The Gateway of India is located on the southern tip of Mumbai that opens to a view of the Arabian Sea. It was constructed in 1924 to commemorate the visit of Britain's Kind George V and Queen Mary. Near the arch is the famous Taj Mahal Hotel. Much to Bob's chagrin, while visiting the arch, a "Holy Man" in white robes took my hand and wrapped several strands of yarn around my wrist, gave me a blessing and painted a big red dot on my forehead. I was just getting into the spirit of India, but I think the guys knew that from this time forward they would have to keep an eye on me - I was marked target! With all the washing I could manage that day, that darn red spot could not be entirely removed. I guess I deserved it! (By the way, it was the Indian family that asked me to be in their photo - not the other way around!)
After lunch, we headed to the domestic airport to catch a two hour flight to New Dehli. I thought the airline had a pretty clever logo! I took a photo of Indian lettering, which I found to be quite interesting. I was excited to be on my way to the capital city of India.
New Delhi, here we come!