Jump to content

Recommendations for Mumbai


Recommended Posts

The photography tour in Cartagena is very authentic.  We were taken into the Art District which was a no go area (and I suspect parts still are). Our guide for that part of the tour was a community leader who used to run one of the gangs. The income from the tours goes to the community fund which is using art and sport to help everyone realise other ways of living. 

We met some shadier characters along the way, all new our guide and he was able both to reassure us but also them during the trip. 

I know what you mean about taking over but this was one trip where the cruiseline or their local agent working with the community seemed a win win situation and it could be a useful benchmark for other similar cultural discoveries 

 

These two were real characters 

F88B1619-91F6-4BB9-8A6B-17AEE7CF0B35.jpeg

699DBB44-7BFB-4E07-96FE-BDBFAF17D6A6.jpegIn this picture the wife is looking for people to come in to have their hair cut by the husband you can just see him inside. The guide was honest it’s probably not only hair cutting but she was so happy and welcoming 

Edited by uktog
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...
On 9/30/2019 at 5:40 PM, amp-qld said:

When we're in Mumbai on Quest on 27th December, we're intending doing our own thing to Elephanta Island and maybe a bit of a wander in the afternoon.

Can you share what you did for the day please.

Any advise on such a DIY day would be great.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We got a taxi from the Port gate (we were still on the ship with a night in port) to India Gate (equivalent to USD2).  Then we bought return ferry tickets to Elephanta Island - make sure you're in the right queue, there are ticket windows to several other destinations as well.  I'm not certain but I think ladies could use a shorter queue. 

 

On Elephanta Island you have to pay the entry fee in Rupiah cash but  I think you can buy them online in advance.  You can pick up a guide on the island but we had read up on it before we went so didn't bother.  There's a little train that runs from the jetty to the entry (Rp10 return).  It's slow - we were overtaken by a butterfly - but fun. 

 

The Island is well worth visiting and it wasn't difficult although we're well travelled.  I'd recommend taking some water and at least a snack although there were stalls on the island.

 

As we were staying in Mumbai for an extra day and have been before, we ended up just going back to the ship (by taxi again).

 

Hope that helps.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Q&A with Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises!
      • Register Now for Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Royal Caribbean
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...