Tour code: 6283BOMMARKET
Experience daily life in south Mumbai's most vibrant markets with a local guide who provides insightful commentary and expert navigation. During this 2.5-hour walking tour, you also visit Mumba Devi Mandir, a Hindu temple, and see an unusual animal shelter inside Bhuleshwar market. Your guide explains all that you see — from spicy street foods to religious offerings to colorful clothing. Discover hidden gems that would be difficult to find on your own with this small-group tour limited to seven people, ensuring a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 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

After meeting your guide in Colaba in the late afternoon, set off on foot through the streets and alleyways and stop first at Crawford Market.

Founded in 1871, Crawford Market sports Gothic and Romanesque features, a defining architectural style of South Mumbai. Check out displays of colorful vegetables, meats, imported cheeses, homemade chocolates and household goods. (Please note that some endangered and exotic animals are sold at Crawford Market).

Next up, get a taste of the vibrant Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaars. The sight and scents of a multitude of Indian spices make this area particularly stimulating. Stop to take it all in while sipping a complimentary cup of tea or soda before continuing on to your next destination: Mangaldas Market.

Opened in 1893, Mangaldas Market is home to hundreds of clothing vendors and tailors, and it is known to celebrated fashion designers for its fabulous fabrics.

Take a break from shopping to visit the quiet oasis of Mumbadevi Temple. Inside the temple, you might see devotees being blessed by Hindu priests and your guide explains the basics of Hinduism, the dominant religion of India.

Near the temple, head into Mumbai’s flower alley, renowned for garlands of saffron-colored marigolds and red roses. Then see Bombay Panjrapole, an animal shelter that was founded in 1834. Situated on a quiet two-acre parcel within busy Bhuleshwar market, the shelter primarily cares for hundreds of cows, which are sacred to Hindus.

After an eye-opening tour with your insightful guide, your tour ends at Madhav Baug in Bhuleshwar

Customer Reviews

Anna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

During this small group 4 people walking tour we viewed several markets food, flower, jewel, garments. Moreover, we visited and the Mumba Devi Temple and learned about its history. The tour finished with a visit to the Panjrapole Cow Shelter, where we able to feed cows.

Anna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

During this small group (4 people) walking tour we viewed several markets (food, flower, jewel, garments). Moreover, we visited and the Mumba Devi Temple and learned about its history. The tour finished with a visit to the Panjrapole Cow Shelter, where we able to feed cows.

susie j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I was impressed with the visit - we only confirmed that we could attend the arranged meeting place the am of the trip and so were well pleased when we turned up and were met by the guide. He was good, showed us around a very busy market and then walked along to the Mumbadevi temple. I enjoyed the tour it lasted just the right time as Mumbai was hot and quite sticky. I would recommend the trip as being informative getting the chance to visit a real thriving market as used by locals living in Mumbai. I would have had difficulity in locating it on my own. Information given was very useful.

Ste Smith United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

WoW.. quite an experience this one.. be prepared for a senses overload.!! was very busy just after Christmas..really worth a look.. great tour guide..

Keren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent tour and guide!

Christine G

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.

dennally

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

Michael N

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Fabulous thank you .really great guide .

Teresa C

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2016

Met on time at the Regal cinema. I was the only person on the tour.
Had to wait 15 minutes for a taxi who was willing to take us to Crawford market on the meter.
Rushed through the various markets and didn't really get the chance to browse and experience the market. Guide was knowledgable but delivery of the information was dull and he wasn't very enthusiastic. Tour finished in less than 2 hours. A little disappointed at the end of the day as I had been looking forward to the tour.

Sue R

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

I was disappointed with this tour as it seemed hurried going from one market to another and I felt it was difficult to stop and browser except at the stops already organised

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