Top 17 Tours To Explore Mumbai Like A Local

By Niyati Shinde on Feb 04, 2016
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The 'City Of Dreams'- Mumbai is an effervescent amalgamation of different cultures, architecture, history, various cuisines and ofcourse, Bollywood! If you are planning to visit this bustling city of India, here’s a list of tours and activities you should not miss out on. Make the most of your journey to Maximum City.

Bollywood Treats Tour:

One of the largest centres of film production in the world, how can you visit Mumbai and not try to know more about Bollywood?! This Mumbai tour  will help you explore the glitzy and glamorous side of the city. Not having a physical place (like Hollywood), Bollywood is made up of various components. An obsession for many, Bollywood movies are a dazzling phenomenon and you have to catch a show or two while in Mumbai!

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Highlights of the tour:

  • Watch a Hindi movie in a cinema hall that is known to celebrate the essence of Bollywood.
  • See where Bollywood celebrities stay as you drive by their lavish homes
  • Check out the Bollywood Walk of Stars

What is included:

  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Transportation
  • Movie Ticket

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Mumbai Masala Tour:

Are you a foodie? Are you someone who loves exploring different cuisines? Then this one is for you. This food tour will introduce you to the delicious street foods of Mumbai. Get a taste of the flavourful pani puri, hog on some South Indian dosa and munch on crispy Bombay toast. End your culinary journey with a sinfully delicious rasgulla or ras malai or jalebi

Highlights of the tour:

  • Experiencing Mumbai the way locals do through its delicious flavours and inventive cuisine.
  • Navigating Mumbai’s street food stalls in the company of someone who knows the best food finds in the city.

What is included:

  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Transportation
  • Three local food dishes

Mumbai Highlights Tour:

The buzzing metropolis of Mumbai can intimidate any first time traveller. The Mumbai Highlights tour was designed to help newcomers understand the pulse of the city. Explore the magnificent structures in Mumbai like the Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah and UNESCO World Heritage Site Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The tour also covers Mumbai’s famous Dhobi Ghat- a huge open air laundry.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Enjoy a multifaceted tour of everything Mumbai has to offer.
  • Learn how to catch local taxis and buses.
  • Marvel at the impressive historical architecture spanning several centuries.
  • Get captivated by splashes of colour as you check out how the city’s laundry is still done, old school style.

What is included:

  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Transportation

Shopping Tour:

If you want to shop till you drop, you have to sign up for the Mumbai Shopping Tour. 5 hours of guilt free shopping, that’s what you’ll get! As some enlightened soul rightly put, uo;when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!” Buy traditional Indian textiles and dresses, elegant and dazzling jewellery and splurge on fancy shirts, shoes and jackets. The tour covers shops and markets such as the Bandra Market, Dhanraj Jewellers, Popley and Sons, High by Harry’s, Outfits and a few street markets as well.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visiting the various bustling markets in Mumbai.
  • Exploring various jewellery shops.
  • Buying gifts for loved ones from fascinating souvenir shops.

What is included:

  • Guide Fees
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Transportation Charges, Toll Tax, Parking, Driver Fees
  • Refreshments

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Full Day Mumbai City Tour:

The magnificent metropolis of Mumbai is huge and offers a lot to its visitors. On this 8 hours full day tour of the city, you’ll get to see some of the most popular tourist attractions. The pit stops include the gorgeous Victoria Terminus Station, the architectural heritage monument of Flora Fountain, the historical Gateway Of India, the captivating Prince Of Wales Museum, the lush Hanging Garden and the famous Juhu Beach to name a few.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit the Mahalaxmi Temple and the Mount Mary Church.
  • Click stunning photos of the Marine Drive Boulevard.
  • Tour the historical Mani Bhavan which housed Mahatma Gandhi for a while during the freedom struggle.

What is included:

  • Transportation A/C Vehicle
  • Local sightseeing
  • All charges for fuel, driver allowance, toll tax, parking
  • Guide fees
  • Refreshments / water bottles

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Bollywood With Slum Tour:

The largest slum in Asia, Dharavi district is so much more than the dire reputation it has. Home to nearly one million people, the district is a striving centre for small scale industries with emphasis on leather tanning, soap making and pottery. The Bollywood With Slum tour aims to break the negative stereotype associated with the slum. It will help you explore the spirit of the place.

Highlights of the tour:

  • See the many industries thriving within the district of Dharavi.
  • Drive past the homes of famous Bollywood stars.
  • Visit the site where the movie Slumdog Millionaire was filmed.
  • Witness behind the scenes activities of film making.
  • Gain an understanding of how the people of Dharavi live.

What is included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation
  • Guide fees
  • Lunch and refreshments

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Elephanta Caves Guided Tour:

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are located close to the concrete jungle of Mumbai. Just off the coast of the city, the Elephanta Island consists of 7 marvellous caves. They are one of the oldest rock cut structures in the country and are the perfect example of Indian art associated to Lord Shiva. While on the island, after you are done exploring the caves, do walk uphill to shop at the tiny flea market.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the sculptural caves of Elephanta Island

What is included:

  • Bottle of water
  • Guide fees
  • Ferry ticket
  • Toy train ride ticket

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Dabbawala Tour:

A Dabbawala is someone who carries and delivers freshly made food from customer’s home in a lunch box (Dabba) and delivers it to offices. What is so special about this you ask? Well, the Mumbai Dabbawalas are 6 Sigma certified! This means they probably make only 1 mistake in 6 million chances. The Dabbawalas are about 5000 in strength and deliver approximately 2, 00,000 tiffin boxes every day.

Highlights of the tour:

  • See the Dabbawallas transfer dabbas in precise, calculated ways.
  • Meet the Dabawallas after a hard day’s work and interact with them.
  • Observe the complicated process behind delivering hundreds of thousands of packages in just a few hours.
  • Visit the ancient laundry at Dhobi Ghat.

What is included:

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • 1st class train ticket from Churchgate to Mahalaxmi train station
  • All taxes

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Mumbai By Night Tour:

Mumbai is also known as ‘The city that never sleeps’. And for good reason. There’s a certain charm in exploring the city by night. In this tour, you’ll be visiting Mumbai’s best restaurants for an evening of fine dining. This will be followed by a horse carriage ride. Seems like the perfect way to explore this city with the love of your life or even with your family and kids.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Sample some of India’s best cuisine.
  • Discover the charm of Mumbai by night.
  • Watch a Hollywood or Bollywood blockbuster.
  • Travel in safety and comfort with a professional chauffer.

What is included:

  • Horse carriage ride
  • Cinema hall movie tickets
  • 4 drinks (pint of beer/soft drink/30 ml. domestic alcohol) with starter
  • Dinner
  • Private air-conditioned cab
  • All transfers
  • Guide fees

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Fashion Tour of Mumbai:

The fashion capital of India, Mumbai is the place you should visit if you are a fashionista/ fashionisto. Apart from lots of high-end shopping, on this tour you’ll get to learn about the history and development of India’s weaving techniques and fashion trends. You’ll also discover how Indian styles have influenced global fashion and how the traditional Indian methods have changed due to influences of worldwide trends.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit Mumbai’s most famous fashion showrooms.
  • Shop in the city’s trendiest boutiques and markets.
  • See the clothes being made in front of you at a designer garment factory.
  • Learn about the influence of Indian style.

What is included:

  • Round-trip chauffeured, private transportation from your hotel or the airport
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

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Trek to Sagargad Fort:

Escape the hustle bustle of the city and go on a trek to Sagargad Fort. Also known as Khed Durg, the fort lies in proximity to Mumbai and can be easily done in a day. Once home to Maratha admiral Kanhoji Angre, the fort now lies in ruins.  Sitting at an elevation of 1,482 feet, it offers beautiful views of the sea. The entire trek from the base village can be completed in 5 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Hike to Sagargad Fort.
  • Trek along green grassy hills and look out for eagles and vultures.
  • Cool down at waterfalls and rock pools.
  • Get beautiful views of the Konkan Coast and Arabian Sea.

What is included:

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Transfers
  • Guide

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Get a pampering Ayurvedic Massage:

A Sanskrit term, Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’. It is an ancient Indian stream of natural and holistic medicine. Focusing on seven basic tissues, an Ayurvedic massage aims at relaxing and soothing the body, mind and soul. Discover the healing powers of this ancient therapy while visiting Mumbai.  

Highlights of the tour:

  • A relaxing massage to soothe your mind, body and soul.

What is included:

  • Pick-up and drop off in private air-conditioned cab
  • Full-body massage fees
  • Water bottles

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Mumbai with Goa Tour:

In Mumbai for a longer duration? Then you must explore the party capital of India- Goa as well. Known for its marvellous coastline, Goa is a beach bum’s paradise. With a vibrant nightlife, Goa features on every party reveller’s wishlist. But there is more to the state than partying. It also is home to magnificent and quaint churches, an array of interesting museums and it proves to be the perfect place to go for a waterfall excursion.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Victoria Terminus in Mumbai.
  • Tour Panaji and see Adil Shah’s Palace and the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Goa.
  • Explore old Goa and visit the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa.
  • While in Goa, enjoy water sports such as water biking, waterskiing, ballooning and much more.

What is included:

  •  6 nights in 2 star hotel accommodation with air conditioned room.
  •  Bus fare and train fare (Air condition sleeper) as per Itinerary.
  •  Daily breakfast during the stay
  •  Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  •  Assistance on arrival and departure transfers
  •  Studio entrance fees.
  •  All applicable taxes

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour:

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ajanta is the world's greatest historical monument. Made up of 30 caves, there are beautiful frescos within the caves having a religious influence. These murals and frescos centre around Lord Gautam Buddha and incidents from his life. Out of the 30 caves, caves number 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in 1819 A.D.

At Ellora, you will find cave temples and monasteries belonging to the religions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. These 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship and monasteries along with Hindu and Jain temples. The most impressive excavation is that of the magnificent Kailasa Temple. It is the largest monolithic structure in the world. 

Highlights of the tour:

  • Explore the mystical and tranquil caves of Ajanta and Ellora.
  • Be awe inspired by the delicate stone carvings and intricate paintings.

What is included:

  • 2 nights budget air condition accommodation in Mumbai.
  • 2 nights budget air condition accommodation in Aurangabad.
  • Pickup and drop from and to airport/bus station/railway station.
  • Sightseeing Mumbai,Ajanta and Ellora caves.
  • Bus/train tickets ticket for Aurnagbad .
  • Guide

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Bollywood Studio Tour:

Have you ever wished to see a live movie filming? The Bollywood Studio Tour can fulfil this wish for you! In this tour, you will be witnessing the various aspects of the Hindi Film Industry- you’ll get to know about movie making, you’ll get to see a live shooting, you’ll be taken to various movie sets and locations and you’ll even get to watch a documentary on the Bollywood industry. If luck favours, you might end up clicking selfies with a Bollywood star!

Highlights of the tour:

  • Get a guided tour of sets of various famous Bollywood movies.
  • Watch a live film shooting in action.

What is included:

  • Snacks with refreshments.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Bollywood International Studio Entry Ticket
  • Taxes

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Partying in Mumbai:

For all the party animals out there, this one is for you! Experience the throbbing nightlife of Mumbai with bars and clubs that could hold their own with the best in Hong Kong or Vegas! The nightlife scene in Mumbai can give some of the world's best party destinations a run for their money! The city has it all- from budget friendly drinking holes to exclusive bars and dance clubs.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Experience Mumbai’s vibrant nightlife by visiting three trendy locations.
  • Sample some of India’s finest starters and enjoy a meal at Mumbai.
  • Party all night and dance your socks off in the nightclub.
  • Visit a shooting studio and experience filming during the night time.
  • Dine at restaurant.

What is included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • Bollywood studio visit
  • Nightclub entrance fees
  • Snacks and drinks and meal.
  • Drinks in the nightclub 2 pints of beer, 2 drinks (30 ml.) of domestic alcohol, or 3 soft drinks
  • Sightseeing by night in a private air-conditioned car
  • Guide fees

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Reality Show Tour:

Watch a live recording of India’s equivalent of American Idol or Dancing With The Stars. Cheer as a singer reaches a top note or clap and whistle along with the crowd as a dancer attempts a difficult move. At the end of the filming, you might even get to dance with your idols. Depending on the filming schedule, this tour is available to visitors during any ongoing season.  

Highlights of the tour:

  • Experience a live talent show in action.

What is included:

  • Air-Conditioned Private Vehicle.
  • All charges for fuel, Driver Allowance, Toll Tax, Parking.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Refreshments like water bottles & cookies.

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