Rise and shine! Wake up to Mumbai’s sights, smells, and sounds. We’ll be taking you through Mumbai, exploring some of the city’s best-kept secrets along the way. You will experience the calming energy of the serene Banganga Tank, get a one-of-a-kind perspective of the Mumbai skyline and the majestic Marine Drive from the Hanging Gardens, admire the historic CST Station, explore the bustling Crawford Market and be awed by the complexity of Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open air laundry.
On this tour, you will also learn about India’s main religions which are an integral part of everyday life in India with stops at the magnificent Haji Ali mosque and Babulnath Temple. From here, you will get a bird’s eye view of Chowpatty Beach and South Mumbai.
At the end of the tour, we’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.
Drawing on Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, the Gateway of India sits on the waterfront of southern Mumbai, and since 1924 was the first thing visitors to the city would see when arriving by boat.
Walk along the Arabian Sea on the Marine Drive promenade. Typically packed with friends and couples in the evenings, it is full of joggers and yoga enthusiasts in the morning and is a great place to start the day. Marine Drive is a must-visit for all exploring Mumbai.
Constructed in 1780, the Babulnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Babulnath (Lord Shiva). The temple’s marvelous architecture and carved interiors are worth seeing, as the temple gives an illusion of Mount Kailash. The entire ceiling and pillars of the Babulnath Temple are adorned with beautiful images from Hindu mythology.
A welcoming spot for kids, the garden is beautiful with a variety of flowers and well-maintained greenery all around. The Hanging Gardens are a lovely place to take a break and enjoy the peaceful morning atmosphere. These gardens are also known as Pherozshah Mehta Gardens. It is believed that there is a huge reservoir underneath the gardens.
Surrounded by Hindu temples, this famous 12th-century tank is believed to contain water with special healing powers. This is our guides’ favorite place in Mumbai!
Surrounded on all sides by water, this mosque is located at the end of a long causeway protruding into the sea. It is the tomb of Saint Haji Ali, a wealthy Muslim who renounced the world and proceeded to Mecca. It is said that he died in Mecca and the casket miraculously drifted to the spot where the mosque was later built in his honour.
The world’s largest outdoor laundry! See the dhobi wallahs, or washermen, scrubbing sheets from Mumbai’s largest hospitals and hotels at this busy outdoor laundry area.
One of the city’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, and meat market— and the first building in India to get electricity!
Originally called Victoria Terminus, CST is one of the busiest and most beautiful railway stations in the country. The final musical number from the award-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire, was filmed here and it was also one of the places targeted during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. The station is now a symbol of Mumbai’s strength and resilience.