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Elephanta Caves, Mumbai
Explore the Mumbai full day city tour begins with an excursion to Elephanta Caves — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After touring the rock-carved temple caves, return to Mumbai for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.|
Morning 8 Am our tour specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby and proceed for the Gateway of India and harbor. Here, you can board the ferry for the 1-hour ride to Elephanta Island, home to the World Heritage-listed Elephanta Caves. The ancient cave temples date to the fifth century, carved with stunning reliefs and statues that honor the Hindu god Shiva. After touring the cave temples, return by ferry and start your city tour at the Gateway of India, a colonial-era monument that dates to 1924 and overlooks the harbor. | At 1pm, purchase lunch at a local restaurant, then drive to several landmarks in Mumbai. Take in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), a historic railway station in Mumbai and UNESCO World Heritage Site; Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), a venerable wholesale market; then take in the scenic coastline along Marine Drive, which runs next to the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point to Girgaum Chowpatty and on to Malabar Hill. Take in panoramic views of South Mumbai from the Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens) on Malabar Hill, then stop at the Mani Bhawan (Gandhi Museum), a Gujarati-style residence that served as the headquarters for Mahatma Gandhi's organizing. Next, get great photo ops of Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, the largest unmechanized laundry facility in the world. Finally, pop by the Prince of Wales Museum (closed Mondays) before ending your tour at 6pm with hotel drop-off.
All transfers by an AC vehicle Local english speaking guide at Mumbai Ferry ticket to visit Elephanta One mineral water bottle per person per day All currently applicable taxes including GST
Visas Fee (if applicable) Monument entry fees Tips (always optional, but some guidance will be given in the pre-departure information pack you’ll receive after booking) Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature International flights to/from the start/finish of the trip