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Mumbai Magic - Private Tours

Mumbai, India
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About Mumbai Magic - Private Tours
Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and listed on Maharashtra Tourism website. Listed in Frommers, Lonely Planet and many international magazines. Pioneers of walks and insightful tours of the city.
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Mumbai Local - Best Seller from Mumbai Magic

The interesting and off-beat tour of Mumbai starts at the Gateway of India and covers all the must-see places in Bombay. It includes the following: Gateway of India, Regal Circle, Prince of Wales Museum, Kala Ghoda, Bombay University, High Court, Oval Maidan, Churchgate, Mani Bhavan, Marine Drive, and Chowpatty

The tour uses the Mumbai local, BEST buses, and Black and Yellow taxis. The tour provides income for the student-guides from a non-profit that works in youth empowerment and learning.

The tour allows you to see many of the must-sees of the city, visit Dhobi Ghat - an open-air laundromat, experience Mumbai local train, check out local delicacies, and more importantly, it provides an opportunity to see Mumbai through the eyes of young people. The students who do this tour love their city and it comes through during the tour. They are well-trained and knowledgeable about the places you visit on the tour.
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4 hours
from US$ 41.60

A Workshop on Pickles, Preserves, and Chutneys

Some of these pickles and chutneys are easy to learn and replicate with ingredients that are locally available across the world. You get to learn a new skill and surprise your friends and relatives when you reach back home.
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2 hours
from US$ 40.54
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Jennifer C wrote a review Jul 2020
Seattle349 contributions56 helpful votes
I went on the Mumbai Like a Local tour on my first full day in Mumbai, and I highly recommend this experience to get an overview of the city. My guide Atul was very personable, a great person to spend half a day with if you are a solo traveler like me! I learned a lot about history, culture, and general logistics--it was a great base of beginner knowledge on which to build throughout my stay.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jana K wrote a review Jun 2020
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We did the 'local tour' with Manisha in February and had a great afternoon with her. Manisha is really professional and the tour is well planned. We saw the main tourist attractions and got many background information from Manisha. One of our highlights was the restaurant where she took us (we can recommend you to let her choose the dishes - it was all delicious). Thank you for the wonderful tour, Manisha! Harriet, Cyrielle and Jana
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Katie W wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions24 helpful votes
Good friends had highly recommended this company to us and we were not disappointed! So comforting to be met at the cruise ship by the lovely and highly knowledgeable Ms. Meherrukh. We immediately knew we were in capable hands. And the driver was excellent too. My husband & I were truly blown away by the city of Mumbai, from the architecture, sites, culture and the people. Gandhi's house was a highlight. Our guide took us to a fabulous restaurant and we had the best Indian food I've ever tasted. Afternoon, we were taken to meet our second guide for a walk about the Dharavi slum. A young man, a student who lives there (18 yrs old), took us on an insightful walk for 1.5 hours. We felt safe and welcome the entire time. Please know this is not a gawking expedition, but an opportunity to learn and to see first hand how a vast portion of the Indian population lives. This is a community that thrives! They have a remarkable economy within the slum which was truly astonishing. I'm still processing it all nearly four weeks later but I will never, ever forget this experience. It's not for the faint of heart, I admit I stretched myself, some things were difficult to see, but I'm so glad I made the visit. To close, many thank yous to our guides! Life time of memories!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Natalia wrote a review Mar 2020
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Sidhesh was an amazing tour guide! We had so much fun on this tour. Sidhesh took us through all the main architectural attractions, but then showed us some really neat stops as well including a field with over 50 games of cricket being played. We loved taking the local transportation. The “snacks” portion was truly a meal, and I wish we’d had a smaller breakfast so we could have had more food on the tour. Sidhesh also had great tips and conversation throughout the day, and so we learned a lot about Mumbai life through him. He then gave us a bunch of recommendations for other things to do in the city, all of which were awesome. Regarding price, I usually vacation in China and Southeast Asia, so typically pay less for tours (things are just cheaper there), but this was so worth the price! Would absolutely do it again. Thank you for making our first day in India amazing!
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Hopper1869 wrote a review Mar 2020
Preston, United Kingdom21 contributions16 helpful votes
Our guide met us near the Gateway to India as agreed but as it was Republic day and the area was full of people that was no mean feat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with full details of everywhere we went and a lot more besides. The first part of the trip was to walk around the fabulous buildings from the era of British rule before ending up near the Oval where many cricket matches were taking place. watching them whilst waiting for a bus was an added bonus. The bus trip was just as we imagined with standing room only and it took us along the Marine Drive before turning inland and dropping us at the Gandhi museum where we had some free time. A short taxi drive later and we were taken to a lovely eating house where snacks were sold and we were treated to two different Indian snacks which were really tasty and included in the price of the trip. Next after a short taxi ride we viewed the outdoor laundry and got its full detail - history and social issues. The final element was a train ride back to the Victoria Terminus - just as we imagined. Passengers hanging out of the doors - a typical Indian train ride. Fellow cruisers had also been on a train, but in the first class air conditioned carriages and all wished that they had experienced the trip that we had and we had paid only a fraction of the price. I cannot rate the trip from Mumbai Magic highly enough. Truly magical.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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