Lonely Planet Experience: Highlights & Hidden Gems of Mumbai with a Local

Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Mumbai. Learn the struggles of the Maharashtra State and understand the emotional story behind the Hutatma Chowk sculpture. See and touch Mumbai’s history at the St. Thomas Cathedral, where you can see the city’s first Anglican church.

Follow your local host through the streets of South Mumbai and see from the outside the Jehangir Art Gallery where your host will explain about the rebirth of Indian art. And step into the Knesset Eliyahoo to discover the city’s fascinating Jewish communities.

Visit a resilient café, beloved by the locals, and try their delicious Indian snacks. Hear the story of how the locals united together with the café, becoming a symbol of the city’s courage.

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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Flora Fountain, MG Rd at Veer Nariman Rd, Mumbai India

    Admire the beautifully restored structures that commemorate one of Mumbai’s most historic areas

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai, DN Rd, Mumbai 400 001 India

    Witness the incredible architectural design inside one of India’s oldest churches

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Horniman Circle Garden, Near Asiatic Library, Mumbai 400001 India

    Relax in this tranquil oasis hidden amongst the bustling city streets

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, 55, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

    Take a break to enjoy a tasty Wada Pav

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

    Go inside the city’s second oldest Sephardic synagogue and see where local Jewish communities gather for public events and then hear the new name given to this place, and marvel at the building’s Indo-Saracenic architecture and the beautiful gardens that host public events

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India

    Check out the amusing cartoons drawn on the walls of a local cafe and have a refreshing local drink and then finish the tour by admiring the iconic monument that is often the site of rallies, protests and blockbuster films

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Ikon Cards, 77, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P1213

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