Mumbai, India

I finally had a chance to travel to Mumbai for work for couple days.  I took up the opportunity to spend a weekend in “City of Dreams” to do some exploring.

I didn’t want to pack to much as I only have one and half days, so I decided just to do some city walking around south Mumbai.  August is still part of the monsoon season, but it rains dramatically less than July, but a proper pair of waterproof and comfy walking shoes and an umbrella are something you should consider if you want to do a city walking tour.

First stop, the Gateway of Inida, the most iconic monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai.  You cannot come to Mumbai and not visit the Gateway of India.  I arrived at the site around 8am, there were already numbers of tourists.  I recommended to get there early if you want to avoid crowds as it gets busy very fast.

Sony A7RIII f6.3 ISO100 1/160s 34mm (Sony 24-70mm/f2.8)
Sony A7RIII f7.1 ISO100 1/125s 30mm (Sony 24-70mm f2.8GM)

The beautiful Taj Mahal Palace Hotel still standing gracefully after the 2008 attack.

Sony A7RIII f2.8 ISO100 1/320s 24mm (Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM)

The landmark is full of pigeons and crows.  If you don’t like them, this place may be not for you.  But I quite liked watching these birds.  The feeding ground is fenced up, and people can pay for a bag of grains and go inside of the fenced area to feed them.

Sony A7RIII f27.1 ISO100 1/160s 26mm (Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM)
Sony A7RIII f6.3 ISO100 1/250s 24mm (Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM)
Sony A7RIII f2.8 ISO100 1/125s 70mm (Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM)

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