I’m not totally sure what I expected from Mumbai. I thought it was going to be a mess, a total assault on the senses. So many people had an opinion, some liking it some not. After leaving now I’m still not sure what to think.
Sure there’s a bit of a buzz and a couple of bars but its no real centre for nightlife. I was expecting to find a European style alternative scene with places to go and see live music, comedy. The kind of things you’d find in any world class city. I just couldn’t help feeling it was a little bit boring.
On a whole though, it’s not a bad city. The traffic isn’t too bad, the taxi drivers use a meter, and it’s clean – well compared to other Indian cities it’s shining. I can’t understand why people hate it because it’s a messy, chaotic place. On the other hand however, I just don’t see it as a unique cosmopolitan city either.
Honestly, I’d have preferred to have hated it. At least that way I’d have an opinion. Hopefully Delhi assaults the senses a bit more.