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Mumbai: Dharavi Slum, Dhobi Ghat, Dabbawalla & CST Tour

1. Mumbai: Dharavi Slum, Dhobi Ghat, Dabbawalla & CST Tour

Mumbai is one of india’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities, but first-time visitors often only see the main sights. This Tour has it all chhatrapati shivaji maharaj terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, A unesco world heritage site, a guided tour of dharavi, a insider tour of dhobighat (one of world's largest open air Laundry-bay) watch dabbawallas (tiffin delivery service) in action our guide will meet you right outside Regal ciema, Colaba at 9 am. From here we will depart for chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus chhatrapati shivaji maharaj terminus from here you will be boarding the local train to reach you next destination. This train station is a unesco site in itself and also Slumdog Millionaire song " jai ho" was shot over here. Dharavi slum tour, dharavi here you will go on a guided walking tour of dharavi and explore the various areas inside dharavi. Dhobighat the laundromat or dhobighat tour from inside, you will be surprised to see how this whole place functions. Yes we give a guided tour of dhobighat from inside and not just outside like all other tourists Dabbawallas near churchgate railway station, Here is where you will witness the dabbawallas or lunch box delivery guys in action. Dabbawallas are the lunchbox delivery guys. You will learn about how they operate so smoothly. If you wish to take a photo of them or their work, the dabbawalla association now charges a fee of Rs200 per tourist, to raise funds for the dabbawalla community and education of heir kids, hence if you wish you can do so by paying them directly. This is the last stop and you tour ends here Very important • On Sunday and Public Holidays there are NO Dabbawallas, please note this Also if you wish to see gateway of india, you can arrive 30minutes before the start of the tour as gateway of india is just 2 minutes walk from the starting point

Mumbai: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

2. 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 Mani Bhavan, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his political work in Mumbai. Drive around the peaceful, leafy neighborhood of Malabar Hill and make a quick stop at a local temple. Your tour takes you to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (or the Prince of Wales Museum), where you can make an optional stop to explore India's historical past and culture. End a memorable day with a pleasant evening spent at the Marine Drive, before being dropped back to your hotel.

Best Combo of City, Dhobighat, Slum & Dabbawala

3. Best Combo of City, Dhobighat, Slum & Dabbawala

Your guide will meet you at your hotel then take you on a city tour. Highlights of the tour include Marine Drive, Victoria terminus, the Gateway of India, Colaba Market, and Mani Bhavan. You will also get to go on a ferry tour at Colaba, cruising along Mumbai's city coast line. Next, learn about the Dabbawala - the people whose job it is to carry and deliver freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers in the city. See Dabbawala in action and hear how the success of the system depends on teamwork and time management. Next, you will learn about the Dhobighat. A dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. The laundries where clothes are taken are called ghats. Stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant. Finally, go on a 2-hour Slum Tour with your guide. The Khumbarwada area is the place occupied by the potter’s community from Gujarat, and you will be able to see pottery being made here.

Mumbai Shore Excursions : Culture & Heritage Guided Tour

4. Mumbai Shore Excursions : Culture & Heritage Guided Tour

see as much of india’s largest city as possible when your cruise ship docks at mumbai on this shore excursion with port pickup and drop-off. rather than last-minute haggles with cabs, discover the highlights by air-conditioned minivan with a guide for added insight. sights include the gateway to india, colaba, csmt train station, and kamala nehru parks, crawford market, and mani bhavan- mahatma gandhis home in mumbai, and the very intresting and not to be missed - dhobighat - open air laundry bay Upgrade to a private tour for a more personalized experience that includes Lunch

Mumbai: Private City Tour with Dharavi

5. Mumbai: Private City Tour with Dharavi

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 Start your journey with a hotel pickup, before driving over to the gateway of india and the iconic taj mahal palace hotel.  Next, 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 dhobighat, 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. 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. 

Private Dharavi Tour & City Sightseeing

6. Private Dharavi Tour & City Sightseeing

Known to many as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. Through our educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. We’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. Our 2 hour+ introduction to Dharavi aims to give visitors a much more nuanced understanding of life and work in Mumbai slums. In the afternoon we will show you other, more traditional sights that Mumbai has to offer This tour is individually designed for you, and you can do and see as little or as much as you please. The tour guide, who also has detailed knowledge of the more traditional sights, will be with you for the day. He/she can give some suggestions for what to see, but ultimately, the itinerary is completely up to you.

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What people are saying about Colaba

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 17 reviews

The guide's leadership was very good. The driver was a bit "stormy" The guide carried a sign saying "Mystical Mombai" the GetyourGuide logo would have helped to identify the guide more quickly than ours Overall there is nothing else to complain about. The knowledge of German was good, Ords knowledge also. Good background knowledge.

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!

Great guide and the translator was great too! Everything tuned in advance and performed great tour. Sufficient time to visit had. Our target wishes were dealt with easily. Very harmonious day.

We truly enjoyed the tour with our guide D. Very interesting and nice locations. We really recommend this to everyone, who wants to see Mumbai from a different perspective

Time was amazing. D, The guide was great. Highly recommended