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Mumbadevi Temple
Mumbadevi Temple

Mumbadevi Temple

Mumba Devi Marg, Sheikh Memon St, Mumbai, India

The Basics

Surrounded by south Mumbai's busy bazaars, this ancient temple looks unassuming at first glance, with the exception of a spire-like tower adorned with sculptures of sages. Inside is an idol of the eight-armed goddess, along with a stone image of Annapurna, the goddess of food. Many tourists come here as part of an organized walking tour that also includes a visit to the nearby markets.

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South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
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$18.00 per adult
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Mumbai walking tour
Excellent walking tour. Met on time as arranged. Guide was very knowledgable and told some interesting facts about the city. She was genuinely interested in our expectations and took us to many really interesting places. I would strongly recommend this excursion. Many thanks
Stephen_P, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Mumbai

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Mumbai walking tour
Y7976EWbillw, Mar 2019
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
My Mumbai walking tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding the sites we visited.
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Afternoon Mumbai Walking Tour
Y7976EWbillw, Mar 2019
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
Enjoyed the tour guide very much. His personal inspiration guts were very useful. I recommend this to all.
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During this small group 4 people...
Anna T, Apr 2016
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
During this small group 4 people walking tour we viewed several markets food, flower, jewel, garments. Moreover, we visited and the Mumba Devi Temple and learned about its history. The tour finished with a visit to the Panjrapole Cow Shelter, where we able to feed cows.
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This tour came alive because of the...
Michael W, Jun 2018
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
This tour came alive because of the guides. I suppose we could have walked the same streets on our own, but we would have missed so much. This way, with two guides and only a few people in our party, meant that we could stop, ask questions and generally move at our pace but with knowledgeable and entertaining guides all the way. The guides even helped one of our party 'negotiate' the purchase of some local clothing. Well Done.
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Our guide Biju met us at the Regal...
ROGER B, Mar 2018
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
Our guide Biju met us at the Regal on time.We had a really excellent guided tour of the different markets -fruit/cloth/etc and the visit to the temple.We also visited the jewellery quarter. Finally we finished with a visit to the cow sanctuary. We were given very useful information from our guide.
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A great way to see Mumbai. Our guide...
Guy J, Apr 2017
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
A great way to see Mumbai. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and took us to places we wouldn't have seen if he hadn't taken us. We got to see several different different markets, temples and even a cow shelter where we got to feed the cows. Well worth the money.
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WoW.. quite an experience this one...
Ste Smith, Jan 2016
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
WoW.. quite an experience this one.. be prepared for a senses overload.!! was very busy just after Christmas..really worth a look.. great tour guide..
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We had a great time with Jaden...
dennally, Dec 2014
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
We had a great time with Jaden showing us the markets. Very interesting to be in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. Would never have been able to do this on our own you completely lose your bearings. Jaden was very helpful and throughly enjoyed the walk. Not too strenuous easy to do
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Great tour with a fabulous guide...
Christine G, Feb 2015
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
Great tour with a fabulous guide, who was funny and knowledgeable. I could only have found my own way around with the greatest of difficulties, so I would highly recommend this way of exploring the market area. Cham asked us about preferences and what we wanted to see/do/taste within the tour structure. It was very, very worthwhile.
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Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides...
Carol P, Feb 2017
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides - Mumbai is so very vibrant - great trip
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I was impressed with the visit - we...
susie j, Feb 2016
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
I was impressed with the visit - we only confirmed that we could attend the arranged meeting place the am of the trip and so were well pleased when we turned up and were met by the guide. He was good, showed us around a very busy market and then walked along to the Mumbadevi temple. I enjoyed the tour it lasted just the right time as Mumbai was hot and quite sticky. I would recommend the trip as being informative getting the chance to visit a real thriving market as used by locals living in Mumbai. I would have had difficulity in locating it on my own. Information given was very useful.
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Our guide was nice and friendly, we...
Blair H, Mar 2018
South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple
Our guide was nice and friendly, we enjoyed our tour with him. We would recommend the tour as a chance to see the side streets, markets, and another side of Mumbai - we went down little streets that my husband and I would have never ventured to on our own. The only draw back was that our guided didn't have an in-depth understanding of the different religions in Mumbai and the architectural history of the sites we saw. He did give us a great sense of life in modern Mumbai and how to navigate the city on foot.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A must-see for history buffs and those with an interest in Hindu culture and spirituality.

  • Remember to dress modestly, with clothes covering the shoulders and knees.

  • Travelers will be expected to remove their shoes before entering the temple.

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How to Get There

The temple is located in south Mumbai, in the Bhuleshwar Bazaar neighborhood, a busy and congested area just north of the Fort area and about 10 minutes’ drive from Chowpatty Beach. It's about 10 minutes’ walk from the Masjid commuter railway station, or 20 minutes’ walk from the Marine Drive and Charni Road stations.

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When to Get There

Mumbadevi Temple is open year-round. Like most goddess temples, it's at its busiest during the annual Navratri festival, which lasts for nine days in the autumn (exact dates depend on the lunar calendar). The temple is best visited early in the morning or right around dusk, when traditionalaarti prayer ceremonies take place.

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What’s in a Name?

Although many people still refer to Mumbai by its colonial name, Bombay, it’s officially been Mumbai since 1995. The name change came after Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena took power and legally renamed the city to its local Marathi-language name; Mumbai is named after the goddess Mumbadevi herself. Some people say that “Bombay” was a mispronunciation of “Mumbai” that stuck, but it’s more likely an anglicized version of Portuguese construction Bom Bahia (Good Bay).

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