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Mumbai Cultural Experience Tour Including Lunch

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  • Discover hidden gems in Mumbai that other tours miss
  • See more with a private guide
  • Learn about local customs for work, travel, eating, and prayer
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Mumbai Cultural Experience Tour Including Lunch
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Overview
Explore local life in Mumbai with the insight of a private guide who shares places that are not addressed on typical city tours. You'll see fisherman at work, visit the open-air laundry of Dhobi Ghat, stroll through vibrant local markets, sample street foods, and take in temples, medieval buildings, and the bustling transit system. Includes lunch, transport by private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at approximately 10:30 in the morning with pickup from your hotel by your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Your English-speaking guide will take you to some of the oldest and traditional places in Mumbai like a fishing colony, to see how the fisherman bring the fishes and the fisherwomen sort out the fishes and prawns. You will be then taken to a local railway station to see and experience how 10 million people of Mumbai travel by a local train every day. After that you will get to see how the Dabbawallas (Lunch box carriers) do the sorting and delivery of 200,000 lunch boxes everyday. Then you will be taken to the 150 year old open air laundry (Dhobi Ghat) to see clothes being washed and dried in a traditional way.
You will also get to feed the pigeons in the Kabutarkhana (home of pigeons) and Holy cows in the Gau Shala (Cow Shed).
An exciting ride in the local trains and auto rickshaws (Tuk Tuk) of Mumbai is also included (Optional).
What You Can Expect:
Your guide will regale you with tales about Mumbai’s culture, customs, traditions, people and extraordinary way of life. You will meet some of the friendly traders and enterprising group of businessmen who are running their businesses from over a hundred years without any use of modern technology or basic things like a computer, cellphones and sometimes not even a pen or a piece of paper.
There will be plenty of free time to stroll through the market. You will walk to a historical neighborhood full of ethnic people, ancient temples, colorful markets and old world cafes and restaurants – all exuding bohemian charm.
Wander through tucked away places, hidden streets that even locals don't know about, and the narrow streets that speak of Mumbai's rich medieval history. This will be a fitting finale to this revealing tour of Mumbai’s best kept secrets.
If you would like to embrace and enjoy the different cultures and experiences in Mumbai, then this tour is for you.
Reviews (22)
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile
Cultural experience tour

The tour is very informative, Rahil and Sho were very nice and made sure all my requests were accommodated. At the beginning of the tour we were supposed to see Dabbawalas, but for whatever reason we were late even though it was our fist stop...More

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WorldofBollywoodTour, Owner at World of Bollywood India Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear Madam, Thanks so much for choosing us for your Cultural Experience Tour last week. We are extremely grateful to you for making the time from your busy schedule to write a review for us. 1) Thanks so much for all the WONDERFUL and KIND...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile
A day like a mumbaiker

I have quickly learnt you never know what to expect in Mumbai and this tour was no exception. Sanya my guide made sure I saw all I wanted to see and so much more. Though Sanya's personal insights I enjoyed the afternoon living as a...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed September 27, 2018
Fun and flexible

I booked this tour for a friend of mine, she had a blast! Sania (who took my friend around) very comfortably re-organised certain bits of the tour which I had already done with my friend. Very courteous and friendly, especially for tourists visiting the country...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DevanshiS5
Reviewed September 13, 2018
Full day combo City + Cultural Experience tour - loved it :)

I was traveling to Mumbai on my own for a few days for work, and decided to cram in a full-day city + cultural experience tour. What a great move! Sanya was my wonderful guide and her customized itinerary for the day allowed me to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018
Half day cultural tour

What was great about this tour is you could customize it to your interests and ability to walk and climb plus see things you are interested in. The guide was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. We enjoyed the lunch at a local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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