Taj Hotel, Mumbai, India

Mumbai


Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolitan, is the largest city in India and is also the capital of the state of Maharashtra. It was originally a conglomeration of seven islands on the Konkan coastline which over time, joined to form Greater Bombay. The city has an estimated metropolitan population of 21 million (2005), making it one of the world’s most populous cities.

Mumbai is the undisputed commercial capital of India and one of the most predominant port cities in the country. It’s nature as the most eclectic and cosmopolitan Indian city is marked by the presence of Bollywood within the city. It is the centre of the globally-influential Hindi film and TV industries. It is a diverse city, with flair quite unique to itself.

It is fast paced and the hub of economic and entrepreneurial activity in the country. It remains a city known as much for its colonial architecture, culture, cuisine and golden beaches as it is for excellent facilities, hospitality and top-notch technology.

With its neon lights, bright signs, fast cars, majestic buildings and beautiful people, Mumbai is a city of hopes and dreams to its dweller and of opportunity, wonder and excitement to its visitor.


MUMBAI | TOUR CODE: 0303

2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS * MUMBAI*

DAY 1: TO MUMBAI


Arrive Mumbai, meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Extolled by many as the mother of all cities, Mumbai (Bombay) has a history of incredible transformation from its foundation to the present day.

It was built mainly for trade by the British and over the years it changed hands from the fishing village through the Portuguese conquest to Catherine of Aragon who took the seven islands of Mumbai as her dowry to Charles II of England. Mumbai was and still is the Gateway of India and a grand Archway of that name was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Afternoon half day sightseeing of Mumbai. Once you are in Mumbai, the list of sites to visit is endless. You have a number of sites to visit that could be teamed up as historical sites, contemporary wonders, archaeological sites, religious sites and natural wonders.

The Gateway of India- this massive historical monument makes a must visit during your Mumbai sightseeing- Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in the year 1911. Later visit Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial, Prince of Wales Museum.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: MUMBAI

After breakfast, proceed for a half-day sightseeing of Elephanta Caves. An hour's boat ride from the seething city is the peaceful, forested island of Elephanta, now a World Heritage site, famous for its 7th century cave temple. The huge excavated cave, on top of a hill, features massive carved rock columns and many Hindu shrines, including the magnificent bust of Trimurti, a sixmetre high Shiva.

Afternoon at leisure for shopping on own or for an optional half-day Bombay Walking Tour. The best way to see the finest Raj architecture is to take a leisurely walk around Bombay's Fort area. This is a centre for banks, large stores and the city's most extravagantly designed buildings: including the great Town Hall, Victoria Terminus and the Municipal Corporation Building.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: TO NEXT DESTINATION

Check-out and proceed to your next destination.

END OF TOUR