You’ll constantly be ticking a must-see off your checklist on this tour. First, you’ll drive past Mumbai’s modern seaside prom, before making your way to Malabar Hill. This is the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood – you’ll see mansions and luxury apartments dusting the hillside. Your first stop is at Iskcon Temple, where you’ll be getting off the coach to listen to the melodious chants of the praying devotees. You’ll also get to see Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, where India’s first train departed from in 1853. It was designed in the Victorian Gothic style by British architect Frederick William Stevens. Next it’s onto Mumbai’s most well-known landmark, the Gateway of India. This iconic arch was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. After your sightseeing, you’ll stop for drinks and snacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – a favourite among India’s diplomats and jet set.
You’ll need to dress modestly when visiting religious sites on this tour. Shorts and short skirts aren’t allowed, and women need to cover their shoulders. You’ll also need to take off your shoes before entering the temples, and we’d advise bringing some socks as the pavements can get hot. There’s very little walking involved on this tour, so we’d recommend it for those with walking difficulties.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.