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Bespoke Holidays to Mumbai Trips

Bespoke Holidays to Mumbai Trips

Bespoke Holidays to Mumbai Trips India. Listed below is a selection of our chosen Trips that can be found at this destination.
 
Mumbai Market Private Shopping Tour

Visit Mumbai’s markets with a local on a 2.50-hour, private shopping tour that can be customized to your interests. Browse the colourful stalls at five local markets, with a few stops for sightseeing in between, and enjoy insider tips on the best things to taste, buy, and experience while in Mumbai.

What You Can Expect
Make your way to a central location in the historic Colaba neighbourhood, and meet a local guide for the walk to Crawford Market, which was built in the days of the British Raj. See displays of fresh fruits and vegetables, then tour the pet market where songbirds are sold.

Continue to Mangaldas market to browse textiles and clothing; this is an especially good place to shop for silk fabrics and souvenirs. The next stops are Kalbadevi and Khau Galli markets, where dingy, narrow alleyways hide some of the best street food in Mumbai. Find the best places to try dosas, sandwiches, savory bhelpuri, andpav bhaji, a thick curry served with soft bread.

Before visiting the next market, stop by Mumbadevi temple, whose saffron-clad sadhus pray with vermillion and ash on their foreheads, and learn the story of the Goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of Devi. The last market of the day is the vibrant Flower Galli market, which overflows with chrysanthemums, jasmine, roses, and marigolds.

After Flower Galli, continue to the Bombay Panjrapole that was established in 1834 as an animal shelter, and now houses and cares for 1,800 animals. If desired, you can purchase fresh greens to feed the animals, and see some of the cows that provide milk to support the shelter. This 3-hour tour concludes at the original departure point.
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T101
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 2.50 Hours
Type: Private Shopping
Pickup: No
Drop-Off: No
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Guided Elephanta Caves Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Site Elephanta Caves is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. On this tour, You will discover a beautiful cultural heritage site and gain deeper understanding of India’s religious history.

Elephanta Caves is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. From the Gateway of India, your tour will ride a ferry to the island where the Elephanta Caves are found. You will climb 120 steps to the plateau where these caves can be entered. There are seven major excavations in the area, and you’ll be able to explore the history behind the artifacts and structures found therein. There is a spacious hall supported by huge pillars, which are characteristic of architecture of the 6th and 7th centuries. A massive three-headed Shiva sculpture stands therein, which is one of the major attractions in the caves. You will be able to explore 3 caves, each with a unique feature: one is a large Hindu Cave, the other is a Buddhist cave, and the final one is a cave dedicated to the God Shiva. You will discover a beautiful cultural heritage site and gain deeper understanding of India’s religious history.

Itinerary:

9:30am meet up with guide outside Pizza Express restaurant and proceed to Gateway of India
10:00am ferry ride on the Arabian sea from Gateway Of India to the Elephanta Caves (duration: 1 hour)
11:00am on arrival to the island, walk or take a short toy train from the jetty to where you need to climb 120 steps to the plateau where the caves are located
11:30am see the large three-headed Shiva sculpture. Explore the 3 caves – the large Hindu cave, Buddhist cave and the main Shiva cave
1:00pm after exploring, the guide will drop you back to the ferry point and see you off from there on the return hour long ferry ride back to Gateway Of India
2:15pm tour ends at Gateway Of India
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T102
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 3.50 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Pickup: No
Drop-Off: No
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Highlights of Mumbai: Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

This is a private tour of Mumbai. This tour can be customized for tourists who dont have enough time but want to see the most of Mumbai.

In this tour we offer you a fascinating ‘getaway’ that gives you a ringside view of the ‘madness and magic’ of MUMBAI – the living city that ‘never sleeps’. Visit Includes Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhavan, Marine drive, Gateway of India, Drive passes High Court, Prince of wales Museum, University, Flora fountain, Visit to Crawford Market & Victoria terminus now Cst, Babulnath Temple, Banganga tank. The idea behind the tour is for you to experience the city the way locals do, to see Mumbai from an insiders perspective. We will make sure you experience the real spirit of Mumbai.

Our Tour Specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India, Mumbai’s most famous monument, this is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. Just around the corner is the iconic The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the hotel’s original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.

We visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (UNESCO world heritage site). Then head to Crawford Market which is more than a century old, here you will get to see and buy many Indian spices.

We will also be seeing open air laundry Dhobi Ghat, and then move on to see Mahatma Gandhi’s residence in Mumbai Mani Bhavan. On our way you will see the Haji Ali Dargah, it is a mosque located on an islet off the coast of Mumbai.

We will be visiting Babulnath temple, Banganga tank and also Kamala Nehru park at Malabar Hill which is the best point in the city to view the sky line of Mumbai. We will also be taking a drive around Marine Drive also known as Queens Necklace. At the end we will be providing a drop service to your hotel in Mumbai.
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T103
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 6 Hours
Type: Private Sights
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Mumbai Half-Day Street Food Tour

Take your taste buds on a joy ride by joining this street food escapade.A guide will accompany you to there nowned places for local street food in Mumbai.Try lip-smacking local favorites, such as Pani Puri, Vada Pav, kebabs and many more. A perfect tour for the foodies, this finger-licking experience provides a great opportunity to relish the various flavours of Mumbai.

You will meet you tour guide at 5pm in front of Burger King near Churchgate Railway Station, your guide will be a pure Mumbaikar (local) who will have all the knowledge about the city and its different cultures and cuisines and above all will be a total foodie.

The tour will begin by taking a short walk to Churchgate Khau Galli (food street) where you will be tasting the most delightful flavours that Mumbai has to offer like Pani Puri (hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (pani), tamarind chutney, chili,chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas), Bhel Puri (puffed rice and Sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from gram flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, Chat masala and chutney), Dahi Puri (the round, hard, puffy puri shell is first broken on top and partially filled with the main stuffing of mashed potatoes or chickpeas, tamarind chutney and spicy green chutney. Finally, sweetened beaten yogurt is generously poured over the shell.Each dahi puri is intended to be eaten whole, so that the spectrum of flavors and textures within may all be tasted together)

After eating the most famous chaat of Mumbai, we will be tasting the most eaten fast-food dish in Mumbai, Pav Bhaji. Pav Bhaji has many variations in ingredients and garnishes, but is essentially a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables in a thick gravy cooked on a flat griddle (tava) served hot with a buttered soft white bread roll. The dish originated in the 1850s as a fast lunchtime dish for textile mill workers in Mumbai. We will also be eating the cheapest and most affordable street food of Mumbai, and the most favourite of all Mumbaikars, that is the Vada Pav (a potato fritter which is put inside a Pav (bread) with garlic and green chutney). Now after we burn our taste buds with all the different flavours and spices, its time too cool your taste buds with some delicious seasonal fruit shake like Sitafal (custard apple) or Chikoo (sapodilla).

We then take a kaali peeli (local) taxi and go to the most famous street food paradise for meat eaters, which is Mohammed Ali Road. It is the most visited street food lane in Mumbai during the Holy month of Ramadan. Here we will eat non-vegetarian dishes like Baida Roti (chicken and egg stuffed in flat bread), Seekh Kebab (minced meat grilled on a skewer), Bun Kebab (meat sandwiched inside a round bread).

After we fill ourselves with all the tasty non-vegetarian food, we then take a small walk to make some space in our belly for the desserts. We would be tasting the delicious Mawa Jalebi (deep fried wheat flour soaked in sugar syrup) and Seasonal fruit ice cream (from a 125 year old family run, hand made ice cream shop).

We finish our street food escapade by taking a kaali peeli (local) taxi back to Churchgate Railway Station at around 9pm.
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T104
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 4 Hours
Type: Group Food
Pickup: No
Drop-Off: No
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Mosques and Dargahs of Mumbai Half-Day Tour

Mosque and Dargah are an integral part of India’s culture showcasing religion and architectural richness. Experience Muslim spirituality in this half-day Dargah tour in Mumbai. Learn the history and legend behind the iconic Dargahs of Mumbai like the Haji Ali Dargah Shariff shrine, famous for its miracles. Observe the Muslim religion and its presence in India and finish your tour with a stroll at Mumbai’s shopping street.

At 9:30 a.m., after breakfast at hotel, meet your guide and together drive towards the Haji Ali Dargah where your tour starts.

Visit Haji Ali Dargah an 18th century mosque housing the tomb of Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The dargah is situated in an islet, 500 meters off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Legend has it that, Haji Ali was a rich businessman who gave up his worldly life to become a saint. The shrine was built in 1431 AD, stands as a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic architecture.

After Haji Ali Dargah, drive to The Saint Ma Hajiani Dargah, a place of worship for women, located nearby to the Haji Ali Dargah.

Next, drive straight to Makhdoom Shah Dargah located at Mahim. This dargah was built in honour of Muslim saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi who lived from 1372 to 1431 A.D. The Dargah Sharif is the only dargah in Mumbai to have more than one dome, it has five domes.

Post dargah trips, you will drive straight to Bandra Linking Road where you will get an hour of free time for shopping. Bandra is a famous shopping haven in Mumbai where you will find fusion of both modern and traditional fashion. The street stalls are lined with variety of stuff including clothes, shoes, bags, belts and a lot more. Before buying anything, its advisable to have a good look of the market. Bargain smart and hard to get stuff in its half the quoted price, as is the case often seen in street side markets.

At around 1:30 p.m., your tour ends and drop-off at the hotel.
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T105
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 4 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Sanjay Gandhi National Park Nature Tour with Kanheri Caves

In this 6-hours tour of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, experience the tranquil side of Mumbai by exploring this wonderful lush green retreat. Visit the National Park which houses residents ranging from leopards, wild birds, plants, to ancient stone relics of Buddha. Discover Kanheri caves – a testament to Buddhist monastic life in India.

Your guide picks you up from your hotel at about 9 a.m.

Arrive at Sanjay Gandhi National Park located in the northern part of Mumbai. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a rich natural habitat that houses lakes, valleys, lush greenery, birds, butterflies, and wildlife, such as leopards, deer, four-horned antelope, flying foxes, mongooses, and langurs.

Also located within the national park is the Kanheri Caves, a 2,000-year-old complex of rock-cut caves. The caves are a protected archaeological site where you can see magnificent relics of Buddha. It’s believed that the Kanheri Caves are located on an ancient trade route that connected India to other ancient civilizations. Learn about the history of the caves from your guide, and ask questions as you wander.

As your tour ends, drive back to your hotel, and arrive there around 3 p.m.
 
Trip Code: D-101D-T106
Country: India
Depart From: Mumbai
Duration: 6 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

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