Thursday, August 16, 2012

Travelogue Finale

After 4 different security checkpoints at the airport, we made our flight into Mumbai.  And what a sight it was coming in!!! A sea of blue plastic tarp coverings that are commonly used in the slum areas.   It was stunning to see so much poverty right in the middle of a big city. 

We drove across this bridge on the way to our hotel (The  Trident) which was lovely.  We had rooms on the 33 floor overlooking the Arabian Sea. 

We had a chance to do some touring here as well and loved Mumbai.  We saw the Gandhi museum,Victoria Train Station, Gateway to India, Prince of Wales Museum, and then a bit of shopping at Fabindia.  We had lunch at the famous Leopold's and then back to hotel for a lazy rest of the day.  We went to Trishna's for dinner and we had one of the best meals of the trip there.

The next day after a brief shopping expedition we were off to Delhi again to catch our flight back to the states. We flew Air Indigo and it was such a pleasant change from the flight to Mumbai.  We were in Delhi for the better part of 2 days so we once again had a driver to take us around to see the sights.
We saw the Qutab complex, Minar ruins, where we had our pictures taken with some people we didn't know. ( Louise said it happened all the time to them. )  We went on to the Lotus Temple, India Gate, Presidential Palace, Cannought Shopping complex, Hindu Krishna temple, Embassy Row, and then back to hotel to catch a shower before we headed to the airport to catch a 2 a.m. flight back to Amsterdam.

What a grand introduction to two amazing countries!  We hope to return and go a level deeper next time. 

1 comment:

  1. LOVE all your trip recaps. Sounds like a wonderful trip and good family time!