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Mumbai Highlights Tour

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a multifaceted tour of everything Mumbai has to offer
  • Learn how to catch local taxis or buses
  • Marvel at the gorgeous architecture spanning several centuries
  • Discover how traditional Indian laundry is done
  • See a 200-year-old temple to Shiva
  • Take a breezy ride along iconic Marine Drive

Overview

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the lure of Mumbai but thought it too intimidating, our tour is the perfect solution! We teach you to navigate this bustling city, telling you its remarkable history and showing you what it’s like to live here right now.

The mood is set as the tour gets underway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. What better start for the tour than this bustling railway station that is a brilliant specimen of Victorian Gothic architecture, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

You’ll see the Gateway of India, that marvelous arch built for a king and standing in glory against a backdrop of sea, fishing boats and yachts. From there, a quick drive along picturesque Marine Drive takes you to a Shiva temple that draws the devout. You’ll also see Haji Ali, the remarkable 14th century mosque that is built 500 yards into the Arabian Sea and is reachable only by a narrow walkway.

Every city has its dirty laundry and we’ll tell you stories of Mumbai’s turbulent history. Then we’ll show you how this ultra modern city literally keeps its clothes clean by visiting the unforgettable Dhobi Ghat. You’ll never take laundry for granted again once you see hundreds of men washing and starching clothes by hand!

Itinerary

The Mumbai Highlights Tour introduces you to the some of the iconic sights of the vibrant, bustling and always fascinating Mumbai.

The adventure begins when you make your way to the Outside the entrance of McDonald's Family Restaurant opposite Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mahendra Chambers, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. We’ll tour this bustling railway station that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next we take a short taxi (or bus) ride through vintage neighborhoods with beautiful Indo- Victorian buildings and monuments that are a throwback to an era of dapper English Sahibs and elegant Memsahibs. We’ll see the impressive Gateway of India, a monument built for a King, standing in full glory against the blue sea dotted with colorful fishing boats, yachts and an occasional cargo ship.

From the Gateway, we take a breezy ride along iconic Marine Drive to the base of a 200 year old Shiva temple, Babulnath. Devout Hindus can be seen carrying milk and water to pour over the creative symbol that denotes Lord Shiva.

Underlining that fact that India is a potpourri of religions, a short ride from Babulnath takes us to the heart of Muslim piety, Haji Ali. One of a kind, this 14th century mosque was built 500 yards into the Arabian Sea.

Splashes of color and smells that are distinct to Mumbai greet you when you reach the unique Dhobi Ghat. The sight and sound of a multitude of clothes being washed together has never been as appealing as at this launderer's nook. We’ll get a step by step account of how tons of clothes are washed, starched, ironed and returned daily, using a traditional tracking system that is almost foolproof.

Dhobi Ghat is the last stop on the tour. From here, you will be taken to the Mahalakshmi Railway station. You will need to make your own arrangements to get back to your accommodation.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

3 - 4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Meeting point

Please make your way to Outside the entrance of McDonald's Family Restaurant opposite Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mahendra Chambers, Fort, Mumbai 400 001
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Mahalakshmi Railway station

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in local taxis or buses
  • Walking tour
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to any monuments
  • Meals and beverages

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes and loose cotton clothing. Bring sun block and a hat to protect your skin from the sun. Carry a bottle of water. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the memorable sights!

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Please note

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate.While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
  • This is a small group tour. The maximum number of guests is 12.
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