Travel to Mumbai ► Asia is a colorful location and I would like to add more countries to my “visited list”. So far I have visited only Dubai and Bali but thanks to this podcast series I am now going to Mumbai. If you are interested, there is a free space next to me… 2m distance of course 😉 I invited Anamika to tell us about Mumbai and some of the things she mentioned blew my mind completely! DID YOU KNOW that people in India worship around 33 million Gods!? THAT IS CRAZY! There are a few more curious facts in the podcast and also all the necessary nuggets- what to see, eat, and drink. Oh, yes, and tips on traveling within the crazy traffic of Mumbai! All this and even more on Episode 14 of the Curious Pavel Podcast Sessions.
Fan of listening? Here is the whole podcast episode:
Mentions in the podcast:
- Places: Fort Campus, Mumbai University, Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Elephanta Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and Kanheri Caves, Bandra for shopping and night-life, South Mumbai Portuguese architecture, Dhobi Ghat, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Kala Ghoda Festival, Nariman Point, Juhu Beach (forgot to mention), Ambani’s House (Antilia), Dharavi Slums, Haji Ali Dargah
- Culture: Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Holi, IPL (Cricket), Mumbai Indians team, Durga Puja (West Bengal)
- Food: Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, Solkadi, Chai, Malwani Food (Konkan food), Poha, Kaju Katli
Prefer to watch? You can also catch this podcast about Mumbai on YouTube:
Anamika is an Angel Investor for women entrepreneurs; she’s closely associated/involved with several humanitarian movements in India. She currently resides in Mumbai but often travels to satisfy her wanderlust. Anamika is also a Writer and Spoken Word Artist – Her Podcast is called Spoken Word by Anamika; it is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)
We really hope you enjoyed exploring the amazing mix of culture, history and chaos that is Mumbai. Are you keen to visit? Where will you go first? Or more importantly, what time of the year will you visit? Will it be to see the colours of Holi or the lights of Diwali? If you have any questions about Mumbai, or anything you’d like to add about this enormous city, please leave a comment and we will do our best to answer it. धन्यवाद! (Dhan’yavāda!), “thank you” in Marathi.