Category Archives: India

Old Bombay Districts – Bazaargate, Ballard Estate, Colaba and Mazgaon

This gallery contains 37 photos.

This third “walk” through Old Bombay takes the grand tourist through four districts and suburbs, providing for a multi-cultural experience. Bazaargate Bazaargate was the erstwhile “Black Town” of the city; the commercial heart of the non-European residents of the city. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monumental Bombay II – Oval Maidan to Crawford Market

This gallery contains 37 photos.

The second part of our walking tour of Old Bombay takes in some of the most iconic, monumental and stupendous buildings and public spaces in Bombay in what constitutes the civic and cultural heart of the old city.  Many of … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monumental Bombay I – Apollo Bunder to Flora Fountain

This gallery contains 37 photos.

The first part of our walking tour of Old Bombay takes in the heart of Old Bombay – known as the Fort district, because once there actually was a Fort – a fortified settlement here. We begin where we began … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Grand Tour III-9: Bombay (Mumbai)…City of Extremes

This gallery contains 37 photos.

Bombay is India’s port city extraordinaire; the most glittering of the glittering port cities dotting the never-ending coastline of the Subcontinent; a city of extremes. Once, the city was split into seven islands – seven puny and peripheral landmasses at … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mandovi, Panjim Inn and Taj Fort Aguada

This gallery contains 22 photos.

The Mandovi is the closest Goa has to a “Grand Hotel” in the vein of the Taj Mahal Palace in Bombay or the Grand Hotel in Calcutta.  Built in 1952, it was Goa’s first hotel that matched international standards, the … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Panjim (Panaji), or New Goa

This gallery contains 37 photos.

In 1943, Panjim was designated the capital of Goa. Almost a century earlier, the Viceroy and may residents of Old Goa had already moved their residences to this city by the mouth of the Mandovi River. It was a hasty … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Velha Goa (Old Goa)

This gallery contains 37 photos.

In the heyday of Velha Goa, one would have arrived by barge up the Mandovi River, docking to the north of the city proper, and arriving into Old Goa by way of the ancient Viceroy’s Arch. Today, it is far … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment