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  • Full-Day Tour of Elephanta Caves & Prince of Wales Museum

    1. Full-Day Tour of Elephanta Caves & Prince of Wales Museum

    Explore the Elephanta Caves and the Prince of Wales Museum on this private full-day tour from Mumbai. Set out on an exciting hour-long sea voyage to Elephanta Island. Admire impressive views of the Arabian Sea and the skyline of Mumbai along the way. After arriving on the island, venture with your guide into the ancient, man-made Elephanta Caves. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls, and porticoes arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture. The pillars and reliefs in the main cave are gigantic in scale. Around the perimeter of the cave are sculptured compartments with images from Hindu mythology which represent some of the most impressive temple carving in all of India. After exploring the caves, return to Mumbai and visit one of India's finest museums ̶ the historic Prince of Wales Museum. Browse the museum's impress...

  • Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

    2. 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 a...

    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.

  • Kerala Houseboat and Mumbai City Tour from Cruise Port

    3. Kerala Houseboat and Mumbai City Tour from Cruise Port

    Cochin Itinerary: Backwater Houseboat and Fishing Nets Duration 7 hours After pickup from the port, transfer to Alleppey, approx 1.5 hours, to board your houseboat. On arrival, check in and take a short motor boat transfer to the houseboat. Enjoy the slow, gentle cruise through the backwaters and village areas while enjoying a lunch of Keralan cuisine with rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. Lunch only option for the morning cruise, and tea and snacks for the afternoon cruise. The houseboat cruise lasts approximately 2 hours, at which point you will disembark and transfer to Fort Kochi. See and learn about the Chinese fishing nets that have dominated the coastline for more than 150 years. Later transfer to Cochin Port. Note for Cochin Tour 1: For the ship, which docks at cochin at 12:00 PM or later, only houseboat cruises will be arranged without visiting the Chinese Net...

  • Mumbai: Private 2-Day City and Elephanta Island Tour

    4. Mumbai: Private 2-Day City and Elephanta Island Tour

    Get a unique glimpse of the City of Dreams, Mumbai, on a two-day tour of its top attractions. Learn about the city's history and culture, and take a trip to Elephanta Island to discover the famous caves. End your tour after returning from the Elephanta Caves, or take the option of an Indian cookery class. Meet your local guide at your hotel or other place of your choosing in Mumbai, and begin your tour of the city in an air-conditioned vehicle. Head first to Churchgate Railway Station, and watch Mumbai's famed lunch box carriers, the Dabbawallas, in action. Afterwards, continue your tour of the highlights of Mumbai with your professional guide. See the Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, before stopping to marvel at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, otherwise known as Victoria Terminus, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, visit other no...

  • Mumbai: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    5. 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 Ma...

    Our guide Suraj was a great guy with a lot of local knowledge and sense for humor. The tour covered 8 different and interesting places. Sunday seemed to be an excellent day for doing this kind of trip as the traffic is rather remote. Overall great trip and great experience! Highly recommended!

  • Mumbai: Private Full-Day City Tour

    6. 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 Nightseeing Tour

    7. Mumbai: Private Nightseeing Tour

    Explore Mumbai as day becomes night in an air-conditioned car with a local guide. Admire the vibrancy of the city, and visit some of its most famous landmarks. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to Mumbai's top tourist attraction, the Gateway of India on the Mumbai Harbor waterfront. From here, take a look at the Taj Mahaj Palace Hotel, a luxury, five-star hotel whose unique architectural design is protected by an image trademark. Next, drive to the most romantic and beautiful area of Mumbai, Marine Drive, before stopping at Nariman Point to enjoy the sea view. Marvel at the entrance to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's one of the largest train stations in India and is noted for its Gothic design. Finally, travel to the Bandstand Promenade via the Worli Sea Link Bridge. Take a look...

  • Mumbai: Elephanta Island and Mumbai City Tour

    8. Mumbai: Elephanta Island and Mumbai City Tour

    You will be picked up from a location of your choice in Mumbai, before driving to the "Gateway of India". From there you will take a 1-hour ferry to Elephanta Island, where upon arrival you will take a train which, will prove to be a fun and quirky way to travel. Following that you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiv. You will have an hour to explore the caves, also seeing the sculpted images of Kalyansundara, Gangadhara, and Ardhanriswara. Following that you will board the ferry once more to head back to Mumbai where your Mumbai city tour begins. Throughout your city tour you will visit all of the top attractions on any traveler’s itinerary to Mumbai. You will explore the Taj Mahal Palace, Dhobi Ghat, Town Hall, the Victoria Terminus, the Municipal Building, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Chowpatty Beach, Hanging Garden,...

  • Mumbai: Sightseeing and Dharavi Slum Tour

    9. 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 manufact...

  • Mumbai: Morning Bicycle Tour

    10. Mumbai: Morning Bicycle Tour

    Enjoy a wonderful bike ride with an English-speaking guide in the early hours of the day and watch the city wake up as you explore Mumbai’s top attractions. Wake up bright and early to meet your guide and collect your bicycles before you head to the Gateway of India, built during King George V and Queen Mary's visit. You will then ride to the beautiful Gothic architectural sights on C.S.T. Station, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, head to Mumbadevi Temple and observe devotees offering gifts and prayers. Ride to Malabar Hill, where Mumbai's rich and famous live, and then stop at Banganga Tank for a peaceful and spiritual experience. Finally, pedal to the beautiful Marine Drive and feel the breeze of the Arabian Sea. Also enjoy a packed local breakfast along the Marine Drive before ending the tour at the starting point.

Frequently asked questions about Mumbai

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days?

    Mumbai is perfect for a quick weekend visit, but if you're planning on more than simply sightseeing, book 3 or 4 full days.

  • How safe is it?

    Mumbai is a busy, unpredictable city, and while it might not be especially dangerous, it pays to keep your wits about you. Avoid flaunting your cash in public and giving out personal details (including your travel plans). Also, visit with a companion. Violence against tourists is uncommon, but when it does happen, it tends towards those travelling alone.

Good to know

  • Language
    Marathi, Hindi and English
  • Currency
    INR (₹)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+05:30)
  • Country Code
    +91
  • Best time to visit
    The best weather can be found from December to February, when it's dry, with comfortably warm temperatures.

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What people are saying about Mumbai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 565 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 our first time in Mumbai and the tour was absolutely excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history of Mumbai, it’s current development and the different religions there. Alam went out of his way to make sure we were able to experience the most authentic side of Mumbai and did an amazing job even though coronavirus restrictions are still in place. We chose to have the lunch option and the food was fantastic. The car we travelled in was well air conditioned and the social distancing elements were excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you so much.

We had a very good and interesting tour with Arshad. In addition to the classic sights, he also showed us places that we found particularly interesting. He could explain well, so that we got to know a lot about culture and life in India (especially Mumbai). Arshad spoke good English, was a good driver, punctual, friendly and responded flexibly to our requests. We will remember the many special impressions on this tour for a long time. Really recommendable!

Arshad took me to many places of interest in Mumbai. He is a sympathetic and friendly chap as well as quite knowledgeable about the city. He is also a cautious and careful driver, helpful and listens to customer suggestions. I strongly recommend him as an absolutely service-oriented city guide. Thanks to Team Taxi Bazaar.

Our guide was Arshad . He is an kind, polite and helpful guy. He looked after us every minutes, gave us many information. Definitely recommend him. I’ll see you the next time Arshad.