Mumbai by boat


So, since my (first) hotel is just a stone’s throw from the Gateway of India, where all the boats to Elephanta island start, I thought I might just as well make the trip.

It takes one hour to get there - and fortunately the sky was a bit covered that day because you have to climb up long stairs to the cave temples.


But they are worth the trip.









And afterwards one can walk even further up through the woods (yeah, they are called jungle here, after all it’s an Indian word!) to see an old cannon on ... Cannon hill of course :-)

When I came back I felt the urgent need to wash my hands - a good excuse to stroll around in the Taj Mahal hotel. I always like to use 5-star-restrooms :-)

Now I had a cat wash and a change of clothes and am ready for some... shopping!