Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) Tours

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus (and still called "VT" by many), this train statio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known for its over-the-top Indo-Saracenic architecture, which blends neo-Gothic elements with Mughal and Indian features. It's Asia's busiest train station—one you may have seen in the film Slumdog Millionaire.

The Basics
Although Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a working railway station, with thousands of passengers passing through every day, many people come simply to check out its ornate exterior, which features a jungle theme covered with monkeys, peacocks, and other critters. (There was once a statue of Queen Victoria on the central dome, but it's since been removed.) It's an easy spot to visit on your own, but a tour guide can point out intricacies in the architecture that you might not otherwise notice.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You may be asked to present a ticket before entering the station. 
  • Photographers should bring a good wide-angle lens to get the best shot.
  • The station is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The easiest way to get to the railway station is, naturally, by train, and there are connections from all around the country. However, if you’re already in Mumbai you may be more interested in seeing the exterior than stepping inside; fortunately, many tours stop here and if you’re taking a taxi to Colaba or anywhere south of the station, you’ll likely drive right by. 

When to Get There
The railway station, a year-round attraction, is beautiful both day and night, so there's really no ideal time to visit. However, weather may play a role in when you come; Mumbai is best avoided in its damp monsoon season and can be too hot for some people's comfort between April and June.

Indo-Saracenic Architecture Around the World
While Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the world's most important examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture, it's certainly not the only one. The style is found across India, from the Madras High Court in Chennai to the Albert Hall in Jaipur. It even crops up outside of the Subcontinent from time to time, in spots like the Brighton Pavilion in England and the Old Town Hall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

Mumbai, one of the world’s fastest-paced cities, is teeming with standout sights. But travelers short on time often struggle to take in all the highlights. During this customizable tour, you’ll get an insider’s tour of India’s thriving cultural capital. Choose from multiple itineraries for a fully personalized day out on the town. Relax with front-door pickup at your hotel, and travel between attractions in a private, climate-controlled car.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Mumbai Shore Excursion: Full-Day Mumbai City Highlights Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Mumbai, see the city's most popular attractions on a comprehensive 9-hour shore excursion. Highlights include the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai market, Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali Dargah, the Gandhi Museum, Dhobi Ghat, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Includes guide, transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Mumbai Bicycle Tour

Cruise through the streets of Mumbai as the sun comes up atop two wheels on this Mumbai bike tour that highlights the best of this thriving metropolis. Take to the streets before crowds fill the streets on this 4-hour bike tour that follows paves roads over easy, mostly flat terrain. Ride at a leisurely pace and make stops for breakfast and tea, as well as to explore local markets, religious temples and the stunning railway station. Your expert guide will provide informative commentary as you enjoy the calm hours and cooler temps before Mumbai wakes up. Small groups are limited to 8 people, for a more intimate feel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Mumbai

Discover Mumbai’s must-sees in one day on a private 9-hour city tour. With a private guide, see the Gateway to India and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and uncover India’s history at Mahatma Gandhi’s former home of Mani Bhawan, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Plus, view the terraced Pherozeshah Meht gardens, the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s extraordinary open-air laundry, and more. Private air-conditioned transport plus hotel, port, and airport transfers included. Entrance fees not included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

If you’re short on time in Mumbai, this private tour lets you do the rounds of the city’s many highlights in just four hours, with a flexible itinerary and departure time on top. Gain insight into the city's heritage as you discover landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Tower, and many more. Hotel, port, or train station pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees are included.
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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Kanheri Caves Excursion

Take in the many wonders of Mumbai on a private full-day tour that starts with an excursion to Kanheri Caves. You'll also see city highlights including the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the  Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and pickup and drop-off from your chosen location.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Mumbai Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of Mumbai in a single day on this private tour. Traveling by private air-conditioned vehicle with a guide to organize the details and provide insight, see highlights like the Gateway of India and UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji train station as you discover Mumbai’s history and culture. Plus, visit the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, view Dhobi Ghat, drive the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ of Marine Drive, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

Make the most of a day in Mumbai to see both sides of the city — its colonial-era grandeur and Dharavi slum — on this 6-hour private tour. Walk through Dharavi’s lanes to see the dilapidated huts, cottage industries, recycling projects, and clay potters. Then, explore modern and colonial Mumbia, seeing landmarks including the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and others. Includes private transportation from your hotel, or Mumbai port, or railway station.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Half-Day Mumbai Colonial Heritage Walking Tour

Discover the colonial heritage of Mumbai on a half-day walking tour with a local guide. Visit major sites including the Gateway of India, Regal Theater, the Prince of Wales Museum, and the Victoria Terminus Railway Station—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also take in Elphinstone College, Bombay High Court, the Flora Fountain, and learn about the 19th-century architecture and rare books of the David Sassoon Library. Your guide shares commentary about India's colonial era on this comprehensive tour of India's largest city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Bike Tour of Mumbai

See Mumbai’s top attractions on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour led by an experienced guide. Follow quieter streets to reach sites including the immense Gateway Of India and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, an architectural marvel of a train station. Check out the vibrant scene at Crawford Market, then head into Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaars, and stop by Bombay Panjrapole, an unusual animal shelter. Learn about Hinduism at the Mumbadevi Temple and gaze over the Arabian Sea while pedaling down Marine Drive on this memorable bike tour.
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Half-day Small-Group Tour: See the Real Mumbai

Mumbai is one of India’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities, but first-time visitors often only see the main sights. This 4-hour small-group tour will give you an insight into real Mumbai life, as you ride a local train, visit a traditional flower market, sample typical Indian snacks, and admire landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace.
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Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves

Sightseeing in Mumbai? Dodge the crowds and see the sights in style with a private guide and driver, and a personalised itinerary. This full-day tour is yours to customise as you want, so you can visit the landmark Gateway to India, drive down Marine Drive and admire the Mahalaxmi Temple, or venture off-the-beaten-track to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. Add on a tour of either the Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves, or spend time browsing the capital’s leading art and history museum.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Victorian Gothic & Art Deco tour of Mumbai

The Victorian Gothic & Art Deco story of Mumbai began in the late 19th century with the emergence of Mumbai as a global trading city. This led to spurt in the construction of magnificent buildings. In this tour we will tell the story of Mumbai over the last 2 centuries through its remarkable collection of Victorian and Art Deco buildings which are now a UNESCO world heritage site.  Some of the building we will visit are the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Eros Cinema, Empress Court, Bombay High Court, Rajabhai Tower, David Sassoon library, Elphinston College, Maharashtra police headquarters, Regal Cinema and the Gateway of India.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

Explore Mumbai and beyond on a private full-day tour that begins with an excursion to Elephanta Caves — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After touring the rock-carved temple caves, return to Mumbai for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Highlights of the Mumbai (Guided Full Day Sightseeing City Tour)

If you are running short on time or just come down to explore touristic destinations in and around city, full day city tour is the best option. We have picked up all the spilled pieces together and created a beautiful garland of it in our Trails of Mumbai tour, an unmatched heritage experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, culture and lifestyle.Experience authentic Mumbai, it's dazzling traditional architecture, famous temples, Asia's largest slum area, and many more attractions which is mix of both heritage and mordernization.Small car (upto 3 person) Big car (upto 5 person)
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Small-Group Mumbai Night Tour

Witness Mumbai (Bombay) at its most magical on this 2.5-hour night tour of the city’s illuminated landmarks. Tuck into traditional snacks at lively Chowpatty Beach, then visit the sacred Banganga Tank and drive through the Kamathipura red light district. Learn how Marine Drive earned its nickname ‘the Queen’s Necklace’ as you look down over the glittering landmarks from the hilltop Kamala Nehru Park, then visit the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This small-group tour is limited to five for an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Mumbai in Motion: Mumbai Sightseeing Tour by Public Transportation

Escape the tourist crowds and enjoy an authentic local experience in Mumbai (Bombay) on this 2.5-hour. Travel by train, bus and taxi as you hop between city neighborhoods and enjoy people watching at the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, famously seen in the film’ Slumdog Millionaire’. Get a glimpse of traditional life in Dhobi Ghat, admire the colorful blooms at the Dadar flower market and browse the stalls at the Chor Bazaar or Nul Bazaar. This small-group tour has a maximum of seven people for a personalised experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour

Discover Mumbai by night with your own private guide on this half-day tour. See historic locations and landmarks including the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, and Mumbai University, among other colorful sights. You'll watch the city come alive at night and see monuments in the floodlights on this guided tour that includes transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Mumbai Motorcycle Tour

Zoom around Mumbai on the back of the motorcycle on this half-day tour. With your guide in the lead, weave through Mumbai's famous traffic and enjoy the bustling ambiance on the way to the city's landmarks. Stop by Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the Mumbai University, Oval Cricket Ground, Rajabai Clock Tower, and other highlights. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Motor Bike Tour of Mumbai

Explore Mumbai like a local on a half-day tour by motorbike. Hop on the motorbike behind your driver-guide and set out to see highlights such as the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Towers, the Oval Cricket Ground, Bombay High Court, Dhobi Ghat, and Mahatma Gandhi's residence. You'll pass by colonial British buildings like the Prince of Wales Museum, India Post Office Building, and more. Includes helmet, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Highlights of the Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing City Tour)

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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Food Tour: Eat like a Parsi in Mumbai

On this late morning tour, go on a Parsi food trail with a specialist guide and get an insight about the food community, an important part of Mumbai’s legacy. Sample some of the famous dishes from these family-run Iranian cafes that are the oldest and most sought-after eateries in Mumbai.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Heritage Mumbai Colaba Area Walking Tour with Transfer

This tour commences with a walk from the yellow basalt stone to the Gateway of India. That is one of the most famous attractions of the city of Mumbai. It incurs a huge tourist turnover, all year round. The structure is an amalgamation of the Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The arch has been constructed in the Muslim style, while the engravings, carvings and other decorations have done in the Hindu style of art. The Royal Taj Hotel proudly stands opposite the Gateway of India. This Hotel holds several memories of Mumbai and of the Taj Towers, whose architectural structure is a sight to behold.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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