A trip to Mumbai means travelling in crowded areas, humid weather and laying on the beaches to name a few. Along in this trip, I found my best travel companion; a Trendy Duffle bag that is rugged and strong, just the way I like.
The city that never sleeps, India’s economic capital; Mumbai had been on my bucket list for quite long. So, I packed my stuff in suitcase and kept essentials in my new favourite duffle bag and moved along to Mumbai
Once I reached my dream city, I started with south Mumbai as I am fascinated with Bollywood and South Mumbai holds a lot of private shooting studios. I packed my day’s essentials in my duffle and was good to go. My Duffle Bag is made of heavy duty canvas fabric that is wax treated making it more rugged and strong and also resistant to water. It has soft cotton Webbing Shoulder Strap which is adjustable in length making it easier to carry conveniently across shoulder.
My first stop was Crawford Market. I started with breakfast and brought some exotic fruits to snack along my way. I started shopping with my favourite cake making equipment, got some toys too for back home. My next stop was the famous chor bazaar, it is a must travel experience when visiting Mumbai. The market starts in morning itself and was more crowded than I expected. Luckily I was carrying a duffle bag that I can zip up to close and pull in front of me, keeping my essentials secure and my hands free.
Now, for the rest of the day, I had booked a bollywood tour. I visited dubbing studios, Wall of Fame gallery, and the Bollywood Museum, which boasts of a wide array of costumes used in famous Bollywood movies that you can actually try on. As I clicked lots of photographs, I realised that my stuffed duffle bag was making a style statement in itself. Few people, in fact checked with me for my bag. After the tour I went for sightseeing of famous bollywood celebrity’s house in and around Mumbai.
Next day, I planned for beach tours. The duffle bag is high on utility with two external zip pockets on the sides and one internal zip pocket on the inside fabric lining. I kept my valuables in internal zip pocket and started my day by visiting Chowpatty Beach. I had a calming time sitting on the sandy beach. Another good feature of my duffle bag is that it’s coated canvas is water resistant. I easily removed any collected water on the bag and further moved towards Linking Road, a street shopping paradise. I loaded lots of western wear apparels, footwear and accessories in my duffle, a result of my bargaining spree. Satisfied, I wanted to board a local train too, so again securing my duffle in front of me; I was able to board train till Dadar.
Dadar Kabutarkhana is famous for maharashtrian sari, utensils and cosmetic products at low price. The market was full of small as well as big silk saree showrooms which always remain crowded by locals.
As there was so much left to explore in the city, I quickly made my way for Gateway of India, the magnificent monument on the shores of Arabian Sea. My duffle is just the right size, so I packed in a few snacks along with few accessories like cap, sunscreen and a hand towel. My last stop remained a relaxing stroll along Marine Drive, Mumbai’s most well-known waterfront avenue, enjoying the shoreline of Back Bay on a cobbled street lined with trees.
My duffle bag remained my close companion in this trip and I am glad that even after being overfilled, I could easily carry it over my shoulder for the entire day due to its broad adjustable strap. It was so durable that I did’t have to worry about being in a crowded place, or travelling in local trains or taking a stroll on the famous marine drive or enjoying myself on sandy beaches. With its rugged printed details, metal studs at the bottom, usage of broad printed shoulder strap; I even caught my fashionistas attention.
I will be using this great duffle bag for my upcoming trips and sharing my experiences with you all. Thanks