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  1. India
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Mumbai
  4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Mumbai: Experience Local Transport, Sightseeing & Lunch

Product ID: 210753
Explore Mumbai's melting pot of history and culture while traveling the local way. Mumbai's public transport is a unique experience in itself. Experience different modes of transport as you cover some of the city's main highlights.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 - 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit must-see sights in Mumbai, such as the Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat, Dardar Flower Market, and more
  • Navigate a ride on the suburban train, public bus, and black and yellow taxi
  • Enjoy a "dabbawala" lunch, and learn about the logistical marvel of the delivery system
  • Experience the diversity of religions in India with visits to some of the city's iconic religious sites such as a Haji Ali Mosque
  • Travel in small groups to maximize your experience
  • Choose from flexible half-day or full-day options according to your interests
Full description
See the best of Mumbai while traveling the local way on this authentic tour. Ride the famous suburban train, hop on a classic red bus, cruise around town in a typical black and yellow taxi, and look on as millions of Mumbai’s working-class head out in the morning. Markets such as the Dadar Flower Market and the world famous Dabbawallahs (the workers of India’s intricate lunch delivery system) will also be explored.

For lunch, a special tiffin (lunchbox) lunch will be delivered by a dabbawallah, with which you will enjoy a picnic at a nearby park.

Following the picnic, you will receive an overview of religion in India (which is integral to the lives of most Indians), and you’ll learn about Hinduism and Islam, as well as Jainism. You will then admire the Haji Ali in the middle of the sea, enjoy views from Mahalaxmi Temple, and receive a one-of-a-kind perspective of Mumbai (and Marine Drive) from the Hanging Gardens. Later on, you experience Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All transport which is part of the tour
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Souvenirs

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and modest clothing, as you will be entering religious sites
• Please notify of any dietary restrictions beforehand
• This activity is not suitable for prams/ strollers
• This tour is a group activity, and you may be joined by other travelers. The maximum group size for the half-day option is 7 people, and for the full-day option is 3 people
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Great to use public transport - bus, taxi & train - to see the local life in Mumbai. We visited Dadar flower market, big outdoor laundry “shop” in Dhobi Ghat, dabbawalas at Churchgate station, Victoria train station, Chora thieves market, a walk at Marine drive, and other religious visit such as Haji Ali, & Mahalaxmi Temple. We also have a chance to enjoy an outdoor small lunch with the group in a garden

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January 21, 2020

Congratulations to the guide, young and brilliant boy. Pleasant and ironic speech, he loves his city and it shows. Fun to experience the lifestyle of the inhabitants of Mumbai for half a day: transportation, markets, the amazing outdoor laundry and the incredible lunch box delivery system. Fun to experience the delivery of the meal in person (I recommend providing a spoon). Absolutely recommended!

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September 11, 2019

Mumbai in a day. not for the faint hearted. A bit of culture and a bit of adventure. And reality tours are the best, it's the second time with them and always happy with the social work they do

October 28, 2019

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Product ID: 210753