Exploring The Best Of Mumbai With Private Full-Day City Tour

All the Bollywood movies made sure that ever since I was a child, I knew every little thing about Mumbai and its landmarks. But, I never had the pleasure of visiting Mumbai for more than 25 years of my life. So, I, being an Indian myself, have had the displeasure of answering the question ‘have you not been to Mumbai yet?’ a lot more times than any of you would expect. I grabbed the very first opportunity to explore this city of dreams and decided to go with private Mumbai full-day city tour to have a wholesome experience. As a friend of mine had strongly recommended this 6.30-hour tour, I knew it must be a great one. It was like the perfect Mumbai one day tour package that included - 

  • Pick up and drop at hotel
  • Private AC car with driver 
  • Experienced guide 
  • Lunch 
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Mount Mary Church, Bandra
  • Gateway of India
  • Mumbai University
  • Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum 
  • The Hanging Gardens
  • Marine Drive

And all at the starting cost of mere USD 71.95 (INR 5,300)! So, when this tour started at 10.30 am, I was looking forward to the whole well-planned day. When we reached the famous Victoria Terminus as our first stop, Sanya, my guide, had already filled me in with all the interesting information about Mumbai. 

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Offering my prayers at Mount Mary Church 

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Finding a place of worship so majestic right in the heart of Mumbai was such a pleasure! 

Exploring the Gateway of India and around 

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I was overwhelmed by the humbleness while standing at the historic monument of the Gateway of India. Sanya made it a point to show me around the Taj Mahal Palace and explained all about the unfortunate terrorist attack of 26/11. 

Devouring the delicious lunch 

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All the excitement and walking around made sure that I was hungry when we stopped for lunch. The scrumptious Mughlai lunch along the goodness of desserts and I was ready for the next part of my grand Mumbai tour! 

Stopping by the Mumbai University 

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Wandering through the picturesque campus of Mumbai University took me back to my college days. Chatting with Sanya about it while listening to the glorious stories of this educational hub was a lovely experience. 

Visiting Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum 

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It is hard to believe that this small Gujarati-style building has a history steep into its veins. With a museum and a library dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, Mani Bhavan tells you a lot about the turbulent past in less than an hour. 

Taking a walk at the Hanging Gardens 

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After a hectic day, meandering my way through a well-manicured garden that overlooks the Arabian Sea took away all the weariness. 

Relaxing at the Marine Drive 

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What is a Marine Drive all about? A sound of the ocean + cool breeze + mouth-watering street food + a cup of chai = A day well-spent. My Mumbai tour guide made it all the more interesting with stories of the city that never sleeps. When the tour ended around 6 pm, Sanya dropped me back at the hotel. 

It is definitely one of the best Mumbai day tours, I must say! I feel writing about it in detail is the only way to do it justice. I have already recommended this tour to a few people who are visiting Mumbai. I hope now you also know how to make the most of your time in Mumbai by booking this full day of fun! 


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