As a kid who grew up in coastal India, nothing would fascinate me more than watching the sunset every Sunday by the beach. My classmates would always talk about how they wanted to spend their weekends endlessly watching WWE or cartoons but I didn’t echo their desire. I was always longing for that Sunday evening where my dad would drive us all to the beach. I absolutely loved building sandcastles as the sun slowly descended into the sea, giving away a beautiful orange glow.
I’d like to think that the beach shaped me as a person, in smaller and larger aspects. My favourite colour will always be orange. I will always be a person who wants to spend their weekends travelling even if life happened and I had to move to Bangalore for my higher education. I still take solo trips in and around Bangalore, to Mangalore, and to Mumbai. Balancing this side of my personality with the side that wants to ace my tests is hard, but I somehow take time off my busy schedule to make these trips happen. Today I’d like to share my experience in Mumbai and Mangalore. On first sight, these two cities have a lot of things in common. But I had two extremely contrasting experiences. Read on to find out why.
MANGALORE- Travelling to Mangalore was a piece of cake because of its close proximity to Bangalore. I reached Mangalore at around 8:30 in the morning. After a quick breakfast at a typical South Indian restaurant near the bus station, I wasted no time in heading out to the beaches. Perhaps one factor I did not account for was the coastal heat. I was used to Bangalore’s cool climate by this point so when the 12 PM sun struck, I was melting in the heat. I then spent my afternoon getting a good lunch, the famous local ice-cream and then headed out to the beach to watch the sunset again.
One thing I did not account for in that trip was what I was going to do from the time the sunset occurred till my flight at 12:30 AM to Mumbai. If you’re a travel enthusiast like me, you have probably faced this problem and just like me, you must have paid an exorbitant amount of money for a hotel even if you only needed it for about 4 hours. If only there was a way in which I could pay only for the hours I actually spent in that place…
MUMBAI- The city of dreams looked absolutely beautiful as I touched down. The sun was rising like a beacon among the skyscrapers. I followed my usual routine in a new city, which is going absolutely anywhere and everywhere possible. I ended up spending a few hours at Juhu beach and Versova beach. By the time I was done, it was the same problem all over again. I was moaning about it on a call with my friend when he suggested this website called BookBySlot to me. I decided to give it a shot and what followed was spectacular.
Since I had completed my trip within a tight budget, I managed to save quite a bit of money. I was then able to spend my money at a 3-star hotel in Mumbai. The best part? I only paid for the 4 hours I actually spent there.
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