As we started our approach to the Mumbai airport you could see the shanty towns and as we were headed to the hotel, it was unbelievable to see so much poverty existed in one condensed area. Mumbia, formerly Bombay, has population of approximately 20.5 million. We stayed at The Taj Mahal Palace hotel, a wonderful hotel with an amazing view. The view from my room looked over the The Gateway of India which is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai (formerly Bombay).
Fellow geeks, George, Paul and I ventured off to a private event called the Balagan Party being held at the Dome a rooftop venue at a nearby hotel. We got there as the event just started and it was spectacular. We got to meet a lot of people from India.
As the night progressed, the Balagan party went on until past sunset and we could see the sunset over the Arabian Sea with a perfect view of the Mumbai coastline. Just a little after sunset, we all decided to call it a night and went back to the hotel where we met up with Dave McClure and the rest of the geeks for dinner.
The next day, we headed to the Bombay Stock Exchange was one of the Geeks On A Plane trip highlights. We were given a tour of the location and Dave McClure gave some opening remarks before he rang the bell.
All the geeks we’re then given an opportunity to ring the bell with Dave McClure. This was one of the most exciting parts of the trip and it was my first time visiting any stock exchange.
BOALT ‘Geeks On A Plane’ India 2013 Blog Series:
- Geeks On A Plane: Overview
- Geeks On A Plane: India 2013 KickOff
- Geeks On A Plane: Bangalore
- Geeks On A Plane: StartupWeekend
- Geeks On A Plane: Mumbai
- Geeks On A Plane: India 2013 WrapUp