Explore the bustling markets of South Mumbai and learn about the city’s rich history.
Mumbai’s wide streets and narrow lanes are alive with activity. In front of colonial buildings, alongside temples, and everywhere in between, vendors shout from carts selling everything from colourful birds and flowers to traditional Indian clothes and food. We’ll guide you through the chaos and introduce you to Mumbai’s must-see markets such as Crawford Market and Mangaldas Market as well as some lesser known ones such as Flower Alley. Along the way we’ll also visit some of the oldest lanes in Mumbai and their most famous temples.
One of the city’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, meat market— and the first building in India to get electricity!
The largest indoor wholesale textile market in Mumbai where locals buy clothing materials for special occasions such as weddings and Diwali. India’s most famous fashion designers purchase cloth for their creations here!
This is the historic Hindu temple that is the namesake of Mumbai. If you’re up for it, receive prasad: blessings from Hindu priests. We’ll take a break from the busy markets and visit inside.
A small side lane that over the years transformed into a full-fledged flower market. Flowers have been sold here for nearly 100 years!
Nestled away in the heart of the city, Bombay Panjrapole is a sanctuary for the welfare of more than 350 cows. The cow is considered sacred by Hindus; to increase their karma, people will come to the shelter to feed the cows.
Excellent guide Nano gave a lively tour. A good variety of markets at short distance. Interesting temple and amazing cow sanctuary. Three hours well spent.
Huge busy market that would have been too much to negotiate on my own. We saw a couple of temples, the food section, fabric, jewelry, flowers, cookware area, and even tried some food. The cow sanctuary was wonderful and we got to feed cows and buffalos. Highly recommend.
In a group of 5 persons we were guided through the buzzing city. Janna, our knowledgeable and experienced guide, took us on this tour that addresses all your senses. We hopped on a bus, saw colourful textiles, smelled delicious spices and fruits, tasted chai, visited a temple, fed cows in a sanctuary throughout the buzzing city. I also welcome the idea of Reality Tours to reinvest their profit in the local community. An unforgettable tour i highly recommend.
If you are interested in retail markets in Mumbai, this is the tour for you. Chetan, our guide, walked us thru the textile, gold, food and other hyper-specialized markets as well as a cow sanctuary and Hindu temple. We passed by a mosque and as well as a Jain temple. You can’t do this on your own – you’d be lost in 5 minutes.
My tour was supposed to contain 6 people, but the group of 5 did not show up, so I was given a private tour. My guide, Bipin, was excellent. He took me through all of the markets, describing everything in interesting detail. He knew the history and significance of each market. His English was excellent. I had mentioned that I was looking for a thali set (for Indian cooking) but that I didn’t know where to get one or how much to pay, and he took me to a section in the market where they sold cookware and utensils, and when I saw a set that I liked, he did the negotiating for me in Hindi, getting me an excellent price. I enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend it to anyone coming to Mumbai.