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Mumbai: Elephanta Caves Half-Day Guided Tour

1. Mumbai: Elephanta Caves Half-Day Guided Tour

Explore the beautiful Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a private tour from Mumbai. Marvel at the caves and learn about the history, artifacts, and structures from your guide.  First take the ferry to Elephanta Caves, which is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology aficionados. Climb 120 steps to the plateau where these caves can be entered. Dive into the history behind the artifacts and structures found in seven major excavation sites. Enter the hall, a masterpiece of 6th-century architecture that is supported by huge pillars. Explore 3 caves and learn interesting facts 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 cave is dedicated to the God Shiva, with an immense, three-headed Shiva sculpture. After the Elephanta Caves, you will go back to Mumbai by ferry.

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:Dharavi Slum, DhobiGhat, Dabbawalla &Gateway of India

3. Mumbai:Dharavi Slum, DhobiGhat, Dabbawalla &Gateway of India

Mumbai is one of india’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities, but first-time visitors often only see the main sights. This Tour has it all Gateway of India, a guided tour of dharavi, a insider tour of dhobighat (one of world's largest open air Laundry-bay) watch dabbawallas (tiffin delivery service) in action our guide will meet you right outside Regal ciema, Colaba at 8am. From here you will visit gateway of India and take a bus to nearby train station for boarding the local train to reach you next destination. Dharavi slum tour, dharavi here you will go on a guided walking tour of dharavi and explore the various areas inside dharavi. Dhobighat the laundromat or dhobighat tour from inside, you will be surprised to see how this whole place functions. Yes we give a guided tour of dhobighat from inside and not just outside. Dabbawallas near churchgate railway station, Here is where you will witness the dabbawallas or lunch box delivery guys in action. Dabbawallas are the lunchbox delivery guys. You will learn about how they operate so smoothly. Very important • On Sunday and Public Holidays there are NO Dabbawallas, please note this

From Mumbai: Lonvala Hill Station & Tiger Point Private Tour

4. From Mumbai: Lonvala Hill Station & Tiger Point Private Tour

Visit Lonavala from Mumbai on this private guided tour. Visit Lonavala Lake, The Karla Caves, and The Bhaja Caves. Listen as your guide tells you about this area's Buddhist rock-cut cave temples.  Start your day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Mumbai. Jump in the car, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive to Lonavala.  First, explore the ancient Karla and Bhaja Caves, which offer a glimpse of Buddhist culture and architecture. Witness the stunning Kune Waterfalls, cascading from a height of 200 meters.  Next, you will visit The Tiger Point, which offers breathtaking views of The Sahyadri Mountains. Experience the charm of the hill station as you drive through the lush green valleys and hills. End your day on a high and feel relaxed as you enjoy the ride back to your accommodation in Mumbai.

Mumbai: Half-Day Tour

5. 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 have the ability to 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, University of Mumbai, and Bollywood’s Film City. 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.

From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

6. From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

After hotel pick-up, explore the Gateway of India, a prime landmark of Mumbai. Opposite to the Gateway stands the Royal Taj Mahal Hotel. Board the ferry to reach Elephanta Island, and listen to an introduction to Hinduism. Hop off the boat and explore Elephanta Cave, a kilometers' stroll from the wharf. Ride a toy train from the jetty to the base of the hill. Trek the 120 steps to the caves. Step into an enormous hall upheld by a large pillar and see the vast Mahesamurti statue. The whole cave complex is around 60,000 square feet and is made out of natural rock. Capture excellent pictures with the Arabian Sea in the backdrop, and head out of the caves to see the beautiful Elephant-shaped rock structure.  After completing your Elephanta tour, head back to the ferry at 1:30 PM to travel back to India's Gate. On reaching the harbor, the chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

Mumbai: Guided Elephanta Island and Caves Tour

7. Mumbai: Guided Elephanta Island and Caves Tour

The Elephanta Caves Tour is a Unesco World Heritage Site located on Elephanta Island, just a short ferry ride away from Mumbai, India. The caves are known for their intricate rock-cut sculptures and temples, which date back to the 5th to 8th centuries AD. The best is to Take a Guided Elephanta Caves Tour who is born and rise up on that Island. To start your Elephanta Caves tour, We need to take a ferry from the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The ferry ride takes about an hour each way and offers stunning views of the Mumbai skyline as well as the Arabian Sea. Once you reach Elephanta Island, you’ll need to walk up a series of stairs to reach the cave complex. There are two main groups of caves, known as the Hindu Caves and the Buddhist Caves. The Hindu Caves are the most famous and contain a number of impressive sculptures and shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities such as Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. As you explore the caves, be sure to take note of the intricate carvings and sculptures, which include depictions of mythological scenes, gods and goddesses, and animals such as elephants and lions. The most famous sculpture in the Elephanta Caves is the three-headed bust of Shiva, which is located in the main cave. Overall, a tour of the Elephanta Caves is a must-see experience for anyone interested in Indian history and culture, as well as for those who simply want to take in the beauty of this unique and awe-inspiring site. Highlights of Elephanta Caves Tour Explore the caves of Elephanta Island, a Unesco World Heritage site Reach Gateway of India to begin the historical tour of Elephanta Caves. From Mumbai Harbour, you will be taken to the caves on a ferry boat via the Arabian Sea. Explore 7 major caves with carvings, paintings, and inscriptions of Shiva, Buddha, and Hindu mythology. The major 3 caves are The large Hindu Cave, Buddhist Cave, & Shiva Cave. Learn about the history of the depictions from the professional tour guide. Enjoy the toy train ride taking you around the caves and admire the detailed carvings and structures. Get an insight into the history of the caves See the beautiful carvings of Gods inside the cave An English-speaking guide

Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

8. Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

The day begins with hotel pickup at 8:00 AM. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle approximately 2.5-3 hours to Ajanta Caves, an ancient rock-cut Buddhist monument used as a retreat for Buddhist Monks. Admire the paintings and rock-cut sculptures before enjoying free time for lunch in the area.   Continuing on, head 15 km West of Aurangabad to the Ellora Caves, a huge complex of over 100 caves known for their mix of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sites. Hand-carved into Basalt cliffs, these caves were built close to one another and illustrate the religious harmony that existed in ancient India. After a day full of sightseeing, return to Aurangabad where the driver will drop guests off at their hotels.

Private Tour From Aurangabad to Hampi Badami & Ajanta Ellora

9. Private Tour From Aurangabad to Hampi Badami & Ajanta Ellora

Day 1: Aurangabad Our representative will pick you up from your selected pickup point. and will introduce you to the tour details and connect you with the driver. After that, you will go to the hotel. If you have time and want to do a city tour. Stay at a hotel in Aurangabad. Day 2: Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel. Will take Ajanta. Ajanta is 100 km from Aurangabad; it will take 2 hours to travel there. Our driver will show you good restaurants. After that, I will come to Aurangabad. Stay at a hotel in Aurangabad. Day 3: Aurangabad, Ellora Caves, Daultabad Fort, Bibi ka Mabra, Aurangabad In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel. I will take Ellora Caves. Ellora is 35 km from Aurangabad; it will take 1 hour to travel there. After the tour of Ellora is over, you can also have lunch if you want. After that, drive to Daulatabad Fort and Bibi ka Maqbra. After that, I will come to Aurangabad. Stay at a hotel in Aurangabad. Day 4: Aurangabad to Vijayapura  In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive to Vijayapura. Vijayapura is 400 km from Aurangabad; it will take 6 hours to travel there. After reaching Vijayapura, you will check into the hotel, and if you wish, you can also visit the local market in the evening. Stay at a hotel in Vijayapura. Day 5: Vijayapura, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Mosque, Ibrahim Roza, Bara Kaman, and Badami After finishing breakfast at the hotel, we will do some sightseeing in Vijaypur. In which you will visit Gol Gubaz, Ibrahim Roza, Jama Masjid, and Bara Kaman. After that, we will leave for Badami. Badami is at a distance of 120 km from Vijayapur; it will be a journey of 2 hours. Stay at the hotel in Badami. Day 6: Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami Caves, and Hampi After breakfast, we will first visit Aihole Temple and then proceed to Pattadakal Temple. Aihole is at a distance of 34 kilometers from Badami. It will be a 40-minute journey. Which are perfect for morning photography. after that, we will go to Badami Caves. After that, we will go to Bhootnath Temple and the last museum. After sightseeing, we will leave for Hampi. Hampi is at a distance of 160 km from Badami, and it will be a journey of 3 hours. Stay at a hotel in Hampi. Day 7: Hampi After breakfast, we will go on a full-day tour of Hampi. We have made Hampi's tour in two groups, so it will be very easy for you to visit Hampi. First, we will go to Virupaksha Temple. After that, you can have lunch if you want. After lunch, we will again visit Vittala Temple, which is the top site in Hampi. and then in the evening we will visit the museum, where your sightseeing ends. Stay at a hotel in Hampi. Day 8: Hampi-Hubali After breakfast, we will leave for Hubli. Hubli is at a distance of 170 km from Hampi and will be a 3-hour journey. Your tour ends in Hubli, because from Hubli you will get flights to Delhi, Mumbai, and many other big cities in India. Hubli Airport is the nearest airport.

From Mumbai: Same day Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour with Flight

10. From Mumbai: Same day Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour with Flight

02:00AM – Airport Transfer In Mumbai From your home/home in Mumbai, pick up in a private car and transfer to the airport as your flight to New Delhi is pre-booked by us. 06:30AM – Airport, New Delhi As soon as your flight lands on the airport in Delhi, find a warm welcome and then smooth transfer to the Mughal City of India and our destination of this tour – Agra. Taking Yamuna Express highway route, our driver will provide you an effortless transfer from Delhi to Agra within merely 3 hours. 10: 30AM – Taj Mahal, Agra Welcome in the destination city and a brief introduction of our guide and little about the city and your first tour site that is Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the biggest reason that makes travelers visit Agra time and again. Backed with numerous facts, Taj Mahal is dotted tourists’ spot of India that belongs to Mughal Dynasty. The love and affection of Shah Jahan for his wife – Mumtaz Mahal reflects to all corners of this mausoleum as it was built by the emperor in memory of the empress. On Friday, this attraction remains close. Observe the alluring architecture of Taj Mahal that is inspired by Mid-Asian style. The lavish inlay work is simply amazing to bewilder for a visitor. Therefore, check out this spectacular mausoleum in the company of our guide and take deep knowledge about this place and its beauty. 12:30PM – Lunch As Taj Mahal is a vast mausoleum, exploring it to the fullest would take some hours from your one day trip. After a long but interesting sightseeing, you probably feel hungry and being a good travel partner, we understand needs of our guests. Therefore, the driver will take you to a local restaurant where you can relish some tasty cuisines of Agra. Enjoy lunch and then, we proceed to next attraction. 01:30PM – Agra Fort Now comes the time of sightsee the famous World Heritage Site – Agra Fort that is quite famous as Lal Quila of Agra. When you first see this fort, you will realize how it gets its other name – Lal Quila. Well, red sandstone based construction gives it red colour and being a fort, people started calling is Lal Quila or Red Fort. So, observe the intricate architecture of this fort and see how majestic this place is. 03:30PM – Agra - Delhi by Car Now comes the time to return to New Delhi airport as your flight to Mumbai is already scheduled. Our driver would transfer you there from the same route. 07:00PM – Delhi to Mumbai by Flight Transfer to the airport from where board your flight to your home city – Mumbai and there this tour ends with happy memories.

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4.7 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We booked the Tour on short notice and had everything confirmed still for the day after - our driver and guide, Kadir Sharif, was super helpful, very good & safe driver and took us around the highlights, plus let us explore when needed. Many thanks for the great experience, Kadir & team!

We truly enjoyed the tour with our guide D. Very interesting and nice locations. We really recommend this to everyone, who wants to see Mumbai from a different perspective

Our guide Daivat was amazing, very friendly, helpful, great English and explained all about the caves history. We would recommend!

We had a great time on the tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and help with all our needs.

Time was amazing. D, The guide was great. Highly recommended