Meet your guide and small group in the early morning at the Kailash Parbat restaurant. Then hop on your comfortable bike (helmet available upon request) for a leisurely ride through Mumbai. Your guide avoids major roads whenever possible and heads out before the streets become crowded, so you can take in the sights and cycle at a relaxed pace before the heat of the day.
Your 4-hour bicycle tour starts with a gentle ride through the back streets of the Fort area, a business district that lay at the heart of the city during the 18th century. Watch Mumbai wake up as you descend upon Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), and admire the façade of one of India’s busiest railway stations. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Victorian Gothic revival style, the historic station was also a filming location for the award-winning 2008 movie Slumdog Millionaire.
Continue on to Crawford Market, where you’ll get off your bike to have a look inside. As one of Mumbai’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable and meat markets, it was the first building in India to receive electricity. You’ll ride through the Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaars before stopping at Bombay Panjrapole, which shelters more than 350 cows and other stray animals right in the middle of the bustling city!
Visit Mumbadevi Temple, where Hindu priests bestow their devotees with blessings, before riding through Mumbai’s flower alley for a colorful view of marigold garlands. After a quick stop for tea, cycle along the 1-mile (3-km) stretch of Marine Drive — a coastal promenade bordering the Arabian Sea. Marvel at the peace of this early morning ocean view en route to Sassoon Dock, a major fish loading and trading center in South Mumbai.
Your bike tour ends at the Kailash Parbat restaurant with a simple Indian breakfast in the company of your guide and small group.