Meet Me in Mumbai

 

 

Anybody who has visited Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay (the official name until 1995) knows it is such an excellent place to be. It is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is a sprawling, densely populated city on India’s west coast. With some British architectural edifice and designs all over the city, one can have a glimpse of Bombay’s rich history.

On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to Shiva. The city is also famous as the heart of the Hindi-language Bollywood film industry. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million.

There are lots of great eating places like the Grand Hyatt, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Café Mondegar, Oberoi Trident and many more where you can enjoy Indian and international cuisine. Mumbai is also fun at night because the bars here are modern and exciting.

As a professional photographer, I believe these captivating scenes will be better explained with images, so I set out to work the moment I arrived. Capturing some of the amazing scenes where the most interesting parts of the city spoke to me. The kids regularly ran towards me to get into a photo, and capturing their beautiful soul was a privilege. The serene atmosphere in Mumbai made my job easy and effortless.

An elderly man was cool with me taking a picture of him despite the drizzling rain; he loved the shot and requested a copy of it. The little boy who didn’t want to be left out urged me not only to photograph him but would love to see his house in the background.

I nearly missed my train the day I was leaving Mumbai because there was always something interesting to me

 

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