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Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the famed Mumbai filmmaking industry on this Bollywood studio tour by private vehicle. Gain a deeper understanding of the process that takes script to screen and learn how the nation’s most popular form of entertainment is created from your informative local guide. Choose the 6-hour option, which offers up historical, creative and technical insight into an industry that produces some 1,000 movies per year. Or go for the 9-hour option, which includes a Bollywood film screening followed by a savory traditional Indian dinner.
  • Tour the Bollywood studio with a guide and learn about India’s film industry
  • Meet the movie stars and watch the process of Indian filmmaking unfold
  • Enjoy dinner at a restaurant and watch a Bollywood film at the Regal Theater (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transfer by private, air-conditioned vehicle
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
English-speaking guide
Professional driver
Dinner (full-day tour only)
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departs from your Mumbai hotel

Departure Time

2:00 PM
6-hour tour:Your driver will meet you at your Mumbai hotel around 2pm and transport you in private, air-conditioned comfort to SJ Studio in Andheri, which is famous for its Bollywood productions.

Upon arrival, make a stop in one of the studios, where your guide will provide a brief introduction about India’s diverse and colorful film industry. Learn about the 67,000 films that have been produced in some 30 languages and gain a deeper understanding of the history of this incredible art form. Travel back in time to the 1930s, when sound was first introduced to the moving picture and learn about the influence of dance, music and song in Bollywood Hindu storytelling.

After the welcome and introduction, you will tour well-designed sets where feature films, TV shows and ads are often being filmed. Get an up close look at the production side as you watch professionals in action. This unique experience grants nearly unlimited access to the world of moviemaking. Learn about set design dubbing, editing, publicity and stunt doubles. Maybe even pose with one of the stars (subject to availability and approval. During shooting, guests must view from specified distance to avoid disrupting the film team).

Once you’ve experienced the backstage wonder of Bollywood in Mumbai, pass through the studio gates like a star and meet your private driver, who will return you to your hotel.

9-hour tour:Once you’ve completed your studio tour, meet your private driver who will transport you to the neighborhoods of Juhu and Bandra—home to numerous Bollywood stars. Catch a screening of a Bollywood film at the Art Deco Regal Theater on the Colaba Causeway. Finally, enjoy a traditional Indian dinner at a nearby restaurant where you’ll recap the day’s adventures before returning to the hotel in your private vehicle.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Esel Studio
6-hour tour: Meet your driver at your Mumbai hotel around 2pm and travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Bollywood film studio. En route, your driver will inform you about what to expect on your Bollywood tour at SJ Studio in Andheri. When you arrive at the SJ Studio complex, head into one of the Bollywood studios for a brief introduction about the origin and evolution of India’s film industry, which has produced more than 67,000 films in at least 30 languages. Learn about the silent film era and the ‘talkies’ — first introduced to India in the early 1930s — as well as the increasing popularity of Bollywood cinema, which incorporates Hindi storytelling through dance, music and song. Next, your studio guide will escort you to various movie sets, where you can observe the shooting of feature films, TV serials or ads (depending on the day). Here, experience the action of a set production as you see directors rehearsing dance choreography and hear sound mixers matching background music with sound effects. With this up-close view, you’ll gain insight into the everyday mechanics of moviemaking – from set creation, animation, stunt doubles and special effects to dubbing, editing, film processing and publicity. You may even get a chance to pose for a photo with the film stars themselves. (Subject to availability or at the star's approval; if shooting is in progress, you will only be allowed to view it from a certain distance to avoid disturbance). After your introduction to the fabulous world of filmmaking in Mumbai, return through the studio gates like a true Bollywood star to meet your private driver, who will drop you off at your hotel. 9-hour tour: After your studio tours, head to Juhu and Bandra for a glimpse of some famous film stars’ homes. In the evening, your driver will take you to watch a Bollywood movie screened at the Regal Theater, a world-class Art Deco theater established in 1933 on the Colaba Causeway. Afterward, head across the street to a local restaurant for a delicious Indian dinner before your driver returns you by private vehicle to your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY GeTs Holidays

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bollywood Studio Tour in Mumbai.

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Tour was a waste of time. Guide was...
Bethan H
, Mar 2017
Tour was a waste of time. Guide was extremely unprofessional and didn't do anything. Feel lied to as in description it said about meeting actors and seeing filming etc and thins did not happened. Spent money on something I didn't even experience.
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Waste of time and money ! From...
julien t
, Mar 2016
Waste of time and money ! From the guide who picked us up at the hotel , to the performances at the studio , everything was so unprofessional. This tour is a shame !
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Was fun getting so close to the...
Kyle T
, Feb 2016
Was fun getting so close to the actual filming of 2 shows and learning about some of the tricks behind special effects in film making. The guides were fun and very informative. Viewing a Bollywood film after was a good way to finish a great tour.
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Tour was a trip! We were very luck...
Carl L
, Mar 2014
Tour was a trip! We were very luck to see four films/series in action. Spent time on each set while filming was being done. A welcomed change from the standard sight seeing tours.
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