You’ll see Mumbai’s eastern and western sides on this tour. First, you’ll pay a visit to the Gateway of India. The arch was built in 1911 as an entry point for passengers arriving from England, but it also marks the place where British troops left India following the country’s independence. Next, you’ll move on to Dhobi Ghat, which is over 100 years old. It’s basically a giant human-powered washing machine, so you’ll see hundreds of washers – or dhobis – cleaning clothes in the open-air water tanks. After absorbing the atmosphere, you’ll head to a very different sight, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. This extravagant Gothic building’s a prime example of colonial-era architecture, with Victorian, Hindu and Islamic influences. Later, you’ll see more buildings built during British rule at Colaba Causeway, which is overflowing with stalls and shops. It’s a great spot for stocking up on souvenirs, as well as sampling some of the local delicacies.
There’s not much walking involved on this tour, so we’d recommend it for those with walking difficulties.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.