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The entrepreneurial spirit and pulsing pace of life provide a sharp contrast to much of the rest of India. Mumbai is undoubtedly the commercial capital of India and is one of the predominant port cities in the country. Mumbai's nature as the most eclectic and cosmopolitan Indian city is symbolized in the presence of Bollywood within the city, the centre of the globally-influential Hindi film and TV industries.
Morning half day excursion to Elephanta Caves: The Elephanta Island is located 10km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century BC. The rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. Motorboats take passengers from Appollo Bunder near the Gateway of India. The rock cut temples were created by carving out rock, and creating the columns, the internal spaces and the images. The entire temple is akin to a huge sculpture, through whose corridors and chambers one can walk. The entire complex was created through a process of rock removal. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain.
Afternoon city tour visit the Gateway of India: Conceived following the visit of King George V in 1911 and officially opened in 1924; Princes of Wales Museum; designed in Indo Saracenic style and has sections for arts and paintings, archeology, natural history and an interesting collection of miniature paintings, bas reliefs from the Elephanta caves and Buddha images, Marine Drive; which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill, Hanging Gardens; laid out in 1881 these formally laid out gardens have a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals.
Hotel Pick-up/drop-off for Mumbai city hotels ONLY (Excludes Navi Mumbai); Guided Tour; Monuments entrances.
Personal expenses; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
This tour is available daily. Red Fort and Lotus Temple remains closed every Monday.
Tour is approximately 8-9 hours.
Tour begins and ends from Mumbai city hotels ONLY (Excludes Navi Mumbai).
1 and 2 passenger tours travel using Sedan.
3 and 4 passenger tours travel using SUV.
5, 6, 7 and 8 passenger tours travel using Van.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show always 100% penalty.
Children younger than 5 years old may participate for free.
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