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The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Private City Tour with Elephanta Caves

2. Mumbai: Private City Tour with Elephanta Caves

Explore Mumbai's most stunning locations and tourist attractions in this eight-hour tour with an English speaking guide. Start the day with a pickup and head towards the gateway of India for the ferry to Elephanta Caves. Enjoy the must-see destination for history lovers.  After an-hour ferry ride climb 120 steps to the plateau where the 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 inside. Explore the hall which is supported by huge pillars and this masterpiece of 6th-century architecture.  Discover 3 caves and learn about India's religious history. Each cave has 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 with a massive three-headed Shiva sculpture. After the Elephanta Caves, go back to explore Mumbai, starting with the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gate Way of India.  Head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station. Continue towards Crawford Market, a British era market that has been standing for over a century and a great place to see an array of spices.  Visit Mahatma Gandhi's residence (Mani Bhavan) and head to Malabar Hill to witness the Banganga water tank and take a breathtaking view of the Queen's Necklace below at Kamala Nehru Park. On your way back see another spectacular panorama along the marine drive and visit a temple in Mumbai. Before ending the tour take a train ride with the Mumbai train and experience what the locals call the lifeline of Mumbai. Your guide shows you Dhobighat, a colorful landmark outdoor laundry where hundreds of workers wash and dry huge quantities of clothing. Your tour will end by driving back to your hotel by taking all the extraordinary memories along with you.

Mumbai: Half-Day Tour

3. Mumbai: Half-Day Tour

Your private guide will pick you up at 10:00 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel or accommodation in Mumbai. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide, you’ll depart on a 6-hour tour visiting some of the most significant landmarks of the city while learning all about Mumbai's history and culture. As this is a private tour, you can choose places of particular interest to yourself and customize the itinerary. Your experienced guide will be there to help you get the most out of your trip. Some of the most popular destinations you can visit include the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Girgaon Chowpatty beach, Gandhi's residence Mani Bhavan, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, the Dhobi Ghat open-air laundromat, the Flora Fountain, the Kala Ghoda are district and University of Mumbai, Your tour will end at approximately 4:00 PM when your driver will drop you back at your hotel, ready for an evening of rest after a day of adventure.

Mumbai: South Mumbai Heritage Walking Guided Tour

4. Mumbai: South Mumbai Heritage Walking Guided Tour

Mumbai Heritage Walk is probably known as the ‘dream city’ and rightly so the city is indeed like a beautiful, magnificent dream. Old Mumbai is the part of Mumbai that represents its heritage and history. Reflecting on the time of Colonial era, the area is studded with numerous tourist attractions. From Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus to the ‘White town’ to the University library to the magnificent Marine drive, the city has so many spectacular attractions that one can never miss. Explore all these places of Old Mumbai and many more with this heritage walk tour. Walking tours expose many residents and visitors to the structures. They are sponsored by the Mumbai Heritage Walks group, established in April 1999. The group was established by city architects Abha Bahl and Brinda Gaitonde. Their aim is to “raise the awareness of the people of Mumbai and visitors, about the city’s architecture and heritage monuments. Personalized, educative, and imaginative; the walking tours highlight the vast range of architectural styles, planning elements, and ornamental details, tracing the social and cultural history of the city.

Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

5. Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

Your private guide will pick you up at 8 AM in an air-conditioned car at your hotel or accommodation in Mumbai. From there, you’ll depart on a 10-hour tour visiting the essential sights while learning all about Mumbai's history and culture. As this is your private tour, you can choose the places and customize the itinerary. Your experienced guide will be there to help you get the most out of your trip. Some of the popular destinations include the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Girgaon Chowpatty beach, Gandhi's residence Mani Bhavan, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, the Dhobi Ghat open air laundromat, the Flora Fountain, the Kala Ghoda are district, University of Mumbai, and Bollywood’s Film City. Your tour will end at approximately 8 PM when the car will drop you back at your hotel.

Mumbai: Full Day Customizable City Sightseeing Tour

6. Mumbai: Full Day Customizable City Sightseeing Tour

Take control of your Mumbai sightseeing as you experience India's largest city. Begin your day with hotel pickup between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM, with options for a sedan or SUV to fit your needs. With so many places to visit in the city, choose a personalized experience that is suitable to your interests. Explore the best the city has to offer with your friendly guide, who will be happy to customize the itinerary. Explore the UNESCO Heritage building of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a fully functional train station built in the Gothic style. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) and the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in Mumbai, offer respites from the afternoon heat as you dive into India's history. For art lovers, there’s the National Gallery of Modern Art, Jehangir Art Gallery, and the other exhibitions around Kala Ghoda. Snap a picture in front of the iconic Gateway of India, or make an excursion to Kanheri Caves, a series of monuments carved into the basalt hills of Sanjay Gandhi national park. For something uniquely Mumbai, visit the Banganga Tank, a reservoir dating back to the 12th century with immense religious significance, or the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest outdoor laundry. If you are looking for shopping, pay a visit to Chor Bazaar for unique antiques or Colaba Causeway for street shopping and souvenirs. Pay a visit to the Haji Ali Dargah, ISKCON temple, or the numerous Ganesh temples around the city. At sunset, relax on luxurious Marine Drive, or grab delicious street food at Chowpatty, a seaside hotspot for Mumbai’s thriving food scene. Mumbai has something for everyone, so come prepared for a full day of sightseeing. Visit as many locations as you want and spend as much time as you need to explore it.

Mumbai: Private Night Sightseeing Tour with Dinner

7. Mumbai: Private Night Sightseeing Tour with Dinner

Experience a vibrant nocturnal world awakens, as the sun sets over the bustling streets of Mumbai. Join us on our enchanting Night Tour to explore the city's sparkling skyline, illuminated landmarks, and the lively culture that thrives after dark. Things to see on our night tour in Mumbai Victoria Train Station, Municipal Corporation Office, Maharashtra Police Head Quarters, Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Flora Fountain, Shane Watson Hotel, Oval Cricket Ground, Mumbai University, Big Ben Clock of India, Bombay High Court, Nariman Point, City Parliament, Governor's House, Churchgate Railway Station, Marine Drive, Girgaon Beach, Jain Temple, Hanging Garden, Kamla Nehru Park, Colaba Causeway - Street shopping of souvenirs for friends, Crawford Market - Spice Market, Pets Market. On our Mumbai night tour you also have an option to do either a dinner at a restaurant or enjoy our award winning Mumbai street food tasting tour. You can decide with the guide directly later. Join us on this captivating journey into Mumbai's radiant heart, where the city truly comes alive under the cover of night. "Mumbai's Skyline Aglow: Night Tour Extravaganza!" "Discover the Charm of Mumbai After Dark." "City Lights & Culinary Delights: Mumbai Night Tour." "An Evening of Icons: Mumbai's Nighttime Wonders." "Sip, Savor, and Stroll: Mumbai's Night Tour Adventure."

Mumbai Half-Day Guided Tour

8. Mumbai Half-Day Guided Tour

Your tour specialist will meet you in the lobby of your Mumbai hotel. The 4-hour itinerary begins with a visit to the Gateway of India, Mumbai's most iconic monument, built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary to India. Just around the corner from the Gateway of India is The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903. You will visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower (the Big Ben of India), the Oval Maidan, where cricket, the most beloved sport of India is played. See Bombay High Court, a beautiful British heritage building and Asia’s largest open-air laundry at Dhobi Ghat, where clothes are washed in full public view. Stop to see Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai. Visit the Jain temple, Banganga tank and Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens near the Tower of Silence. Ride along Marine Drive, also known as The Queen’s Necklace, and see many British heritage buildings such as the Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, the Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, the Telegraph Office, the India Post Office Building, the Kala Ghoda area, David Sasoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Mumbai: Private City Tour with Elephanta Caves Tour

9. Mumbai: Private City Tour with Elephanta Caves Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through the bustling metropolis of Mumbai on our City Sightseeing Tour. Experience iconic landmarks, uncover hidden gems, and witness the rich tapestry of its culture and history. Our tour begins with a visit to the monumental Gateway of India and the grandeur of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Colaba Causeway Street and witness the unique spectacle of an open-air laundry at Dhobi Ghat. Discover the majestic Oval Cricket Ground and Bombay High Court building. Catch a glimpse of Mumbai University and the local Big Ben of India. Experience the charm of Marine Drive and capture panoramic views from Malabar Hill. Stroll through Hanging Gardens and Kamla Nehru Park, and catch sight of notable landmarks like David Sassoon Docks, Indian Post Office Headquarters, and Reserve Bank of India. Visit the serene Jain Temple and pass by the Maharashtra Police Headquarters, Nariman Point, Churchgate Railway Station, and the State Parliament. Join us on this Half Day City Sightseeing Tour and explore the vibrant city of Mumbai, leaving you with lasting memories of its iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere. Embark on an unforgettable journey to Elephanta Island, starting with a convenient pickup time of your choice. Cruise across the bay on a scenic ferry ride, arriving at the ancient Elephanta Caves. These man-made wonders, carved into solid mountains, served as sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist worship from the 5th to 7th century. Your private guide will lead you through the labyrinthine complex, showcasing intricately carved shrines and temples. Marvel at the main attraction, the Shiva Cave, adorned with depictions of Lord Shiva's stories and the iconic 20-foot-tall Trimurti sculpture. Explore other wings with shrines dedicated to Shiva's sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, each with stunning carved statues. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable local guide will provide insights into the history of the caves, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Conclude your journey with a return ferry ride and having experienced a captivating tour spanning over 1,500 years of history with it's rich culture.

Mumbai: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Mumbai: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Book yourself a private full-day tour to visit Mumbai's most famous landmarks. Settle into your air-conditioned car as your local guide takes you from one stop to the next, offering fascinating stories of Mumbai's past and present. Savor a simple local lunch, delivered to you by the efficient system of the Dabbawallahs, a hot lunch delivery service on bikes. Start off with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Drive to the Gateway of India, the arch monument overlooking the Arabian Sea. Spend some time walking around and taking pictures, while your guide also introduces you to the significance of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel located nearby. Stop at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a magnificent Gothic-inspired UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry, is an interesting place to visit and learn about a unique community of people. The tour also visits Mani Bhavan, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his political work in Mumbai. Drive around the peaceful, leafy neighborhood of Malabar Hill and make a quick stop at a local temple. Your tour takes you to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (or the Prince of Wales Museum), where you can make an optional stop to explore India's historical past and culture. End a memorable day with a pleasant evening spent at the Marine Drive, before being dropped back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 137 reviews

It was a very nice, varied tour. The guide Imram gave a lot of insider information about Mumbai and also responded to my requests for additional sightseeing. He also bought me local food specialties and that was a lot of fun to try out. Overall, a recommended tour!

We had such a lovely walk with our guide Sanika. She was knowledgable, attentive and gave us many new insights into Mumbai’s history. Would recommend to everyone!

It has been a very pleasant visit, the guide Mujib has been very kind and correct with good explanations of the places visited.

We enjoyed the whole experience. Alam was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Khaled was more than perfect, If you have luck you will meet him.