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Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat Tour

Discover Mumbai’s Iconic Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat with a Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in Mumbai’s culture and history with a guided tour of the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, the city’s largest open-air laundry facility.

Discover the traditional way of washing clothes in Mumbai with a guided tour of the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. This iconic open-air laundry facility has been in operation for over a century and provides a glimpse into the city’s history and culture. Additionally, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat Mumbai is the world’s largest open-air laundry. People bring dirty clothes from all over Mumbai. And hundreds of washermen and women – dhobis, work their shifts through the day to get the clothes back to their fresh, crisp, and spotless state.

However, During the tour, you’ll learn about the history and significance of the Dhobi Ghat. While some dhobi families take help from machines too, much of the activities at this Dhobi Ghat of Mumbai are taken care of by hand. Every family member takes care of their part. One person flogs the clothes in the washing trough, while others hang them out to dry. Then someone will mint the clothes using bulky charcoal irons.

Things to do at Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

1. Watching the organized chaos at the laundry – Dhobi Ghat laundry in Mumbai is one of the top tourist destinations in the city. It buzzes with washers and the smell of washing soda and other chemicals all day long. Moreover, You can watch the well-managed manual laundry system here. While one dhobi sorts the clothes as per their colors and types, another one will beat the stains out of clothes; and yet another member of the family hangs them on the lines to dry.

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat also has separate sections to boil water and wash infected clothes from hospitals. And while the washed clothes are being ironed before delivery, more porters come in with fresh piles of dirty clothes.

2. Knowing about the life of washermen and women – This Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai is managed by the people who work there, and they’re more than eager to share their stories with travelers. Learn about the entire process, hear about their daily struggles at work, and play a game or two of marbles with the kids there. You might also grab some helpful washing tips to take back home.

3. Clicking colorful photographs of clotheslines – Dhobi Ghat Mumbai sightseeing is also popular among photographers. Rows of colorful clothes drying in the sun streamlined displays of monochrome linens from hospitals and hotels, and happy faces behind the water splashes are all different frames you can capture. In addition, The patient photographers can also click piles of clothes loaded on porters’ backs, their cycles, and handcarts wheeled in and out.

Time: Morning 8 am the best time to start.

Tour Duration 30 mins

Cost: INR 600/- Per Person ( Group Tour )

Meeting Point:

Labela Collection at the Tea stall opposite of Dhobi Ghat Entrance

26-40, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

How to Reach Dhobi Ghat Mumbai?

Dhobi Ghat is in proximity to many other tourist spots in Mumbai. To reach Dhobi Ghat, Mahalaxmi Mumbai station is the nearest local railway station here are the various ways to reach Mumbai –

By Road – Mumbai has regular buses to various parts of India. The Mumbai Central bus stop is only about 2 km away from Dhobi Ghat.

By Rail – Railways are the lifeline of Mumbai, and regular trains connect it to different corners of India. While Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is 6 km away from Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai Central is at a distance of 3 km. Suburban railway stations like Bandra Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, and others also have many trains coming from different towns.

Note: you can add the Dharavi slum tour with local train ride experience it will be INR 1000/- per person extra

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FAQs

How do I get to Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai?

Dhobi Ghat is approximately 25 km away from Mumbai and is well connected by train. You need to take a local train and get down to Mahalaxmi station.

What does Dhobi Ghat mean?

Dhobi Ghat is a place where the washerman and women wash clothes. A person washing the clothes is known as Dhobi and the ghat is the ultimate source of water that they use to ensure clothes are properly washed. In Mumbai, more than 50% of the population’s clothes are washed here.

Where is dhobi ghat?

Dhobi Ghat is located at a distance of 25 km away from Mumbai that is at Mahalaxmi. This place is right in the heart of Mumbai and is easily accessible.

What is the story of Dhobi Ghat?

Dhobi Ghat was started 140 years ago by an association of washermen in the Victorian era. Earlier there were only a few people working but in later years the entire region turned it up into their occupation. This is the only place from the British era whose name was not changed as is the same for about 140 years.

Mumbai by Dawn

The Mumbai by Dawn Tour

Recommended by Nigella Lawson & Nat Geo Traveller!

Experience The Mumbai by Dawn Tour a side of Mumbai that few visitors get the chance to see with this early-morning tour of the city. You’ll wake up early in time to see a fish auction, a flower market, and a vegetable market set up all along both sides of a bridge, all before most people even crawl out of bed!

Have you ever thought about where your food comes from or how that newspaper reaches your hotel room?
This 4-hour tour gives you an insight into how trade works in Mumbai and the city’s life that begins at dawn. The emphasis on fresh food in Mumbai makes mornings so important in terms of trade.
Drive to different marketplaces to see the business traders go about their daily routines. Your first interaction will be with a newspaper vendor and then you walk across the street to the fruit, flowers, and vegetable wholesalers who are surrounded by men and women bargaining for fresh supplies for the day ahead.


If you are still sleepy – the next stop is bound to wake you up, the smell of fish! The Sassoon docks are an incredible experience. It is the city’s first wet dock and the only one open to the public. You will also take a small distance train ride and at the end of the tour, you will attend Morning Prayer in one of the famous before being dropped back off at your accommodation.

Tour Highlights:

1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: Possibly the most architecturally stunning building in India, Victoria Terminus Railway Station, now CST, sees a record of six hundred and sixty thousand footfalls daily, making it the busiest station in Mumbai. At dawn, the CST station also serves as the city’s largest newspaper sorting area.

2. Sassoon Dock: Travelers understand the life of the Koli fisherfolk (the original inhabitants of Mumbai) and also witness the arrival and grading of 50 tonnes of fish. They also witness a one-of-its-kind fish auction of the famous Bombay Duck.

3. Dadar Market: Also known as the Dadar Phool Market, is a vibrant and bustling market located in the Dadar neighborhood of Mumbai, India. It is one of the largest wholesale flower markets in the city and a hub of activity, especially in the early morning hours.

4. Dhobi Ghat: Every day, thousands of dhobis (washermen) scrub, flog, wash, and bleach clothes on rows of open concrete wash pens. More than 7000 dhobis wash more than 1 lakh clothes every single day. This includes everything from hotel and hospital linens to clothes from neighborhood laundries.

5. Gateway of India: Visit the historic Gateway of India as the city awakens. This architectural marvel is a symbol of Mumbai’s grandeur and rich heritage.

6. Crawford Market: Explore the bustling Crawford Market, where the day starts early for local vendors. Witness the vibrant atmosphere as they set up their stalls with fresh produce, spices, and other goods.

    >PRICING:
    • Private Tour: INR 8,000/- You can bring a maximum of five people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch)
    • Private Tour Travellers will be picked up and dropped off at their Hotel.
    >TIME:
    • Operates Every day
    • Duration: 4 Hours
    • Start Time: Flexible – Suggested at 5:00 AM
    • End Time: Flexible – Depending on the pre-arranged start time
    >Inclusions
    • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (south Mumbai)
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    >Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drink

    What to Expect: The “Mumbai by Dawn” tour offers a unique perspective of the city, allowing you to see it in a quieter, more serene light. You’ll witness the transition from night to day, observe local traditions, and capture beautiful moments as the city wakes up.

    This tour is a fantastic way to explore Mumbai’s charm and culture while avoiding the daytime crowds and heat. It’s ideal for early birds, photographers, and anyone looking for an authentic Mumbai experience.

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    Some Pictures of the Mumbai By Dawn Tour

    Here are some frequently asked questions about the Mumbai by Dawn Tour:

    What should I wear on the tour?

    It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking. As the tour takes place early in the morning, it can be quite cool, so you may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

    Will I be able to take photographs during the tour?

    Photography is usually allowed during the tour, but it is recommended that you check with your tour guide to ensure that you are not infringing on any local customs or regulations.

    Will I see the sunrise on the tour?

    The tour takes place before sunrise, so you may be able to catch a glimpse of the sunrise depending on the timing and the weather conditions.

    Banganga Walking Tour

    Banganga Walking Tour

    About the Banganga Walking Tour

    Located in Mumbai’s exclusive Malabar Hill at the northern end of Back Bay, Banganga Tank is a sacred oasis that makes you feel as though time has stood still for centuries. The tank offers a contrasting microcosm to the fast-paced city and is not widely known among locals. This is understandable since the secluded Banganga Tank cannot be randomly stumbled upon. However, Banganga Walking Tour with our friendly and experienced English-speaking guide, who was born and raised there and still resides in Banganga Residence, you’ll get to explore the importance of heritage and the role mythology can play in our lives today.

    Visiting Banganga Tank provides a unique opportunity to delve into the history of the city and learn about its evolution from seven sparsely populated islands to the bustling metropolis it is today. The Banganga Walkeshwar Walk is flanked by a narrow street lined with temples, homes, and Dharamsalas (religious rest houses). It forms the route of the holy parikrama, a walk around the tank on foot, which Hindus believe to have immense purifying benefits. Additionally, Mumbai’s most famous open-air laundry, the Dhobi Ghat, can also be found here.

    Banganga is a sacred water tank located in Walkeshwar, a neighborhood in South Mumbai. Legend has it that Lord Rama created it while he was on his way to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Thirsty from his journey, Lord Rama struck the ground with his bow, causing water to gush forth and form the tank. Today, Banganga is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus, surrounded by numerous temples and shrines. The area around Banganga and Walkeshwar is also known for its historic architecture and stunning sea views.

    Tour Highlights of Banganga Walking Tour:

    • The Oldest Continually Inhabited Place in Mumbai
    • Total 18 temples surrounded: Take a walk to all temples and Guide will give you their deep stories.
    • Memorial Stones: These pallies are memorial stones of dead warriors that are worshiped by Gujaratis.
    • Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple: The steps of Banganga Tank serve many purposes: a play area for children, a social hub for residents, a space to dry washing, and a place to perform puja (worship).  
    • Deepstambhas: (pillars of light) mark the entrance to Banganga Tank, as well as significant temples in the area. Astonishingly, a saint is said to be buried under each one!
    • Street Around Banganga Tank: It is flanked by a narrow street lined with temples, homes, and Dharamsala (religious rest houses).
    • Encroaching Migrant Communities: The area is home to slum-dwellers who have occupied it for the past few decades.
    • Dhobi Ghat: Second largest laundry in Mumbai where you will see Open air laundry which was built by the British.

    Cost:

    • Group Tour: INR 1000/- Per Person (Other person will be in the Group)
    • Private Tour: INR 2000 /- Per Person

    TIME:

    • Operates Every day
    • Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
    • Batch Time: Morning 10:00 am and Evening 5 pm

    What To Wear:

    • Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops)

    Meeting Point: Walkeshwar Bus Depot

    Best Apartments, 208, Walkeshwar Rd, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

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    Here are some common questions:

    How long does the walking tour take?

    The walking tour can take anywhere from a few hours. We suggest allocating at least 2-3 hours for the tour.

    Is the walking tour suitable for children and elderly people?

    Yes, the walking tour is suitable for children and elderly people. However, we suggest taking breaks as needed and wearing comfortable walking shoes.

    Can I take photographs during the walking tour?

    Yes, you can take photographs during the walking tour. However, some temples and shrines may have restrictions on photography, so we suggest checking beforehand.

    What should I wear for the walking tour?

    It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and light, breathable clothing. Mumbai can be hot and humid, so it is important to dress appropriately and bring sunscreen and a hat.

    Bandra Walking Tou

    Bandra Walking Tour

    Discover Bandra’s Hidden Portuguese Heritage by walk

    Join us on a Bandra Walking Tour and step back in time to the days of yore when Mumbai was just a set of seven islands, each with its unique tales. Discover the hidden heritage treasures left behind by the Western and native forefathers in the suburb that continues to intrigue both natives and non-natives alike.

    Bandra, also known as the “Queen of the Suburbs” in Mumbai, is a melting pot of cultures with a rich Portuguese heritage. In 1534, Salsette Island, of which Bandra was a part, came under Portuguese rule, and Brother Manual Gomes, a Portuguese missionary, arrived soon after. He managed to convert several locals and laid the foundation for eight churches in the area.

    Bandra Walk is an ideal walking tour for those who want to explore the neighborhood’s Portuguese past, including forts, churches, and Indo-Portuguese Catholic villages. The lure of international influences and liberal attitudes has drawn droves of celebrities, models, musicians, hipsters, and ex-pats to this multi-faceted neighborhood, leading to a steady stream of stylish new restaurants, bars, and boutiques that cater to their cosmopolitan lifestyle.

    So come along and explore the rich history and current trends of Bandra West with us, and experience the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day sophistication on this guided walking tour.

    Highlights of the Bandra walking Tour:

    • St.Andrews Church – St. Andrew’s Church is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai. It was originally built by Portuguese Jesuits in 1575. It stands on the seashore of the Bandra suburb of Mumbai and was the only church there till the first quarter of the 17th century.
    • The Historic Villages – The Bandra of Yesteryear was a tiny fishing village inhabited by Kolis (fishermen) and farmers. It was acquired by the British East India Company while the rest of Bombay belonged to the Portuguese.
    • Ranwar Village – Ranwar is the original of the 24 pakhadis, or villages, that made up Bandra. When the Britishers took Bombay away from the Portuguese in 1661, they did not obtain control immediately.
    • Chimbai – Unlike its fortunate brother Ranwar, this village is a far cry from the development or the artsy scene Bandra is famous for. Although it is in the vicinity of Bandstand with its posh bungalows and high-rise buildings, this village is unkempt and uncared for. The few original inhabitants of Bandra or Mumbai in general, the Koli community (Chimbaikars) can be still found here.
    • Trace Bandra’s Heritage – One of the defining characteristics of Bandra West is its pervasive Portuguese heritage. Bandra was settled by the Portuguese in 1534 when it was a simple fishing village, and it remained part of their territory even after the Bombay Islands were transferred to the British in 1661. During their occupation of the area, the Portuguese built many churches and converted thousands of locals to Catholicism.
    • Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount – The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated here on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary
    • Visit Bandra Fort and Bandstand – Tucked away on the tip of Bandra West are the remains of a 17th-century fort that was built by the Portuguese as a watchtower. It was strategically located to look out over Mahim Bay but now provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the landmark Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge.

    Details:

    • Tour Cost for INR 1000/- Per Person Group Tour
    • Private Cost for INR 2000/- Per Person
    • Meeting point: We will meet at St.Andrews Church and end the tour at Land’s End.
    • Batches: Evening 4:00 pm
    • Duration: 2.5 Hours Walking

    What’s Included:

    • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Female Guide
    • Water Bottel

    What’s Not Included:

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities

    Meeting Point:

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    Bandra Walking Tour

    Some Pictures of Bandra walk

    Here are some frequently asked questions about the Bandra Walking Tour:

    How long does the walking tour take?

    The walking tour can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how long you spend at each location and how fast you walk.

    Do I need a guide for the walking tour?

    it can be helpful to have someone who is familiar with the area and can provide you with more information and context about the locations you visit. There are also guided walking tours available in Bandra if you prefer to have a guide.

    Can I take photos during the walking tour?

    Yes, you are welcome to take photos during the walking tour, but be mindful of any rules or regulations at specific locations.

    Is the walking tour suitable for children?

    Yes, the walking tour is suitable for children, but it may be challenging for very young children as some parts of the tour involve walking up and down hills.

    Mumbai Darshan

    Mumbai Darshan By Bus

     

    Mumbai Darshan Bus is the most affordable way to Explore the City

    Mumbai Darshan by bus is a popular way to explore the city’s famous landmarks and attractions. There are several operators that offer Mumbai Darshan tours by bus, and the duration of the tour can vary from a few hours to a full day. The MUMBAI DARSHAN Bus Tours typically cover major tourist attractions such as the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalaxmi Temple, Siddhivinayak Temple, and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Some tours also include visits to museums, art galleries, and other cultural attractions.

    Mumbai Darshan by bus is a great way to explore the city’s top attractions and landmarks. Several tour operators offer Mumbai Darshan tours by bus, which typically last for a full day and cover around 30 destinations. This is a package tour to cover tourist destinations in Mumbai. It starts by picking up tourists from their selected location on time. The last bus is available from our Office at Gateway of India Shop No.2 morning at 11:00 AM. The tour ends at evening 8 PM after dropping tourists at their respective locations. However, this is the best way to cover the sightseeing spots of Mumbai by spending one day. 

    Highlights of the Tour:- Duration 8 Hours

    1. Gateway of India * (Baoting Fee Rs180/-)
    2. Jahangir Art Gallery *
    3. Prince of Wales Museum * (Entry Fee Rs150/-)
    4. Rajabai Tower
    5. Mantralaya
    6. Assembly Hall
    7. Marine Drive *
    8. Hotel Oberai
    9. Air India Building
    10. Wankhede stadium
    11. Nariman Point
    12. Girgaon Chowpati
    13. Jain Temple
    14. Kamala Nehru Park *
    15. Boot House *
    16. Hanging Garden *
    17. Tower of Silence
    18. Shree Mahalaxmi Temple *
    19. Haji Ali *
    20. Race Course
    21. Siddhivinayak Temple * (Except Tuesday)
    22. Nehru Planetarium
    23. Nehru Science Center * (Entry Fee Rs100/-)
    24. Aerospace, Sound & Harring Orama 11 D Magic Show * (Entry Fee 220/-)
    25. Sea Link Bridge
    26. Worli Sea Face
    27. Band Stand
    28. Filmstar Banglows
    29. Juhu Beach *
    30. Mumbai By Night Vision

    * Red Colour Star indicates Getting Down. The guide will give you some time to explore. without a star mark is running points bus will not hold there.

    AC Bus and Non-Ac Bus for Mumbai Darshan Available Daily

    bus for mumbai darshan
    Fare Starting from ₹300 Affordable Non-AC Bus
    mumbai darshan
    Fare Starting from ₹500 Affordable AC Bus

    Mumbai Darshan Booking, Package, and Fare

    Mumbai Darshan Bus Routes from Borivali, Thane, Panvel and Dombivli

    Mumbai Darshan Bus from Colaba – South Western

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    09:15 AMCharni RoadSaifee Hospital Gate
    09:20 AMKalbadeviAdarsh Hotel
    09:30 AMChurchgateIncome Tax Office Bus Stop
    10:30 AMGateway of India (Inside)Mumbai Darshan Office – Shop 2

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    Mumbai Darshan Bus from CSTM – South Central

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    09:10 AMNagpadaJJ Hospital Police Station
    09:15 AMMohammed Ali RoadShalimar Hotel
    09:25 AMCSTMHaj House
    09:35 AMCSTMGPO Building – Gate 3 Bus Stop

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    Mumbai Darshan Bus from Borivali – Western

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    06:20 AMBhayanderPhatak, Sai Baba Temple
    06:25 AMMira RoadDeepak Hospital
    06:45 AMDahisarThakur Mall
    07: 00 AMBorivali (E)National Park
    07:00 AMBorivali (W)Indraprastha Mall
    07:30 AMKandivali (E)Samta Nagar Police Station
    07:40 AMMalad (E)Pushpa Park
    07:45 AMGoregoan (E)Oberai Mall
    07:50 AMJogeshwari (E)Lal Building-W. E. Highway
    08:00 AMAndheri (E)Bisleri Factory Below Flyover
    08:05 AMVile Parle (E)Hotel Sahara Star
    08:10 AMSantacruz (E)Vakola Police Station
    08:20 AMBandra (E)Kalanagar Highway Bus Stop
    09:10 AMMumbai CentralCity Central Mall

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    Mumbai Darshan Bus from Thane – Central

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    07:15 AMThane (W)Teen Hath Naka – Eternity Mall
    07:35 AMMulund (W)Check Naka – Archana Hotel
    07:40 AMMulund (W)Deepali Travels
    08:00 AMBhandup (E)Pumping Station Bus Stop
    08:10 AMVikhroli (E)Pravin Hotel E.E. Highway
    08:15 AMGhatkopar (E)Ramabai Colony Bus Stop
    08:20 AMChembur (W)Below Amar Mahal Flyover
    08:25 AMChembur (E)Yogi Hotel – Diamond Garden
    08:30 AMChunabhattiPriyadarshi Bus Stop
    08:35 AMSionHanuman Hotel – Sion Circle
    08:40 AMMatungaKooler Restaurant
    08:45 AMDadarDadar Gurudwara
    08:50 AMParelITC Grand Central Hotel
    09:15 AMByculla (E)Rani Baug

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    Mumbai Darshan Bus from Panvel – New Mumbai

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    06:30 AMPanvelBharat Petrol Pump / Orion Mall
    06:35 AMNew PanvelKhanda Colony, Below Flyover
    06:40 AMKalamboliOpposite. Mc Donalds
    06:45 AMKamotheHighway, Below Flyover
    07:00 AMKhargharThree Monkey Point
    07:05 AMBelapurMGM Hospital
    07:10 AMSeawoodsD’Mart
    07:15 AMNerulMahek Sweets / Vinveena Hotel
    07:20 AMNerul (E)Samadhan Hotel
    07:25 AMSanpada StationHighway Bridge
    07:30 AMVashiVashi Plaza – Tanishq Showroom
    07:35 AMVashiShabari Hotel
    07:40 AMKoperkhairaneD’Mart
    07:45 AMKoperkhairaneTeen Tanki Bus Stop

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    Mumbai Darshan Bus from Kalyan

    TimingLocation Pick up Point Stop
    06:30 AMKalyan (W)Gurudev Hotel
    06:35 AMKalyan (E)Metro Mall
    06:40 AMKalyan (E)Suchak Naka
    06:50 AMDombilvliAnantam Colony
    06:55 AMDombivliGharda Circle
    07:00 AMDombivliDawadi – Moti Mithaiwala
    07:05 AMDombivliOpposite Manpada Temple
    07:10 AMDombivliKatai Naka
    07:20 AMDombivliPalava Xperia Mall
    07:25 AMDombivliBholenath Dhaba
    07:30 AMMumbraHotel Hanuman – Shillphala Road
    07:40 AMGhansoliMc Donalds
    07:45 AMRabaleOutside Station
    08:00 AMAiroliGaram Masala Hotel

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    MUMBAI DARSHAN BY CAR

    Private AC car available with pickup and drop from your Location

    Private Cars Starting from INR 3500/- per car


    Mumbai Darshan Places

    Some frequently asked questions

    What is Mumbai Darshan by bus?

    Mumbai Darshan by bus is a guided tour of Mumbai’s famous landmarks and tourist attractions on a bus. The tour covers several important sites in Mumbai and offers an opportunity to explore the city’s history, culture, and diversity.

    How long is the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour?

    The duration of the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour varies from operator to operator, but typically it takes around 7-8 hours to complete the tour.

    What are the famous landmarks covered in the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour?

    The famous landmarks covered in the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Bollywood Star Homes, Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali Dargah, and other important sites in Mumbai.

    Can I book Mumbai Darshan by bus tour online?

    Yes, you can book Mumbai Darshan by bus tour online through various travel websites or the operator’s website. It is advisable to book the tour in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.

    Is lunch provided during the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour?

    Most Mumbai Darshan by bus tours does not include lunch. However, some operators may offer lunch as part of the package. It is best to check with the operator before booking the tour.

    Is the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour suitable for senior citizens and children?

    Yes, the Mumbai Darshan by bus tour is suitable for senior citizens and children. However, it is advisable to check with the operator regarding the age limit and any specific requirements.

    Dabbawala Tour

    Dabbawala Tour

    Meet The Dabbawalas of Mumbai! The real Hero of Mumbai.

    For anyone who has ever been to Mumbai, the Dabbawala Tour is a special class of people who everyone knows! For the uninitiated though – Who is a Dabbawalla?

    The word “dabbawala” in Hindi when literally translated, means “one who carries a box”. “Dabba” means a box (usually a cylindrical tin or aluminum container). The closest meaning of the dabbawala in English would be the “lunch box delivery man”

    Each day throughout the city of Mumbai, 5,000 of the dabbawalas deliver some 130,000 dabbas to offices throughout the metropolis. In the nearly 120 years of this service, the dabbawalas’ approach has remained consistent: a semi-literate workforce (the dabbawalas) pick up the filled dabbas from the households that prepare them and deliver the boxes to the requisite offices; they then retrieve the empty dabbas from these delivery points and returned them to the originating households, in order to begin the process again the next day. Roughly 260,000 transactions are completed within 6 hours each day, 6 days a week, 51 weeks a year, and operating at a quality level comparable to Six Sigma processes. 

    Moreover, this operational excellence is accomplished in the absence of technology, such as computers or even cell phones. Stories – like the remarkable one that the Dabbawalas have, inspire teams to relook at their own paradigms with fresh new eyes.

    >Dhobi Ghat ( Open Air-Laundry )

    (Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat) is a well-known open-air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai’s hotels and hospitals. There are rows of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. Called the world’s largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.

    The word Dhobi Ghat is used all over India to refer to any place where many washers are present. It is located next to Mahalaxmi railway station on the Western Railway’s Saat Rasta roundabout. It can be easily seen from the flyover bridge of Mahalaxmi station.

    In 2013, World Records India and World Amazing Records honored World Record Certificate to Dhobi Kalyan.

    >Why Dharavi is the heart of Mumbai? ( Slum Tour )

    Dharavi slum was founded in 1882 during the British Raj yet remains to be an iconic destination for city lovers. Asia’s largest slum Dharavi lies on prime property right in the middle of India’s financial capital, Mumbai.  Dharavi is much more than a historic area of Mumbai’s poverty. Most of these things are created innovatively, in very small spaces!

    We are pleased to welcome you to witness the hidden treasures of Mumbai. Our walking tours through the industries and residential areas of Dharavi show the unique strengths, opportunities, and challenges of the community. Our aim is to raise awareness while dispelling the negative attitudes many people have about slums. The tour offers walking through the narrow alleyways of Dharavi for 2.5 hours. The tour will then end with visiting a KumbharWada pottery colony, where visitors will get to have a unique glimpse of artisans creating all types of pots out of unfired, sun-dried clay.

    Some of the areas will be familiar if you have seen the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ as much of the film was shot in Dharavi.

    >TOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DABBAWALA TOUR
    • Dabbawala ( Real Hero )
    • Dhobi Ghat ( Open Air Laundry )
    • A place where Slumdog Millionaire was shot
    • Leather Industries
    • Pottery
    • Making of soap
    • Bakery 
    • Color Dye
    • Small Alley
    • Schools & Hospitals
    • Houses in Slum
    • Plastic Recycling
    • Muslim people making a shrine for Hindus
    • Recycling of veg oil can
    • The most interesting thing is that Guide himself lives in slums
    • Slum market
    .>PRICING:
    • Group Tour: INR 2000/- Rupees per person. (minimum 2 people for Booking) You will be accompanied by up to four other travelers.
    • Private Tour: INR 3000/- Rupees Per Person.
    >Extra Things to Add:
    • Pickup and Drop: INR 6200/- You can bring a maximum of six people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch)
    • Learn Pottery: INR 300/- per person (Get hands-on with pottery Making. by visiting a local potter’s workshop—where we’ll get a general overview of pottery making and have a go at wheel throwing and making a piece of Kumbharwada art )
    • Lunch with Family: INR 300/- per person ( End of the tour, lunch with a nearby family home for a Vegetarian Meal. Get comfortable and feast the local way, sitting on the floor and eating with your hands )
    • Mehendi artists ( Henna ): INR 500/- per Hand (one side)  The blushing moment you found in Our Dharavi community with a Professional Henna artist.
    >TIME:
    • Operates Monday to Saturday ( you will not see Dabbawalas on Sunday )
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Morning Tour: 11 AM from ( Churchgate Ticket counter Near Book Stall )
    • Afternoon Tour: 1:30 PM (13:30) Churchgate Ticket Window Near Book Stall
    >MEETING LOCATION:
    • Morning Tour: Churchgate Railway station Near the Ticket window.

    Meeting Point:

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    Some Pictures of Our Dabbawala Tour

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    Bollywood Tour

    Bollywood Tour

     

    SEE BOLLYWOOD – FEEL BOLLYWOOD – EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC 

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    Welcome to Bollywood Tour – Where You Experience Bollywood in Real Life – As it Is. The guided tour at SJ Studios offers visitors an experience of a lifetime. SJ Studios houses state-of-the-art sets for film production and is booked 365 days a year for film and TV shoots. It is a great chance for you to witness a live shoot in progress, just keep your voice down unless you want to contribute to the dialogue. Kickstart your Mumbai tour with a trip to SJ Studios, it’s truly unforgettable!

    Bollywood is the world’s second-largest movie and music industry and India’s largest. The incredible colors, music, dancing, and action of the movies have captured the attention of the world and rapidly gained more fans worldwide. This tour gives you a chance to step into the magical, mesmerizing world of Bollywood right in the heart of Mumbai. 

    About The Bollywood Tour

    TIME SLOTS
    • Morning: 10:00 am from Hotel Pickup.
    • Morning: 11:00 am from our Meeting Point.
    • Afternoon: 1:30 pm (13:30) from Hotel Pickup.
    • Afternoon: 2:30 pm (14:30) from our Meeting Point.

     

    SHOOTING SIGHT

    (STUDIO/LOCATION)

     
    • Arrival at Shooting Sight

    • Escorted to a specially created studio

    • Visit a live shooting set

    • Watch filming at the shooting set

    • Peek at the behind-the-scenes activities of movie making

    • See the technicians at work

    • If possible, look into the star`s makeup rooms

    • If possible, have your picture taken with a Bollywood actor

    Arrival at the second STUDIO 

    • Arrival at studio

    • There are pre-design sets like a police station, temple, village, studio hall, market, gas station, etc.

    DANCE HALL

    (LIVE BOLLYWOOD-STYLE DANCE)

    • Arrive at the Bollywood Museum where you will get a glimpse of famous Bollywood actors’ posters and photographs and then you will be escorted to an air-conditioned Dance Hall with a decorated stage and music system in Bollywood style.

    • Welcome Drink on arrival

    • Watch 3-4 Live Bollywood Dance Shows performed by professional dancers.

    Dubbing studio.

    (Post-production)

    • Real Voice Recording Studio.

    • Tourists will get an opportunity to Sing in a proper Singing Studio which will be a fully equipped singing studio.

    • Tourists will be introduced to the Dubbing studio to experience how it functions.

    • Tourists will get an opportunity to dud their voice over the famous scenes of Bollywood movies.

    DROP AT HOTEL

    • Arrival at hotel / Location in Mumbai. ( Different Price Mentioned )

    Inclusions
    • Entrance fees to all site attractions

    • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off ( if Car is Reserved )

    COST PER PERSON / PICKUP & DROP

    • From our Meeting point INR 4000/- Per Person

    • Small Car INR3500/- up to 3 to 4 persons

    • Big Car INR 4500/- up to 5 to 6 persons
    Why Choose Us????
    Because All our Tours are Specific and Tailormade to Satisfy our Valued Guests. All our Tours Include :
    1. Personalized English Speaking Professional Guides – Who have been with Bollywood for many many years.
    2. All Entry Fees to the Studios are Included in the Cost.
    >Suggitions:

    Meeting Point

    CLICK FOR BOOKING!!

    Bollywood Tour Review

    Some Pictures of the Bollywood Tour

    > For any Further Queries please connect with us and we shall be glad to assist You.

    Contact us at +91 900413 5215

    Email: info@mumbaidreamtours.com

    Mumbai City Tour

    Explore the Best of the Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

    Our Mumbai City Tour is the best in town, led by expert English-speaking tour guides who know the hidden history of Bombay that you won’t find in any books. With years of experience, our guides are well-equipped to lead Western tourists on guided tours for both business and leisure.

    Featuring British Monuments, Markets, Laundry, and Temples, this is one of the top Mumbai City Sightseeing tours. Our private Mumbai tour guide and car transfer will ensure you have the best experience possible.

    Mumbai is a city that is best explored by a guide. Our guided tour of Mumbai City takes you to all the major landmarks and sights. Experience the journey from real to reel, where you can see the best of Mumbai. It’s the ultimate dream come true!

    Highlights of the Mumbai City Tour

    • Gateway of India – built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India
    • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel 
    • Mumbai University – British heritage building built in 1857
    • Rajabai Clock Towers – Big Ben of India
    • Watson’s Hotel Ruins – Tata was refused entry into this hotel and so he built the Taj Mahal Hotel
    • Oval Cricket Ground – The place where we play the most beloved sport in India
    • Bombay High Court – Beautiful British Heritage Building
    • Victoria Terminus Train Station (CST) – UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Municipality Building – Another marvelous Colonial building
    • Drive past Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach
    • Mani Bhavan – Gandhi Musume
    • Kamala Nehru Park – Skyline view of the city & Old Woman’s shoe
    • Hanging Gardens – Gardens built on top of water tanks near the Tower of Silence (Parsi burial place)
    • Dhobi Ghat – Open Air Laundry where clothes are washed in full view of the public
    • It also includes driving past many British Heritage Buildings like Flora Fountain & Hutatma Chowk, Telegraph Office, India Post Office Building, and Kala Ghoda Area.

    >PRICING:

    • Private Tour: INR 2500/- Per Person (without a car)
    • AC Car up to 3 Person: INR 3500/-
    • AC Car up to 6 Person 4500/-
    • Contact us for larger Groups

    >TIME:

    • Operates every day
    • Duration: 5-6 Hours
    • Private Time: Flexible – Suggested at 8:30 AM or 2 PM (14:00)
    • End Time: Flexible – Depending on the pre-arranged start time

    >Inclusions

    • Entrance fees to all site attractions
    • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (south Mumbai)
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

    >Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drink

    >Suggitions:

    CLICK FOR BOOKINGS!!

    Mumbai City Sightseeing Tour Review

    Some Pictures of the Mumbai City Tour

    Some frequently asked questions:

    What are the must-visit attractions in Mumbai?

    Some of the must-visit attractions in Mumbai include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Mani Bhavan

    What is the best time to visit Mumbai?

    The best time to visit Mumbai is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

    What is the local cuisine in Mumbai?

    Mumbai is famous for its street food, which includes vada pav, pav bhaji, bhel puri, and sev puri. It’s also known for its seafood and Parsi cuisine.

    Is it possible to customize a Mumbai city tour?

    Yes, some tour providers may offer the option to customize your itinerary based on your preferences and interests. It’s best to check with the provider beforehand to confirm if customization is possible.

    How long does a Mumbai city tour take?

    A Mumbai city tour can vary in duration depending on the itinerary and the provider. Typically, a full-day tour lasts around 8-10 hours, while a half-day tour lasts around 4-5 hours.

    > For any Further Queries please connect with us and we shall be glad to assist You.

    Contact us at +91 900413 5215

    Email: info@mumbaidreamtours.com

    Website: www.mumbaidreamtours.com

    Dharavi Slum Tour

    • Mumbai Dharavi slum Tour
    • Mumbai Dharavi slum Tour

    Visit Asia’s Largest Slum, DHARAVI: The Heart of Mumbai. 

    Why is Dharavi the heart of Mumbai?

    Dharavi is one of the largest slums in Asia. Dharavi’s economic output is estimated to be approximately 1 billion US dollars annually much of that revenue is generated by Rubie’s informal recycling industry over 20 million people live in Mumbai they produce over 6,500 tons of garbage every single day over 85% of that waste is recycled. Normally people think slum is all poor people left there but we are trying to show the different set of Dharavi slums which is a sense of community and friendly and hard work hard-working people have is a place where many different kinds of people live there are very poor people and also very very rich also people who export stuff from here who make millions of rupees so it’s a city within the city.
    We love doing these tours in Dharavi because this is not a monument where information is always the same here we meet the real people and the real side of the slum and this is how we are trying to change the legend about the Dharavi slums in Mumbai.
    Dharavi slums in Mumbai the DHARAVI’s one of the most vibrant centers for extreme entrepreneurship on our Planet. It has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce Plastic Recycling, export quality leather goods, pottery, embroidered garments, and many more. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing and sold in domestic as well as international markets. Most of these things are created innovatively, in a very small space!
    The most interesting thing that guides him is living in the Dharavi slum

    Highlights of the Dharavi Slum Tour

    • The place where Slumdog Millionaire was shot
    • Leather Industries
    • Pottery
    • Making of soap
    • Bakery
    • Color Dye
    • Small Alley
    • Schools & Hospitals
    • Houses in Slum
    • Plastic Recycling
    • Muslim people making a shrine for Hindus
    • Recycling of veg oil can
    • The most interesting thing is that Guide himself lives in slums
    • Slum market
    >PRICING:
    • Solo Traveller: INR 1000/- You will be accompanied by other travelers.
    • Group Tour: INR  800/- Rupees per person. You will be accompanied by other travelers.
    • Private Tour: INR  2,000/- Rupees per person
    • For larger groups, please get in touch
    >Extra Things to Add:
    • Pickup and Drop: INR 6200/- You can bring a maximum of six people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch)
    • Learn Pottery: INR 300/- per person (Get hands-on with pottery Making. by visiting a local potter’s workshop—where we’ll get a general overview of pottery making and have a go at wheel throwing and making a piece of Kumbharwada art )
    • Lunch with Family: INR 300/- per person ( End of the tour, lunch with a nearby family home for a Vegetarian Meal. Get comfortable and feast the local way, sitting on the floor and eating with your hands )
    • Mehendi artists ( Henna ): INR 500/- per Hand (one side)  The blushing moment you found in Our Dharavi community with a Professional Henna artist.
    >TIME:
    • Operates every day
    • Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
    • Morning Tour: 10:00 AM
    • Afternoon Tour: 2:00 PM
    • Evening Tour: 5:00 PM
    >MEETING LOCATION:
    • Third Wave Cafe Shop is Just opposite Mahim West Railway station.
    • Tip Road, Unit no.58, Ground floor Ram Mahal Building, Senapathi, Senapati Bapat Marg, Station, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016 (Google Map) https://goo.gl/maps/qet1YSS94CUeJ8eb8
    >What To Wear:
    • Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops) and closed-toed shoes.
    >Suggitions:
    • You can Book Dabbawala Tour so You can get two more spots to explore: Dhobi Ghat & Meet Dabbawalas with Mumbai Local Train Ride.
    • you can also combine your slum tour with the Mumbai city Tour or other Tours in Mumbai.

    Meeting Point:

    CLICK FOR BOOKINGS!!

    Dharavi Slum Tour Review

    Some Pictures of the Dharavi Slum Tour

    > For any Further Queries please connect with us and we shall be glad to assist You.

    Contact us at +91 900413 5215

    Email: info@mumbaidreamtours.com

    FAQs

    Where is Dharavi?

    Dharavi is situated between Mahim and Sion – two areas at the northern tip of South Mumbai, just before the suburbs commence (Bandra and Kurla). It is sandwiched between the Western and Central Railway lines. It is about 10km south of the International Airport and 18km north of Colaba, the main tourist area.

    What will I see in Dharavi?

    We focus on the small-scale industries in Dharavi, such as recycling, the making of clay pots, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, papad (poppadom) making, and many others, most of which take place in very small spaces. We also pass by the residential areas, where you really get a feel of how the people live and the sense of community that exists in the area.
    People from all over India and from all religions live in Dharavi, and you will see this diversity. On the tour, you will pass Hindu temples, mosques, and churches in the area.

    Is Dharavi safe?

    Although we cannot take responsibility should anything happen, we believe that the places that we visit are very safe. There are a lot of people in Dharavi (one million approximately in an area of 0.7 square miles) and there is a strong police presence in the area. Dharavi is generally full of hard-working, honest people, although for security purposes we ask you not to take valuables with you on the tour.
    In the small alleys, you have to be careful of low-hanging roofs, open drains, and occasionally exposed electric wires. Also, in some of the factories that we visit, there are fumes that can be hazardous.

    Is Dharavi hygienic?

    With the very high density of population and the limited infrastructure and sanitation facilities, there are areas that are quite dirty and smelly. We ask you to wear covered shoes.

    What clothing should be worn on the slum tours?

    We recommend that you wear covered shoes as some areas can be dirty, especially during the monsoon months from June to mid-September. We request that you do not wear clothes that might offend the residents such as low-cut shirts, short shorts/pants, etc.

    The Longer Yard

     

     

    ABOUT THE THE LONGER YARD:

    The Longer Yard tour is a half-day experience, Dharavi has an active informal economy in which numerous household enterprises employ many of the slum residents, leather, textiles, and pottery products are among the goods made inside Dharavi. Most of these things are created innovatively, in very small spaces!

    Before the visit to the Dharavi slum, we pass through Red Light Area (Kamathipura) & Dhobi Gath (Open Air Laundry)

    >Kamathipura (also spelled Kamthipura) is Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s second-largest Red-Light District. It was first settled after 1795 with the construction of causeways that connected the erstwhile seven islands of Bombay. Initially known as Lal Bazaar, it got its name from the Kamathis (workers) of other areas of the country, who were laborers on construction sites. Due to the tough police crackdown, in the late 1990s with the rise of AIDS and the government’s redevelopment policy that helped sex workers to move out of the profession and subsequently out of Kamathipura, the number of sex workers in the area has dwindled. 

    In 1992, the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) recorded there were 50,000 sex workers here which was reduced to 1,600 in 2009, with many sex workers migrating to other areas in Maharashtra and real estate developers taking over the high-priced real estate.

    >Dhobi Ghat (Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat) is a well-known open-air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai’s hotels and hospitals. There are rows of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. Called the world’s largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.

    The word Dhobi Ghat is used all over India to refer to any place where many washers are present. It is located next to Mahalaxmi railway station on the Western Railway’s Saat Rasta roundabout. It can be easily seen from the flyover bridge of Mahalaxmi station.

    In 2013, World Records India and World Amazing Records honored World Record Certificate to Dhobi Kalyan.

    >TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Kamathipura ( Red-Light Area )
    • Dhobi Ghat ( Open Air Laundry )
    • A place where Slumdog Millionaire was shot
    • Leather Industries
    • Pottery
    • Making of soap
    • Bakery 
    • Color Dye
    • Small Alley
    • Schools & Hospitals
    • Houses in Slum
    • Plastic Recycling
    • Muslim people making a shrine for Hindus
    • Recycling of veg oil can
    • The most interesting thing is, guide himself lives in slums
    • Slum market
    .>PRICING:
    • Group Tour: INR 1,800/- Rupees per person. (minimum 2 people for Booking) You will be accompanied by up to four other travelers, Transport will be by local Train & Taxi
    • Private Tour: INR 3,000/- Rupees Rupees per person. Transport will be by local Train & Taxi
    >TIME:
    • Operates every day
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Morning Tour: 10:00 AM
    • Afternoon Tour: 2:00 PM
    >MEETING LOCATION: For Group Tour
    • Third Wave Cafe Shop is Just opposite Mahim west Railway station.
    • Tip Road, Unit no.58, Ground floor Ram Mahal Building, Senapathi, Senapati Bapat Marg, Station, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016 (Google Map) https://goo.gl/maps/qet1YSS94CUeJ8eb8
    >Inclusions
    • Entrance fees to all site attractions
    • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Private Tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle for Private Tour

    CLICK FOR BOOKINGS!!

    The Longer Yard Tour Review

    > For any Further Queries please connect with us and we shall be glad to assist You. 

    Contact us at +91 900413 5215

    Email: info@mumbaidreamtours.com