Day 11–Mumbai (19th Dec)

It had been a long night, my throat had gotten worse and now every swallow was hurting and ripping through my throat, felt like there were numerous blades cutting through my throat. Checked with the reception on the Docs whereabouts – he came around 15 minutes later.

He checked my throat, put me on a few tablets that included antibiotics, steroids and something else I have no idea on, and he asked me to stop taking the Doxycycline as that was also an antibiotic but would not help with my throat.
Quick auto ride to the pharmacy to get the medications, all cost me less then 250 INR, less than $5 AUD! Never again am I stocking medication from Australia when travelling to India, it is ridiculously cheap. Also strangely, no prescriptions are required here, essentially every medication is available over the counter, you just need to know what you need.

As recommended by Doc & Tina (Damodars), we stopped at Chaayos for a quick breaky, this place has got some amazing selection of teas! Unfortunately I could not eat anything here but the Teas were good.


Back at the hotel, lazing around, at midday decided to go out for lunch. Headed to Versova Social – this was on my to do list! Quick auto ride to it, always fun squeezing 4 persons into one Auto!

Got to Versova social, the atmosphere was very different to other places I had been to, lots of vintage sofa’s organised in a random order. Looked through the menu, they had sweet corn soup – yay!, Nita ordered the Khichdi and the girls went for the Black label Butter Chicken.


All dishes were very nice, highly recommend coming to this place! My soup was great but it was consumed at a very slow pace, throat was not any better.

Post lunch, we were back at the hotel to drop off the girls, then me and Nita headed out to SV Road. Neha and Pooja wanted to relax at the hotel.


Another day of shopping done and with that Mumbai shopping done – hopefully!
Back at the hotel, kids were having a ball relaxing and mucking around.

Me and Nita decided to head to “Grandma’s House’ for dinner – another recommendation by Doc & Tina. This place had a great vibe to it, it was themed as a cottage with warm furnishings.

Nita ordered the Pesto Pasta, mine was the risotto – hoping for soft meal to aid my throat.


Both were amazing dishes, the risotto was perfect for my throat – easy to swallow. Finished it off with a nice Cheesecake.

Tomorrow we were getting a 9am pickup for Navsari.

About dharmeshkalyan

Have always loved travelling and will continue to pursue this love. Favourite Travel quotes: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
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