Elephanta Caves & City Tour Of Mumbai
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Embark on a private tour of Mumbai that takes you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Starting with a visit to the Gateway of India and a ferry ride to Elephanta Island, you'll explore the ancient Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum. You'll also get to witness the local way of life at Dhobi Ghat, before exploring the colorful Kala Ghoda Art district. The tour ends with a visit to the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station before being dropped off back at your hotel in South Mumbai.
8:00 AM - Hotel Pick-up: Your day begins with a pick-up from your hotel in South Mumbai by a comfortable, private, air-conditioned car. As you set out, your knowledgeable guide will provide a captivating overview of Mumbai's rich history and vibrant culture, setting the stage for an exciting day of exploration.
8:30 AM - Arrival at the Gateway of India: You'll arrive at the magnificent Gateway of India, a renowned Mumbai landmark that stands as an emblem of the city. Here, you'll board a ferry bound for Elephanta Island, situated in the Arabian Sea. The one-hour ferry ride treats you to stunning vistas of Mumbai's skyline as you approach the island.
9:30 AM - Exploring Elephanta Caves: Upon reaching Elephanta Island, your adventure truly begins. You'll journey to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. The rock-cut temples, notably the awe-inspiring Shiva temple featuring a towering 6-meter-tall statue of Lord Shiva, hold historical and spiritual significance. Your guide will share in-depth insights into the caves' history and their place in Indian culture.
12:00 PM - Return to the Gateway of India: After your exploration of the Elephanta Caves, you'll retrace your steps by ferry and return to the Gateway of India.
1:30 PM - Lunch at a Local Restaurant: It's time to savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide will recommend a dining establishment based on your culinary preferences, whether you seek to sample Mumbai's renowned street food or indulge in fine dining.
2:30 PM - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya: The journey continues with a visit to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, a museum housing an extensive collection of Indian art, textiles, and sculptures. You'll explore various galleries dedicated to these subjects, providing a comprehensive glimpse into India's diverse cultural heritage.
4:00 PM - Dhobi Ghat Experience: Your next stop is the fascinating Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundromat nestled in the heart of Mumbai. Here, hundreds of individuals employ traditional methods to launder clothing every day. You'll have the unique opportunity to witness the diligent workers as they soak, beat, and thrash laundry before hanging it out to dry. This immersive experience grants insight into the daily lives of Mumbai's residents and offers a remarkable slice of the city's culture.
5:30 PM - Kala Ghoda Art District: Your exploration takes you to the vibrant Kala Ghoda Art district, celebrated for its dynamic street art, galleries, and museums. As you wander through the district, you'll be surrounded by colorful murals and street installations, showcasing the work of both local and international artists. The area also boasts unique boutiques and stores selling local handicrafts, souvenirs, and specialty items, providing the perfect opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind memento of your time in Mumbai.
6:30 PM - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Visit: The final leg of your tour brings you to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Mumbai's most iconic landmarks. The station, constructed in the late 19th century, is renowned for its Victorian Gothic architecture and serves as a central transportation hub for local and long-distance trains. Your guide will share insights into the station's history and its significance in Mumbai's cultural tapestry.
7:00 PM - Return to Hotel: Your enriching day comes to a close as you are chauffeured back to your hotel in South Mumbai by private car. Your guide will bid you farewell and remain available to address any remaining questions or curiosities you may have about your Mumbai tour.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.