I stayed with the Chaudhari family during my visit to Mumbai. It was a wonderful experience in every way. The faimily is very warm and friendly without being over-the-top. Their home is a condo with marble floors, near public transportation and a lovely, clean park.
All the meals in their home were mom's home cooking: delicious and healthful. Fresh chapatis at every meal, warm off the pan.
One of the sons introduced me to a couple of his friends, professional women who worked near-by. I visited with them in their workplaces. People on the street were friendly. I met another woman who invited me to the Headstart/Maternal Education program she manages.