Often referred to as "The City of Dreams," Mumbai is India's largest metropolis. On this morning tour, explore the historical side of the city at the magnificent Gateway of India and indulge in the marvel of one of India's major archaeological sites, the Elephanta Caves. Learn about the lost civilization which used to flourish there in the company of an expert guide.
Meet the tour guide at the famous Regal Theater located in the Colaba area at 8am. Leave for an exceptional morning in the historic lanes of Mumbai. Before going back in time and discovering the history of this city, have a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant well-known for Maharastrian food items like Keema Pav (minced lamb with Mumbai bread), Ban Maska (buttered bread) and Indian style masala tea.
After breakfast walk towards the Gateway of India, one of Mumbai's most famous landmarks built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The Gateway of India is is a splendid 26 meter archway displaying an intricate latticework carved on stone, and is the perfect way to introduce Mumbai to its visitors. In addition, it is an interesting example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Learn from your expert guide the significance of these buildings and take some amazing pictures.
At 9am sharp, board a ferry from the Gateway of India ferry dock and leave for yet another historical wonder, the Elephanta Caves located on Elephanta Island. After reaching the island, take a medium level trek with the guide to reach the Elephanta Caves. Visit the extraordinary relics of the 7th century and admire the rock-cut caves which are dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Explore the seven caves on the island and marvel over the sacred relics of early civilization.
Indulge in the heritage of this exceptional location, and learn from the tour guide about the connection that Shiva and mythology has with these ancient caves. As the heat starts to pile up, board a ferry and return back to the Gateway of India ferry dock where the tour concludes.