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Marine Drive Tours

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Marine Drive
Stretching along the Arabian Sea in the southern part of Mumbai, Marine Drive is a two-mile-long promenade and road with lovely sea views. The buildings flanking this stretch are also worth checking out; the only place on earth with more beach-facing art deco buildings than Marine Drive is Miami.

The Basics
One of Mumbai’s best-known roads, Marine Drive (officially Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road) is a palm-lined strip flanking the sea in a wealthy part of South Mumbai. It's a popular spot for early-evening strolls, though it's particularly fantastic after sunset, when the street lights are illuminated, creating what looks like a pearl necklace if viewed from the sky (hence the "Queen's Necklace" moniker). Most city tours drive along this stretch, and some also stop for photo ops.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Marine Drive and the surrounding area is a must-visit for architecture lovers—interesting art deco buildings abound.
  • Marine Drive is best visited on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.
  • If you’re driving, avoid coming during rush hour.

How To Get There
Marine Drive stretches for 2 miles (3.6 kilometers), starting at Nariman Point and continuing up the coast up to the Chowpatty Seaface. The road is best explored on foot; getting to the northern part of the road, near Chowpatty Beach, takes about 15 minutes from the Gateway of India. Alternatively, take a train to Charni Road and either hail a taxi or walk from there.

When To Get There
Marine Drive makes for a fun cruise or stroll, day or night, but you'll get the best sea views if you come around sunset. That said, if you’re driving, you may also hit traffic at that time of day. Marine Drive is also lovely at night, when the street lights are illuminated to “Queen’s Necklace” effect.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 
The road's official name—Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road—honors an Indian nationalist politician who acted as Prime Minister in the Provisional Government of Free India from 1943 until his death in 1945. An important figure in the Indian Independence movement, he was instrumental in strengthening the Indian National Army during WWII, albeit with the assistance of the Nazis and Imperial Japan.
Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai, India
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Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

Highlights of Mumbai: Private Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai

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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 private, customizable tour, 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.00
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US$57.00
Price varies by group size

Best of Mumbai Private City Tour with Lunch and Transport.

Best of Mumbai Private City Tour with Lunch and Transport.

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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US$110.00
Price varies by group size

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$172.00
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US$172.00
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Mumbai Full-Day Shore Excursion

Mumbai Full-Day Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ship docks in Mumbai, discover the best of the city on this half-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, view must-sees including the Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat, and visit UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Station and Marine Drive. En 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00
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5-Hour Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

5-Hour Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Mumbai. With a dedicated guide in the lead, visit Mumbai highlights such as Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the Gateway of India, Tower of Silence, and others. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide on the history, culture, and architecture of Mumbai as you travel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.96
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US$49.96
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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
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US$92.31
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US$92.31
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Shore Excursion

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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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US$106.76
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US$106.76
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Mumbai Bicycle Tour

Mumbai Bicycle Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.67
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US$26.67

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184.62
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US$184.62
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Full Day South Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

Full Day South Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

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After touring the rock-carved temple caves of Kanheri Caves located in lush forests on the outskirts of Mumbai, return to South Mumbai which is proper City of Mumbai Via Bandra Worli Sea Link for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Mani Bhavan (Gandhi House), Taj Hotel, Marine Drive, Girgaum Chowpatty, Hanging Garden, Iskcon Temple, Victoria Terminal & Haji Ali Mosque.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.00
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US$68.00
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 Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slums

Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slums

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Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or port & then transfer into an air-con car, and the do the whole sightseeing tour and after that do Asia's biggest slum tour where the movie Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. It is an all-inclusive tour with fully guided by a professional English speaking guide. If you have only one day to spend in Mumbai then you are at the right place to see the whole of Mumbai in one day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$78.29
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US$78.29
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All in one Combo of City ,Slum,Dhobighat & Dabbawala tour

All in one Combo of City ,Slum,Dhobighat & Dabbawala tour

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With a private guide in the lead, follow an itinerary designed to show the transformation of Mumbai from a sleepy fishing hamlet into the vibrant Indian city it is today. First, visit one of the country’s largest slums and learn how people make their livings there. Then meet some dabbawalas, or lunch delivery people, who fuel the city’s workers. Visit dhobi ghat, where laundry is done in the traditional way, as well as other city landmarks on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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US$76.93
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US$76.93
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Full Day Visit to City of Dreams Mumbai in Private Vehicle

Full Day Visit to City of Dreams Mumbai in Private Vehicle

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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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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.00
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US$109.00
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Small-Group Bike Tour of Mumbai

Small-Group Bike Tour of Mumbai

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00

Mumbai Local with Street Food Tour in Private Vehicle

Mumbai Local with Street Food Tour in Private Vehicle

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Visiting Mumbai City will get completed by tasting street food of Mumbai. Enjoy Mumbai delicious street food like Vada Pav (Indian Burger), Dahi puri, Sev Puri, Pani Puri, Dosa’s, Pav Bhaji, Biryani, Ice Gola, Sweet, Paaan (Betel Leaf) etc. Food will be 100% Vegetarian. If pickup is from Suburb / North Mumbai then we will visit nearby places mention below: - Sri Sri Radha Rasbihari Iskcon Temple, Juhu - Juhu Beach - Bandstand & Bandra Fort - Mount Mary Church - Bollywood Star Bungalows * If pickup is from South Mumbai then we will visit nearby places mention below: - Gateway of India & Taj Mahal Hotel - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Victoria Terminus) - Marine Drive (Queens Necklace) - Girgaum Chowpatty - Hanging Garden (Shoes House)
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.00
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US$58.00
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Full Day Mumbai City Private Sightseeing Tour

Full Day Mumbai City Private Sightseeing Tour

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Our 'Full Day Mumbai City Private Sight Seen Tour' takes you through the city allowing you to see the various sites and spots that have a rich heritage and historic value. We take you to destinations like Hanging Garden, HajiAli Mosque, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway Of India, Rajabai Tower, Marine drive, Chowpatty beach, Mani Bhavan, Tower of silence, CST station, Temples, Crowford Market, Colaba Causeway so you can enjoy and experience the real Mumbai. Which is not just a city but a feeling that is sure to give you lots of happy and beautiful memories to take back with you and cherish for a lifetime. The guests travel in well maintained, air-conditioned cars and are accompanied by skilled chauffeur, and well informed tour guides to provide them with much needed insights about the various spots they visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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US$70.00
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US$70.00
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Private Mumbai By Dawn Tour

Private Mumbai By Dawn Tour

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Rise early and beat the crowds to explore Mumbai at sunrise. Beginning with early morning pickup, head to the marketplace where you witness Mumbai coming to life. Meet the local vendors who make their living selling flowers, vegetables, newspapers, and more on this 4-hour tour.
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  • 4 hours
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US$82.06
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US$82.06
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Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour

Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour by Public Transport

Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour by Public Transport

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Ride the famous suburban train, hop on a classic red bus, cruise around town in a typical black and yellow taxi and look on as millions of Mumbai’s working class head out in the morning. We will see a number of different markets and the world famous Dabbawallahs (the workers of India’s intricate lunch delivery system). For lunch, we’ll have a special tiffin (lunchbox) lunch delivered to us by a dabbawallah, picnicking at a nearby park. After our picnic, we’ll you an overview of religion in India (integral to the lives of most Indians) and you’ll learn about Hinduism, Islam as well as Jainism. You will admire the Haji Ali in the middle of the sea, enjoy views from Mahalaxmi Temple, get a one-of-a-kind perspective of Mumbai (and Marine Drive) from the Hanging Gardens. Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry. We know this will be an eventful day to remember!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.59
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US$43.59

Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour - A Guided Experience

Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour - A Guided Experience

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Explore the city of dreams with a guide in a day. Enjoy the magic of a metro city. From Church gate to Marine drive. You will be picked from the Airport or Central station with a guide. Visit Places Juhu Beach, Amitabh Bachchan Bungalow, Bandra Bandstand, Pali hill, Mt. Mary Church, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali, Passing through Malabar hill and hanging garden, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Hotel, Ferry Ride at Gateway of India, CST and BMC headquarters, Horniman Circle, Asiatic Library, RBI Headquarters and Colaba Causeway. Duration: 10 Hours Timing: 10:00 am Starting & Endpoint: Mumbai Central Station/Airport Minimum occupancy: 2 Pax Maximum occupancy: 7 Pax
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  • 10 hours
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US$25.89
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US$25.89
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Mumbai Walking Tour

Mumbai Walking Tour

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Wander around Mumbai on this guided walking tour of the Old Town. It serves as a great introduction to the city. Travel on foot for about 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) and learn about the history and its people, as you pass by important landmarks and sites such as the Gateway of India.
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  • 2 hours
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US$12.27
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US$12.27
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Mumbai on Motor Bike

Mumbai on Motor Bike

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We do value your association with us, and therefore we bring to you the best. With years of expertise in the industry, we do take milestone steps to deliver your best. We always love to serve you, explore.
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  • 4 hours 6 minutes
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US$85.41
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Guided Full Day Sightseeing City Tour of Mumbai

Guided Full Day Sightseeing City Tour of Mumbai

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Discover the sightseeing highlights of Mumbai on this all-day guided tour. The itinerary includes stops at the Gateway of India, Haji Ali Mosque, Hanging Gardens, Dhobi Ghat, and more, covering a mix of historical sites and modern landmarks to understand the culture and lifestyle. The tour can accommodate up to five people.
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  • 8 hours
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US$92.07
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US$92.07
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Sight seeing tour

Sight seeing tour

exploring mumbai sight seeing tour the beauty of mumbai...... people call it as city of dream. mumbai one of the most attractive destination in india..... the city is locatedalong the konkan costal area &the best way to explore your one sightseeing tour via aircon car the intresting fact of southmumbai is seaface which is known as marine drive look alike Queen necklace when it light up at night. Its best hangout place for mumbaikar and also a visitor . which. is also picturized in many bollywood movies .next view point is bandra worli sea face which is officially known as rajiv gandhi sealink the bridge wason use by 30 JUNE 2009 the best view of sealink is evening time the sunset point.....
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$130.77
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