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Mumbai Marvels: Elephanta Island & Cultural Odyssey

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the marvels of Mumbai with our “Mumbai Marvels: Elephanta Island & Cultural Odyssey” tour. Begin your day by visiting the captivating Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient rock-cut temples, including the iconic Shiva temple. Enjoy a local lunch, and then delve into Mumbai’s cultural tapestry at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, a museum showcasing Indian art, textiles, and sculptures. Witness traditional laundry practices at Dhobi Ghat, discover vibrant street art in the Kala Ghoda Art district, and admire the architectural splendor of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This tour promises a fascinating exploration of Mumbai’s heritage and creativity.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the ancient rock-cut temples of the Elephanta Caves, including the towering 6-meter-tall statue of Lord Shiva.
  • Experience the unique and vibrant culture of Mumbai through visits to local landmarks and neighborhoods.
  • Witness the fascinating open-air laundromat at Dhobi Ghat, where traditional laundry methods are still in practice.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of art and creativity in the Kala Ghoda Art district, filled with colorful murals and galleries.
  • Discover the architectural grandeur of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and learn about its historical significance.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 311
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 587
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 898
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 1120
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1378
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1689
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 2000

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:30 PM

Tour Itinerary:

Gateway of India: Your day of exploration begins with a pick-up from your South Mumbai hotel at 8:00 AM. A comfortable, air-conditioned car will be ready to take you on a captivating journey. During the drive, your guide will introduce you to the rich history and culture of Mumbai.

Elephanta Island: At 8:30 AM, you'll arrive at the iconic Gateway of India, where you'll board a ferry bound for Elephanta Island. The one-hour ferry ride offers picturesque views of Mumbai's skyline against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea.

Elephanta Caves: Your adventure continues on Elephanta Island at 9:30 AM, where you'll explore the renowned Elephanta Caves. These ancient rock-cut temples, dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the highlights is the impressive Shiva temple featuring a towering 6-meter-tall statue of the deity. Your guide will provide historical and cultural insights.

Return to Gateway of India: At 12:00 PM, you'll return to the Gateway of India via ferry.

Lunch: At 1:30 PM, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, carefully selected based on your culinary preferences. Whether you desire local street food or a fine dining experience, your guide will make recommendations.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya: The afternoon at 2:30 PM will lead you to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, where you'll delve into the museum's diverse collection of Indian art, textiles, and sculptures. Several galleries offer an extensive look at India's cultural heritage.

Dhobi Ghat: At 4:00 PM, you'll visit Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundry facility situated in the heart of Mumbai. Witness hundreds of individuals diligently washing clothes through traditional methods. Rows of concrete wash pens, each equipped with a flogging stone, create an intriguing sight where laundry is soaked, beaten, and thrashed before drying. This unique experience offers a glimpse into the daily lives of Mumbai's residents.

Kala Ghoda Art District: The art exploration begins at 5:30 PM in the Kala Ghoda Art District. This vibrant area is renowned for its street art, galleries, and museums. You'll be surrounded by colorful murals and street installations, showcasing the works of both local and international artists. Boutiques and stores offering local handicrafts, souvenirs, and specialty items complete the experience.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST): 6:30 PM takes you to the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This late 19th-century station is celebrated for its Victorian Gothic architecture and serves as a bustling hub for local and long-distance trains. Your guide will provide historical insights.

Return to Hotel: Finally, at 7:00 PM, you'll be driven back to your hotel in South Mumbai, concluding your eventful day. Your guide will bid you farewell and address any remaining questions or inquiries regarding your Mumbai tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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