Guided tour

Local Transport & Dabbawallah Tour

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Reality Tours and Travel

Local Transport & Dabbawallah Tour

Activity provider: Reality Tours and Travel

From US$ 31 per person

Explore Mumbai's melting pot of history and culture while traveling the local way. Experience different modes of transport (bus / train / taxi) as you cover some of the city's main highlights.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit must-see sights in Mumbai such as CSMT, Dhobi Ghat, Dadar Flower Market
  • Navigate a ride on the suburban train, public bus, and black & yellow taxi
  • Explore Chor Bazaar -one of the largest and busiest flea markets in India
  • Learn about and see the "dabbawalahs" (lunch box delivery system) in action
  • Travel in small groups to maximize your experience
Full description
Ride the famous suburban train, hop on a classic red bus, cruise around town in a typical black and yellow taxi and look on as millions of Mumbai’s working class head out in the morning. We will discover Mumbai beyond the typical tourist sites; we will see a number of different markets and the world famous Dabbawallahs (the workers of India’s intricate lunch delivery system). This view of the Maximum City will give you an idea of the struggles and challenges felt by the working class, as well as their unconquerable spirit.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All transport which is part of the tour
  • Water / Cold Drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Regal Cinema, is a landmark every taxi driver should be familiar with. Your guide will meet you outside the entrance of the cinema.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This activity is not suitable for prams/ strollers
  • This tour is a group activity, and you may be joined by other travelers. The maximum group size is 6 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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This is by far the best the best tour I've been to throughout India. I really got to see and get a taste of Mumbai. My guide was very knowledgeable and was able to give me in-depth information, spoke English very well. My only regret is that I didn't get to book more tours with them.

October 24, 2022

The trip on public transport was very interesting and a great experience. The guide organized everything very well and showed us really interesting places in Mumbai. Very impressive trip with a lovely guide with very good English. The lunch together at a snack bar was also an experience. We would never have dared to eat there alone. Great experience, thanks so much. The journey by public transport was very interesting and an experience. The guide organized everything very well and showed us really interesting places in Mumbai. Very impressive excursion with a lovely guide with very good English. Having lunch together at a snack bar was also an experience. We would never have dared to eat there alone. Great experience thank you

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February 27, 2020

Great to use public transport - bus, taxi & train - to see the local life in Mumbai. We visited Dadar flower market, big outdoor laundry “shop” in Dhobi Ghat, dabbawalas at Churchgate station, Victoria train station, Chora thieves market, a walk at Marine drive, and other religious visit such as Haji Ali, & Mahalaxmi Temple. We also have a chance to enjoy an outdoor small lunch with the group in a garden

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January 21, 2020

Product ID: 210753