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Review of Bravo Bombay

Bravo Bombay
Ranked #8 of 93 Tours in Mumbai (Bombay)
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Owner description: We love Bombay (aka Mumbai), a city with a pulse so strong you will feel it the minute you exit the airport. At 'Bravo Bombay' we wish accompany you to show you around our city, share its history and anecdotes. Get to know you a little better and tell you a little about us. Our tours are guided, informational and conversational.
Warsaw, Poland
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“Great trip great guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

It was my business travel to Mumbai not my scheduled dream trip. I had one day off and found Bravo Mumbai and Hemali as the tour guide. It was great professional and pleasant from the very beginning. Trip was arranged according to my requirements. Taxi driver came to my hotel on time. Buut the most important was the way Hemali run this trip. True charming local with great relations to the people, knowledge about the city and it's history. With Hemali you will get to the places you never thought about. Have you ever had lunch with Krishna monks sitting on the floor and eating only using hands. That's real India!! Visit to slums was amazing. Being for more than one hour in the center of the slum, with the hard working people, eating bread with them was great experience.
So if you go to Mumbai and you want to see real India book the trip with Hemali and BravoBombay.

Thanks again Hemali

Visited February 2013
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“Perfect one-day tour of Mumbai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

I had 1 day to see Mumbai, and contacted several guided tours from Trip Advisor. Bravo Bombay's proposal seemed the most attractive to me, and now I know I made the best decision.
Hemali - the lady who runs Bravo Bombay - is a very energetic, knowledgable, nice lady, with lots of information and enthusiasm about Mumbai. She took me and another couple around Mumbai to see all the places in the daily program - from open laundry and fishing village to Taj Mahal Hotel, Krishna Temple and Gandhi Museum along with many other places, explained everywhere in great detail and answered all the questions about the places and the different cultures in the city with her very fluent English. We had a great lunch in a very authentic Indian Restaurant - Govinda's - next to the Krishna Temple, and even had a chance to taste exotic fruits in Crawford Market.
7-8 hours is quite short for a vibrant and multi-cultured city like Mumbai, but I think that was the most efficient 7-8 hours... I enjoyed every minute.
We also had a very nice and friendly driver, who was really very efficient in driving around the crowded city.
I would definitely recommend Bravo Bombay for Mumbai Tours - and would like to remind you to book in advance to have Hemali guide you personally around the very exciting city of Mumbai...

Visited February 2013
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“A most enjoyable private tour of Bombay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife and I toured India and spent our last two nights in Mumbai. We pre-booked our half day tour of the Slums of Mumbai and a full day tour of Mumbai with Bravo Bombay. Bravo Bombay is run by Hermali, a charming lady who spoke fluent English, with a good sense of humour and a thorough knowledge of all the interesting aspects of each place or service of particular interest. In addition to the cost of the tour, we also paid Hermali for a car and driver to take us around the city, stopping at each place of interest so we could explore at leisure.

Our half day tour was of the slums of Mumbai with a guide that Hermali organised, who was a well spoken graduate living with his parents in the Slums and knew his way around. It was nothing like the film 'Slum Dog Millionnaire'. One of the few places in India where there were no beggars. Instead we saw a self-contained community of mixed religious backgrounds harmoniously involved in recycling every kind of waste - plastic, cardboard, tins, leather, clothing, etc. - and turning it into useful products for re-sale, with their own social infrastructure. Despite the poverty, we felt safe throughout the visit, which lasted about 3 hours.

The tour of Mumbai was personally conducted by Hermali. We were taken to all the amazing places of interest, such as the Open Air Laundry, Victoria Terminus, Mumbai Dabbawalas, Crawford Market, Ghandi Museum and lots more. It was a very relaxed and thoroughly fascinating fun day with a great guide, who knows her Bombay and lives in the heart of the city. The total tour lasted about 7 hours, as we did not want to stop for lunch. It is best to book in advance if you want Hermali to take you round Mumbai. We can certainly recommend Bravo Bombay from our experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Unforgettable Mumbai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

During our 10 days family visit in Mumbai we booked a slum tour with Hemali who had been highly recommended to us as our personal tour guide. It was the best thing we could do to learn a little about the very special social and economic fabric of Dhavari which is part of this unique and exciting city. Hemali showed us in a very professional but also personal and sensitive way how people live and work there and "opened our eyes" in many respects. Many locals know her and we could feel that she is well accepted by them and that she loves her job, the city where she grew up and the people living there.
Thanks to Hemali this tour will be remembered by us as one of the highlights of our visit. She is an excellent guide and a charming person and we highly recommend her to everyone visiting Mumbai and looking for an intelligent, experienced and very friendly tour guide. Bravo Bombay and bravo Hemali!

Visited February 2013
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“Best guide we have had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We took a six hour tour of Mumbai with Hemali. She suggested a mix of classic sights and behind the scenes visits. It really gave us a feel for this great city. She clearly loves Mumbai and knows how to transmit its vibe. She is very open to questions on all aspects of Indian life and culture. Her knowledge is very complete and includes history, architecture as well as social life. We highly recommend Hemali to start off a visit to Mumbai.

Visited February 2013
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