Lon has business meetings in Mumbai tomorrow, so we're spending the "weekend" (that is, Sunday) at the JW Marriott on Juhu Beach -- one of Mumbai's northern suburbs.
Juhu is more than the beach. It's an up-scale area where many Bollywood stars have their homes. Among the amenities in Juhu:
As you might expect, the JW Marriott hotel is stunning.
|In our walk along the beach, we saw a number of people in private puja -- making offerings to the gods. Bodies of water figure prominently in Hindu worship.|
|Another private ceremony. (The family gave permission for this picture.)|
|The out-going tide made these drainage patterns in the sand. We thought they looked like a modern-art forest.|
|We did not know that Krispy Kreme had a presence in India, much less Mumbai. Dunkin' Donuts first store in Mumbai opened last December. This Krispy Kreme looks like it's been around a bit longer than that.|
|I loved the garland of oranges and pineapples at this juice stand.|
|This knife-sharpener has a belt that attaches his grinding wheel to the back wheel of his bicycle, and he pedals to put it in motion.|
|Juhu is home to a major ISKCON ("Hare Krishna") temple. The flowers in the foreground are floating on the water of the temple tank.|
|This is the side that faces the pool and the ocean. Just about every room has a glimpse of the Arabian Sea.|
|Top floor here is the lobby. Bottom floor is the restaurant.|