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Mumbai: Dreams & Extremes

1 Day  |  08:00 in Mumbai to 16:00 in Mumbai  |  from USD $269  |   Guaranteed Departure 

One of the most populated cities in the world, Mumbai is glaring in its extremes. Towering, gleaming structures sit alongside shanties, India’s colonial past side-by-side with its burgeoning future, overwhelming at times -perhaps, but boring? Never!

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Day 1

This morning we visit Elephanta Caves: dating back to somewhere between 450-750AD, the rock-cut caves are a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos brimming with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and located approximately an hour’s boat ride from the Gateway of India.

After a break for lunch, we take in the Gateway of India – one of India’s most endearing land-marks and the point where visitors originally arrived at the country, it also symbolises the former power of the British Raj. Perhaps sample bhelpuri (Mumbai’s favourite snack) at Chowpatty Beach along what is known as Marine Drive. Later visit the Rajabal clock tower, the Jain Temple and Dhobi Talao before delving into the Prince of Wales Museum where you have the opportunity to see some of the rarest, most ancient exhibits of Indian history.

Next, soak up the serenity of the Hanging Gardens, also known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, which were laid out in the early 1880’s over Bombay’s main reservoir. We finish in Crawford Market, possessing has elements of both the Flemmish Architecture and looks like it would seem more comfortable in Victorian London.


Trip Highlights

Elephanta Caves - rock cut temples
Rajabal clock tower & the Jain Temple - ornate place of worship
Prince of Wales Museum
Crawford Market - colourful stalls for a spot of bargaining.
India Gate and touring along Marine Drive
Dhobi Talao ghats - mass clothes washing site by the waters edge
Ferozeshah Mehta Hanging Gardens

Included

Private guided tour with a qualified English speaking guide
All touring in private air-conditioned transport.
Return transfers from your hotel or your designated start point
Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary.

Not Included

International flights and visa
Transfers to and from your designated point further than 20kms from Mumbai’s GPO.
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$8 per person per day. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

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All our day tours are guaranteed to depart when bookings are made more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Tour Details
Starts
08:00 in Mumbai
Ends
16:00 in Mumbai
Departs
Daily except Monday's, September to May
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
None Provided
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