Just wondering if it is safe to travel to Mumbai as it seems to be dirty from photographs
Having just returned from India including a 3 night stay in Mumbai, I'll second Sharon's post 100%. The thing I did found amusing was because I have blond hair people was coming up to me asking for photographs. I did not mind and in a way it was fun.
Not blindfolded at all. Just saying it as i see it
My vocabulary may be very poor ...and I could be accused being short-sighted ...
But Mumbai has a population of over 1.5 million ... Only 25-30% lives in proper authorized dwellings, Yet.. you will not find a news item referring deaths or sickness on account of filth.
This is a city with contrasting cityscapes .... there are filthy areas as well as clean areas ... the balance tilts in the favor of cleanliness ... and the city moves on. The cleaner area is much larger than the filthy area. Why keep focussing on the negative side ... only pessimist would do so. The perception could differ but the facts would be real for an unbiased to experience ... Welcome to Mumbai.
CarLinkEdited: 17 November 2017, 12:45
Sometimes, I get the feeling that posts like this are not initiated to rile people up on the forum. Consider that the OP has joined the forum just to ask this one question and has not returned with any other post. Let's just ignore such posts and move on.
Lol Ian same thing about the photos has been happening to us. I finally asked people why and they said it was to show white people come to visit India. It’s like I want pictures of the tigers and Indians want pictures of the elusive white people lol. However we do get creepy guys asking for pictures with my wife and we say no!
Mumbai is Mumbai and is a city that never sleeps..
You see sky scrappers at one side of the road and hutments on the other.. High end luxury cars on the road and at the same time, small time motor bikes or public TAXI / TUK TUKs. Yummy snacks at may be 1$ around the corner and may not fit may be at 10 $ .
What keeps the city going is really the people in here. If you are planning on India, the Mumbai is certainly worth visiting. Being one of the few metros of the country, Mumbai is surrounded with Arabian Sea and town side of the city certainly should give you Filty touch.
Not as filthy as the TenderloinEdited: 23 November 2017, 14:48
I agree with MG10101. I guess OP is sitting behind and enjoying the drama. Posts like this should be ignored.
Just spent a full day in Mumbai down in the marine drive area and it’s very clean. However i noticed hundreds of posters both in English and Hindi trying to get parents to pimp their children to pedophilles. That’s the most disturbing thing I’ve seen. I spent about an hour ripping and tearing down about 50 of them. They say part time/ full time work for boys and girls 15,000 for boys and 30,000 for girls with two mobile numbers and at the bottom says “one phone call can change your life”
I’m in Mumbai now. Yes, the air is difficult to breathe. The fumes from the cars are overwhelming. If you can, stay near the water as that would probably be better.