There is lots to do in Mumbai (Bombay).
We had little more than a day to do it.
Like in Delhi, we took the option of hiring a taxi driver for the day to take us to the main sights:
We visited the largest single-dwelling building – where four people live on a grand 45 stories (see above).
Another must-see for the history and culture buffs is a visit to Mahtma Gandhi’s Mumbai residence – man he had one hell of a library!
Dharavi Slum is one of the biggest slums in the world.
An estimated 700,000 to one million people live in this ramshackle city within Mumbai.
I don’t really have any words to describe what it was like to walk through here, and see the faces of poverty.
That visit will always sit with me as a truly humbling experience – to see so many people in dire need, yet some of them still smiling, and all of them making do with what they had.
I’m sorry I haven’t written more about Mumbai, but it’s taken me long enough to write this post – I just can’t seem to put my feelings from this city into words.
Such a stark comparison between the rich and the poor is what I saw. And it both disheartened and humbled me.
I felt grateful for what I had, and angry at what other didn’t have.
I also felt helpless, like I couldn’t do anything to help.
I guess that’s the thing – you can travel the world and see all these problems you want to fix, and yet you can’t.