazaar (Thieves' market). It is famous for antiques.
Interesting question Kerouac. In general, I don't take 'specific' people pictures often- usually random market/neighbourhood scenes, where people do not seem to mind. Of course, in some places, I get a lot of stares while holding a camera but that happens in places which probably don't see too much tourist traffic.
Mumbai monsoons are legendary - you can expect non stop rains for upto 36 hr, or if you're lucky, with a 5 min break. Floods are common but even in heavy rin minus the floods, the city functions as normal.
A bit of Mumbai during the Monsoons.
These covered porticoes, built in the colonial buildings in South Mumbai, provide relief during the rains.
Marine Drive... the waters are rougher at this time of the year.