On this 3 hour tour, you will witness the remarkable work done by Mumbai's dabbawalas and Dhobis, and learn about these fascinating people from an expert guide. The word "dabbawala" can be interpreted as "box-carrier" or "lunch-pail man", and is a person in Mumbai who carries and delivers freshly made food from home to people in offices. These workers have achieved 100% accuracy and their methods have been studied internationally. Dhobis are Mumbai's traditional laundrymen who have developed a fascinating system for washing their customers' clothes. With this experience, you will see how two interesting groups of people earn their living in one of world’s most populous cities, and you will learn something about Mumbai that is beyond the experience of many travelers.
Take a glimpse into the rich culture and legacy of Mumbai on'this 5-hour private tour. Visit the glorious Kanheri caves, chiseled out of a massive'basaltic'rock located in the Borivali National Park. The caves demonstrate Buddhist'influence on art and culture between 1st century BC and 10th century CE. Follow the mythology surrounding'Lord Buddha's life explained by our art historian that links Buddha to the 10 avataras of Lord Vishnu-the Hindu God. Buddha thus becomes an inseparable part of story-telling in Indian classical dance. Post lunch watch a scintillating Bharatanatyam dance performance by the renowned Sankhya Dance Group. The performance brings to life mythological characters of divine origin with a special piece on Buddha's life story. The idea behind this tour is that tourists get an unforgettable experience of the rich Indian mythology and culture and understand how the two are irrevocably connected. The tour includes a traditional Indian lunch.
Take a glimpse into the culture and legacy of Mumbai with this 6-hour private tour. Visit the Elephanta caves located on Elephanta island in Mumbai Harbour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a network of rock-cut temples dedicated to Shiva ' the Dancing God. Follow the fascinating mythology explained by your friendly and professional guide that links Shiva to the origin of classical dance in India. Post lunch, watch a scintillating Bharatanatyam dance performance by the renowned Sankhya Dance Group. The idea behind this tour is that tourists get an unforgettable experience of the rich Indian mythology and culture and understand how the two are irrevocably connected. The tour includes a traditional Indian lunch (if option is selected).
This is a private tour of the largest slum area in the whole of Asia, called'as Dharavi, home to nearly one million people. Combining it with a Bollywood tour, you'll be sure to gain much insight into the rich local culture of Mumbai.
Take a walking tour of the Dharavi slum on this unique exploration in Mumbai. Follow a guide through Dharavi's narrow alleyways, where you're introduced to local residents and their small-scale industries ' recycling, ceramics, embroidery, soap making and more ' all manufactured by innovative means. Travel on your own or by rail with a guide, or upgrade to include round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle and see points of interest along the way. Numbers are limited to six people, ensuring an informative experience with a small group. Proceeds from your local tour operator goes back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health, and livelihood.
Delve into the world of Indian cinema on this Bollywood tour in Mumbai. Ride a rickshaw past celebrity homes and watch a typical Bollywood film at a local theater. Your local guide will provide in-depth, entertaining commentary about all things Bollywood!This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
This tour gives you a close look into many different technical and environmental aspects of Bollywood-making. Enjoy this tour in the comfort of your own private vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Take a fascinating walking tour in the Dharavi Slums, Asia's largest slum, home to nearly a million people. Accompanied by your local English speaking guide, see first-hand how life is for its residents. You will also visit'spots where the famous Hollywood movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' was filmed.
Experience faith at Mumbai’s most exceptional temple, Shree Siddhivinayak, and indulge in age-old tradition. Participate in the evening Aarti ceremony, and learn about the significance of this 18th century temple from an expert guide. Then, drive across the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, one of India’s major architectural marvels and feel the glory of Mumbai at its best.
Learn about the age-old tradition of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, a beautiful festival of bringing the elephant headed Lord Ganesh's idol home by Marathi families. One of the most sacred Hindu festivals, it celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh, the supreme God of wisdom and prosperity. Visit Mumbai's most famous Pandals (community tents which hold the gigantic Ganesh idols), be a part of a local family and understand the culture up close in the company of a friendly local guide.
The tour (Group or private) through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, you will undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and the special spirit that exists here. Dharavi became famous through the worldwide hit movie 'slumdog millionaire' in 2008. You will find a wide range of activity in this mini-city such as plastic recycling, leather work, pottery, papadam baking, soap production, such as schools and churches. Don't expect to find extreme poverty by walking though Dharavi. The tour breaks stereotypical beliefs and will inspire you for your daily life. and Tour Guides are College students live in Dharavi Slum
Get a insider look at slum life in Mumbai on this 3-hour walking tour. Make your way through the streets of Dharavi to witness a hidden side of urban India and get a new perspective on city life in one of India's, and the world's, largest cities. You will witness the community life that exists beyond religion and wealth.