Mumbai day tour - Explore "the City of Dreams"
Mumbai (earlier called as Bombay) is also know as "The city of dreams". A financial capital of India, this coastal mega city has something for everyone who arrives here in this Mumbai day tour.
A day trip of Mumbai with an experienced guide can help you navigate through the chaos and hustles & bustles of the city, and explore the scenic side of this place. This is not just another tour package. This 10 hours of guided tour of the city will let you explore -
- Gateway of India
- The Famous architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal Station (earlier known as Victoria Terminus)
- Queen's necklace, Marine Drive- The skyline of Mumbai
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park
- The famous Siddhivinayak Temple - a famous tourist attraction Museums and Hidden history spots
- Gothic architecture of Old British Monuments
Pickup from Hotel, Port, Railways Station or Airport
We start at The Gateway of India, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India.
The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary, the British Monarch, at Apollo Bunder in 1911.
The structure is a triumphal arch made of basalt. It has been called a symbol of "conquest and colonisation" commemorating British colonial legacy. The gateway is also the monument from where the last British troops left India in 1948, following Indian independence.
On the opposite side of the monument, you will be able to see Taj Hotel, 5* Luxury Hotel is the iconic sea-facing landmark in Colaba, South Mumbai. This place is a famous tourist spot.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.
The terminus was designed by British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style.
It was constructed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule. Hence it was formerly known as Victoria Terminus.
The station's name was changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharah Terminus (station code CST) in March 1996 to honour Shivaji, the 17th-century founder of the Maratha Empire.
His name is often preceded by Chhatrapati, a royal title.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, abbreviated CSMVS, literal translation in English is “King Shivaji Museum”. It is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra, formerly named the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. The building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Marine Drive is one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in southern part of Mumbai. The C shaped area in South Mumbai, Marine Drive, also called “Queen's Necklace”. Most of the buildings are constructed in an art deco style, which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Girgaon Chowpatty Beach
Girgaum Chowpatty, is a public beach along the Queen’s Necklace adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India.
Further down this road lies Walkeshwar, a wealthy neighborhood of the city, also home to the Governor of Maharashtra. The beach is famous for its Ganesh Visarjan celebrations, during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Thousands of people from all over Mumbai and Pune come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesh in the Arabian Sea.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta), Mumbai, Maharashtra
The "Hanging Gardens" spreads out over a vast area that offers green space and trees amongst the heavily congested South Mumbai. Along with numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals, the gardens feature a prominent flower clock at its very centre.
Another source of attraction for tourists is the ‘Old Woman’s Shoe’ or the ‘Boot House’. It's giant boot structure made out of stone and brick. Children can climb into the house. In addition, the spectacular view of the Arabian Sea offered by the gardens is its main highlight.
Tourists flock to the park during late evenings to take in one of the most beautiful sunset views in the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Highlighting the life of India’s famous freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, Mani Bhavan is a museum and historical building that features his room, a library, photos, films & other displays.
It was the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat Movements. Gandhi's association with the charkha began in 1917, while he was staying at Mani Bhavan.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dhobi Ghat is an open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, known as dhobis, work in the open to clean clothes and linens from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals.
There are rows of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. Called the world's largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.
The word Dhobi Ghat is used all over India to refer to any place where many washers are present.
In the year 2011, Dhobi Ghat garnered a Guinness Book of World Records entry under ‘most people hand-washing clothes at a single location’.
Home to the dhobis and their families (around 200 families), the Dhobi Ghat has seen this occupation passed down from one generation to the next.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Haji Ali Mosque, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and tomb located on an islet off the coast of Worli, in the southern part of Mumbai. Constructed in 1413, it is the shrine of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari the kind Sufi saint and a wealthy merchant from Uzbekistan.
Near the heart of the city, the dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai. This is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers.
The dargah contains the tomb of Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
Sometimes, especially on Fridays, various Sufi musicians perform a form of devotional music called Qawaali at the dargah.
Pass By: Antilia, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Antilia is a private home in South Mumbai, India. As of November 2014, it is valued at $2 billion, deemed to be the world's second most valuable residential property, after British crown property Buckingham Palace.
It is the residence of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and his family, who moved into it in 2012.
At 27-stories, 173 metres (570 feet) tall, and 400,000 square feet, three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 80-seat theater, terrace gardens, spa, and a temple, the skyscraper-mansion is one of world's largest and most elaborate private homes.
Duration of tour:
This full day Mumbai tour will take approximately 10 hours.
What to expect on this tour?
On this tour you will be able to explore the ancient monuments, markets, laundry and temple; with private car Transfer.
What does this tour include?
- Air-conditioned vehiclePrivate transportationMineral bottled waterPickup & Drop FacilityLocal English Speaking GuideToll Tax & Parking FeesAdmission - Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
What are the tour Exclusions?
- Any MealsGratuitiesPersonal ExpensesEntry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu SangrahalayaEntry/Admission - Bhau Daji Lad Museum
There are other interesting options around city of Mumbai, like
- Elephanta caves of the famous Elephanta Island (reachable from Ferry close to the Gateway of India)
- the cave temples & Karla caves
- hill stations like Matheran & Mahabaleshwar
- Spots of river rafting near Kolad, Pawna Lake, the Western Ghats, the Sahyadri ranges & much more.
- Amusement parks & water parks
- Confirmation will be received at time of bookingInfants must sit on lapsNot recommended for pregnant travellersMost travellers can participate. This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refundThis is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participateYou can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.