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Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

1. Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

After pickup from your hotel, you will head to the Gateway of India and the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Next, see the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station, which has been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, explore the Crawford Market, a British-era market that has been standing for over a century and is a great place to see an array of spices. Next stop is Dhobi Ghat, one of Asia's largest open-air laundry. Then you will visit Mahatma Gandhi's residence before close time at 5:00 PM. You will head to Malabar Hill, before seeing the Banganga water tank and stopping at Kamala Nehru Park to take in the views. But no view will match the one at Marine Drive, where you'll see a spectacular panorama of Mumbai. After a day of exploring Mumbai, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Mumbai:Dharavi Slum, DhobiGhat, Dabbawalla &Gateway of India

2. Mumbai:Dharavi Slum, DhobiGhat, Dabbawalla &Gateway of India

Mumbai is one of india’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities, but first-time visitors often only see the main sights. This Tour has it all Gateway of India, a guided tour of dharavi, a insider tour of dhobighat (one of world's largest open air Laundry-bay) watch dabbawallas (tiffin delivery service) in action our guide will meet you right outside Regal ciema, Colaba at 8am. From here you will visit gateway of India and take a bus to nearby train station for boarding the local train to reach you next destination. Dharavi slum tour, dharavi here you will go on a guided walking tour of dharavi and explore the various areas inside dharavi. Dhobighat the laundromat or dhobighat tour from inside, you will be surprised to see how this whole place functions. Yes we give a guided tour of dhobighat from inside and not just outside. Dabbawallas near churchgate railway station, Here is where you will witness the dabbawallas or lunch box delivery guys in action. Dabbawallas are the lunchbox delivery guys. You will learn about how they operate so smoothly. Very important • On Sunday and Public Holidays there are NO Dabbawallas, please note this

Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire Tour of Dharavi Slum

3. Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire Tour of Dharavi Slum

Explore the Dharavi Slum, the largest slum located in a megacity in Asia. The slum is now famous thanks to the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire". The tour will open your eyes to this bustling area of small businesses and a thriving community. Start the journey by meeting your guide at Dharavi, and experiencing the everyday happenings of this unique area. Numerous small businesses are thriving in every corner, making anything from exotic soaps and handmade cosmetics, to pottery and textiles. Throughout the walking tour, benefit from being a small group. Stroll easily through the narrow alleys and see how locals live their life here. You'll have a chance to interact with many people in the community. You'll also learn how the local recycling industry works.  You'll also be amazed at how diverse Dharavi is, with many different traditions and beliefs gathered in the same place. Your 2-hour tour will end at a pottery factory, where you can ask the guide to get you a taxi. You can also add on a vegetarian meal in a local family's home if you would like to stay in the slum a bit longer.

Mumbai Food Tour

4. Mumbai Food Tour

Mumbai formerly called Bombay has umpteen street food shops that you will be exploring on this food day tour. Get ready in the morning and a professional chauffeur will come to pick you up from Juhu, Mumbai and will take you to explore the unique savours of that place. The most famous and best-selling delicacies in Mumbai are Vada Pav, Bhelpuri, Panipuri, Sev puri, Bombay sandwich, ragda-pattice, pav bhaji, omelette pav and kebabs. The popular desserts of Mumbai are Kulfi and Ice Gola (popsicles). Your guide will take you to Juhu which is mainly famous for Juhu beach and its street food. Delve into the richness of the best delicacies you will find at Juhu such as Chili Cheese Paratha worth INR 130 from Prithvi Café, Rabdi Malai Falooda from Bharath Darbar Falooda. For South Indian lovers, what else can be better than the crispiest Masala dosa? You can try savoury dosa out there. Besides that, get your hands on a very special and delicious Chocolate Dosa served with chocolate chips all over it. For kebab lovers, Tandoori Chicken kebab rolls are worth trying which are served with spicy sauce with a hit of juicy lemon. There is much more to the list that you can try while exploring the place. Finally, after the tour is over, you will return to the sam place where your driver picked you from.

Mumbai: Authentic Street Food Tour

5. Mumbai: Authentic Street Food Tour

Indulge in the diverse and delectable flavours of Mumbai with our Food Tasting Tour. This culinary journey is a feast for your senses, offering a delightful exploration of the city's rich food culture and heritage. Tour Highlights: Local Food Experts: Join our experienced local guides, who are not only passionate about Mumbai but also well-versed in its culinary secrets. They will navigate you through the bustling streets to uncover hidden gems and authentic eateries. A Gastronomic Adventure: Sample an array of Mumbai's iconic dishes, from street food favourites like Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, and Pani Puri to traditional Indian delicacies like Tandoori Kebabs. Discover the perfect blend of spices and flavours that make Mumbai's cuisine truly unique. Iconic Food Hubs: Visit renowned food establishments that have been serving the city for generations. Dive into the history and stories behind these legendary eateries as you savour their signature dishes. Local Markets: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Mumbai's bustling markets. Explore the aromatic spice stalls, colourful produce stands, and bustling bazaars, where you can taste local snacks and sweets while observing daily life. Sweet Endings: No food tour is complete without a sweet finish. Relish mouthwatering Indian desserts at one of the oldest ice-cream parlours in the city. In operation since 1887. Learn about the cultural significance of these treats while satisfying your sweet tooth. Cultural Insights: Gain insight into the cultural influences that have shaped Mumbai's food scene, from traditional Maharashtrian cuisine to international flavours brought by immigrants. Understand how food reflects the city's diverse heritage. Hygiene and Safety: We prioritise your well-being, ensuring that all food stops are selected for their hygiene and safety standards. Enjoy your culinary adventure with peace of mind. Local Interaction: Connect with local vendors and chefs, learning about their culinary traditions and techniques. Engage in conversations that provide a deeper understanding of Mumbai's food culture. Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Options: Whether you're a vegetarian or a meat lover, our food tour accommodates all dietary preferences, ensuring that you can savour Mumbai's flavours to the fullest. A Memorable Experience: Beyond just a tasting tour, this experience is a cultural journey that offers a taste of Mumbai's heart and soul. It's an opportunity to create lasting memories while enjoying the city's culinary treasures. At the end of this Food Tasting Tour, you won't just have a satisfied palate but also a deeper appreciation for the culinary heritage of Mumbai. Come hungry and leave with a belly full of memories and a newfound love for the vibrant food culture of this incredible city. Discover the city's rich culinary heritage through sweet treats, spicy snacks, and savory delights. Join us for a memorable food journey that blends culture, history, and delicious cuisine.

Inside Dharavi: Unveiling Mumbai's Slum Culture Tour

6. Inside Dharavi: Unveiling Mumbai's Slum Culture Tour

Discover the hidden charm of Mumbai's Dharavi slum on our immersive Dharavi Slum Tour. Delve into the heart of this vibrant community and witness its unique industries and resilient spirit. As you navigate the narrow lanes, you'll explore fascinating aspects such as plastic, aluminium, and paper recycling, leather industries, clothing factories, soap manufacturing, clothes colouring, bustling markets, schools, colleges, residential areas, the renowned pottery area of Kumbharwada, and so much more. Embark on an eye-opening journey as you Experience the bustling energy and industriousness of Dharavi. Learn about the ingenious recycling methods employed by the residents, contributing to environmental sustainability. Witness the intricate processes of plastic, aluminium, and paper recycling that transform waste materials into valuable products. Marvel at the craftsmanship and creativity of the leather industries and clothing factories that produce goods distributed across the city. Gain insights into the local soap manufacturing and clothes coloring processes, as you observe skilled artisans at work. Immerse yourself in the vibrant markets of Dharavi, where a myriad of products and services are available. Engage with local shopkeepers, and discover unique handicrafts, textiles, and other treasures. Witness the harmonious coexistence of residential areas, schools, and colleges, showcasing the strong sense of community in Dharavi. Explore the renowned pottery area of Kumbharwada, where skilled potters shape clay into exquisite creations. Our knowledgeable guides will provide captivating commentary throughout the tour, offering deep insights into the history, culture, and social fabric of Dharavi. You'll gain a newfound appreciation for the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of its residents. At the end of the tour, we'll drop you back at the same point where the journey began, ensuring a seamless and convenient experience. Join us on this extraordinary Dharavi Slum Tour and embrace the opportunity to witness the thriving industries, vibrant markets, and remarkable community spirit that make Dharavi a true testament to the human spirit.

Mumbai: Dharavi Slum & Dhobi Ghat with Local Train Ride

7. Mumbai: Dharavi Slum & Dhobi Ghat with Local Train Ride

Experience the heart of Mumbai's vibrant culture on this immersive tour. Begin by meeting your knowledgeable guide at a designated meeting point. From there, embark on a journey like no other. Witness the mesmerising spectacle of Asia's largest open-air laundry, Dhobi Ghat, where a bustling community tirelessly works to clean the city's garments. Then, brace yourself for an authentic adventure as you hop aboard Mumbai's iconic local train, immersing yourself in the daily life of the city. Feel the rush of the commute as you make your way to Dharavi, Asia's largest slum. Here, your guide will lead you through the labyrinthine alleys and share stories of resilience, entrepreneurship, and community spirit. This tour is a remarkable opportunity to gain a deep understanding of Mumbai's diverse neighbourhoods, from the bustling Dhobi Ghat to the resilient community of Dharavi. It's a journey that will open your eyes and touch your heart, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the people and culture of this remarkable city. Explore Dhobi Ghat, Asia's largest open-air laundry, and witness the city's laundry masters in action. Experience the exhilarating Mumbai local train ride, a quintessential part of the city's daily life. Journey through the heart of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, and discover its vibrant community and businesses. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories and resilience of the people who call Dharavi home. Gain profound insights into Mumbai's diverse neighbourhoods, from the energetic Dhobi Ghat to the resilient spirit of Dharavi.

Mumbai: Magical Markets Tour

8. Mumbai: Magical Markets Tour

Experience the lively markets of Bombay and learn about the city’s rich history on the Magical Mumbai Markets Tour. Begin by visiting Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Vadtal, the headquarters of the Shri Laxmi-Narayan Dev Gadi. Continue on through the busy streets of Bhuleshwar Market, a place that has something for everyone — fruits and vegetables, imitation jewelry, religious and pooja items, rose petals, household items, and even cloth accessories. Later, visit Mumba Devi Temple, which is where the city got its name. Then head to Zaveri Bazaar, the largest jewelry market in Mumbai, showcasing sparkling ornaments, jewelry, glittering gold, and glittering stones. Pass through the streets of Kalbadevi, and visit the Chor Bazaar, which is famous for antiques and furniture, before moving on to Mangaldas Market, which opened in 1893 and is known for silk and cloth. Finish the day at South Mumbai's most famous market — Crawford Market. Admire the Gothic and Romanesque architectural style while browsing through fruits, vegetables, delicious imported cheese, and homemade chocolate.

Dharavi Walking Tour with Options

9. Dharavi Walking Tour with Options

Known to many as one of the largest slums in Asia, Dharavi is Mumbai’s beating heart. Home to about one million of Mumbai’s inhabitants, its industries have an annual turnover of approximately $ 1 Billion. Learn the challenges of migrants as they settled into this community, their entrepreneurial stories and how to debunk the negative stereotypes of slums. For more insight, opt to have lunch as a family opens their home to you or go on a street walk tour to explore art. This walking tour takes care to be non-intrusive and community centric. Contrary to sensationalist media and films, Dharavi is an area of entrepreneurship, an estimated 20,000 businesses thrive here. Observe recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap making, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. Climb to a rooftop to get a view of the entire settlement. Navigate through the maze-like alleys and stop to talk to friendly locals. The tour will also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. This diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques, churches and pagodas that stand side by side. 80% of the profits from this tour are re-invested in educational community initiatives.

Dharavi Tour Including Car Transfer

10. Dharavi Tour Including Car Transfer

The first portion of the tour is by car as way we make our way north from Colaba to Dharavi. On the way you’ll receive some information on the history of Mumbai. As we drive past the historical textile mill area, for example, we’ll learn about this once crucial Mumbai industry and how it helped make the city what it is today. We’ll also discuss some of the city’s ongoing social issues as we pass by areas like the red light area of Kamathipura. This added information will help you better understand the historical and social context of Dharavi. We’ll also stop off at Dhobi Ghat, the largest open air laundry in the world. Known to many as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. It houses about one million of Mumbai’s inhabitants and its industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. Through our educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more.

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4.7 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Amazing tour by Sayyed. While there are many misconceptions about Indian slums, he was passionate about proving them wrong and showing the many industries active in Dhavari and its community. It was an interesting experience seeing the recycling, textile, pottery, and other industries in the area, and Sayyed had in-depth knowledge of each from which we learned a great deal! Would highly recommend the tour to others curious about the Dhavari Slums.

At my first time I tried to go to slums alone and it was useless and dangerous. Next day I bought this tour and Dharavi slums opened to me with another perspective. It is so interesting to see how slums are working, living and making their routine. Unforgettable experience for all of my life. Big thanks to our guide Maze. Such a talented local guy (from Dharavi) who made himself and I am sure will succeed the success

We had an amazing Dharavy tour with Mr. Mohammed. He showed us that Dharavy is so much more then just a slum. The people we met were wonderful. How they live and work there was impressive. It was the best tour we ever did.

We truly enjoyed the tour with our guide D. Very interesting and nice locations. We really recommend this to everyone, who wants to see Mumbai from a different perspective

Time was amazing. D, The guide was great. Highly recommended