Mani Bhavan

Mani Bhavan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

1. Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

Your private guide will pick you up at 8 AM in an air-conditioned car at your hotel or accommodation in Mumbai. From there, you’ll depart on a 10-hour tour visiting the essential sights while learning all about Mumbai's history and culture. As this is your private tour, you can choose the places and customize the itinerary. Your experienced guide will be there to help you get the most out of your trip. Some of the popular destinations 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 8 PM when the car will drop you back at your hotel.

Mumbai: Private Day Tour with Elephanta Caves

2. Mumbai: Private Day 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: Half-Day Tour

3. 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.

Mumbai: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

4. 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 Full-Day City Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

Mumbai: Private City Tour with Ferry Ride & Dharavi Village

7. Mumbai: Private City Tour with Ferry Ride & Dharavi Village

Explore Mumbai from a unique perspective by car and ferry as a local guide takes you on a private full-day tour to see the city’s most famous attractions and landmarks including the unique opportunity to walk through the culturally important Dharavi Slum village. Start your journey with a hotel pickup, before driving over to the Gateway of India and the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.  Go on a 30-minute ferry ride in the Arabian Sea spectacular views of the southern side of the city and gain more knowledge of the colonial history of Mumbai along with some fascinating stories about the old Bombay.  Next, l head to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, visit the Crawford Market, a British-era market that has been standing for over a century and is a great place to see an array of spices.  Following this, enjoy an insider's tour of the Dhobi Ghat, a colorful open-air laundry. Afterward, go on a 2-hour exploration of the Dharavi Slum, the largest slum located in Asia, now well-known thanks to the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire".  Go to Mahatma Gandhi's residence, where the famous "Non-Cooperation" started. You'll also visit the iconic Haji Ali Dargah mosque,  located just off the coast of Mumbai. You will then head to Malabar Hill, before seeing the Banganga water tank and having a stop at Marine Drive, where you'll see a spectacular panorama of Mumbai.  Your guide will also take you for a short train ride on the Mumbai Local to experience the so-called "lifeline of Mumbai". Additionally, you will also be visiting the cow shelter or "Panjrapole". The last stop will be to take a look at the famous Mumbai dabbawallas, who drive around the city delivering lunches from homes to workplaces. The guide will take you to the assembly point of the dabbawalas, where you can take photos and learn about their interesting business model. You'll be amazed at how much they can carry by themselves.

Mumbai: Sightseeing and Dharavi Slum Tour

8. Mumbai: Sightseeing and Dharavi Slum Tour

Explore both sides of Mumbai on a combination tour of the city's most famous landmarks and the Dharavi slums. Visit all the top places on any traveler's itinerary, and walk through the Dharavi slums to get a feel for the people, industry, and diversity of the area. On the first part of your tour, see the highlights of Mumbai, including the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, Dhobi Ghat, the Town Hall, Victoria Terminus, and Mani Bhavan. Learn about the history and culture of the city with your local guide, and introduce yourself to this wonderful city. Next, prepare for a 1.5-hour walk inside the Dharavi slums. Find out why Dharavi is the is the heart of small-scale industries in Mumbai, with an annual turnover of approximately $665 million. Experience the frenetic activity of the area and marvel at the small spaces in which recycling, clay pot making, embroidery, baking, soap manufacturing, leather tanning, papad (poppadum) making, and many other activities take place. As well as discovering the industry of the Dharavi slums, pass by residential areas to get a feel of how people live. Sense the community spirit and diversity in an area where people from all over India and from all religions live. See Hindu temples, mosques, and churches, and lose your sense of direction as you venture through the narrow alleys.

Highlights of Mumbai Private City Tour with Dharavi Slum

9. Highlights of Mumbai Private City Tour with Dharavi Slum

Your journey will start with a dedicated hotel pickup, before visiting the Gateway of India and the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Following this, you will head to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then you will head to the Crawford Market, a British-era market that has been standing for over a century and is a great place to see an array of spices. Following this, you will enjoy an insider's tour of the Dhobi Ghat, a colorful open-air laundry.  Next will be a 2-hour exploration of the Dharavi Slum, the largest slum located in a megacity in Asia, now well-known thanks to the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire".  Visit Mahatma Gandhi's residence, where the famous "Non-Cooperation" started. Just off the coast of Mumbai, you'll also visit the iconic Haji Ali Dargah mosque. You will then head to Malabar Hill, before seeing the Banganga water tank and having a stop at Marine Drive, where you'll see a spectacular panorama of Mumbai. The guide will also take you for a short train ride on the Mumbai Local to experience the so-called "lifeline of Mumbai". You'll also be visiting the cow shelter or "Panjrapole". Finally, take a look at the famous Mumbai dabbawallas, who drive around the city delivering lunches from homes to workplaces. The guide will take you to the assembly point of the dabbawalas, where you can take photos and learn about their interesting business model. You'll be amazed at how much they can carry by themselves. After a day of exploring Mumbai, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Mani Bhavan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

I booked the tour in the very late evening, but Arshad was extremely punctual and organised! He genuinely cares about the comfort of the person next to him and he is very considerate of everything! I also appreciated that he’s very easy going and it’s pleasent to have a conversation with him. He knows every place by heart and engages the traveller with very interesting stories. As a female travelling alone, I can 100% recommend Arshad and will definitely reach out to him once I visit again. Thank you!

Mehadi Khan was a great tour leader,driver and made a new friend too!! He took me around Mumbai's important places to see, introduced me to the old and new places of Mumbai's vibrant city and people.Felt very sad to see the slums,where poverty and poor people live,but I believe people from India are the most polite,most welcoming and happiest people I ever met.

I had the opportunity to have a very professional guide during my journey in Mumbai. Nisar ( tour guide)was promptly at my hotel as arranged and we were able to visit many sites, obtain some background knowledge and have a fine lunch together. Day went well!

It was an amazing experience! Harish was an amazing guide for the caves while Rameez and Fahad really went out of their way to make my day unforgetable. Thank you!!

The experience was great with roaming around all interesting places of Mumbai.