Monday, June 8, 2009

Day 1, Maharashtra State, India

Ajanta Caves are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BCE, containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both
"Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art

The Elephanta Caves are caves located on Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea that contain Shaivistic high reliefs in stone of Hindu deities important to worshipers of Shiva. The sculptures were created beginning in the late Gupta Empire, or some time after, and at later dates. Elephanta Island was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork

Aaah, we have reached Mumbai- City of Dreams, and Bollywood.


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus formerly Victoria Terminus, and better known by its abbreviation CST or Bombay VT) is a historic railway station in Mumbai which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, and serves Central Railway trains terminating in Mumbai as well as the Mumbai suburban railway

After a drive around the city...well I thought that it would be quick but Mumbai traffic is as bad as Bangkok! Its a good thing that the new Bandra-Worli sealink will open up shortly...I met with my Mama and my dost who have also been my tour guides through India:-)

The hospitable Indians really do treat their guests like GODS:-))
Tomorrow the journey will take us from from Bombay to Goa:-) ..and beyond......
Good night.....

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