Mumbai (the locals pronounce as mum’ai also known previously as Bombay) which is named after a goddess; is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. A financial and entertainment hub (think Bollywood) of India with an official population of 22 million people, it is truly a vibrant city of natives and migrants from the rich to the poor – a remarkable melting pot of cultures and communities.
We truly enjoyed viewing the sights and learning about the history and local life of Mumbai like the Dhobi Ghaut laundry men, Ghandi’s house, Crawford Market, Victoria Train Station, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, The Queens Necklace (Marine Drive) and Gateway of India. One of the highlight was to be able to read the letter that Ghandi wrote to Adolf Hitler during second world war to stop his massacre in Europe and the trauma Hitler caused in the world! Truly a great man, a great leader.