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Gateway of India Tours

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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Mumbai Nightlife Tour

Mumbai Nightlife Tour

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Experience the vibrant coastal city of Mumbai by night with this after-dark tour. You'll hit up many of the most popular spots to hang out after nightfall, including Chowpatty Beach and the Gateway of India, with the chance to check out Kamala Nehru Park, Marine Drive, and even the red-light area of Kamathipura along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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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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$57.00
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$57.00
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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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$50.11
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$50.11
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Mumbai Sky Line Private Sailing Excursion for up to 5ppl

Mumbai Sky Line Private Sailing Excursion for up to 5ppl

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Create a panache of memories with your love ones in galore to all the serenity. Feel the wind & thrill of sailing. Feast your eyes on the clear horizon as you leisure out with your legs down in the water with breathtaking view of Mumbai Skyline & Icons like Gateway Of India, some of Mumbai‘s oldest Light houses & naval bases and if you are lucky enough to get a view of the jumping dolphins. Perfect for family/ friends or cupid sailing. Experience Details: • Sail Boat Type: J24 / Xs63 • Capacity: Up to 5 ppl (minimum no. not required) • Time Slots: 7am to 9am, 2pm to 4pm, 4pm to 6pm & 6pm to 8pm (90 mins sailing 30 mins transfer) • Sail Type: Private Tour • Boarding Time: 15 min prior of your booking slot time. Inclusions: • Mineral water • Sailor / Skipper • Safety Life Jackets • Transfer from jetty to the Sail Boat
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  • 2 hours
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$69.95
per group
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$69.95
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Sunset Sailing in Mumbai Harbour

Sunset Sailing in Mumbai Harbour

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Watch the sun set over Mumbai Harbor as you set sail on a world-class racing boat. Explore the island city of Mumbai from the sea with your expert guide. No sailing experience is necessary – feel free to sit back and relax, or try your hand at sailing the boat. Get a unique and serene experience, away from the crowded city while still enjoying views of the iconic Taj Mahal.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16

Group Shore Excursion The Caves Of Elephanta In Mumbai

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 slopes Elephanta 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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$49.93
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$49.93
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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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$110.00
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$110.00
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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
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$172.00
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$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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$45.00
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$45.00
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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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$92.31
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$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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$107.07
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$107.07
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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
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$184.62
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$184.62
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Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

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Meet your fluent English speaking guide at your hotel lobby, then head on towards to Gateway of India, We will take a ferry boat to reach Elephanta island & start the guided tour there. You can customize this private tour according to your requirements.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.83
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$42.83
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See the Real Mumbai :Half-day Small-Group Tour

See the Real Mumbai :Half-day Small-Group Tour

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Mumbai is one of India’s most vibrant and multi-cultural cities, but first-time visitors often only see the main sights. This 4-hour small-group tour will give you an insight into real Mumbai life, as you ride a local train, visit a traditional flower market, sample typical Indian snacks, and admire landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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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
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$26.67
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$26.67

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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$68.00
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$68.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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$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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$109.00
per group
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$109.00
per group

 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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$78.52
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$78.52
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Half Day Mumbai City Private Sightseeing Tour

Half Day Mumbai City Private Sightseeing Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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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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$60.00
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$60.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Full Day Mumbai City Tour in Luxury Vehicle

Full Day Mumbai City Tour in Luxury Vehicle

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Travel in Luxury Car around the Mumbai City. You will explore complete Mumbai in 10 hrs where you will come across the 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 private Mumbai Tour guide. Our tour guide in Mumbai would be very cultured, professional, highly qualified and very informative fluent English speaking local who has vast knowledge and deep insights about Mumbai and its day-to-day life! The clients can absolutely customise the Mumbai city tour according to their choice, preferences and time availability.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Private Shore Excursions Combine Mumbai City tour with Slum Tour with Train ride

Private Shore Excursions Combine Mumbai City tour with Slum Tour with Train ride

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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. 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 colorful outdoor laundry, And many more. Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce  embroidered garments, export quality leather goods, pottery, plastic and many more. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing units spread across the slum and are sold in domestic as well as international markets. The annual turnover of business here is estimated to be more than $650m (£350m) a year.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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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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$58.00
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$58.00
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Should I book Gateway of India tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gateway of India can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 225 Gateway of India tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Gateway of India 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gateway of India costs USD 115.00. Guided Gateway of India tours start around USD 115.00 per person. See all 225 Gateway of India tickets and tours on Viator.
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