10 Magnificent Tours In Mumbai, India - Updated 2024

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Nishi Jain
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Nishi Jain

Mumbai was formerly known as Bombay and it stands as a city that never sleeps. It has earned several tags like; “A fast city,” “A City of Dreams,” “A city of undying spirits” and “A city that simply moves on.” This cosmopolitan city is India’s largest and the capital of Maharashtra. Abundant restaurants, lively hangouts, lovely beaches, cinema halls, gardens and much more contribute largely to the charm of this beautiful city. The more you know the city, the more you fall in love with it. So let’s start with some of the best tours in Mumbai.

1. Mumbai Real Experience: Private 8-Hour Tour

Gateway of India in Mumbai
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The private 8-hour tour is a great opportunity for you to experience the real lifestyle of local people in Mumbai. You will explore the city as you travel by public transport, including buses and trains. In this tour, you will explore the true lifestyle of the local people of Mumbai. It will give you an idea of how an average person in Mumbai lives and travels across the city. You will get to know how to wait for a bus, how to travel on local trains and how to live without any luxury facilities such as air conditioning. Through this tour, you will see the Gateway of India, Haji Ali Mosque, and many temples. It is a great opportunity to experience the local life of Mumbai.

Mumbai Real Experience: Private 8-Hour Tour


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2. Day of an Authentic Bollywood Experience: Visit Shooting Sets and Witness Local Life in Mumbai, India (from 197.99 USD)

Watch the filming process
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A day filled with lively music and vibrant colors, the Bollywood life is indeed a must-experience tour if you are in Mumbai. Join this full day tour which will take you to the interesting world of Indian film and dance, which also gives you a glance of what happens behind the scenes in Bollywood. The tour starts at Dharavi and ends in Mahim Railway Station and Kumbhar Wada, which is a pottery community.

The Bollywood experience wouldn’t be complete without visiting a film studio set. If you are lucky enough then you might get a chance to meet Bollywood stars and the crew in action! There is an Indian dance performance waiting to entertain guests at Bollywood Museum, don’t forget to check out the colorful spectacle prepared for you. Are you a Bollywood lover? If yes. Then come book and enjoy an amazing mix of culture and arts thriving in the Mumbai.

1 Day of an Authentic Bollywood Experience: Visit Shooting Sets and Witness Local Life in Mumbai, India

Price: from 197.99 USD

Duration: Full day


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3. Hour Fashion Tour of Mumbai (from 200 USD)

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Love shopping and fashion? Then you are at the right place. Mumbai is considered to be the fashion capital of India and you’ll get the chance to explore multiple boutique stores, showrooms, factories and markets on this 10-hour tour. You will be able to shop in the city’s trendiest boutiques and markets. On this tour, you will be able to learn more about the history and development of India’s fashions and weaving technologies by visiting many showrooms and boutiques of leading designer. You will also learn about the roles played in the industry by the government and many foreign investors. This tour is extremely nice because it gives you many good places to shop.

10-Hour Fashion Tour of Mumbai

Price: from 200 USD

Duration: approximately 10 hours


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4. Aamchi Mumbai Highlights (from 78 USD)

Worli skyline from Bandra
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Aamchi Mumbai Highlights tour will give you an essential guide to exploring history, religion, transport, community, and architecture. On this tour, you will get to know how to catch local taxis and buses in Mumbai and know about many more impressive historical architectures. So this Mumbai tour was designed to help smooth out some of the must-know tourist places in Mumbai.

Aamchi Mumbai Highlights

Price: from 78 USD

Duration: approximately 4 hours


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Mumbai Tour Guide

Sukanya Roy Choudhury

Sukanya Roy Choudhury

I am a licensed guide but Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. I am also a visiting faculty teaching travel and tourism in the University of Mumbai and Patkar Varde College. Have alot of fun facts and stories about the city which I would be happy to share.

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5. Mumbai Street Food Tour (from USD 44.0)

Street food
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Experience delicious Mumbai through its cuisines by this four-hour evening walking tour. You can enjoy delightful dishes through many street stalls throughout the busy city. During this tour, you will enjoy eight to ten of Mumbai’s favorite desserts, snacks, and beverages. Don’t worry, you are not alone on this yummy tour, you will have six to seven persons in your tour who will accompany you.

Discover Mumbai’s best culinary fare with classic street cuisine. The tour starts with Churchgate railway station where you can enjoy spicy Pav Bhaji and Bhelpuri, next up you will go to Mohammed Ali Road, which is famous for a variety of meat cuts. You will end this tour with a sweet tooth at a shop which was established more than a century ago. So what are you waiting for? Go and treat yourself with this delicious Mumbai tour.

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Mumbai Street Food-Tasting Evening Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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6. South Mumbai Walking Tour: Market and Mumbadevi Temple (from USD 30.0)

If you love shopping then take this 2.5-hour tour and experience the daily life in South Mumbai’s most vibrant markets. Your guide will explain all that you see from spicy foods to religious offerings to colorful and new style clothes. In this tour, you will explore Crawford Market, Mumbai flower alley, and Mangaldas Market. You will also get a chance to taste of the vibrant Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaar. In Mangaldas Market you will see hundreds of clothing vendors and tailors. After an eye-opening tour with an insightful guide, your tour finally ends at Madhav Baug in Bhuleshwar. Go and book your tour if you’d love to explore different marketplaces in Mumbai.

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South Mumbai Markets and Temples Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

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7. Dharavi Slum Small Group Tour In Mumbai (from USD 23.0)

You might have visited Mumbai city many times and most of the times, you have visited very popular and decent areas, but there is a place in Mumbai which is called the slum area, and people don’t wish to visit this place. But here will give you insight to the people who are constantly struggling to live. Explore a different side of Mumbai in Dharavi Slum with this 2.5-hour walking tour. With the small group of six people, you will get a personalized experience from your guide.

The tour will start by reaching Dharavi, where you will learn about working conditions in many numerous cottage industries, which include textiles, recycling, leather tanning and pottery. Passing through many small places, you will learn about the sense of community that exists among the residents, whose diversity is reflected in many temples, mosques, and churches. This is definitely not a tour to miss if you are in Mumbai.

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Dharavi Slum Small-Group Walking Tour in Mumbai

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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8. Mumbai In Motion: Mumbai Sightseeing Tour By Public Transportation (from USD 35.0)

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
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Enjoy an authentic local experience in Mumbai on this 2.5-hour tour. You can take this tour by train, bus or taxi, anything that suits you, and enjoy people watching at the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. In this amazing tour, you will pass through many places like Chor Bazaar, Dhobi Ghat, and Dadar Flower Market. The tour starts with meeting a small group of 7 people in front of the Regal Cinema in Colaba.

First, you will visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus which is one of the busiest railway stations in India, then you will go to Dadar Flower Market where you will find where India’s immense flower trade flourishes. You will also ride to the Mahalaxmi area, which is known as Dhobi Ghat, where you will see the Dhobi wallahs or washermen who specialize in washing clothes and linens. Finally, the tour end by visiting Dabbawalas - people who deliver thousands of freshly home made foods each day to schools, offices, and other worksites.

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Mumbai Markets, Railway Stations Tour by Public Transit

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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9. Private Tour: Kanheri Caves, Elephanta Caves or Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai (from USD 100.0)

Start your tour with swapping the concrete jungle of Mumbai for an adventure on this private full day tour which includes hotel pick up. Explore Mumbai’s less travelled wonders with your own private guide. You can choose from the three stunning cave complexes like Elephanta Caves, Bhaja Caves, and Kanheri Caves or both Karla Caves. It will take 5 hours to explore Kanheri Caves. It is located deep within the green forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

As you explore the caves, your guide will point out important history related to Kanheri Caves. Elephanta Caves will take you 6 hours and will give you a chance to explore all seven caves on the Elephanta Island. On each of its wall, you will admire complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs. At Karla Caves, you will discover several excavations including ancient Viharas (Buddhist Monasteries) and a Prayer Hall by a 7-hour tour.

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Mumbai Private Cave Tour: Kanheri, Elephanta or Karla/Bhaja

Duration: 7 hours

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10. Full Day Mumbai City Tour Including Gateway of India Dhobi Ghat Museum and Marine Drive (from USD 81.0)

Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai
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Spend a full day exploring Mumbai and the highlights of the bustling Indian city. You will pass through many attractions such as British-built Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat, the Prince of Wales Museum, the Jani Temple, and the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya. You will start your tour with the famous monument and the main tourist attraction in Mumbai named Gateway of India, where you will see the famous and rich Royal Taj Mahal hotel. Next stop will be at Prince of Wales Museum and then you will catch a glimpse of other famous buildings of India. Dhobi Ghat is an exclusive place to the city of Mumbai, it is recognized as the world’s largest outdoor laundry. It will definitely give you delight if you’re a photographer. You will love this beautiful experience and I highly recommend this tour.

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Mumbai Full-Day Tour with Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat Museum

Duration: 8 hours

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Wonderful Mumbai tours

So you have seen that Mumbai is a buzzing metropolis and an irresistible city to visit. A place so big with so many places to visit, a small tour and a personal guide can help you a lot in exploring Mumbai’s places and its beautiful history. You will have a great experience from the above-listed tours. Go and book your tour today to know more about the dream city called Mumbai.

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