Being the Financial Capital and centre of movie making in India, Mumbai has a various facets to offer to a touring visitor on Mumbai and Elephanta Day Tour. The city derives its name from the local goddess ‘Mumbadevi’. This massive city offers juxtaposition of old and new. By the Arabian Sea, Mumbai is one of the busiest coastal metropolises of the world. The Chowpatty beach, India Gate and the famous Marine Drive are only a few famous hotspots in Mumbai that a visitor must visit on his day tour of Mumbai and Elephanta.
Tour Duration : 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM
Tour type : Independent Tour in a chauffeur car
Pick up point : Your address in Mumbai or city centre
Drop Off point : address in Mumbai or city centre
Places to be visited : Elephanta rock cut caves, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Princes of Wales museum, Mani Bhawan, Hanging Gardens, Dhobi Ghat, Chowpati Beach
- Elephanta trip by motor vessel
- Marine Drive
- Dhobi Ghat (Open air laundry)
- Marine Drive visit
08.30 AM : Pick up from your hotel
At 08.30 in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our driver. If you are staying at some suburb hotel then the pick up time will be 07.30 hrs.
09.00 AM : Elephanta Caves
This place reverberate with the sanctified energy of India. The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the locality of the large Mumbai metropolis. The Elephanta Island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE. The Elephanta Island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. Motorboats take passengers from Apollo Bunder near the Gateway of India.
01.00 PM : Gateway of India
Prince of Wales Museum is the previous name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya of Mumbai. In 1905, its foundation stone was laid down, by George V - the Prince of Wales himself, who came on a visit to India. The fabulous structure was intended by George Wittet, an architect. The building work was finished in 1914, but the structure was transformed to a military hospital for the period of World War I. The full-fledged museum was inaugurated by Lady Lloyd in 1923.
Further, we pass through Mumbai High court, University, Mumbai Terminus and Crawford Market Firmly known as Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market, Crawford Market is counted in the centre of the popular shopping areas of the city on your Day Tour of Mumbai and Elephanta.
Crawford Market has been built as per the Norman and Gothic style of architecture. At a height of 50 feet above its ground is an aperture sunshade, which brings sunlight into the market.
03.30 PM : Marine Drive
Take a drive through the beautiful Marine Drive overlooking the Arabian Sea. Marine drive is often referred as ‘Neckless of Queen’ .
03.45 PM : Chowpatty Beach
Chowpatty is Mumbai's most prominent beach. During the day, it is the regular place of the happily unemployed who nap under the shade of its miniature trees. But in the evening the atmosphere is more like a carnival, kids screaming on Ferris wheels or taking pony rides, wayside astrologers making a quick buck, monkey shows, and even the odd self -styled gymnast who will demonstrate amazing yogic postures for a small fee. At one closing stages is a row of bhelpuri shops hawking Mumbai's most popular snack: crisp puffed rice and semolina wet in pungent chutneys, all scooped up with a flat, fried puri. You might even catch a film shoot or a street play. In short, for most tourists Chowpatty is where the action that they will enjoy on their day tout to Mumbai.
04.30 PM : Hanging Gardens
Also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens are the perfectly manicured terraced gardens on the slope of the Malabar Hill, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park.
05.00 PM : Mani Bhavan (Mahatma Gandhi Museum)
It is a veritable memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. It is located at Laburnum Road in Mumbai, near Nana Chowk of Gamdevi. Also known as Gandhi Museum, Mani Bhavan served as the residence of the great freedom fighter of India between 1917 and 1934. Infact, Mahatma Gandhi started various struggle movements like Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat while residing here.
06.00 PM : Dhobhi Ghat
Later we will proceed to Washer Man Laundry firmly knows as DHOBI GHAT. A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. The "laundries" are called "ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next, they are ironed and piled into neat bundles. Where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation.
06.30 PM: Transfer to your hotel
In evening you will dropped to the Hotel/ Airport/ Railway station / Jetty for onward journey.
- Pickup in the morning from your hotel/place in Mumbai
- Air-conditioned private car for Mumbai sightseeing tour
- Services of excellent drivers trained to serve international travellers
- Excellent English speaking tour guide in Mumbai for briefing at the monuments
- Boat ride tickets from Mumbai to Elephanta caves and back
- Delicious Buffet Lunch at Mumbai restaurant
- 2 bottles of mineral water per head for the trip
- All applicable taxes and service charges
Monument entry tickets, tips, your personal expenses, meals other than specified and any other item which is not mentioned in the above list is not a part of our offer.
*Remarks : Museum remains closed on Mondays