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Private Mumbai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
"You're finally visiting Mumbai Bollywood City. But there's a catch: you have only one day. (Hey you've always heard that things move fast here—why not you?) Your tour specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on December 16th 1903.Then visit Mumbai University (a British heritage building built in 1857) Rajabai Clock Towers (the Big Ben of India)
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai
"Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Mumbai to see the ‘City of Gold’ firsthand with your guide. Head to the Haji Ali Dargah which was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca.There will be a break for lunch followed by a visit to the Dhobi Ghat the city’s open-air municipal laundry where thousands bring their clothes to wash from around the city daily. Also you will see the memorial at the Mani Bhawan once the residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Afterward you will see the Rajabhai
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Half-Day Motor Bike Tour of Mumbai
"Your professional guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai at your preferred start time. Your tour will begin by visiting the Gateway of India Mumbai's most famous monument; it was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.You will then visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (a UNESCO World Heritage Si the British heritage building built in 1857; the Rajabai Clock Towers called the Big Ben of India; the Oval Cricket Ground the location where the most beloved sport of India is played; and the Bombay High Court a beautiful British heritage building.You will also be seeing Asia’s largest open air laundry “Dhobi Ghat” where clothes are washed in full view of public. Afterwards you'll move on to see Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai
From $82.00

DAY TRIPS AROUND MUMBAI Tips (54)

Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island is located about 10km north-east of the Gateway of India and is reached by taking a ferry from the Gateway. The island is home to some marvellous cave temples which are thought to...
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Willettsworld
Dec 16, 2007

Elephanta Island

The island about 10kms from the south east coast of Mumbai and be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India. Elephanta Island was named by the 17th century Portuguese after the sculpture of an...
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keeweechic
Dec 20, 2006

Bandstand

Bandstand in Bandra is a great place to visit. Great views of the Arabian Sea are abundant. Barista and Cafe Coffee Day are both great places to grab a coffee or cold drink before a strole down...
sr33109
Sep 06, 2006

Trekking to Peth fort - Near Karjat Mumbai

Hi friends,My wife & I had been on a trek to Peth fort near Karjat. Here is an account of the same. The climb up to Peth village was very easy & we enjoyed every moment of the same, clicking...
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shahronakm
Aug 04, 2006

See some of the unknown beaches of maharastra

The coast of maharashtra is beautiful and largely untouched, occupied mainly by the local fishermen. There are many relatively unknown beaches. One can drive there - longer since you have to go all...
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vanand
Jul 12, 2006

Early Damage

Unfortunately most of the sculptures were apparently damaged by the Portuguese during the 16th century when they were used as target practice. Some were even destroyed completely. Hard to believe that...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

Triple-headed Shiva

At the end of the north south axis of the caves is an enormous image of Sadasiva (a manifestation of Shiva). Standing 20ft high, the image has three heads (known as Trimurthy or triple-headed) of...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

The Linga

At the western end is a sanctuary of Linga which denotes the fundamental nature of creative power, in which lord Shiva is revered as the Lord of Fertility and procreation, hence the phallic-like form....
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

Ancient Creators

Unfortunately not much is known about the not much is known of the creators and artists who designed and carved these caves but the sculptures in the caves are believed to have been created somewhere...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

Inside the Caves

The roof of the cave or temple is supported by 20 large pillars which appear to be holding up the roof. This was deliberately carved out in this fashion. The temple plan is symmetrical and has...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

Entry to the Caves

The caves are dedicated to Shiva. Entry into the solid basalt rock caves (or Shiva Temple) is by the northern entrance. Stairs lead into a large hall. The carvings in on the walls of the caves show...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006

The Caves

The carving of the caves was created through a slow and painstaking process of rock removal. They are spread out of an area of about 60,000 sqft and were created as a dedication to Shiva. The temple...
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keeweechic
May 06, 2006
 
 
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Haji Ali Mosque

Some people I met in Mumbai told me not to miss Haji Ali Mosque. So, the next day I took the bus to that part of the city. From Flora Fountain the bus was 8 rupees (June 2010). After a long time on...
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Haji Ali Dargah

I felt great visiting the shrine, having set off early morning to avoid mid-day crowds. The causeway had some stalls on either side, most with the blue tarp still wrapped: a good sign - in that I WAS...
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Kamala Nehru Park

Kamala Nehru Park is located at the top of Mumbai's Malabar Hills and spreads over an area of about 4000 square feet. It has got its name from Mrs. Kamala Nehru who was the wife of the First Prime...
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Dhobi Ghat - Mumbai's Laundry

The Dhobi Ghat is a huge outdoor "laundromat" located in the Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai. Each day it is estimated that a half a million pieces of clothing are sent here from various places - hospitals,...
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Mahalaxmi Race Course

Mahalaxmi race-course is situated in central Mumbai, next to the "Mahalaxmi Railway Station" and facing the Arabian sea, one of the World's most scenic race-courses.The horse racing season starts in...
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Mani Bhavan

Mani Bhavan is such an interesting museum. The building itself is a very pretty two-storied building tucked away on a quiet side street. Whenever Gandhi was in Mumbai -between 1917 and 1934 -Mani...
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