A January 2005 trip
to Mumbai by sc2318
Quote: I went on a 1-week trip to India (Bombay, Indore, New Delhi) for a business trip, but still managed to sneak in some fun.
Attraction | "Meghdoot Garden in Indore"
My friend and I were the only foreigners in the entire garden, which was not uncommon in Indore. We got some stares from curious locals, which we were used to by our fourth day there. We were surprised, however, when we were approached by an Indian man who wanted to take our picture. We cheerfully complied with his amusing request. After the photo opportunity, I rode on a camel for a small fee. I held on very tightly, as the driver kept on trying to get the camel to go faster. I had a flight to catch immediately after the camel ride, so I really didn't want to fall off. My friend and I spent a total of 30 minutes at the garden, which was enough time for us to sample the Meghdoot Garden’s offerings. It’s a great place for families with children.
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After 2 hours, my number was finally called and I went to the teller's booth and submitted my visa application with picture and passport. After submitting my documents, I returned in 3.5 hours to receive my passport with a sparkly, new Indian visa.
Despite the numerous hours you spend there and amidst all of the confusion, you somehow end up with your visa at the end of the day.
The address is 3 East 64th Street (between Madison and 5th avenue), New York, NY 10021 if you're up for the challenge. Ask the security guard if you have any questions. When I was there, they did not have any signs that described the lengthy process.
In the "downtown" area, we experienced the colors and bustle of a small Indian outdoor market. We visited a traditional Hindu temple and entered Kanch Mandir, a Jain temple that is completely inlaid with glass. It looks like you are surrounded by a mosaic of colorful mirrors swirled in beautiful patterns. We also ventured into an old palace, but I don't recall the name. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit Indore, but it is most definitely off the beaten path!
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