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Tour Start Location

Mumbai

Tour Start Location

Mumbai

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Mumbai

Warm welcome with fresh flower garland at Mumbai International Airport.
Meet with our company representative and transfer to hotel.
Overnight.

Mumbai – City of Dreams
Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is big. It’s full of dreamers and hard-labourers, starlets and ‘crorepatis’ (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse and fashion epicentre. The heart of the city contains some of the most ornate colonial-era architecture on the planet, but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife.

Day 2 Mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Mumbai, also enjoy a spice market tour of Mumbai.
In the evening, visit a local Indian Family for Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Mumbai City Tour
Mumbai city tour is captivating tour taking you to Gateway of India, an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai, India. It was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V, the first British monarch to visit India. Hotel Taj Mahal, opened in Mumbai, then Bombay, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbour landmark. The hotel overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. This legendary hotel in Mumbai has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality.

Drive past, Rajabai Tower: The Rajabai tower was built in a fusion of Venetian and Gothic style is curiously adorned with oriental figures. Bombay High Court, one of the oldest and chartered High Courts in the Country. It has Appellate Jurisdiction over the State of Maharashtra, Goa, and Daman & Diu. Marine Drive, a 3 kilometre-long Promenade was constructed by Pallonji Mistry. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because, when viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive. Chowpaty Beach : Girgaon Chowpatty is a quaint beach in the southern part of Mumbai. Girgaon Chowpatty seaface is flocked with tourists and street food vendors. Girgaon Chowpatty is one of the most crowded tourist attractions in Mumbai. Malabar Hill, a hillock and upmarket residential neighbourhood in South Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Malabar Hill is the most exclusive residential area in Mumbai.

Hanging Garden, terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill. It provides one of the most spectacular views over the Arabian Sea. Mani Bhavan, a place where Gandhiji lived and interacted with his colleagues to mould the freedom movement in the image of the cherished ideals of Truth and Non-violence. Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest outdoor laundry. CST Station: See the famous tacade at one of the busiest railway stations in the country. Gaze up at the station’s Victorian Gothic architecture as you learn about Mumbai’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, originally named Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is a museum in Bombay (Mumbai) which documents the history of India from prehistoric to modern times. It was founded during British rule of India in the early ears of the 20th century by prominent citizens of the city then called Bombay. Colaba Causeway, a commercial street, It lies close to the Fort area, and also close by many Mumbai’s famous landmarks like, the Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower.

Mumbai Spice Market Tour
The Lalbaug area is the heart of the textile mill industry which flourished in Mumbai from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s. This walk provides a cultural introduction to the area and its people. We will explore the religious, economic, political and social fabric of this multicultural area which is home to Marathi-speaking Hindus as well as small communities of Parsis and Muslims.

Apart from a colourful spice market, there is a bustling vegetable market here, a farsan (fried snack) market called Chivda Galli, and a busy fish market. Wedding and religious paraphernalia, shops selling daily needs items, kitchen utensils and provisions, all make for an interesting introduction to local cuisine and culture.

All days of the week, except Mondays and Wednesdays

Indian Family Cooking Demo and Dinner
Welcome in an Indian home with Rangoli at doorstep and a welcome drink. The guests can participate in the evening puja tradition. Later the guests are briefed about Indian spices and their health benefits. A cooking demo follows with simple recipes and most ingredients can be sourced in your home country as well. The guests can be a part of the cooking demonstration, the guests cook food themselves. You will be dining on the food you just prepared with the hosts. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with laughs, conversation and exchange with the family.

Day 3Mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Elephanta Caves, later we will proceed for some street food of Mumbai.
Overnight at the hotel.

Elephant Caves Tour
Visit to Elephanta Caves by catermaran. The Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephant Island, often referred to as the Island of Gharapuri, in Western India. The island is made up of two hillocks that are separated from one another by a small valley. The little island is covered in a large number of ancient archaeological ruins that serve as the only reminders of its illustrious past. These archaeological relics demonstrate that people were occupying this area as early as the second century BC. The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were built sometime during the middle of the fifth and sixth centuries AD. The Great Cave 1, which measures 39 metres from the front entrance to the back, is the most significant of the caves. This cave in the western hill is very similar to the Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, India, in terms of layout. Except for the porticos on the three open sides and the back aisle, the cave’s main body is 27 metres square and is supported by rows of six columns each.

Mumbai Street Food Tour
Mumbai is famous across India for its outstanding street food, but discovering the best hygienic eateries in the big city is not always easy. Not to worry, that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience the city’s flavours that please the taste buds and go easy on the stomach, guiding you through Mumbai’s two renowned street food areas.

We’ll start at Mumbai’s most famous beach, Chowpatty, where we’ll try an array of Mumbai’s best vegetarian street food as we watch the sun set. We’ll have classics such as dahi puri, pani puri and pav bhaji. Then drive to the lively Mohommad Ali Road area. In this predominantly Muslim neighborhood we’ll introduce you to the local culture and, of course, the delicious food. In the bustling ali khao gaullis (eating lanes) you will find mainly non-vegetarian options such as chota kebabs and chicken tikka.

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten those of you with a sweet tooth- we’ll eat some hand-made traditional ice-cream, kulfi and jalebi.

Day 4Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for onwards journey.

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