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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: Kanheri Cave Half–Day Tour

    4. Mumbai: Kanheri Cave Half–Day Tour

    Start your private tour with pick–up from your accommodation in Mumbai, head to the Kanheri Caves, located deep within the green forests of Sanjay Ghandi National Park, one of Asia’s major national parks. The caves are a marvellous architectural feat. All 109 of them were chiseled and carved out of a huge basaltic rock outcrop. The smaller caves, known as viharas, served as resting places for the monks. The larger caves, known as chaityas, are lined with various exquisitely carved Buddhist sculptures and were commonly used as places for worship. Depending on your hotel location and the traffic conditions, the drive to Kanheri Caves takes about 1 to 1.5-hours. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car till you are dropped off at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, where the caves are situated. Your guide will take you around five of the biggest and most significant caves....

    A wonderful experience with an outstanding guide, Dev, who was exceedingly knowledge, patient, accommodating, and answered all my questions. These caves are less touristy and I was able to see and experience everything at my own pace.

  • Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

    5. 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.

    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.

  • Mumbai Temples and Caves Day Tour

    6. Mumbai Temples and Caves Day Tour

    Visit some of the most famous sights that Mumbai has to offer. You will be able to visit the world famous Global Vipassana Pagoda.  Planning for the construction of the Global Vipassana Pagoda began in 1997, while actual building work started in 2000. The pagoda consists of three sub-domes. The first and largest dome was completed when bone relics of Gautama Buddha were enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome on October 29, 2006, making it the world's largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha. The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. Also you will head to the Kanheri Caves, located at Sanjay Gandhi National park in Borivali East. (Borivali is a very popular suburb on the western line). Kanheri caves are a group of rock cut momuments located deep within...

  • From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

    7. From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

    After hotel pick-up, explore the Gateway of India, a prime landmark of Mumbai. Opposite to the Gateway stands the Royal Taj Mahal Hotel. Board the ferry to reach Elephanta Island, and listen to an introduction to Hinduism. Hop off the boat and explore Elephanta Cave, a kilometers' stroll from the wharf. Ride a toy train from the jetty to the base of the hill. Trek the 120 steps to the caves. Step into an enormous hall upheld by a large pillar and see the vast Mahesamurti statue. The whole cave complex is around 60,000 square feet and is made out of natural rock. Capture excellent pictures with the Arabian Sea in the backdrop, and head out of the caves to see the beautiful Elephant-shaped rock structure.  After completing your Elephanta tour, head back to the ferry at 1:30 PM to travel back to India's Gate. On reaching the harbor, the chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

    Hotel collection and drop off made this trip easy. Our guide on Elephanta Island was very informative and as he lived locally was able to give us additional information about life on the island.

  • Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

    8. Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

    You will be picked between 09:30 – 10:00 from your hotel to start your sightseeing trip through the amazing city of Mumbai with a local English-speaking guide. The first stop is the Gateway of India, one of the most famous architectural structures in Mumbai and a popular tourist attraction. Its stunning construction portrays both Muslim and Hindu styles of architecture. You will take in the Royal Taj Hotel, which is located opposite the Gateway of India. This place is indeed a treasure trove of invaluable memories of the heritage of Mumbai and of the Taj Towers, which are an amazing architectural structure worth seeing. Listed next on your trip is the exclusive Prince of Wales Museum,(closed on Monday). Built between 1904 and 1914, this museum was used as a hospital during the First World War. The museum stores an invaluable collection of some of the best art found in India including an...

    It's a very complete way to visit all Mumbai, I would had better a visit to the Taj Mahal hotel than the pashmina seller.

  • Mumbai/Bombay - Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

    9. Mumbai/Bombay - Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

    Tour Mumbai with a private guide and experience the city in a more intimate fashion. Formerly called Bombay, Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, the 2nd most populous city in the world and India's richest city. See some of those riches on this 8-hour sightseeing tour. Cross the Gateway of India, overlooking Mumbai’s busy Harbour. See the Prince of Wales Museum, The Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, and the extraordinary Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s unique and colorful outdoor laundry. Learn about the city’s fascinating history, under the rule of the British, and during the struggle for independence. Visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. And experience the Mumbai of today, full of life and energy, at Crawford Market. You will soon see why Mumbai has been named an Alpha world city, and is considered to be of great importance in th...

    This tour was well worth the money our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. She had incredible knowledge and was very flexible about our program. It is a 5 star tour.

  • Sagar Gad: Full-Day Hill Fort Trekking from Mumbai

    10. Sagar Gad: Full-Day Hill Fort Trekking from Mumbai

    Enjoy a full-day of adventure from Mumbai that is perfect for people interested in eco-tourism and travel experiences that will take you back to nature. Following an early morning pick-up, relax as you drive along the Western Express Highway and Sion-Chembur-Vashi-Panvel road to the start of your trek. Trek the green grassy hills of Sagar Gad, approximately 4-hours from Mumbai. Sagar Gad sits 1,482 feet (452-meters) above sea level, and offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and Konkan coast. Famous for its waterfalls, Sagar Gad is also home to an underground tunnel that connects to Colaba Island Fort, 4.2 miles (7 kilometers) away. On your hiking trip you will get to see wildlife such as White Rumped Vultures and Crested Serpent Eagles. The hills are a stunning setting for a 2-hour hike with cooling pools to dive into when it gets hot. End your day of hiking in convenience with ...

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What people are saying about Mumbai

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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.

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.

It was a great trip, the driver/guide Arif was so kind and informative. He took many interesting places such as famous world heritage, Gate of India, Victoria Terminal station. Indeed learned a lot, Thank you very much, Truly appreciate it.

Hotel collection and drop off made this trip easy. Our guide on Elephanta Island was very informative and as he lived locally was able to give us additional information about life on the island.

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.