Colaba Tours

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Most visitors to Mumbai eventually find their way to the bustling district of Colaba, the city’s tourist heart and location of the iconic Gateway of India monument.

It’s an attractive area of crumbling colonial-era mansions and fascinating laneways, fishing docks, churches, vibrant vegetable markets and great selection of street-food stalls.

As you take a wander through the district, seek out the opulent mix of Victorian and art deco buildings, like the Regal cinema and 1870s Sailors Home. The grand buildings of the High Court and Mumbai University flank the maidan, and a series of arcaded state buildings surround the 1860s Horniman Circle.

The Portuguese held onto Little Colaba Island until the 1760s, longer than other parts of Mumbai, but the colonial remnants are firmly British. Colaba is also where you’ll find the ritzy Taj Mahal Hotel, Naval cantonment, upmarket residential areas and shopping malls, lively fruit and vegetable markets, contemporary art galleries and art deco cinemas.

The fish caught off Colaba are cooked up for the city’s signature dish, Bombay duck, along with seafood like crabs and lobsters. If you’re in need of a caffeine fix, Colaba’s trendy barista bars serve Mumbai’s best caffè lattes.

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Colaba sits on the southernmost tip of Mumbai’s southern peninsula, around 7km (4.5 miles) south of central Mumbai. One of the city’s original seven islands, it is now connected to the rest of Mumbai by a causeway.
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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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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Dharavi Dabbawala & Dhobi Ghat tour with Mumbai local train ride

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
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
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US$82,00
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  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
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Private Bollywood and Mumbai City Tour with Meal

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.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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US$115,00
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  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

The word "Dabbawala" can be interpreted as "box-carrier" or "lunchpail-man". Watch how these men carry usually a cylindrical aluminium container & who carries and delivers freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers. Experience ride in a mumbai local train in a less crowded route, finish off your tour with visit to world famous rock cut Elephanta caves
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Ancient Buddhist caves tour in Lonavla from Mumbai

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
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
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US$85,00
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  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
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