Honestly, I promise this is almost the last post from India but I really wanted to share some of the things we saw. Shame to just leave them clogging up my hard drive.
We were all rather seduced by the energy and excitement of Mumbai. After Rajasthan, it was like arriving in the 21st century. This is the view from our hotel, the glorious Taj Lands End, slap bang in one of the most expensive residential areas in the world. Somewhere amid all that is Bollywood star Sharukh Khan's house.
And where I was lucky enough to meet possibly the greatest chef in India, Hemant Oberoi.
Chef Hemant is always keen to bring Indian street food onto the menus at his hotel restaurants, and served me a sensational belpuri, a crispy sphere filled with aromatic vegetables, along with his bite-sized take on chaat.