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should we make it 3 days and include elephanta, powai and alibag on the 3rd day?? --[[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 06:23, 13 February 2007 (EST)
 
should we make it 3 days and include elephanta, powai and alibag on the 3rd day?? --[[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 06:23, 13 February 2007 (EST)
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==Eicher Map==
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Hey ravikaran, the eicher city map costs 30 bucks, not 250. Only the atlas version (with separate pages for different neighborhoods) is 250. I'm letting it remain for the time being, but will change it once the price is confirmed. If you have it at home, I'll take your word for it. [[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 06:28, 13 February 2007 (EST)
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:My mistake, but is the 30 rupee map useful? Can you navigate the city using it? I haven't seen it so I don't know. — [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 07:09, 13 February 2007 (EST)
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::well, it is not as good as the 250 rupee one but is ''good enough''. i used it to find my way around bombay when i first arrived there. i lived there for a year, it was an awesome place, and now i'm stuck up in delhi (''sigh!!!''). — [[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 07:12, 13 February 2007 (EST)
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== Not a guide. Usable ==
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Upamanyu,
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I downgraded this from guide to usable, as I am not completely comfortable with the article. I have changed some things, but not all of them.
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*  It suggests eating bhel puris and vada pav in the morning. Who does that?  Then it suggests another plate in the evening. Also, is pastries at coffee day really the best we can suggest to a visitor to Mumbai? And why are we suggesting idlis and dosas for dinner?
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*  It suggests strolling on Marine drive in the afternoon. Why do that when the best time to see it is after sunset? And it suggests going to the Prince of Wales museum just before closing and then recommends that you hurry. Isn't it a better idea to suggest the indoor options during the day and  outdoor stuff during the evening?
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* Day 2 morning is weird. What's there to see around Bombay central? The only place I know of is some place you shouldn't be visiting at your age ;)
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* The whole itinerary  does not really work as an itinerary. I don't think I can print it out and confidently follow it.
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— [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 08:42, 13 February 2007 (EST)
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::Righto, you're the boss since you live in Bombay. I won't make it guide till all the above issues have been sorted out. I got a bit mixed up with Bombay Central, I mixed it up with downtown I presume. Why don't you mix and match the stuff and make the changes to it. :) [[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 06:53, 14 February 2007 (EST)
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:::I will do it... sometime... eventually :) — [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 07:33, 14 February 2007 (EST)
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::On another note, since you're docent, do you know of any decent midrange (3000-4000 Rs/night) hotel near the airport with good access to Bandra West. One of my former classmates lives in Bandra and we (my mom and I) will be going to Bombay during my March vacations. Lat time we stayed in a pathetic dingy place in Andheri East (Hotel Sun N Sheel), not to mention it was 4000 bucks a night!! --[[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 06:53, 14 February 2007 (EST)
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:::I wrote up [[Mumbai/Western Suburbs#Sleep]] after doing precisely such research for a friend :) She eventually stayed at an absolute dump not listed here. I have never needed to stay at any of these hotels, however. Look at the ones in the Budget range. They are all quite decent. — [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 07:33, 14 February 2007 (EST)
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::::Okay, I'll try a budget one. Bombay's quite an expensive city, Delhi hotels are much cheaper!!! Which suburb would you recommend, Andheri, Bandra, SantaCruz...?? [[User:Upamanyuwikitravel|Upamanyuwikitravel]] 07:31, 15 February 2007 (EST)
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: Yeah, I have to agree with Ravikiran here.  I'm considering spending two days in Mumbai in the near future, and advice like "walk around midtown" is just not itinerary-worthy: this needs a lot more exact destinations (with addresses) and suggestions for getting from place to place. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 10:32, 13 February 2007 (EST)

Latest revision as of 12:35, 15 February 2007

should we make it 3 days and include elephanta, powai and alibag on the 3rd day?? --Upamanyuwikitravel 06:23, 13 February 2007 (EST)

Eicher Map[edit]

Hey ravikaran, the eicher city map costs 30 bucks, not 250. Only the atlas version (with separate pages for different neighborhoods) is 250. I'm letting it remain for the time being, but will change it once the price is confirmed. If you have it at home, I'll take your word for it. Upamanyuwikitravel 06:28, 13 February 2007 (EST)

My mistake, but is the 30 rupee map useful? Can you navigate the city using it? I haven't seen it so I don't know. — Ravikiran 07:09, 13 February 2007 (EST)
well, it is not as good as the 250 rupee one but is good enough. i used it to find my way around bombay when i first arrived there. i lived there for a year, it was an awesome place, and now i'm stuck up in delhi (sigh!!!). — Upamanyuwikitravel 07:12, 13 February 2007 (EST)

Not a guide. Usable[edit]

Upamanyu, I downgraded this from guide to usable, as I am not completely comfortable with the article. I have changed some things, but not all of them.

  • It suggests eating bhel puris and vada pav in the morning. Who does that? Then it suggests another plate in the evening. Also, is pastries at coffee day really the best we can suggest to a visitor to Mumbai? And why are we suggesting idlis and dosas for dinner?
  • It suggests strolling on Marine drive in the afternoon. Why do that when the best time to see it is after sunset? And it suggests going to the Prince of Wales museum just before closing and then recommends that you hurry. Isn't it a better idea to suggest the indoor options during the day and outdoor stuff during the evening?
  • Day 2 morning is weird. What's there to see around Bombay central? The only place I know of is some place you shouldn't be visiting at your age ;)
  • The whole itinerary does not really work as an itinerary. I don't think I can print it out and confidently follow it.

Ravikiran 08:42, 13 February 2007 (EST)

Righto, you're the boss since you live in Bombay. I won't make it guide till all the above issues have been sorted out. I got a bit mixed up with Bombay Central, I mixed it up with downtown I presume. Why don't you mix and match the stuff and make the changes to it. :) Upamanyuwikitravel 06:53, 14 February 2007 (EST)
I will do it... sometime... eventually :) — Ravikiran 07:33, 14 February 2007 (EST)
On another note, since you're docent, do you know of any decent midrange (3000-4000 Rs/night) hotel near the airport with good access to Bandra West. One of my former classmates lives in Bandra and we (my mom and I) will be going to Bombay during my March vacations. Lat time we stayed in a pathetic dingy place in Andheri East (Hotel Sun N Sheel), not to mention it was 4000 bucks a night!! --Upamanyuwikitravel 06:53, 14 February 2007 (EST)
I wrote up Mumbai/Western Suburbs#Sleep after doing precisely such research for a friend :) She eventually stayed at an absolute dump not listed here. I have never needed to stay at any of these hotels, however. Look at the ones in the Budget range. They are all quite decent. — Ravikiran 07:33, 14 February 2007 (EST)
Okay, I'll try a budget one. Bombay's quite an expensive city, Delhi hotels are much cheaper!!! Which suburb would you recommend, Andheri, Bandra, SantaCruz...?? Upamanyuwikitravel 07:31, 15 February 2007 (EST)
Yeah, I have to agree with Ravikiran here. I'm considering spending two days in Mumbai in the near future, and advice like "walk around midtown" is just not itinerary-worthy: this needs a lot more exact destinations (with addresses) and suggestions for getting from place to place. Jpatokal 10:32, 13 February 2007 (EST)

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