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Explore the best of Mumbai while travelling the local way!
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 see a number of different markets and the world famous Dabbawallahs (the workers of India’s intricate lunch delivery system).
For lunch, we’ll have a special tiffin (lunchbox) lunch delivered to us by a dabbawallah, picnicking at a nearby park.
After our picnic, we’ll you an overview of religion in India (integral to the lives of most Indians) and you’ll learn about Hinduism, Islam as well as Jainism. You will admire the Haji Ali in the middle of the sea, enjoy views from Mahalaxmi Temple, get a one-of-a-kind perspective of Mumbai (and Marine Drive) from the Hanging Gardens. Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry.
We know this will be an eventful day to remember!
See one of the busiest railway stations in the country at rush hour! CST is Mumbai’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was featured in the final song from the award-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire.
In India, flowers are used everywhere – in temples, in taxis, at home, in women’s hair, and for all kinds of worship. Here, you will see more flowers in one place than you’ve ever seen before!
The world’s largest outdoor laundry! See the dhobiwallahs, or washermen, scrubbing sheets from Mumbai’s largest hospitals and hotels at this busy outdoor laundry area.
The “Thieves Market” is one of the largest and busiest flea markets in the whole country and sells almost anything. Taste some local sweets, take home delicious home-made pickles and chutneys, or shop for a colourful vintage Bollywood film poster!
Witness an extraordinary feat of organization in which hundreds of thousands of lunches are collected from homes and delivered to work-sites using an unwritten system.
Surrounded by Hindu temples, this famous 12th century tank is believed to contain water with special healing powers. Rumour has it that its spring comes from the holy Ganges river.
This temple is considered one of the most beautiful, intricately-decorated temples in the city. Jainism, an Indian religion, prizes peacefulness and non-violence above all.
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.
Visit one of Mumbai’s greenest and most peaceful areas on top of Malabar Hill. You won’t believe the eye-popping view out over Marine Drive and the Arabian sea!
Walk along the Arabian Sea on the Marine Drive promenade. Typically packed with friends and couples in the evenings, Marine Drive is a must-visit for all exploring Mumbai.
Mumbai’s most famous and action packed beach! Watch friends and families munching away at an endless variety of Indian snacks such as bhel puri, groups of friends playing kabaddi, and couples out for a romantic sunset picnic.
Get a street view of the two billion dollar home of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani- ostentatious monstrosity or architectural masterpiece?
Mahalaxmi Train Station
8:30 am – 4 pm
I would like to commend the Reality Tours. About the wonderful service and experience.
As a tour guide from another country, I know the job well and know the professionalism of tour training. Reality tours have done a wonderful job and they have excellent guides with a warm and
I took two daily tours:
1. Daily public transport tour of Mumbai. 2. Daily tour of the slums in Mumbai.
The two guides I received: hitesh and suraj were excellent and dedicated guides.
hitesh talked about culture and history extensively and expressed calm and gracefulness.
suraj was charismatic and funny and a pro cricket player. I have no doubt that I will work with reality tours in the future. Thank you so much for everything.
During our 4 days in Mumbai we took two tours with Reality Tours which allowed us to see some parts of the city which we would otherwise have missed. On both occasions our guides were enthusiastic young men who did a great job of showing us how Mumbai works.
The first tour was of the Mumbai transportation system. With the help of our guide, Jamal, we got to see how the buses trains and communal taxis of the city allow the ordinary inhabitants to commute between their homes and work. On the way we got to see several sites that are outside the main tourist areas, as the Dadar flower market, the Dhabi Ghat and the Dabawalas at Churchgate station.
Our second tour was of the Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia. Our guide this time was Javid. He took us around what is almost like a city within the city and enabled us to see how people live, work and play here. We found this tour really did change our preconceptions, because far from being a place of outright poverty and despair, we saw many people working hard to make the best they can of their lives in very difficult circumstances.
We would recommend Reality Tours to anyone who is visiting Mumbai and wants to see some of the real life in the city.
Worth every sent. The guide was personable and knowledgeable. He custom made the tour to my interest. We went to 12 different sites, all in one day. I had a personal errand/Request and he went out of his way to make it happen. Absolutely well done and wonderful. Recommend to anyone.
Such an amazing experience! Balajin was a great guide and very informative. We got to see all the major sites and get a great feel for the city. We ate lunch at a very trendy and delicious restaurant then on to Darahvi which was an eye opening experience that shouldn’t be missed. A friend told us we shouldn’t miss this tour and she was so right!!
If you don’t mind getting amongst the hustle and bustle and are keen for a bit of an adventure then I highly recommend this tour – it’s a diverse and interesting itinerary and you will travel on trains, busses and a few cabs too. Lunch provided was tasty authentic vegetarian food. Chetan our guide was very knowledgeable and ensures everyone’s needed are catered for. Thanks again for a great day