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Gateway of India
One of Mumbai's most recognizable attractions, the triple-arched Gateway of India was built during the early 20th century in honor of the 1911 visit of King George V. Built of basalt and concrete, this monument was designed in the Indo-Saracenic style, which blends traditional Indian, Victorian, and Mughal architectural elements.
 
The Basics
Standing 25 meters (83 feet) high, the Gateway of India is among the city's most popular attractions, and many sightseeing tours start here. It has strong associations with British power, and became part of a ceremony marking the end of colonial rule in 1948, when soldiers from the Somerset Light Infantry crossed through the Gateway. Today visitors and locals alike flock here to stroll and take in the scenery, particularly around sunset.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The area around the Gateway of India is for pedestrians only, so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk.
  • Carry an umbrella to protect yourself from sun or rain.
  • This stately arch is a must-visit for architecture and history buffs.
 
How to Get There
The Gateway of India is located in South Mumbai, just under 10 minutes’ drive south of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the city's southernmost railway station. It's easily accessible by road or on foot if you're already hanging out in the Colaba area, and ferries to and from Elephanta Island stop there. The Mumbai Airport is about an hour away by car.
 
When to Get There
The Gateway of India is a year-round destination, though Mumbai is best avoided during July and August, when heavy monsoon downpours can make the city challenging to navigate. Though it’s a good spot to people-watch during the day, the Gateway of India is most interesting around dusk, when families come out to take an evening stroll, and to buy kulfi (an Indian type of ice cream) and other snacks from street vendors.
 
Wellington Pier
Right in front of the Gateway of India stands Wellington Pier (formerly known as Apollo Bunder). It was once one of the most important points of entry into Mumbai, particularly during the Victorian era, though these days it is rarely used except for boats heading out to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is known for its rock-hewn cave temples.
Address: Apollo Bunder Harbour, Colaba, India
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

Your Private Ac Car shall pick you up at 8 AM from the location of your convenience. You will be visiting through essential elements of Mumbai's History and Culture. Some of the popular destinations include the Gateway of India, the Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, a visit to Gandhi's home, Malabar Hill, the Dhobi Ghat, the Flora Fountain, the Kala Ghoda Art Precinct, Bombay University, Film City (Bollywood) etc.• Famous Places like Gateway of India and Taj Palace Hotel• Laundry ( Dhobi Ghat): A must visited place• Amazing view from Marine Drive• Visit Lunch box guys (Dabbawalas)• People Favourite Crawford Market
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Cultural Tours

Half-Day Guided Mumbai City Sightseeing Tour with Transport

Explore the highlights of Mumbai on a private sightseeing tour. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history of Mumbai as you visit key landmarks such as the Gateway of India, the Bombay High Court, the Hanging Gardens, and more. This half-day tour is a great introduction to the city and includes private transportation between attractions for your convenience.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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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. A customizable, insider’s tour of Mumbai’s top rights, with snacks and drinks Set your own itinerary, choosing between multiple standout attractions Enjoy a hassle-free ride: hotel pickup and drop-off is included Tick off the top sights in a single day, from centuries-old markets to lavish estates
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Custom Tour: Mumbai Sightseeing with Guide

Explore the exuberant life of Mumbai city, the capital of Maharashtra. Visit the marvelous monuments, temples, caves, historical structures and museums like Gateway of India, the hanging gardens, Elephanta caves, Jain temple, and various other attractions displaying the vast culture of this city. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and is one of the predominant port cities in the country. Visit the beautiful city and explore Marine Drive, which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill.
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Cultural Tours

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Group Shore Excursion The Caves Of Elephanta In Mumbai

Learn how over 1000 years ago Hindu craftsmen excavated the caves in the volcanic rock high up on the slopesElephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. They were named Elefante – which morphed to Elephanta – by the colonial Portuguese when they found elephant statues on it. They established a base on the island, and its soldiers damaged the sculpture and caves.The island is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) in length with two hills that rise to a height of about 150 m (490 ft). A narrow deep ravine separates the two hills and runs from north to south. On the west, the hill rises gently from the sea and stretches east across the ravine and rises gradually to the extreme east to a height of 173 m (568 ft).
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Mumbai Sightseeing Guided Cab Tours - Private

Enjoy the Most Beautiful Mumbai Sightseeing Cabs with Wellcabs, Explore the best places of Mumbai by cabs with your family, Friends, Mumbai is a most beautiful, Historical & Adventures city, So we will organize Mumbai sightseeing tour cabs, you can see below Mumbai sightseeing places list, which we will cover, but we can see 50+ places from inside the car which are the most enjoyable, we have included Boating, Museums, Sea faces, Gardens, Shopping, Historical, Educational places Temples in our Tour, So why you are waiting for create life memories with us, You can book Mumbai darshan Cabs By Online, Calls, Email and Live Chat, Also if we will provide guided tour, which is the best designed by our Tour Managers.Below Places Will Be CoveredGateway Of IndiaCS MuseumMarin DriveHanging GardenMahalaxmi TempleHaji Ali DargahNehru Science CentreSiddhivinayak TempleBandra-Worli Sea LinkGirgaon ChowpatyBandra Bandstand
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  • 8 hours
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Rail Tours

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English Full City Tour

The history of Mumbai recounts the growth and collection of seven islands on the west coast of India. The Kolis also known as the Maharashtrian fishing community were the first settlers on these islands. The Maurya Empire during the 3rd century BCE transformed the people of this island to Hindu and Buddhist religion. Interestingly, though there were religion transformations, the ruminants of koli culture remain huddled along the shorelines of the city from then to till date. From 6th century AD till the 14th century AD, Hindu dynasties swayed over the islands.
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Rail Tours

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Time traveling in old Bombay

To learn more about the city, historically, architecturally and the way it captures and retains the everlasting essence of old Bombay, the golden era of the city and the way lifestyle boomed. Walk around the place will give you a better idea of any place from It's hay days. If you love exploring the cities, the evolution food and fashion and changing lifestyle and evergreen culture. How Bombay was a melting Hotpot for a lot of cultures and how multiple religions germinated side by side, street by street. A walk will give you a sense of imaginary relief of golden era, this tour will teach what it makes to be a bambaiya (a local Mumbaikar, or resident of Mumbai) .
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Mumbai Full Day City Tour

This is a private tour of Mumbai. This tour can be customized for tourists who don’t have enough time but want to see the most of Mumbai. In this tour we offer you a fascinating 'getaway' that gives you a ringside view of the 'madness and magic' of MUMBAI - the living city that 'never sleeps'. Visit Includes Dhobi Ghat, Hanging Garden, Mani Bhavan, Marine drive, Gateway of India, Drive passes High Court, Prince of wales Museum, University, Flora fountain, Visit to Crawford Market & Victoria terminus now Cst, Jain temple, Banganga tank. The idea behind the tour is for you to experience the city the way locals do, to see Mumbai from an insider’s perspective. We will make sure you experience the real spirit of Mumbai.
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  • 8 hours
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Rail Tours

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Hightlight Mumbai Tour

What makes this tour specialMumbai is a vibrant, bustling city situated along the western coast of India, on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Formerly known as Bombay, the city is made up of seven connected islands and boasts a population that exceeds 21 million; it is among the world’s fastest-growing cities. As the business and financial capital of India, all the major financial institutions, banks and stock exchanges are based here. Mumbai is also home to the glamour and intrigue of Bollywood, India’s renowned movie industry.To truly experience Mumbai, all one has to do is wander through the myriad neighborhoods and markets alive with the sights and sounds of this unique city. This multicultural metropolis is characterized by an eclectic mix of traditional huts and skyscrapers, age-old customs and modern traditions – capturing the spirit of change and diversity that is India today...
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Walking Tours

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Full Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slum

This tour will take you to the most popular and Asia's biggest Slum Dharavi - The Heart and Financial Heart of Mumbai. In this tour we will visit The Commerical and The Residential part of Dharavi.Along with Dharavi Slum we will also visit some most important places in Mumbai, like Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, Mumbai University, Marine Drive, Victoria Terminus Station, Mani Bhavan and also Dhobi Ghat Biggest Washing laundry in the world. . .
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Mumbai Cycling Tour - Early Morning Special

This is the Mumbai you have never seen before: calm and peaceful. While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. The tour starts at 6 AM and as you wind our way through the back lanes, we’ll visit must-see Mumbai sights like the Gateway of India and CST Station as well as some hidden gems like Sassoon Dock and Bombay Panjrapole (cow sanctuary). At the end of the tour, you’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.Safety is the number one priority on this trip, and hence Bicycle helmets are available on request and a second guide cycles at the back of the group.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Mumbai Full-Day City Tour

See the top attractions of Mumbai in one day on a private tour with your own driver-guide. Learn about India's history and culture as you visit landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, the Hanging Gardens, Mumbai University, and Marine Drive. Your tour includes an authentic lunch and refreshments, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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.
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  • 6 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Mumbai Highlights

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.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Walking Tours

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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 private tour. Walk through Dharavi’s lanes to see the dilapidated huts, cottage industries, recycling projects, and clay potters. Then, explore modern and colonial Mumbai, seeing landmarks including the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and others. Includes private transportation from your hotel, or Mumbai port, or railway station.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Rail Tours

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Mumbai Day Tour

Mumbai is not a city, it’s an emotion. And most people who have heard about it know this as a fact. We thus offer you the chance to know the city up, close and personal. Our guides, who are also seasoned travelers themselves, know the city like the back of their hands. So explore the lanes of Mumbai with us!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Mumbai Full-Day Shore Excursion

When your cruise ship is in Mumbai, get the best from the city with this 6-hour tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, view must-sees including the Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat, and Gandhi’s former house, and visit UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji station and Marine Drive. On route, soak up the city’s madness and magic as your guide reveals it from a true insider’s perspective. Includes port pickup and drop-off, and an upgrade option for a private tour.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Get to know magical Mumbai, the beating heart and economic engine of India. Disembark your cruise ship in the morning and get a personalized, full day of activity. Explore highlights such as the Gateway of India and Tower of Silence, watch the industry of the Dhobhi Ghat open-air laundry, and choose to add on a walk through the Dharavi slum. Maximize your time and see the best of the Mumbai shore.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Full Day Private Visit to City of Dreams Mumbai

We offer 10 Hrs the best Mumbai guided tour hidden history of Mumbai you will not find in any Books. This Mumbai tour covers British Monuments, Markets, Laundry, Temples and is led by the best Mumbai Local Tour guide in private car Transfer.Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial centre, it's India's largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city's also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.
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  • 10 hours
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Mumbai Private Tour: Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephant Caves

See the best of Mumbai on this private tour that includes the Elephant Caves. Follow your friendly and professional guide to some of the city's top landmarks and attractions, like the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Then make a stop at the incredible green island where the Elephant Caves are located and learn about the rock-cut cave temple dedicated to Shiva. This tour is easy to customize according to your interests and needs and includes a traditional Indian lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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Half Day Mumbai City Tour

At Linda Tours, We understand your need for the holiday, therefore, we assure you to give complete contentment when signed up for half day tour in Mumbai. At Linda Tours, the unparallel experience of exploring Mumbai is assured. Our good experienced tour guides are aware of local language and English which makes communication easy. Our Half day Tour Includes Exploring following Locations:Marine Drive,CST Railway Station,Crawford Market,Rajabhai Tower,Mani Bhavan,Dhobi Ghat,Gateway of India,Colaba Causeway.We understand that different guests have different requests and thus we provide you with customizable trip options where you can adjust the trip according to your wish and add or remove destinations to visit.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai

Visit the Elephanta Caves and Gateway of India on a 5-hour tour from Mumbai. Marvel at the intricate artwork of the Elephanta Caves, which are situated on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor and reached by a 1-hour ferry trip. Your guide shares commentary about the sculptural reliefs and rock-cut architecture that have placed the site on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Your tour includes round-trip ferry tickets, optional train ride on the island, local guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours


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