Mumbai Heritage tour

Mumbai Heritage tour

Tour Description:

You will be met & welcomed at the port by a GLOBES TRAVEL representative/guide who will take you for a private half day tour of Heritage Mumbai The tour begins at the Gateway of India, the city's most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.  the iconic The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903You will then drive on to the western shores of the island and on to the Art Deco Marine Drive, at night also known as the Queen’s Necklace, because of its illuminated curve around the bay. At the far end of this promenade you will see the popular Chowpatty beach with its enticing array of food stalls epitomizing the city’s celebrated street food culture! Continue to your next stop, the Dhobi Ghats, where you'll be fascinated by a simple activity that is common all over the world but a highlight in Mumbai: the laundry. Each morning laundry from all over Mumbai is brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled, beaten, and thrashed. The next day, after being aired, pressed, folded and wrapped, the bundles are returned to their owners. The secret that keeps the operation running smoothly is the coded symbol that each Dhobi-Wallah places on every item. Invisible to the untrained eye, this mark ensures that nothing will be lost. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (UNESCO world heritage site). Then head to Crawford Market which is more than a century old, here you will get to see and buy many Indian spices. The tour then takes you on to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi's Bombay residence between 1917 and 1934. Mani Bhavan is now a permanent museum and memorial to the mahatma. It contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, and a series of tiny dioramas, a fascinating depiction of his life story. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and world-famous people. You will then visit the Prince of Wales Museum, built in a blend of Gothic and Moorish styles, and crowned by a sparkling white dome. The most impressive features of Bom bay’s cityscape are the Gothic revival buildings built in the last century after its original fortifications were removed. Fine examples include Bombay University, the High Court, and Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station enriched with domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets. India’s first train departed from this station in April 1853; today half a million commuters use the station n each day. Please note: While little walking is required on this tour, there are a considerable number of stairs involved in the visit to the Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhavan. Return to the port

Starting from USD USD 64 per person

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