Mumbai Magic - Private Tours

Mumbai Magic - Private Tours

Mumbai Magic - Private Tours
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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.
Mumbai, India

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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ChrisZ556
New York City, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I really enjoyed this tour of a hidden gem of Mumbai. The guide, Saincha, was charming, extremely knowledgeable and a long-time resident of Bandra. I loved seeing the hidden alleys of the older village and enjoyed the relative serenity of Bandra nestled in raucous Mumbai. The driver, Vithal, was punctual and a good driver. Parveen in the office was very organized and made sure the tour went without a hitch. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see a little something different. It’s also a great tour if you’re staying near the airport like I was and don’t want to fight the traffic to south Mumbai.
Written 31 January 2020
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Alice R
Bognor Regis, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Nina was our guide - a real local and so knowledgeable. She took great care with planning our tour to accommodate our two young children (1 and 4 years). We stopped in shady temples for cool snacks and spent a lot of time buying little baby god outfits for my daughters Barbie doll! But we also learned a lot about Bombay and the city. Plus, she made a great recommendation for lunch. It was a wonderful way to explore the hidden parts of Bombay with a guide who knew the city like the back of her hand. We were confident of her and felt very well looked after. Thank you!
Written 20 February 2020
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Daniela
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We just did the “Learn Bollywood Dance in Mumbai” experience and it was amazing! Ruchi was a very talented and patient instructor who taught us a whole choreography in one hour. We couldn’t believe we managed to learnt it all!

The booking was super easy, we received a confirmation email from Priyanka, who set everything up for the tour and gave us clear instructions on how to arrive to the place.

The class takes place in an industrial building so the arrival looks a little bit strange because you pass manufacturing rooms. But the Magic Tours room is well adapted as a dance studio, it has AC and they provided with mineral water bottles

Definitely recommend the experience to anyone who likes Bollywod
Written 2 December 2022
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I saw your video, Ruchi showed it to me, and it was awesome! Well done I say! Hope you find a good opportunity to show off these new skills! Thank so much for the review!
Written 21 December 2022
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Stacey S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
My two tours with Mumbai Magic were amazing. First Suddha took me to the largest flower market in Mumbai, followed by visits to the open air laundry and the Sassoon docks fish market. We were able to explore all of this while getting in a very few good walks. Suddha was extemely knowledgeable about these locations and Mumbai history in general. She answered my many questions long the way.

Then I stopped for a quick snack at the Taj hotel's La Patisserie before starting the second half of my tour with Hanna on the Jewish history of Mumbai. She shared the fascinating story of the two Jewish communities that made Mumbai their home, and shared her own family's story that made this tour relatable and wonderfully personal. Hanna took me first to the site of the terrorist attack on the Mumbai Chabad in 2008 that was incredibly sad but hopeful as they have a moving memorial to all victims and are constructing a museum on the site to commemorate and help us learn from this terrible event. Hanna then took me to the David Sassoon reading room and because of hwr close ties to the staff we got to go into reading room itself, usually reserved for only members. We also visited 3 synagogues, including Hanna's own, which was so meaningful to me. Hanna has tremendous connections built up over her 18 years of giving tours that gives you access to these sites. By the end of the tour, she felt like not just my guide, but a friend.

I can't forget to mention my driver, Vitthal, who diligently navigated Mumbai traffic and many, many stops long the way. Thanks Vitthal!

I would highly, highly recommend both tours and Mumbai Magic and especially the Jewish history tour with Hanna.
Written 13 October 2023
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Ramya S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
We saw a Dharavi so different from what's portrayed in movies or social media Or even by word of mouth. Its industries - recycle, leather, garment, pottery, the markets, the residential areas, the locals. Actually walked through different lanes and streets which may be normally unfamiliar to outside guides or curious tourists. The beauty of this tour was that, our guide was a student who actually lives in Dharavi. His tour was therefore not a mechanical and a rote commentary but a narration filled with emotion and something that was from the heart, of a place he has lived and grown up in. His keenness to portray the real Dharavi, the sincerity with which he took us through the various aspects of the tour and the immense knowledge with which he patiently paused the tour and answered every question that me Or my French friend asked him, were commendable. We came out with an enriched and enlightened mind, after having seen and experienced, albeit for couple of hours, what the locals live through day after day. We are immensely grateful to Mumbai Magic and to our guide Waris for making this day so memorable and delightful. It was a well curated tour as it was amazing how much they packed in a 2 -2. 5 hours tour time. Thank you. We will definitely be recommending this tour and this guide to our friends, domestic or overseas. More than foreigners it is so important that we Indians learn about this significant part of our population and clear misconceptions or preconceived notions, if any. Thank you again.
Written 18 December 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience and learning. This review is so detailed that it will help anyone who is ambivalent about visiting Dharavi! Regards Deepa
Written 21 December 2022
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Kalpa K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
My family and I went on a 'Bombay by Day' tour in a taxi. The driver and the guide were very flexible as they took us through attractions like Bombay High Court, Oval Maidan, and Leopold Cafe. Travelling in the car, the history and culture of Mumbai was explained to us brilliantly.
Written 27 January 2023
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Aussie Travelling Tan
Buderim, Australia348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
6 of us did a full day excursion from our cruise ship with Mumbai Magic. We had a city tour in the morning and a Bollywood tour in the afternoon. Our tour left on the dot of 8am with our guide meeting us just outside the cruise terminal. Dasneem was warm and professional and shared her excellent knowledge of all of Mumbai’s sites and was VERY helpful in helping us make purchases in the local market and recommending an excellent place to grab some quick lunch before the afternoon tour. Sushil, our Bollywood guide, was also warm and engaging and provided an excellent experience for us at the Bollywood studio, where we witnessed live recordings taking place, watched and participated in dance performances, got to dress up and record a karaoke song! All 6 of us loved our day and highly recommend Mumbai Magic.
Written 18 November 2023
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happytraveller0636
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We booked our Fort Heritage walking tour the night before we wanted to do it and I wasn’t sure anyone would respond to such a late request. But bless them they did, giving us full details etc. We met Sudha the next morning at 10. She spoke very good English and didn’t have a strong accent. She obviously loves her city very much. She was friendly, pleasant and very knowledgeable and fully answered all our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour walk with her.
Written 6 March 2023
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LatAmTrav
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
My mother and I had an amazing time with Shyamala at the block printing workshop. She made us very welcome in her home and explained the history and art of block printing, then after a bit of practice we were able to print our own shawls. This was a perfect ending to a wonderful trip to India and we're really grateful to Mumbai Magic for making sure that we had a great day, from pick-up at our hotel to a wonderful day-long workshop. Highly highly recommend!
Written 4 January 2023
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GRDekker
Chicago, IL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
SO GLAD to have found these excellent guides who were able to so quickly help us acclimate, appreciate and enjoy the city. Every site and feature was excellent but my favorite was riding the train. Just saying that I rode "the local" gave me credibility everywhere I went in India. What I appreciated most was how well the team communicated while choosing and arranging the tour.
Written 7 March 2023
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