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Old June 10th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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1,500 bahut hain for these two kanjoos conservationists, I think.
Kullu(of the Manali fame) might be a good option in that case...

ek to loose motions ki koi tension naheen because the first thing ''foran conservationsists and tourists'' do there is consume afeem...and afeem causes constipation...so that takes care of the digestive problems...also economises their budget further by saving on the cost of the anti diarrohea medicines mentioned earlier...

secondly...enough temples in that area and the priests are even willing to connect you directly to god over skype in lieu of one photo with a gori cuddling the priests long white beard...one peck on the cheek of the pandit and you can stay there for 6 months...

open public showers and spas are available for all...wherever you find a group of cars parked on a curving hillside road and see a few boiled egg sellers and a ''tea hotel'', you will find a ''holy ganges'' waterfall...free to bathe and wash...same applies to public baths with hot water coming from the sulphur springs...other spa revellers will even share their soap, mustard oil and towels if they get an opportunity for a photo with the gora...

getting around is never a problem....all bicycles have a special section marked ''for foreigners only''...its subsidised by the government...

this is in case they find Mumbai too expensive at $35 per day...
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Old June 10th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Re: Mumbai Visit

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Can't head them off to Bangladesh. They are fond of too many things Indian.
first of all prepare them for the huge shock they are going to get when they land there. how long are they going to be there?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: Mumbai Visit

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Kullu(of the Manali fame) might be a good option in that case...

ek to loose motions ki koi tension naheen because the first thing ''foran conservationsists and tourists'' do there is consume afeem...and afeem causes constipation...so that takes care of the digestive problems...also economises their budget further by saving on the cost of the anti diarrohea medicines mentioned earlier...

secondly...enough temples in that area and the priests are even willing to connect you directly to god over skype in lieu of one photo with a gori cuddling the priests long white beard...one peck on the cheek of the pandit and you can stay there for 6 months...

open public showers and spas are available for all...wherever you find a group of cars parked on a curving hillside road and see a few boiled egg sellers and a ''tea hotel'', you will find a ''holy ganges'' waterfall...free to bathe and wash...same applies to public baths with hot water coming from the sulphur springs...other spa revellers will even share their soap, mustard oil and towels if they get an opportunity for a photo with the gora...

getting around is never a problem....all bicycles have a special section marked ''for foreigners only''...its subsidised by the government...

this is in case they find Mumbai too expensive at $35 per day...
you forgot to mention .... one pack on cheek of pandit EVERYDAY ...
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:07 AM
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you forgot to mention .... one pack on cheek of pandit EVERYDAY ...

or one cheek on the peck of a pandit every day
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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Dharavi, Bhendi Bazaar, Null Bazar, Mohammed Ali Road, Gol Pita, Byculla, Bandra East and such.

Food - Ask them to carry a proper supply of Imodium or over the counter anti diarrhea pills. Always have bottled water from known brands like Bisleri or Tata Himalayan or AquaFina water. Never drink soda except the ones that comes in cans or bottles and never the fountain ones like the ones found in restaurants here.

Colaba area is where Taj Mahal hotel and Gateway of India is. Its in South Mumbai and not near the airport. Infact its the southern tip of Mumbai whereas the airport is up north.

Places like Bandra are a nice tourist spot to check out the Mount Mary church and the Bandra Elco market area for shopping. Also Bandstand is a good area in Bandra to see the sea.

To eat Indianised version of western food, there is Kobe's Sizzlers in South Mumbai. Google for it. In the suburbs you have Yoko Sizzlers. Then another good chain for Mughlai dishes is Kareem's. If they like sea food then ask them to try Goa Portuguesa for some Goan style food with a Portuguese touch. Its in Mahim Dadar area. Again use Google to locate.

In South Mumbai its worth driving or walking through the Walkeshwar area, Governor's bunglow area, etc.

Walking or visiting the Nariman Point area near hotel Oberoi is a treat as you get to see the coastline of downtown Mumbai. Nice place. There is a great Indian plus Western buffet there near the Cricket Club of India. I forgot the name, let me get you that. Its a nice place to sit by the window tables and see the sea while dining.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:22 AM
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Re: Mumbai Visit

Sutradharji:

1. Is a visit to Elephanta Caves still worth it?
2. There is a hill station around Bombay (is it called Mahabhaleshwar). This used to be awesome many years back. How is it now? Would you recommend a visit to this hill station?
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Re: Mumbai Visit

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Sutradharji:

1. Is a visit to Elephanta Caves still worth it?
2. There is a hill station around Bombay (is it called Mahabhaleshwar). This used to be awesome many years back. How is it now? Would you recommend a visit to this hill station?
Elephanta caves is still worth a visit but remember there is no facility for overnight stay. Last I know of, there is no electricity on the islands. Yet a day trip for a few short hours should be fun. Small launches leave from Gateway of India all day. Go check it out. Carry your own water, though you get bottled water on the islands.

Mahabaleshwar is farther than Mathran which is the closest hill station to Mumbai. Train services will take you there. Right now, I dont know how the place is. Used to be very serene and un-polluted as cars were not allowed. Only the small meter gauge train. Even today there is train service and is the best way to visit Matheran. Its on Centrail railway. You have to change trains at Neral station. An overnight stay is possible as there are many hotesl up there. Google more for latest information.
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