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Bollywood tour with Slum Tour

1. Bollywood tour with Slum Tour

Home to nearly one million people, Mumbai's Dharavi district has the dubious honor of being the largest slum in Asia. This tour aims to break the negative stereotype associated with the slum. Put aside your initial apprehensions and discover a place that's alive with small-scale industries and high community spirit. See why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Experience a wide range of activities such as recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, soap-making and leather tanning. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very confined spaces. When passing through the residential spaces, you will feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi, and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand here side by side. A tour through Dharavi's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area. After your walking tour of the Dharavi slums, see the glamorous side of Mumbai as you drive past the homes of famous screen stars of the Bollywood film industry. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then get a behind the scenes glimpse of Bollywood film-making. You will be taken onto a movie set to witness filming and be given exciting insight into the mechanics of the largest film industry in the world. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel / cruise terminal / airport in Mumbai.

Mumbai: Private Nightseeing Tour

2. 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 at the glamorous side of Mumbai, the city that is home to the world's biggest film industry, Bollywood. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Combo Tour: Mumbai, Dabbawala, Dhobhi Ghat & Dharavi Slum

3. Combo Tour: Mumbai, Dabbawala, Dhobhi Ghat & Dharavi Slum

After a convenient pick up service, travel with your driver/guide to Churchgate Railway Station, where the days adventure begins. Start by getting a sneak peak into the world of a Dabbawalla, the famous lunch box carriers. Watch as they transfer food on wooden carts into the train and hear a brief introduction from a Dabbawalla about their role and how they code and distribute food.  Continue on your tour by taking a trip through the city center with your guide, covering some of the greatest and most popular landmarks along the way. This portion of the tour will cover some of the most popular landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace, Dhobi Ghat, the Town Hall, Victoria Terminus, the Municipal Building, Marine Drive, Nariman point, Chowpatty Beach, Hanging Garden, and Mani Bhavan. This tour puts you in a fantastic position to learn about the history and culture of Mumbai and introduce yourself to its customs.  The third phase of your tour offers a pleasant contrast, as you and your guide take a 1.5-hour walk through the Dharavi slums. On this portion of the tour, discover why the Dharavi slum is at the heart of the small scale industries in Mumbai. You will see a wide range of industrial and craft practices such as recycling, the making of clay pots, embroidery, bakery, a soap factory, leather tanning, papad (poppadom) making and many others, most of which take place in very small spaces. You will also pass by the residential areas, where you will get a glimpse at how many different people, co-exist together in this community.

Mumbai: Evening Local Street Food Tour with Sightseeing

4. Mumbai: Evening Local Street Food Tour with Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in the nightlife of Mumbai with a local guide on this evening food tasting experience. Whether you've spent the day exploring the city or you're here on business with only a few hours to spare, this tour is the perfect opportunity to discover a new side of the city. Allow your leader to guide you through Mumbai’s two best street food areas. Start at the famous Chowpatty Beach, where you’ll try an array of Mumbai’s best vegetarian food, such as sev puri and pav bhaji. Visit Mohammed Ali Road, where you'll feast on chota kebabs and chicken tikka. Mumbai at night is an unbelievably unique sighting, as people here believe in working hard and partying harder. To ensure you get a nice overview of the atmosphere, you'll visit the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Nariman Point, and the Worli Sea Link Bridge after sunset.

Full day Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

5. Full day Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

This tour will introduce you to Mumbai like no other, get a experience of Heritage, Cultural and local life on this tour. Places that you will be visiting - Gateway of India Taj Mahal Palace Hotel ( From outside) Colaba Area Horniman circle area Asiatic Society ( Pass by ) ST Thomas Cathedral Csmt ( Victoria Terminus) from Inside Crawford Market Marine Drive Dhobighat - open air laundry bay walking tour ( 15 minutes) Malabar Hill to get panoramic view of Mumbai Banganga the Hidden Gem Mani Bhavan - Mahatma Gandhis Home in Mumbai Mumbai University ( Entry restricted hence from outside only Oval maidan Mumbai Train ride ( Non peak hour and so not crowded)

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 Bollywood Studio Tour and City Sightseeing

7. 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: Experience Local Transport, Sightseeing & Lunch

8. Mumbai: Experience Local Transport, Sightseeing & Lunch

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.

Mumbai: Private City Tour with Ferry Ride & Dharavi Village

9. 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: Public Transportation Tour

10. Mumbai: Public Transportation Tour

Your tour guide will meet you at the Regal Cinema, Colaba at 9:00 AM. Start your tour on a bus ride to Victoria Terminus Train Station - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and where Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. Your guide will then accompany you to the flower market which is flooded with all kinds of roses: white, pink, red, yellow and various other kinds of flowers, garlands and bouquets. You will then take a train again to Mahalaxmi, known as Dhobi Ghat (Open Air Laundry) where clothes are washed in full view of the public. After checking out this unique phenomenon, you will take a taxi to Chor Bazaar, one of the largest flea markets in the entire country. Then, take a taxi to Churchgate. Here, you will find the Mumbai dabbawalas, a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in India, especially in Mumbai. Your tour ends here.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 147 reviews

First of all thank you to our translator and the guide / driver (excellent in the hellish traffic of Bombay) who made this day very interesting. First of all the visit to Bollywood was funny, we attended the shooting of a series. We saw the different settings: hospital prison interior court house ... the costumes, the music and the dances. The visit to the slum is poignant and shows us the working and living conditions of its inhabitants.

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

This is by far the best the best tour I've been to throughout India. I really got to see and get a taste of Mumbai. My guide was very knowledgeable and was able to give me in-depth information, spoke English very well. My only regret is that I didn't get to book more tours with them.

absolutely recommendable, because you can really experience Mumbai live !!!

Very good information and very friendly guide. Really enjoyed the tour.