Enjoyed four fantastic hours touring Colaba yesterday, my first time in the happening southern part of Mumbai.
Our first stop was at a Jain Temple, bursting with colorful artwork on the walls, then to the hanging gardens where I caught a glimpse of Ambani’s 27 story, 1 billion dollar home. We visited Gandhi House and admired the architecture of the homes nearby, then went into Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus where 2.5 million people come and go on the trains each day. The bridge in a picture above is the same bridge from Slumdog Millionaire where Jamal looks out for Latika, and the platform is the same one where we see them dance to “Jai Ho” at the end of the film.
Finally we made it to Mumbai’s most famous landmark, The Gateway of India, then stopped at one of my favorite places, Dhobi Ghat. Dhobis are the laundrymen who wash much of Mumbai’s laundry, and it’s impressive to see them at work. Very interesting to see after first learning about this place in the TIFF debut Dhobi Ghat: Mumbai Diaries, a film by director Kiran Rao and Bollywood superstar Amir Khan.
More pictures from in and around Colaba here
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