I am planning tours of Mumbai before we leave for the Ashram on 9th November. This is a good opportunity to meet others attending the Retreat, familarise yourself with Indian culture, get over jet lag, and do a bit of site seeing and shopping.
To join us on tour it is preferable to book a hotel near the Victoria Terminus Station, near the Gateway of India. I am staying at the Residency Fort Mumbai and will be arriving around midnight on 5th November.
We will use local, ethical tour companies in Mumbai for formal tours and I will arrange some myself. Tour company tours will need to be paid as an additional cost if you wish to attend. More information about times and costs will be forwarded to you.
I hope to visit the Mumbai Laundry District, Dhobi Ghat, plus cycling tours of Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the busiest train station in India, markets and temples. I also plan to visit Ghandi's house.
Other places will be arranged subject to openning times and will be forwarded to you if you are interested.