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- 3 - 4 hours
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Receive the essential guide to Mumbai on this tour which covers history, religion, architecture, community, transport, and something else you've been dying to know - how the city does its laundry!
* Enjoy a multifaceted tour of everything the 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 we check out how the city’s laundry is still done old school.
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Mumbai Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Loose cotton clothing is the best option.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Mumbai is a real life metropolis and a beacon that daily calls new arrivals into its spell. A place this big with so much going on can be intimidating for even the most experienced traveller and this tour helps smooth out some of the must know practicalities of navigating your way around whilst telling the story of the city and learning what it’s like to live here right now.
With a meet and greet under the shadow of the magnificent Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the trail gets to a great start with a tour of this brilliant specimen of Victorian Gothic architecture- a bustling railway station that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A short local taxi ride through vintage Mumbai reveals beautiful Indo- Victorian buildings and monuments that is a throwback to an era of dapper English Sahibs and elegant Memsahibs. The impressive Gateway of India, a monument built for a King, stands in its full glory against the blue sea dotted with colorful fishing boats, yachts and an occasional cargo ship.
From the Gateway, a breezy ride through Mumbai's iconic Marine Drive takes us to the base of Hindu religious fervor. Built atop a hillock is the 200 year old Shiva temple, Babulnath. Devout Hindus can be seen carrying milk and water to pour over the Linga, the creative symbol that denotes Lord Shiva.
Underlining that fact that India is a pot pourri of religions, a short ride from Babulnath takes us to the heart of Muslim piety, Haji Ali. One of its kind, this 14th century mosque was built 500 yards into the Arabian Sea.
Splashes of color and smells that are distinct to Mumbai greet you when you reach the unique Dhobi Ghat. The sight, sound and smell of multitude of clothes being washed together has never been so appealing as at this Launderer's nook. We end our trip after getting a step by step account of how tons and tons of clothes are washed starched ironed and returned using the tradition of pristine Indian laundry.