Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves Or Kanheri Caves


Cruise around Mumbai in an air-conditioned private vehicle during a customizable sightseeing tour. Choose up to five main attractions and lesser-known gems to see with a private guide, including the option to visit the Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves. Create your own day-long itinerary, hitting highlights such as the Gateway to India, Mahalaxmi Temple, the hanging gardens and Victoria Terminus, or checking out offbeat sites like a traditional laundry.

Your private tour of up to five Mumbai sights starts with hotel pickup by your private guide in an air-conditioned vehicle.

You have the choice of three tour options, all of which are customizable by you based on what you want to see: Elephanta Caves plus any four sights, Kanheri Caves plus any four sights, or any five sights except Elephanta Caves and Kanheri Caves (the two cave sites are too far apart to visit both in a single day) The Elephanta Caves are located on Elephanta Island, a short boat ride away; the Kanheri Caves sit on the outskirts of the city and are at least 21 centuries old.

In the city, perhaps visit the Gateway to India, an iconic structure sitting next to the legendary Taj Hotel. Cruise down Marine Drive along the coast to get an expansive sense of the city, or visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai's premier art and history museum, which houses 50,000 historical Indian objects. Stop by late-18th-century Mahalaxmi Temple, a famous temple dedicated to Mahalakshmi, the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. Or suggest to your guide other possibilities based on your interests.

If you want to go off the beaten path, consider Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, a unique feature of Mumbai: a dhobi is a traditional laundryman who collects dirty linen, washes it and returns it neatly pressed to your doorstep. Gawk at row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with a flogging stone, where the clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the stones, tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Or maybe you'd like to visit a slum; Dharavi slum, founded in the 1880s, is thought to have up to one million residents.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: This tour provides you with a professional driver and a separate knowledgeable guide. No meals are included as part of the tour, but your guide can recommend places to eat lunch and snacks (own expense).

Sample list of Mumbai sites you can choose to visit:

  • The Gateway to India
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Jogeshwari Caves
  • Marine Drive
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum
  • Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Temple
  • Haji Ali Dargah Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Mt Mary Church
  • Hanging gardens
  • Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
  • Dharavi slum
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Elephanta Caves

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