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Dharavi Slum Tour
Dharavi is the largest slum in India. We would love to give you an educational insight of the area, by visiting different neighborhoods and discussing everyday life and social issues of the locals. People in Dharavi are very friendly and welcoming. We start our tour from the working district where you will be able to see locals engaged in different professions and jobs and other half we will tour the residential area. We intent to dispel the negative image of the slum and plan to put part of the profits from tour for social activities.
Walk with me back in time at Elephanta Caves
Hop with me on a ferry to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will witness the magnificent shrine of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God, that has been carved out of a hill. We will explore labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines. The Elephanta Caves are man-made caves carved out of solid basaltic mountains and were revered as holy sites by Hindus and Buddhists from the 5th to the 7th century. These rock-cut cave temples have a collection of halls, shrines, courtyards and a hall with perfect symmetry. We shall spend the most time in the main cave which is the grandest of all the caves and contains numerous carvings depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva. We will go into details about each of the main sculptures present in the complex. After which, we will proceed to see more caves on Cannon hill. In the end, we will walk back to the ferry point and catch the next ferry back to the mainland. Additional Info * It takes 1hr to reach the Elephanta island * No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship * The Elephanta Caves are closed on Mondays * Extra Fee to do it alone * Elephanta Caves are accessible only by ferry. Ferry ride operation is subject to clear weather conditions Please note The duration of the experience may vary as per the visitor rush at the venue & ferry travel time
Eat your way to a foodgasm
Looking for a food trail: *to activate your taste buds? *to finally come to know about all the Indian cuisines? *to remove long-held myths and misconceptions about Indian Food? *to traverse different parts of Mumbai while living the life of a Mumbai citizen? Then, you've come to the right experience. This is a curated and customizable experience. The highlight is dishes and cuisines from different parts of India. This is all within the huge metropolitan city of Mumbai. This will be a food trail with a generous topping of sightseeing the popular spots in Mumbai. I'll take you to the food spots which are more frequented by the Mumbai local citizen. There won't be many tourists in these places. There will be a good amount of traveling during the experience. To give you a sneak peek into the life of a Mumbaikar, we will travel by local trains, autos, and black-yellow cabs. I can guarantee you an explosion of taste and flavor in your mouth and tastebuds at all these places. If this is the first time you're tasting Indian cuisine, I'll help you get started off. I will break down any notions you might have held about Indian cuisines. I assure you that this trail will be an eye-opener. Other things to note Please keep Google maps downloaded offline for Mumbai. Also, please download m-indicator app from Play Store. All spots are inexpensive & easy on the pocket. Message me to know more about food prices.
Must-Try Unique and Authentic Mumbai Food Tour
If you have an adventurous spirit and want to taste the authentic flavours of Mumbai, this is the tour for you. 8-10 Tastings This tour includes 8-10 food and drink tastings. Being a food vlogger I have-picked each one of the tastings. These are some of the most unique and authentic food places with a lot of stories to tell. The Greatest Hits A gastronomic tour of Mumbai would be incomplete without sampling the city's most popular and well-known meals. Take a mouthful of the ultimate classics to get a real experience of the region! Favorite Restaurants in the Area Try some distinctive Mumbai-style cuisine Highlights of the City This trip is more than just about cuisine; it's also about culture! Discover city sights in between food breaks for a well-rounded experience that will whet your hunger for Mumbai. Allergies or a Special Diet? Please inform in advance if you are on a particular diet or have a food allergy. I'll make sure to take it into account so that you may have a fun and safe time. ▶ Other things to note Food is not covered in the price Wear comfortable shoes Uber is very cheap to the meeting point The tour is dynamic and could be modified to suit the guest's needs and wants You should arrive very hungry! A lot of food to try At Least 8-10 food stops Gratuities are kindly accepted Tour price includes 20% Airbnb commission + Tax
Local Tour of hidden Mumbai
I have 15 years experience being as a local To every each monument and hidden places wich even not recommended by guide book. Lats start warming welcome as hospitality with special kullhad masala chai(chai in clay cup) then we go to see dhobighat( open air loundry) were around thousands of people wash clothes by hand an machine, mostly people see this place with arial weiw but the way i show the place we directly to the place meet them, see the all sections like washed,driyer, iron, all the tools and old machines. sasoon dock wich is 144 year old and the first constructed wet dock in Bombay(mumbai) then we go to chhatrapati shivaji terminus train station wich is used to call VT-victoria terminus when british ruls in india, fascinating and historical station stabilised in 1878 People see there own but with me from out side to interior architecture as well. Crowford market (Spice market) jain temple, hanging garden, Antilia the billionaire house one of the most expensive house in the world for a single family you can imagine., Thereafter queens necklace (Marin drive) we also call Miami of India.. then will go by walking causeway street market in colaba, Taj Mahal hotel by the sea side, then gate way india. after we gonna having a lavish mouth watering street food choupati. Guest will have my experience with there kids as well no charges kids under 14 years old
Mumbai Night Tour by Aircon Car, Food tasting & Slum tour
Before I start let me say Pick-up and drop is FREE on the Western side of Mumbai. Mumbai is a one of the cities in the world which is on move 24 hours. The night life is very energetic and thrilling. I have been rated with 5 Star reviews by all my guests for my Mumbai as a Local, City tour. Airbnb has mentioned me as ' Top Rated Host'. In this unique Night tour of Mumbai city not only we will be visiting different places and heritage buildings that are illuminated but a walk in one of the Slums and also taste local food and visit the Colaba street Market. You will be picked from your Hotel or Airport and the sights include Victoria Terminus Railway Station now known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus built in 1888. This is the first Railway station built in India and also get a glimpse of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Building, built in 1893. Flora Fountain Built in 1869 dedicated to Greek Goddess Flora. Asiatic Library (1804), Gateway of India (built in 1924) and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (opened in 1903). Food tasting at Bademiya Street food or at Leopold Cafe. Fishermen's settlement seeing the night life in the Slums. Nariman point and drive along the Marine drive. This ends our Night tour and you will be dropped at your Hotel or any place you prefer in the City.
Mumbai as a local City and Slum Tour by Aircon Car
Before letting you know the Itinerary let me tell, Pick-up and drop is FREE on the Western side of Mumbai also timings are flexible. We will be visiting VT Station now known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus built in 1888. As the suburban trains are the lifeline of Mumbai, I will be sharing anecdotes of how we live and commute daily. We drive to Dhobi Ghat, place where the washermen wash the laundry for the last 150 years. Proceed to Mani Bhavan the place where Mahatma Gandhi used to live whenever he visited Mumbai between 1917-1934. Visit the Pannalal Jain Temple , said to be 120 years old (optional). Drive along the Marine Drive also know as "Queen's Necklace". Time to take a break for lunch at the famous Leopold cafe started in 1871. On our way back we visit the Rajabai Tower and other iconic buildings. Post lunch we visit Colaba Street Market, Hotel Taj Palace built in 1903 and Gateway of India built in 1924. A cup of Masala Tea and how it is made by a fisherwoman, St. Thomas Cathedral and Flora Fountain. During our journey I will be explaining and showing you the Dabbawalla, a unique Tiffin delivery systems. This tour can also be personalized so that Sassoon Dock which is one of the oldest fishing dock in Mumbai. Other things to note Please do not give alms to beggars or people who ask money. If you are buying things on the street try to bargain for the price.
Cooking & Eating Indian food with Rita
[Kids are welcome to join] We will together prepare and eat a complete vegetarian Indian meal - which will have: 1. Appetizer 2. Curries + Indian Bread (Roti) 3. Rice 4. Dal (Lentils) 5. Beverage 6. Dessert The exact menu would be based on what vegetables are available fresh and your preferences. You will get hands-on experience preparing the meal with help from me and will learn about the origins of the dish they're preparing, the spices they're using and several possible variations you can try later at home. We will all then sit and eat together and you can ask me any and all questions about Mumbai, India or anything at all! Other things to note Please let me know in advance in case of: 1. Any allergies 2. Any specific request for recipes (I will try my best to accommodate this)
Tea Tales of Mumbai - a chai tasting tour with a local
Experience the rich culture of Mumbai through this authentic tea tasting tour. I will take you to some of the most authentic tea shops in the city, where you will sample a variety of teas and learn about the local tea culture. You will start your tour at a quaint tea café in the heart of Bandra - you will be greeted by the stimulating aroma of tea brewing as soon as you walk through the doors! Here, you will sample 3 varieties of teas - one green tea variant, one black tea variant and a special tea-surprise which I'm sure you will love! I will also tell you about the different flavors of tea, and how the different states in India love to consume their chai. You’ll try some interesting tea pairings (Indian tapas/snacks). We will end our first tea-stop by visiting a tea store, where you can buy your favorite tea leaves! Next, we will go to a small street-side shop where you will witness the process of making the beloved Indian chai. The best part? You will watch the sunset over the Arabian sea while you enjoy the sips from your clay cup! Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions and engage in conversation with other tea enthusiasts! The tour will last for about 2-2.5 hours, and you will leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich tea culture of Mumbai. Please advise if you have any allergies.
Cooking class & Authentic Indian Meal
We shall start this experience with a cool and refreshing glass of seasonal drink. Make yourself comfortable while we chat a little and relish some local appetizers I would have prepared for you. After you have made yourself comfortable, we shall put out aprons on and get cooking. We would be learning 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 salad. The class will last for 70-90minutes. You would be surely hungry by now, so we would head to the dining area to relish the local delicacies that I have cooked for you. All the food would be cooked using local ingredients and filtered water. The food would be served in a traditional manner, in a Thali. Other things to note My home is around 45mins from South Mumbai and 10 mins from the International airport by car. The meal experience will happen at my family home and would be very authentic.
Slum Tour Mumbai
If visitors are expecting extreme poverty and despair based on movie depictions, they will be disappointed. In fact this tour actively breaks stereotypical depictions of slums. The tour will take you through the proud and industrious area of Dharavi. You will be able to see where people work, where people live and where people relax. We will show you the vast industrial areas with many important industries like the bakeries serving the whole of Mumbai. Recycling industries where most of the city’s waste is boughten. I will show you the residential areas where whole families live in a small room, local schools and even the pottery industries. Some of the areas will be familiar if you have seen the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ as much of the film was shot in Dharavi. Other things to note Photography is strictly not allowed.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, interested children and senior citizens can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
Indian Cooking Class & Spice Market Tour with Akasha -AirCon
We will meet at my home and we will involve ourselves in cooking activity. While cooking I will be sharing a lot of information about cooking and our culture. We will prepare traditional Indian dishes. Mushroom Tikka Masala Mushrooms marinated in a yogurt sauce with herbs and spices and baked, then served in a cooked tomatoes gravy Onion Pakoda Onions dipped in a batter made from gram flour and spices and served with salsa. Mint Chutney Palak Paneer Fresh paneer serves in a thick paste made from puréed spinach and seasoned with garlic and other spices. Special Jeera Rice. After everything is prepared we will sit together and eat later I would take around to show you my neighborhood Other things to note If you need anything special write in advance. I also have vegan option. Facebook project page Akasha Cooking Class
Photoshoot in the Historical Mumbai
This tour will bring a lot of new and fun experiences about the city, which every tourist is hoping for. We will be going to GATEWAYOFINDIA which is a uniquely designed landmark of India. It was constructed in the year 1924, then to the ASIATIC LIBRARY built by the British in the 19th Century, and last not the least Iconic MARINE DRIVE which is also called Queens Necklace. Added with a fun out-of-the-box experiential activity shoot that matches the decided setting, making sure you take some happy memories with you. I'll share the pictures with you via Google Drive. Gift this unique memory and enjoy your day with your loved ones. Please Note: Mumbai gets too hot, so please carry an umbrella, sunglasses, and another set of clothing changes.
Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour
Located in Hamrapur (about 60 kms north of Mumbai), we are looking at a half day activity. We will conduct a factory tour of our brand new facility. This is a thoroughly guided tour explaining the process of bean to bar chocolate making. This is followed by chocolate tasting (different varieties from our own brand) and knowledge workshop (some theoretical knowledge on the ancient and modern history of cacao), with some hands on chocolate making. The guests will also be able to purchase our products at the end of the tour. Other things to note: - Please arrange for your round trip drop off and pick up. We are not responsible for arranging transport. - Consumption of snacks and drinks in production area is not permitted. - COVID protocols will be in place at the factory. - Photography is permitted but at limited locations in the factory. Note: Starting Sept 2022, the factory tour will be chargeable with a nominal fee. Our guests will receive a chocolate bar of their choice against this fee, after they finish the factory visit.