So we arrived in Mumbai on the night of 2nd November and already planned our quick Mumbai tour the next day since we will be flying to Goa the day after. No time wasted. Watch the vlog here.


We went first to the Gateway of India. I’m surprised by how many people visit this place, locals and tourists. Luckily, we made our way in with no hassle and able to click some nice photos. Photographers with handy printers are everywhere in the area, so we grabbed it. If I recall it correctly, one-shot costs RS40 with a printout. Not bad for a tourist spot price eh? Below was just one of the 5 shots we had. You can see more photos here.

gateway of India

Then off we went to CSMVS, a museum where you will see almost everything you want to know about Mumbai. The museum opens from 10.15 AM to 6.00 PM but I suggest that you visit their website to get full information.

It was actually Ishi’s wish to visit a museum in India, so we gave in although Deye and I felt a little bored at that time hahaha! Yeah, it’s not our thing, you know.

Before heading to Fashion Street, we swung by the sidewalk shops where I bought some home decors. You’ll see it in the vlog. Fashion Street is something I wouldn’t skip visiting at each time I am in India. It is a long stretch of clothing shops located at MG Road near Azad Maidan and is opposite to Bombay Gymkhana. The shops and people at Fashion Street stopped using plastic bags so we had to buy a reusable eco bag for all the stuff that we purchased on that day. Here’s one of my FB posts about it.

The girls also enjoyed drinking fresh cane juice along the way. I guess we left the place at around 7pm. For this whole tour, we rented a car until we were dropped at home again. Before we headed home, we had to stop at one of the Food Parks along the way to give in to my Pao Baji cravings hahaha!

That’s pretty much our first day in India. If you missed the vlog above, here it is again. Have fun watching!

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.