Mumbai Sightseeing by Car

The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to communities of Koli people, who originated in Gujarat in prehistoric times. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese Empire and subsequently to the East India Company when in 1661 Charles II of England married Catherine of Braganza and as part of her dowry Charles received the ports of Tangier and Seven Islands of Bombay. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard project, which undertook reclamation of the area between the seven islands from the sea. Along with construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project, completed in 1845, transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea. Bombay in the 19th century was characterised by economic and educational development. During the early 20th century it became a strong base for the Indian independence movement. Upon India's independence in 1947 the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital.

Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 6.16% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust and JNPT), and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. The city houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India's premier scientific and nuclear institutes like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Indian Rare Earths, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Atomic Energy Commission of India, and the Department of Atomic Energy. The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi cinema industries. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures.

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SIGHTSEEING BY CAR:

Mumbai Sightseeing Tour
Experience a fully customized tour of Dharavi and surrounding communities and sites in Mumbai

Mumbai is a land of transcending temples and ardent followers. Although you are allowed to choose your own tour, we at SlumGods focus on India's diversity in religion depicted through temple architecture. Here you get a crash course on various Indian religions such as Hinduism, Islam and Jainism just to name a few. This visually impressive tour caters to the 'wow' aspect of your emotions. You will get to see a lot of lovely sites like the Haji Ali Mosque in the middle of the sea as well as the Mahalaxmi Temple. Apart from this, you will enjoy the en route location as well, like Hanging Gardens, Dhobi Ghat as well as the Gandhi's museum. We also do City Bus tours in Mumbai.

The same route is generally taken on our Dharavi and sightseeing tour, so to save time and money you can do both on the same day (with a pit stop for lunch).

Since this is a private customized Mumbai Day Tour, you can omit or add anything to the list. Even a completely different route, is fine by us!

 

PRICING:

  • Sightseeing by Car Only: 7,000/- Rupees

  • Sightseeing by Car and Slum Tour: 9,500/- Rupees

TIME:

  • Operates daily

  • Duration: 4.5 hours

  • Start Time: Flexible- suggested at 8:30 AM or 2 PM

  • End Time: Flexible, depending on pre-arranged start time

  • Kindly drop us a mail for booking: info@slumgods.in

MEETING LOCATION:

  • Regal Cinema, Colaba, Hotel pickup and drop.(South Mumbai)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • DHOBI GHAT: See the Dhobiwallahs, or human washing machines, scrubbing, washing and beating sheets and clothes from Mumbai's largest hospitals and hotels at this busy open air laundry locality!

  • MAHALAXMI TEMPLE: On the northern edge of Malabar Hill is a popular Hindu Temple, dedicated to the goddess of wealth. Since flowers are a major part religious sessions, the narrow lane leading to the Mahalaxmi Temple is lined by stalls on either side of the road, selling offerings of marigolds, lotus flowers and coconuts.

  • HAJI ALI MOSQUE: This Mosque is actually the tomb of Saint Haji Ali, who renounced the world and proceeded to Mecca. It is located at the end of a long narrow path protruding into the sea. It is said that when Saint Haji Ali died in Mecca, his casket miraculously drifted to the spot where the mosque was later built in his honour.

  • BANGANGA TANK:The water from this famous tank is believed to have special healing powers. Originally built in 1127 the Baan Ganga is surrounded by Hindu temples. Rumour has it that its spring comes from the holy Ganges river.

  • JAIN TEMPLE: This temple is considered one of the most beautiful, intricately-decorated temples of Mumbai and is very sacred to the followers of Jainism.

  • KAMALA NEHRU PARK: Malabar Hill is the home of the aristocrats of Mumbai and Kamala Nehru Park is at the heart of it. This park is filled with greenery and creates a peaceful vibe every time you visit it.

  • GANDHI MUSEUM: This lovely museum that pays tribute to the 'Father of our nation', displaying pictures, models and books related to his life. Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Bombay between 1917-34 has been converted into the museum. The living room and working place of Gandhi on the second floor has been preserved as best as possible.