Mumbai, India is one of the most exciting destinations in South Asia. Easily the richest city in the region, the most expensive private home in the world is located there, it’s a roller coaster ride of experiences from visiting neighborhoods filled with British “Raj” architecture, holy sites, crazy markets, and yes even long stretches of beaches, just don’t go in for a swim.
On my most recent visit I spent two weeks wandering the city streets, traveling on local buses, taxis, even taking a boat ride to Elephanta Island.
It can be an overwhelming experience for those especially not accustomed to such a huge population, over 22 million in the greater Mumbai area.
On top of that there are areas with high security due to past terrorist attacks, photography prohibited in some places, seriously determined professional beggars working the streets, not just targeting tourists, and crazy traffic.
Still it’s a must visit if you consider yourself a serious traveler. This past year Lonely Planet named it one of their top 10 cities to visit in 2016.
Join me in a Far East Adventure Travel Best of “Live” for moments on the streets of Mumbai. From the famous stretch of beach known as Chowpatty to one of the busiest train stations in the world, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. You’ll see why they call Mumbai the “Maximum City”.
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