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Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

1. Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

To start off your tour of Elephanta island, choose a pickup time that fits your schedule, though it’s best to get an early morning start. Take a beautiful, hour-long ferry ride across the bay from Mumbai to Elephanta Island, and begin your exploration of a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines with your own private guide. An elaborate system of man-made caves cut directly into solid basaltic mountains, the Elephanta Caves were used as sacred places of Hindu and Buddhist worship starting in the 5th to 7th century. Amble through the vast columns and arched colonnades, gazing at elaborately carved sacred shrines to deities.  The main cave, otherwise known as the Shiva Cave, contains numerous carvings depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka, and more. The most significant sculpture in the cave is the 20-foot-tall, three-headed Shiva, known as the Trimurti. Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, with similarly spectacular carved statues.  All the while, enjoy insightful commentary from a local guide, expert in the history of the Elephanta Caves, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism as a whole. After touring the magnificent island, you will be ferried back to the harbor. From there, your driver will drop you back at your hotel, marking the end of a memorable tour through over 1,500 years of history.

Mumbai: Full Day Customizable City Sightseeing Tour

2. 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: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.

Mumbai: Private Car Hire with Professional Driver

4. Mumbai: Private Car Hire with Professional Driver

Book a private, air-conditioned car and professional driver to plan your day in Mumbai. Choose from flexible options and only pay according to your usage. Sit back and relax as you drive around the city according to your convenience and make as many stops as you wish. Mumbai is the financial capital of India and its largest city. A private car charter in Mumbai is the best way to see the entire city and all it has to offer. Multiple car sizes are available for couples, families, or small groups. Your driver will pick you up from your preferred location and take you anywhere within Mumbai. You can go sightseeing to iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India, enjoy the sunset at Marine Drive or explore the different museums in the city. It is highly recommended that you plan a draft itinerary in advance to avoid driving back and forth through the heavy Mumbai traffic. Your driver speaks basic English and will be happy to help you with some local tips.

Mumbai: Private Hotel Transfers to/from Airport

5. Mumbai: Private Hotel Transfers to/from Airport

Book a 1-way private transfer between your hotel and Mumbai Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport). No need for mobile data as you can prebook this service before your arrival or departure. For all options, pickup and drop-off are available for both domestic and international flights. Simply choose the direction of transfer and a convenient start time.  Arrivals Option: A professional driver will be waiting to greet you at the airport arrivals gate. Pricing includes 90 minutes of waiting from the time your flight lands. If any unexpected situation arises, however, then the wait time will be extended for passengers who have trouble with luggage or immigration lines. Departure Option: Your driver will meet you at the designated time in your hotel lobby. Enjoy a comfortable ride from your hotel to the airport, without waiting for hotel shuttles or taxis. Relax as you prepare for your journey onward.

Mumbai: Private Transfer to/from Mumbai Airport

6. Mumbai: Private Transfer to/from Mumbai Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Mumbai Airport and your accommodation in Mumbai city. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Travel in an air-conditioned and well-maintained vehicle to your destination.

Mumbai: Private Full-Day City Tour

7. Mumbai: Private Full-Day City Tour

Meet your guide in the morning and get ready for a private full-day tour to Mumbai's most popular attractions. Visit the impressive arch-monument called the Gateway to India. Be stunned by the grandeur of the Taj Mahal Palace. Check out the Prince of Wales Museum, where you can learn about India's extensive history and see 50,000 exhibits of art, archaeology, and natural history.  Additional stops included on this tour is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Terminus, the Municipal Corporation Building, the Hanging Gardens, and Mani Bhavan, a museum dedicated to Gandhi. While exploring the vibrant city of Mumbai, learn interesting facts and history about the city. At the conclusion of your tour you will be returned to your pickup location.

Mumbai: Private Bollywood Studio Tour and City Sightseeing

8. Mumbai: Private Bollywood Studio Tour and City Sightseeing

Your tour begins with a pickup from the location of your choice in Mumbai by an air-conditioned vehicle. Along with your representative guide and driver, depart for an 8-hour tour of the top attractions of Mumbai and an immersive journey through the history of the Bollywood film industry. See the iconic sights of Mumbai including the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, the Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Victoria Terminus, Municipal Corporation Building, Dhobi Ghat, the Hanging Gardens, and Mani Bhavan.   Get a feel for Bollywood as you explore Bollywood dance, have an opportunity to sing, and learn about audio and visual special effects at a Bollywood studio. Explore the Hall of Fame and visit the Bollywood Cafe, a Bollywood costume gallery, and the Bollywood Museum (National Museum of Indian Cinema). Explore empty film sets and 100 years of Bollywood history. If you’re fortunate, you can even experience a live shooting of a Bollywood movie or television show. Following your guided tour, the driver will drop you off at your hotel or given location.

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based on 55 reviews

Get your guide ran a faultless tour. Fantastic experience to travel from the picturesque dock near the Gateway to India and Hotel Taj. We were first promptly transported from our hotel by a nice young man who guided us to the ferry. The travel over on the large wooden ferry was a great way to interact with many Indian people who were lovely. On arrival at the Elephanta Island we were greeted by the guide who was fantastic. We caught a small train from the dock to the stairs area where some of our party were carried up the steep stairs on a seat carry system. He guided us thru the aspects of the main cave and it’s history. It’s amazing, but a little ruined by the Portuguese who used it as target practise. Many giant Indian deities carved in the walls. Had a brief shop at the market, which has great souvenirs on then returned back by ferry. Many ferry’s come and go so don’t panic about pissing one.

This was perhaps one of the most fun tour I have been on. It was really very well organised. Anthony was right on time in the hotel lobby to receive me and then we left for Elephanta Caves. There I met the guide - Avinash. Since he was a local, he had so much understanding and knowledge of the history and place. Really had great time with him. His photography skill was mind blowing. Because I was so impressed with the service that I ended up taking another tour with them - street food tour. There I met Sagar as a guide. He is such a fun and amazing energy to be around. Really enjoyed the entire experience of trying different street food of Mumbai along side some fun talk with Sagar. I really recommend this tour. Thanks for all the amazing experiences.

It was a nice place to go and understand more about the cult of Shiva and Hinduism. Our guides gave us a lot of details and take care to have nice memories regarding this trip.

The driver Shiva was punctual on all three days. He was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend the services to my friends.

We had an interesting day with our taxi, everything went really well. We recommend