Suba. Greg and I spent a day with you yesterday. And, thank you! With so much to say, so many details, a fascinating narrative, you brought Mumbai to life!
Elephanta Island: Shiva Temple
Once arrived, we took a small train, followed the path up the hill and after a tourist moment…
…Suba, you started.
Next stop: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. Another Raj leftover. We’d watched BBC’s Bombay Railway documentary on Netflix. A big surprise: seeing it for ourselves was thrilling!
Millions of commuters use the local train services in Mumbai EACH DAY! We saw the main station on Saturday, off peak.
We saw local markets, a garden built on a millions-of-litres cistern, the steps toward a sky-burial tower (with no vultures in the city, focused solar panels do the work these days), and more.
Our final good bye to Suba was at the last stop, a laundry. An image of hard work and hope, we saw men labouring over hotel linens while their children arrived home from school.