5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Mumbai, India
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Experience the day-to-day market life of Mumbai on this 2-hour walking tour. A local guide accompanies you through several historical markets of South Mumbai for an authentic glimpse of India’s vibrant streets — from Colaba to Bhuleshwar. Follow on foot through narrow alleyways and past colonial buildings, with a stop at Mumbadevi Temple. Observe street vendors selling everything from spicy snacks to colorful flowers and clothing. Numbers are limited to 7 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.


  • South Mumbai walking tour
  • Explore Crawford Market, Mangaldas Market and Mumbai’s flower alley
  • Hear commentary from your guide about local life in the city
  • Observe Hindu priests at Mumbadevi Temple
  • See devotees care for stray cows at Bombay Panjrapole
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or soft drink amid the vivid spices and fabrics
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple

South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple

Markets are essential to daily life in Mumbai, and your guide offers insightful commentary throughout your 2-hour afternoon walking tour. Starting out from the Regal Cinema in Colaba, your first stop is Crawford Market, popular with locals for its household items and wholesale goods such as vegetables and meat.

The market, founded in 1871, features Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles that define South Mumbai. In addition to imported cheese and homemade chocolate, you’ll also find sales of exotic animals. (Please be advised that some endangered animal sales take place at Crawford Market.)

Head into the chaos of Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaars, and take in the sights and smells of India’s spices as you sip a complimentary cup of tea or a soft drink. Then stop by the indoor Mangaldas Market, established in 1893, where some of India’s most famous fashion designers purchase fabric for their creations.

Marvel at its 100 shops of vivid cloth before a visit to Mumbadevi Temple. In this oasis away from the bustling streets, learn about India's most practiced religion as Hindu priests bestow blessings called prasad upon their devotees.

Next up is a stroll through Mumbai’s flower alley, famous for nearly a century for its saffron-colored marigolds and red rose garlands. The final stop on your walking tour is Bombay Panjrapole, which shelters more than 350 cows and other stray animals right in the middle of the city. To increase their karma, local people shelter and feed the cows, considered sacred to Hindus.

Your tour concludes at Madhav Baug in Bhuleshwar.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent tour and guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great tour with a fabulous guide, who was funny and knowledgeable. I could only have found my own way around with the greatest of difficulties, so I would highly recommend this way of exploring the market area. Cham asked us about preferences and what we wanted to see/do/taste within the tour structure. It was very, very worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a great time with Jaden showing us the markets. Very interesting to be in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. Would never have been able to do this on our own you completely lose your bearings. Jaden was very helpful and throughly enjoyed the walk. Not too strenuous easy to do

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Fabulous thank you .really great guide .

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