Sunday, 7 January 2007

Tours and Excursions in Mumbai city

There are several options for sightseeing in Mumbai

The following are some good options:
The Government of India's tourism department (ITDC) has an office next to Churchgate station, where you can walk in and ask for a guide for the day. You need to arrange your own car. However the cool cab service is quite good and you can rent the cab for the whole day at the nominal charge of Rs1000 for eight hours.

There are ‘Mumbai Magic Tours’ - these are personalized tours of Mumbai's must-see places. Several offbeat as well as standard tour options are available, with car, driver, guide, handouts, etc. Guides are knowledgeable and experienced and with the nominal fee they help you explore the city at your convenience. The tour covers all the must-see places on any traveler’s itinerary, such as:
• The Gateway of India
• St. Thomas Cathedral
• Prince of Wales Museum
• Bombay University and the Oval Maidan
• Town Hall
• Victoria Terminus
• Crawford Market
• Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach
• Mani Bhavan, home of Gandhi
• Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens
• Banganga Temple Tank
• Haji Ali Mosque
• Dhobi Ghat

The tour begins at 9:00 in the morning, and ends at 4:00 p.m., with a break for lunch. They also create a custom-tour for you, based on your interests.

Bombay Heritage Walks - if you want a walking tour of Mumbai's heritage district, try these guys. They have an in-depth appreciation of Mumbai's architecture and the history of its buildings.

Or you can go by yourself! Get a map of Mumbai, read up about it, and take a taxi, bus or train.

Mumbai has a centuries old history and many sites of tourist interest. Some of them are:

Aarey Milk Colony
Bombay Natural History Museum
Chor Bazaar
Chowpatty Beach
Crawford Market
Elephanta Caves
Essel World
Fashion Street
Linking road
Lokhanwala road
Film City
Flora Fountain now renamed to Hutatma Chowk
Gateway of India
Haji Ali Mosque
Hanging Gardens
INS Vikrant
Jehangir Art Gallery
Jijamata Udyaan
Juhu Beach
Kamala Nehru Park
Kanheri Caves
Tiku ji wadi
Hiranandani garderns
Kashid Beach
Mahalakshmi Race Course
Marine Drive earlier/historically referred to as Queen's Necklace
Nehru Centre
Nehru Planetarium
Powai Lake
Prince of Wales Museum
Prithvi Theatre
Rajabai Tower
Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park)
Taraporewala Aquarium
Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan
Victoria Terminus
Flamingo Bay at Sewri


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Kiran Kumar B said...

Deepika Padukone

The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),

.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.

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