Private Tour Mumbai, The Bollywood Party City That Does not Sleep! Mumbai is undoubtedly THE party city, at night the music pumping out the bars and clubs while the locals sway to the beat and release the tensions of their day.
India may be a party city at night, but during the day the city takes on a different look entirely, always crowded it is India's financial center and the Fashion hub for the rich. Bandara is the best area for shopping from Jimmy Choo shoes to Cartier watches this area has it all! Home of Bollywood Film Studios, come and have the life of Pi!
Plenty to see and you will never get bored in this dynamic city! Mumbai is a Mini India with so many different cultures from all over the country all coming together in Mumbai.
It's more than one billion population are separated into two thousand cultural groups and speak over "200 different languages."It is an industrial town, so many People come here to find employment.
The locals regardless of their cultures and traditions all come together to celebrate each and every religion, Mumbai means "Mother." in the Indian language. It makes you realise that they do in fact mother each other by helping everyone they come across! Read More...
This Stunning City of Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
A Mumbai Sightseeing Tour should be viewed as a buffet table, with alluring trips to keep checking the amazing platters.
Together with India’s renowned nourishment, be confident that on every single visit, you’ll consume food like a Maharaja.
India is a sub-continental place that consists of about 1.2 billion people, and it also contradicts simple explanations.
Geographically, the country is a place to find deserts and the spectacular hill which vary to forested acres, jungles, and exotic, palm-fringed shoreline, while in between, you'll find 'languages,' delicacies, traditions, and clothing.
With all the choices India offers to tourists, it isn't difficult to see why a guided tour to Mumbai is such an attraction for visitors. Your India
private tour guide will give you all the information you'll need.
Top 10 Things to Do in Mumbai
Gateway of India
This stunning building was specifically built for Queen Victoria who sailed to India from London coming to visit Mumbai, and she entered the gateway of India on arrival! The setting on the sea has to be included in your trip to Mumbai. You can take a boat ride to the gate and then go on to the elephant caves, or have a wander around. It sits directly opposite the stunning Taj Mahal, so the photographs you take will be amazing !!
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
This stunning piece of architecture high above the Arabian Sea is a joy to see. It is just over 3 .5 miles in length and the views in the evening are stunning, the bridge is all lit up so you can get some fabulous photos taken! If you hire a soft top car, drive along with the wind in your hair as the sun is setting. There is a toll to be paid ( small amount) but it's the iconic structure of Mumbai so don't miss it!
This amazing 200-year-old temple is the most famous and busiest in Mumbai. It is open to people from all walks of life regardless of age; a guide will explain the history and the Aarti ceremony where you can be blessed and learn about the traditions that have been passed down. It is a very spiritual and peaceful place to visit, with beautiful craftsmanship throughout, Please dress appropriately for your tour.
This is the place where the locals love to chill out and have a wander along this scenic coastline, regardless of when you go the beautiful breeze from the Arabian Sea, and the gorgeous skyline of Mumbai is just amazing to see and be part of. There are many cafes and bars where you can relax and enjoy watching the world go by and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks.
The planetarium is a great family day out, it very well maintained and the staff is lovely. You can learn about all the solar systems; there are many drawings, exhibitions, and models including the 1st astronaut to land on the moon. At various times they have a show in different languages ( 3 pm is in English ) The kids will really enjoy this experience and entry is reasonably priced.
These beautiful caves are remarkable, and it leaves you wondering how they even managed to carve these caves back then, each cave has a history, and you can get an idea with the drawings everywhere. However, I recommend a guide who can give you the whole step by step history on how the Buddhist monks lived. There is a lot of uphill trekking so it may not be suitable for everyone. The tour takes around 2 to 3 hours.
Love shopping? Well, a visit here has to be done! Get your comfy shoes on as its a long walk through the street markets. You can buy anything from a banana to a Gold Ring here, India is renowned for its gold markets! What a perfect place to stop for a tea and watch them all do their business, with the tourists and local alike. It is near to all the major attractions as well, such as the Taj Mahal. A great place to visit while in Mumbai.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
This Massive Terminal used in the film " Slumdog Millionaire: is a stunning British piece of Gothic architecture and wouldn't go amiss in London, it was at one point called Victoria station after the queen. At the Entrance, the Lion is situated at one side representing Britain and the other hand a Tiger for India. It is a hustling and bustling station and the biggest in Mumbai. It is all lit up in the evening and looks spectacular!
This temple is simply amazing and has so much to see once inside, the stunning library is so full of atmosphere, as you walk around and hear the chanting whispering through the walls, it is very tranquil, and you will get an idea regarding the religious heritage. There's also a shop where you can buy many different types of books and CDs. Check the opening times before visiting and always remove your footwear before entering.
Mount Mary Church
This beautiful 16th church is the place where they have the annual feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Situated top of a hill it brings a sense of calm to the madness of the bustling city below. Once inside you will find many drawings depicting the various stages of Jesus time on earth. Outside the little stalls sell candles and various spiritual gifts.If you want somewhere to pray this church is the ideal place.
Travel Tips for Mumbai
Best Time To Visit
Always plan ahead with your tour guide as I feel the winter months are the best time to visit. As it is situated close to the Indian ocean, the winters are not very cold, and the temperatures are really pleasant. It is a great time to get out and about and see the city. The locals love Christmas and new year and its a fantastic time to visit and join in the celebrations. So Book between the months of November and February for the best holiday ever!!
Booking in advance, you can find some fantastic airfares and hotels. In general, negotiate at all times regardless of what your buying and you'll save a few dollars here and there. Food and drink are so cheap it should be free !! Just be aware of the hygiene in some places or the Food street vendors otherwise, it is delicious and tasty. The entry fees into the sites are cheaper for the locals, but it's still really reasonable for us to enter.
Know Before Visiting
Always prebook a taxi and discuss the cost before entering! Drink plenty of water in the hotter months and only drink bottled water even to clean your teeth, and make sure the seal is new before opening. If our female keep your shoulders and legs covered, and as with most large cities watch you purse!! Try and learn a few key words of the language as it helps tremendously. If it says do not take photos ! do not take any or you may be fined !!
The weather varies throughout the year, the time not to book would be the Monsoon season unless you like getting wet !! however, life still goes on as normal for the locals, so beware the months of Mid June until the end of October. March the heat starts to rise and so does the humidity! Its not really the best time to be sightseeing due to the extreme heat however if you do book then bring the right clothing and a hat!