All of us were a little tired with the train journey, so we ordered for the breakfast in the room. The breakfast was on time and was served steaming hot. It is amazing how outside food never require much persuasion with kids rather than any homemade delicacy. I did not want to point it but instead enjoyed the meal with my family. The spirit of the trip was finally rubbing on us. We got ready as fast as we could but it was not until ten that all of us gathered at the hotel entrance to wait for our commute to arrive. The car drive to Aksa beach Dadar, Mumbai would take about forty minutes, I was told.
I had a great fascination for beaches; hence, my favorite trips always included beach destinations. This beach was in the Aksa village in Malad, very near to Malvani. We had packed sensibly, all thanks to my wife, with sun blocks and towels to spend a lazy afternoon in the beach. This beach is very popular with youngsters and is by far the least crowded beach. We got down at the end of the road from where the sand pathways began. The huge expanse of the ocean was in front of us and we could hear the sound of the waves crashing at the shores. We ditched our shoes in the car and stepped out in our flip-flops with our little handbag to head towards the beach.
It was cloudy and the sun was not such a bother. Also, there were no hassling peddlers in the vicinity and that was a great relief. The impatient kids ran straight into the waters despite my warnings. But my heart swelled with joy to see them having such fun. Once Sangeeta settled us at a spot on the beach, I hurried to the waters to look for the kids because the warning of the travel agent was clear to me that the Aksa beach Dadar Mumbai was not safe for swimming. Once the kids were back, I relaxed while I let them have a stroll on the beach. We had a memorable afternoon but it was about time we headed to Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai.