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Cycling-Adventurous Islands of Mumbai
I'll show you the hidden, quaint and scenic side of Mumbai on a mountain bike, a place even most residents of this busy city are completely unaware of. We'll also pass by one of the world's largest meditation centers known as the Global Vipassana Pagoda. We begin our adventure with a short boat ride to a disconnected portion of the city that I like to call the adventurous islands of Mumbai. Our ride starts on a narrow road enveloped by widespread lush mangroves that give out the cleanest air you'll find in the city. (Mark my words) Soon, we reach the coast and from riding on tarmac, we transition to off-road. This is where things begin to get adventurous. We will be mountain biking to a secret hill-top spot from where the island can truly be appreciated. We then ride downhill to my favorite beach-side restaurant and have a scrumptious breakfast, sipping chai (Indian tea)and enjoying conversation. After a hearty breakfast, we ride to The Global Vipassana Pagoda which is a meditation dome hall that has a capacity to seat around 8,000 meditators. Later we end our day not without another quick boat ride to the bustling side of the city. Other things to note We will be covering a distance of 15 Kms from start to end. In-case you are a proper regular cyclist and are interested in a fast paced longer version of this ride (30 kms), let me know and I will take care of that.
The Pinnacle Fort Hike
Join me on a hike to Mumbai's most exciting mountain top. Escape the chaos of the city & find yourself in the middle of the forest that envelopes it. Breathe fresh air, listen to the sound of birds & definitely no honking. Meet with tribals that live within the mountain, and eat a traditionally meal prepared by them. Get a healthy dose of Indian adrenaline when we climb large rock-cut steps at the summit. These stairs are a centuries old & used by multiple empires. At the top, we will take in the glorious scenery that the pinnacle & the forest has to offer. I'll show & tell you about the flora & wildlife in the area. When we arrive at the tribal village, we will eat some of their very simple & homely food - wood-fire cooked breakfast & lunch. I'll ensure we have a few good cups of chai too. The food prepared by the tribals will most likely be your most authentic Indian food experience. I say this because the roots of Indian food lie with it's tribals - Unadulterated. Post lunch, we will head down and back to the city just the way we arrived. Other things to note This is a 2.5 hr hike going up while coming down is shorter. The hike can be considered as easy to moderate grade.
The Prettiest Hiking Trail in all of Maharashtra
I will take you out to the prettiest & most panoramic spot in all of Maharashtra, a place on the immediate outskirt of Mumbai. The trek begins with an easy-going stroll along the banks of a pristine lake before you cross freshwater streams and rustic villages. The unending scenery of the green meadows on this trek is a surreal visual treat and much more than we can explain. The cool monsoon winds in the midst of the clouds and rain make this trek an experience to remember forever! The hike route leads to a plateau that overlooks various waterfalls from neighbouring mountains. Why I love hosting people on this hike apart from it being the prettiest naturescape near Mumbai is that I can tailor the hike to every guest's physical ability. For guests that would like to keep it easy-paced, I usually lead the hike for 3 hours (1.5 hours one way) over mostly flat & gradually inclined terrain up to a gorgeous vantage point and then turn back. For individuals that are really up for a longer hike, I extend this hike to 5-6 hrs of hiking. We travel by a local train to the start of the trail. The journey is 2 hours long by train.
Photo Shoot & Walk in Mumbai
Not just a photo shoot, the session would be more of a photo walk where I can tell you a little bit about the city and my journey here. I will capture your best moments against Mumbai's vibrant backdrop, whether it's the serene Versova Beach, the bustling Dhobhi Ghat, the iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link, or the picturesque Marine Drive. Unlike the photo shoots around popular tourist spots, this session will integrate the backdrop with your journey to tell a story that is unique and personal to you. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera if you are a photography enthusiast and I would love to discuss and share photography tips and ideas with you during or after the session. + If you can't find an available date on my calendar, or an available session is full, please let me know, and I will adjust the time and open a new slot for you. + The group size is limited to 3 people to keep the experience personal. Please contact me if you are a group of more than 3 people so I can open additional spots. +You will receive 20-30 high-resolution digital photos within a week. + Pick & Drop service is available at additional charge. Please ask in advance. + You can check out my work on Insta @arora.yogesh
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
Walking tour of historic Old Nashik
The old city of Nashik is a treasure trove for visitors who are looking for an adventure deep down the history lane. We will start our tour in Panchwati, at the iconic Kala Ram Temple, where I will not only talk about this particular temple but also introduce you to the basics of Indian temple architecture. We will take the narrow lane, which will take us to Ramkund, the world-famous site of Kumbh Mela. I will narrate the mythological and ritualistic importance of this place. We will take a stroll along river Godawari and see many more heritage sites like NaRo Shankar Shiva Temple, Sundar Narayan Temple, Gora Ram Temple, and the ghaat constructed along the river. We will stop at the most Instagram-worthy places along the way. We will take one of the oldest bridges of Nashik to cross over to the Old Town part where we will see Bhandi Bazaar (vessel market) and visit SarkarWada museum located in a 18th-century building. This building is in the heart of Saraf Bazaar (jewelry market), where we will spend some time taking photos. Note: Please book a Wednesday afternoon slot to experience the vibrant farmer's market at the ghaat. This part of the old town is famous for old shops and beautiful wadas (residential complexes) unique to this part of the country. We end our tour with a cup of steaming hot tea.