Gateway of India | Mumbai | India
FROM: AUD $1,295 pp

Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating and charismatic Mumbai is the most populated city in the world, India’s financial powerhouse, and the home of Bollywood and the setting of the hit film ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Elephanta Caves - Rock cut temples
Crawford Market - Colourful stalls for a spot of bargaining
Dhobi Talao ghats - Mass clothes washing site by the waters edge
The famous Prince of Wales Museum

Included

Breakfast daily
Morning Elephanta Caves excursion including cruise
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for all included sight-seeing
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Afternoon guided Mumbai sightseeing tour
Entrance fees to all included sights

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

City of dreams

Arrive Mumbai. If arriving to Mumbai from a domestic flight you will arrive to Terminal 2. There are arrival gates A, B and C. Please exit via Gate B and turn right. Our representative will be waiting here on the right for you. From this meeting point you should also be able to see a Starbucks Coffee Shop to the east. We then transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Mumbai - or Bombay, as it was formerly known, remains India’s city of dreams. Despite extreme poverty and eye-watering pollution, it is so dynamic that paupers still flock there in the hope of becoming successful entrepreneurs. Built largely by the British around one of the best-protected natural harbours in the world, Mumbai is India’s strategic economic centre. The city is also is home to the country’s prolific Bollywood film industry, which cranks out more feature films than any place in the world and of course the setting for the hit film ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’.

The main draw of Mumbai, like much of India, remains its contradictions. Within minutes (or a few miles) you can be awestruck by the palatial houses on Malabar Hill and then depressed by the makeshift shacks and the children in the city’s poverty-stricken neighbourhoods.
Overnight: Mumbai

Day 2

Elephanta Caves & city tour

Enjoy a cruise to the Elephanta Caves this morning. The island of Elephanta is about 10 kms from Mumbai. The 4 rock-cut temples are believed to have been cut between 450-750AD. After an hour’s boat trip to the island, walk the steps up the hillside to the caves, Shiva is the most depicted form.

This afternoons city tour leads us to the Gateway of India – a former colonial monument and now a popular emblem of the city and a hubbub of life. The gate was built 1924-1927 to commemorate King George V’s visit in 1911. The biggest museum in India is next door - the Prince of Wales Museum. Sample bhelpuri (Mumbai’s favourite snack) at Chowpatty Beach along what is known as Marine Drive, it’s one of the city’s most popular promenades.

No visit to Mumbai is complete without a visit to the bazaars of Kalbadevi and Bluleshwar, north of Crawford Market. Crawford Market is also worth a visit.
Overnight: Mumbai  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Independently explore Mumbai

Today is a free day for you to explore independently. There’s plenty to see and do in Mumbai, maybe go in search of wildlife at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park - home to leopards, cobras and more, or feed the holy cows at Bombay Panjrapole trust. You can also take a scenic horse and buggy ride along Marine Drive towards Chowpatty Beach.
Overnight: Mumbai  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Farewell...

Morning is at leisure. Later ghotel check out and transfer to Mumbai Airport for your onward fight.

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

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Breakfast

Need a flight to or from Delhi?

Flights can be arranged upon request, from Delhi to Mumbai, one way or return - please contact us for further details.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Single
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Bombay Dreams - 4 days
AUD $1295
AUD $690

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Mumbai
Ends
Mumbai
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Visiting
Countries
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