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  2. Maharashtra
  3. Mumbai
  4. Elephanta Caves

Mumbai: Private 2-Day City and Elephanta Island Tour

Product ID: 231352
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Discover the highlights of Mumbai with a professional guide. Admire the tourist attractions, and see the city's authentic side by visiting Dhobi Ghat and the Dharavi slums. Cruise to Elephanta Island, and explore the rock art in the Elephanta Caves.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Your guide will meet you at your hotel or another place of your choosing in Mumbai. Please indicate the address in advance to arrange pickup.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mumbai's main tourist attractions with a local, professional guide
  • See the traditional dabbawallas and dhobis (lunch-box carriers and clothes washers) in action
  • Tour the Dharavi slums for a view of Mumbai's other side
  • Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Elephanta Caves
Full description
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 notable sites like the Municipal Building, Marine Drive, Nariman point, Chowpatty Beach, the Hanging Gardens, and Mani Bhavan, before soaking up tradition at Mumbai's largest human-powered washing machine, the Dhobi Ghat. Take the opportunity to see the washers, or dhobis, carrying out their famous laundry service. Day one ends with a trip to the Dharavi slums. Prepare yourself to see Mumbai's less glamorous side, but also appreciate the energy and vibrancy of the area and its inhabitants.

The next day, cruise on a ferry to Elephanta Island after being picked up by your guide. Alight after one hour, and take a fun and quirky toy train ride halfway to the Elephanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the rock art in the caves, and bring your camera to snap photos of the sculpted images of Kalyansundara, Gangadhara, and Ardhanriswara. Finally, spend some time in Elephanta Island village with your guide, before returning on the ferry and ending the tour back at your hotel, or heading to your cooking class if you choose this option.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Professional, local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Ferry
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Organized by

Bombay to Mumbai

Product ID: 231352