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Colaba
At the southernmost tip of Mumbai, Colaba is a charming old neighborhood filled with colonial-era buildings, busy cafés, vibrant markets, and hotels for all budgets. It's one of the best parts of town to go for a stroll, and the craft stalls that line the main road ensure that most travelers won't leave empty-handed.
 
The Basics
Before a massive land reclamation project that unified the former islands of Bombay, Colaba was an island unto itself. It was held under Portuguese rule from 1534 through 1762 when the island was handed over to the British, who built many of the stately old buildings. Quite a few of the historic structures remain, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (c. 1903) and the clubhouse of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, built in 1881.
 
Colaba can be enjoyed as part of a special walking tour of this charming neighborhood, or as part of a larger exploration of Mumbai.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and carry water, particularly if you’re strolling around during the heat of midday.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for plenty of walking.
  • Remember to bargain hard when shopping at roadside stalls, but note that regular shops usually have fixed prices.
 
How to Get There
Colaba is located in South Mumbai, close to the southernmost tip. It’s about an hour’s drive from the airport or a 10-minute drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The area is walkable, and if you plan to explore the market, it’s a good idea to ask your taxi or auto-rickshaw driver to drop you off near the Gateway of India, so you can walk the rest of the way.
 
When to Get There
Colaba is busy throughout the year, though outdoor attractions in Mumbai are better avoided during the hot months of April to June and during the monsoon season of July and August. The market is open well into the evening every day, and travelers who come to shop first thing in the morning can often get "lucky first customer" deals.
 
Parsi Cafés
Mumbai is well-known for its Parsi cafés, Persian-style eateries run by Zoroastrian people from Iran. These cafés were in their heyday in the 1950s, particularly in Mumbai and Hyderabad, but those that survive today are still popular with foodies and anyone with a sense of nostalgia. One of the most famous is Leopold Cafe and Bar (on Colaba Causeway), which dates back to 1871.
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Mumbai City Tour with Ferry Ride and Dharavi Slum

Mumbai City Tour with Ferry Ride and Dharavi Slum

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Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace during this private tour of Mumbai. With your guide to provide insightful commentary, see the classic Mumbai sights, including the Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat, and Marine Drive. Take a walking tour of the Dharavi slums and ride a ferry down the city's coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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US$92.31
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Bollywood Studio Tour with Slum & City Tour

Bollywood Studio Tour with Slum & City Tour

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See three very different aspects of life in Mumbai during a single private tour. With a dedicated guide and a carefully crafted itinerary, you’ll come to a larger understanding of modern life and culture in one of India’s most vibrant cities. Visit the Dharavi slum, home to thousands of people who make their living through recycling and other community projects. Follow up with a tour of a Bollywood studio and a comprehensive city tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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Colaba Walking Tour in Mumbai

Colaba Walking Tour in Mumbai

Mumbai is also called the city of seven islands and Colaba is one of the seven. Join the host on a tour which tells about the history & culture of Mumbai. Visit age-old monuments, churches, Townhall, Yacht Club and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.12
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US$9.12

Old Mumbai Guided Walking Tour

Old Mumbai Guided Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of two hours across the oldest go-to places of Mumbai. Experience the glory from the past of the 'City of Dreams'. Visit a generations-old Arab perfume shop and take a tour of the oldest churches of South Mumbai. Walk to the Royal Bombay Yacht Club and also the Regal Cinema, first air-conditioned theatre of India and many more during this tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.12
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US$9.12

Experience in Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

Experience in Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

Elephanta Cave, is one of the destinations that you must visit while in India, near Mumbai. Although, a number of caves have been destroyed during the Portuguese period and some have been damaged in various ways, Elephant Cave still presents a rich ancient historical heritage to tourists. More and more people are visiting Elephanta Cave to watch the Architectural masterpieces preserved in Elephanta caves. Itinerary: -Pick Up from pick up location (airport/cruise pier/hotel/residence house) -Take a ferry cruise to the Elephanta Caves (~50 min) -Disembark the ferry, walk or mini train (add-on fee) to the foot of the hill at the Elephanta Caves -Exploring the Elephanta Caves (40 min) -Short walk to the top of the Island -Photo opportunities at Cannon Hill -Back to the port to take the ferry and go back to Gateway of India -Enjoy the drive back passing landmarks (Fort, Colaba) -Heading back to the drop off point
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  • 4 hours
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US$228.72
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US$228.72
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Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai with Ferry ride

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai with Ferry ride

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Tailor your own itinerary on this private sightseeing tour of Mumbai. With a dedicated guide and private, air-conditioned transportation for you and your party, the city is yours to explore. Potential stops include highlights such as Mani Bhavan, Colaba Market, Dhobi Ghat, the Gateway of India, and other landmarks. Enjoy a flexible pace and the ability to ask questions as you travel. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel, the cruise terminal, or the airport included.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.75
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US$89.75
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Mumbai Night Life

Mumbai Night Life

In this tour, we are going to convey you why this 'CITY NEVER SLEEPS'. The glamarous part of this astonishing city Mumbai is what you will get to experience in this tour. If you are looking out to spend your leisure time in a quality way then 'THIS IS IT!'.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
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US$153.85
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Private Dharavi Slum and Sightseeing Tour

Private Dharavi Slum and Sightseeing Tour

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Known to many as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. Through our educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. We’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. Our 2.5 hour introduction to Dharavi aims to give visitors a much more nuanced understanding of life and work in Mumbai slums. In the afternoon we will show you other, more traditional sights that Mumbai has to offer. This tour is individually designed for you, and you can do and see as little or as much as you please. The tour guide, who also has detailed knowledge of the more traditional sights, will be with you for the day. He can give some suggestions for what to see, but ultimately, the itinerary is completely up to you
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.90
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US$135.90
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5 Star Small Group Mumbai City Tour With Local

5 Star Small Group Mumbai City Tour With Local

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Mumbai the city of DREAMS Welcome to the city that never sleeps! Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant, Fun this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to Bombay. The most modern city in India, it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernization. Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, the 2nd most populous city in the world and India's richest city. See some of those riches on this sightseeing tour. Cross the Gateway of India, overlooking Mumbai’s busy Harbour. See The Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, and the extraordinary Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s unique and colourful outdoor laundry, And many more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.76
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US$48.76

Travel 12 days in wonderful Maharashtra

Travel 12 days in wonderful Maharashtra

The guided spiritual tour in Maharashtra is the ideal experience to know the religions of India and discover the religious tolerance, characteristic of Maharashtra. Akvin Tourism offers you a unique tour which will make you discover Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sufism and Sikhism. During 12 days, we offer you a discovery of each religion in exceptional places. In Aurangabad, you have an option of homestay for discover the Indian culture meticulously. This tour is ideal for understanding Indian spirituality in all aspects. We choose places that are not very touristy or off beat in order to make it as closely experience as possible. We are working on sustainable tourism. A part of our benefices go to social cause.
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  • 12 days
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US$525.25
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US$525.25
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All in one-Combo of City, Dhobighat, Slum & Dabbawala with ferry and train ride.

All in one-Combo of City, Dhobighat, Slum & Dabbawala with ferry and train ride.

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If you wish to see Mumbai in a day,then this tour is a best option for you. You can call this all in one tour, this tour is a tour of Mumbai including the Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai's Laundry Men), the Dhabbawala (the person who carries the lunch box) & the Dharavi Slum Tour. Practically you get a feel of all these tours in one glance.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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US$76.93
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US$76.93
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Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

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The UNESCO–listed Elephanta Caves are widely considered among Mumbai’s must-see attractions, but exploring independently means missing their 7th-century history. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Mumbai hotel and visit the Elephanta Caves with your guide. Learn of powerful deities like Lord Shiva, and decipher panels depicting stages of his life. Along the way, find out how Mumbai’s hard-working dabbawalas keep the city ticking.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$92.31
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Dharavi Slum Dabbawala & Dhobi Ghat tour Mumbai

Dharavi Slum Dabbawala & Dhobi Ghat tour Mumbai

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A triple tour to the Dharavi Slums, operations expertise of professional "Dabbawala" & traditional washer-men community of India at "Dhobi Ghat". Also experience a ride in the lifeline of Mumbai the local train
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.26
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US$90.26
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Private Bollywood and Mumbai City Tour with Meal

Private Bollywood and Mumbai City Tour with Meal

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Discover Mumbai with your own private guide on a full-day tour that includes a city sightseeing tour and the highlights of Bollywood. Your city tour includes must-see places such as the Gateway of India, Oval Maidan cricket ground, Dhobi Ghat, Town Hall, and Marine Drive, and your Bollywood tour takes you to a filming location and the homes of the stars. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.47
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US$138.47
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Highlights of Gujarat (17 Days)

Highlights of Gujarat (17 Days)

Begin with your arrival in Mumbai one of the world’s great cities for nightlife. In Gujarat desert lands, historic cities & native cultures will melt your heart. Visit Ahmadabad, magnificent sun-temple of Modhera, then bird-watching at Little Rann of Kutch. Travel to Bhuj, visit the colorful tribal villages, explore Raj-era Gondal then Sasan Gir, last remaining abode of the Asiatic lion. Visit the Jain temple complex at Palitana and the fabulous archaeological remains at Champaner. Also visit Statue of Unity & World’s 2nd biggest dam.
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  • 17 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$3,914.00
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US$3,914.00
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Mumbai Morning Bicycle Tour

Mumbai Morning Bicycle Tour

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Explore the city of Mumbai on this half-day biking tour. Starting early in the morning to avoid the crowds, you will head to the Gateway of India; see the Gothic architectural sights of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (C.S.T.) Station, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and visit Panjrapole, a cow sanctuary where you’ll learn why the animals are sacred and vital to local culture. The tour also includes a stop at the Mumbadevi Temple to watch devotees offer gifts and prayers and a ride along Marine Drive.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$11.00
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US$11.00

Religious Diversity Tour In Mumbai

Religious Diversity Tour In Mumbai

Mumbai is a melting pot of several cultures. The population of Mumbai comprises Hindus, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians, Jains and Buddhists, all of whom call this city home. Despite the fact that Mumbaikars are always busy they make certain that they devote some time to their religious practices and visit places of worship. On this half-day tour explore the sites that stand testimony to the religious diversity of Mumbai.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$207.00
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US$207.00
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Be a local in Mumbai by riding local train & Bus

Be a local in Mumbai by riding local train & Bus

Ride in a famous suburban train, hop on a classic red bus, Drive around town in a typical black and yellow taxi and look on as millions of Mumbai's working class head out for work in morning. We will discover Mumbai beyond the typical tourist sites. This view of the Maximum City will give you an idea of the struggles and challenges felt by the working class, as well as their unconquerable spirit.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$42.31
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US$42.31
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Mumbai Synagogue & Semitic Heritage

Mumbai Synagogue & Semitic Heritage

The Jewish community in India is comprised of 03 distinct groups: Bene Israel, The Malabar Jewish community and the Iraqi Jews. Their history dates back to over 2000 years ago where there is evidence listed on the cemeteries in Hebrew. Today the community has shrunk considerably; however, there is a large community still active to share the history with us. This program combines both Jewish histories (as we go the beaten track to explore this remarkable culture) with the traditional Indian temples and palaces through the land of the Maharajas.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$64.11
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US$64.11
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Mumbai Jewish Heritage Tour

Mumbai Jewish Heritage Tour

The Jewish community in India is comprised of 03 distinct groups: Bene Israel, The Malabar Jewish community and the Iraqi Jews. Their history dates back to over 2000 years ago where there is evidence listed on the cemeteries in Hebrew. Today the community has shrunk considerably; however, there is a large community still active to share the history with us. This program combines both Jewish histories (as we go the beaten track to explore this remarkable culture) with the traditional Indian temples and palaces through the land of the Maharajas. Note: Access to the Synagogue is reserved for Jewish Community only
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$70.52
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US$70.52
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South Bombay Pub Crawl

South Bombay Pub Crawl

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We run our Pub Crawl on philosophy: Drink triple. See double. Act single ;). Unwind your evening with an exciting pub crawl in the heart of Mumbai. We will hop from one pub to another, experiencing the nightlife of the city and taste local beverages and food with lots of stories associated with them. Come and join us for this awesome pub crawl to explore the best local pubs in the town Three Pubs!! Three Free Drinks!! Three Hours of Unlimited Fun!! With the cheeky hosts on this night out in Mumbai promises you a rollicking good time, meet new people in energetic, fun, friendly and most certainly wild atmosphere, have fun and make memories.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$23.79
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US$23.79

Hidden Jewels and Offbeat Tour of Mumbai

Hidden Jewels and Offbeat Tour of Mumbai

Enjoy a unique tour where you will experience Mumbai with all your five senses. This tour will give an intimate understanding of how Mumbai has developed from a small fishing village to a major city in the past centuries. Learn about the fishermen, the original inhabitants of Mumbai, by visiting a local fishing village and the Sassoon Dock, a wholesale fish market. Witness the amazing “lunch box” system and watch the dabawallas in action. At Banganga Tank, you will see how the city looked a century ago. Visit a Hindu temple, where you will see a religious ceremony. Highlights: Visit offbeat and fascinating sites Enjoy a Home visit Visit a fishing village right in the heart of the city Interact with local people Witness a religious ceremony in a Hindu temple
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.48
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US$96.48
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The Complete Mumbai Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

The Complete Mumbai Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

Check out the Gateway of India arch, the art deco buildings along Marine Drive, and the famous Girgaum Chowpatty beach. Embrace local Indian culture as you stroll through the grand Mahalaxmi Temple filled with flower garlands and images of Hindu goddesses, and explore the colorful market stalls at Colaba Causeway. Find a vibrant, 140-year-old, open-air laundromat, where half a million items of clothing are washed and dried every day. Discover one of Mumbai’s green spaces, along with the animal-shaped hedges that dot its landscape, and stop for a bhaji at an age-old local restaurant. After this complete Mumbai tour, you can enjoy the rest of your stay going further, off the beaten path, and taking in the local culture. Your local host will provide you with personal recommendations as well as tips and tricks on how to navigate the city. It’s time for you to enjoy Mumbai away from the touristy spots!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.53
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US$53.53
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Karla & Bhaja Ancient Buddhist caves from Mumbai

Karla & Bhaja Ancient Buddhist caves from Mumbai

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The Karla and Bhaja caves are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C. and are situated near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves & Karla Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya (temple) in India
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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US$85.90
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US$85.90
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