Highlights of Mumbai
Feel the bustling energy Mumbai is known for, traveling to the city's most noteworthy destinations. The famous Gateway of India landmark and the singular Taj Mahal Palace Hotel will amaze you. Visit the former residence of legendary activist, Gandhi. In between destinations, stop for some local food and tea, interacting with the local community to sense what it's like living in the city. This Mumbai tour is ideal for newcomers to India, photographers, and anyone looking for a rich cultural experience at a low price.
The adventure begins by meeting your professional guide and enjoying comfortable transportation between your port and first destination. You'll pass through the Gateway of India, Mumbai's most famous landmark. This striking monument is a basalt arch overlooking the Arabian Sea. In older times, the Gateway of India would be the first thing visitors traveling by boat would see. After passing through the imposing arch, you'll see the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, a picturesque five-star establishment praised for offering the highest level of service in India.
Driving along, visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a historic railway station with captivating architecture. Then, visit Dhobi Ghat, where you will see row upon row of colorful clothing hung to dry in the sun at the world's largest outdoor laundromat.
Next, move on to Gandhi's former residence. Mani Bhavan acted as the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. Inside, there's an interesting museum and library commemorating Gandhi. Departing from Mani Bhavan, you will see a mosque located on an islet off the coast of Mumbai called Haji Ali Dargah, a Jain temple, and Kamala Nehru Park.
One of your tour's final destinations is Malabar Hill, the highest point on the island, offering scenic views of Mumbai's breathtaking skyline. Enjoy a ride through Marine Drive, a C-shaped concrete boulevard also known as "Queen's Necklace," due to its street lights resembling a string of pearls at night. You'll end your tour with a visit to the Crawford Market, a lively merchant center providing the opportunity to fill your spice rack at home with flavorful authentic Indian spices.
Book this Mumbai tour now for an unforgettable experience at an affordable price.Please Note: A ship card and photo identification is required to participate.
Reviewer: DAVID LOFVERS
We’ve taken many shore excursions over the years and would rate this tour as one of the best, especially since it was so reasonably priced. Our tour guide was Ganesh, who was very easy to locate at the port of Mumbai, and who spoke English fluently. The city of Mumbai is a bit crowded with traffic being somewhat difficult to deal with, yet our guide easily navigated through this as we went from site to site. Although we were taken to many interesting places, we didn’t feel rushed, nor did we worry about getting separated from our tour—Ganesh carefully made sure everyone was accounted for each time we moved on. We were thoroughly satisfied with the places we saw, as well as the information provided along the tour. Near the end, there was even a stop at Status Veg Restaurant where a meal was included without charge, giving us a taste of popular Indian food. We highly recommend that everyone book this tour when traveling to Mumbai.
Reviewer: Mary Steel
An excellent trip to a fascinating city, the guide was well informed and entertaining, the trip gave a wonderful insight into different aspects of Mumbai. I would highly recommend this trip, it was excellent value
Reviewer: deborah Dion
Our guide was not only very informed but also wise with a wonderful humor as well. He gave us much more than we expected!
Getting on a rather old bus we were initially worried about the quality of the tour, but we were wrong. The tour guide was excellent - energetic and engaging. Ghandi’s house was especially memorable, as was the washerman’s laundry. Since Mumbai traffic is so congested it didn’t feel like me saw that much during the tour, but what we did see was worthwhile.
Reviewer: Ian Wragge
This tour was excellent. Guide was on time and young and knowledgeable. Because the group was small he also customized the tour to suit personal interests.