South Bombay: Colaba 3-Hour Heritage Walking Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
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we experienced a lot of stress on arrival at the port as despite contacting GYG only the day before the scheduled excursion confirming all relevant details ie exact arrival time and location , there was no sign of the local operator . Consequently, we had to phone the local office to enquire as to expected arrival time of our guide/chauffeur only to discover that it appeared that there was little or no previous knowledge of our booking. Eventually, we were advised that our guide would be arriving within the next 5 mins but despite waiting another 15 mins , there was no sign of him . we were in the process of negotiating with another guide /chauffeur at the port when (Nasir) the chauffeur finally arrived, well over half an hour late !! However, thereafter Nasir provided an excellent service, drove very safely (considering the chaotic and frenetic nature of traffic in Mumbai ) and also spoke very good English and took us to all the key places.
Get your guide ran a faultless tour. Fantastic experience to travel from the picturesque dock near the Gateway to India and Hotel Taj. We were first promptly transported from our hotel by a nice young man who guided us to the ferry. The travel over on the large wooden ferry was a great way to interact with many Indian people who were lovely. On arrival at the Elephanta Island we were greeted by the guide who was fantastic. We caught a small train from the dock to the stairs area where some of our party were carried up the steep stairs on a seat carry system. He guided us thru the aspects of the main cave and it’s history. It’s amazing, but a little ruined by the Portuguese who used it as target practise. Many giant Indian deities carved in the walls. Had a brief shop at the market, which has great souvenirs on then returned back by ferry. Many ferry’s come and go so don’t panic about pissing one.
We had a great day with our tour guide Jay Ginnal! He guide picked us up on time and took us around the city seeing many sites along the way. He was very informative and allowed us to explore on our own as well. He allowed enough time for each area, he was very easy going and would’ve taken us anywhere we asked :D we were having trouble with train tickets for the next day and he was soo helpful and went above and beyond :D he was a great driver and made us feel at ease in this busy city. Also took us too a local restaurant for lunch and explained some of the local delicacies :D would highly recommend this tour
This is a great tour of Mumbai my guide Nisar was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. He had a great sense of humour and a great person to be with. He went out of his way to ensure we went at my pace and provided excellent guide services. Thank you Nisan for all your help and keep singing I hope to see you on India’s got talent yaar
Very good activity especially to get to know Mumbai. The heavy traffic makes this a very good way to visit the city most important places. The driver was very friendly and a good companion helping me choosing the right places to see, where to eat or buy things cheaper.