One of the exciting things about being a travel blogger is the kind of food you get on your journey. I am no food blogger who would gobble down tons of food in one session. However, I and Sarah are always willing to try new cuisines and food items that come our way. It would be hard to say which cuisine in the world is the best. I believe every region is unique and has its own character and food. However, we love eating authentic Punjabi food in Mumbai whenever we love to dine out. We believe Made in Punjab at InOrbit Mall is one of the best North Indian restaurants in Mumbai.
India is the land of festivals but Diwali is certainly one of the most anticipated festivals of India. Like many others, I am always excited to celebrate this festival with my friends, family and colleagues. One of the best things about Diwali is that people from all walks of life and different religions, regions and state celebrate it with the same joy and excitement. It is the festival of lights that inspires all of us to spread the love and happiness and to drive away the darkness, sorrow and negativity within and around us. Being a shopaholic, shopping is what excites me during the festive season and being a Mumbaikar I am always looking for places for Diwali shopping in Mumbai.
Unlike many of my other posts, this is an impulsive one because I thought I should talk about this with my readers. Travel is a part of lifestyle today. Professionals usually travel for business purposes or when they take a break from work. Bloggers like me travel for work and pleasure both. While some travel because they have loads of money in their bank account and they probably need to spend it somewhere. Anyways, whatever your reason is, chances are that you do travel at some point in time.
Apart from being passionate about travel, I love shopping. Not many of my friends think of me as a shopaholic, but believe me, if I was a billionaire, I would have had a shopping mall of my own. I love shopping anywhere, in the mall and on the streets. Mumbai’s Colaba area is one of the places where I used to hang out with my friends and now with Sarah.
Museums have always attracted me since my college days. I love to explore and read and check out the objects and paintings that are on display. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum surprised me with its classy interiors and the number of objects they have on display. In terms of size, the Prince of Wales Museum is definitely larger, but Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is no less. The moment you enter the museum the interior décor of the museum captures your attention. The long hall of the museum makes it look grand right away.
Museums are the windows into the history. It might sound like a boring quiet place where all you see is artefacts from the earlier times. However, when you look closely each one has its story and importance. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is not a huge museum when you look at the building, but it stores around 3,500 objects revolving around Mumbai’s history. The museum has photographs, books, textiles, maps, lacquer ware, manuscripts, and weaponry and exquisite pottery which engulfs you into its beauty and craftsmanship. In the first part of this three-part series, we read about the history of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, once known as the Victoria and Albert Museum. In this part, we focus on its revival and the renaming of the museum to its current name.
Mumbai, once known as Bombay is the city of contrasts. It is home to the billionaires of India and also to some of the poorest who live on the streets. Here you will find people working for hours to make their ends meet. In addition, you’ll find people just sitting idle watching the crowd pass by. Mumbai provides a view of the modern India but still retains its history. In this three-part series, we explore the history of Mumbai. Before I proceed, I would like to thank the museum officials for their quick email note. In addition, for allowing me to take pictures and for providing me guided tour and sharing information. All images are courtesy of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and clicked without using any camera flash.
Have you ever felt this feeling that some places call you subconsciously? I mean like the moment you heard about it or seen it in pictures you get this feeling that you have to visit this place. Well, a few weeks ago, I was working on a blog post of Vasai Fort, which is now already on the site. However, when I was clicking pictures I was attracted by this towering golden structure which is visible from the Vasai Fort (at least if you have a good zoom capability camera). So, when I and Sarah were home we decided to visit this place and see if we can experience it in person. We researched on it and got in touch with the concerned authorities to help us write more on the place.
Are you looking for a fort near Mumbai for a weekend trip or one day picnic? History might seem like a boring subject, but not if you know how to share and explore it. Believe it or not, I was never a history person in my school life. I hated history books because it was all about learning dates and events, it was never engaging enough. However, as I grew up I realised that history is a fascinating subject of all because you not only get to know about the past events but also get to learn from it.
As a travel blogger, I have visited different cities across India. However, so far I haven’t come across any Indian city that matches the spirit of Mumbai. Of course, you can say I’m biased. I was born and brought up in this city that fuels the economy of India. However, even those who are not from Mumbai would agree with me. Often Mumbai is compared with New York City and London as both these cities are economic powerhouses in their own countries. However, I believe every city has its soul and character which is quite unique in its own way. Now, I can go on and on bragging about what Mumbai has to offer. However, I will stick to top 7 reasons why I love Mumbai and why it is the best city in the country.