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.