All the fascinating Mumbai markets in 7 hours
Mumbai is a city known for it's crowded bazaars (markets) and on this 7 hour tour, we will visit the major ones including: Crawford Market for (poultry, birds, exotic animals, fruits, vegetables and a meat market), Chor Bazaar (Thiefs Market) for antiques, Mangaldas Market for fabric, Dadar phol (flower) gully for orchids and chrysanthemum and ever imaginable fragrant flower in the world, including some exotic rare ones, Zaveri (jewelers) Bazaar, where everything that glitters IS gold, and diamonds are forever, Sasson Docks where 40% of India's fish is caught, and Colaba Causeway where you can stroll the foot path to buy wrist watches, brass, ivory, clothes, and every other item you don't need :)
While driving to these markets, you will also see a lot of Mumbai's sites such as Victoria Terminus (VT) Station, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and others.
Of the 6 to 7 markets, we will visit 3 to 4 before lunch and the rest after.
Which markets we go to will be based on your interests.
We will be covering 6 major markets, three before lunch and three after lunch. Depending on traffic patters and your start time we will cover 3 markets in southern Mumbai followed by 3 markets in northern Mumbai.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any location in South Mumbai including the domestic or international airport and cruise terminal.
End location: Any location in South Mumbai including the domestic or international airport and cruise terminal.
Duration: 7 hours
We will be chauffeur driven in an air conditioned car or SUV. In the markets there will be some light walking. Wear comfortable shoes and carry a hat, sun glasses, sun protection and mosquito repellent.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Indian Rupees - Cost of lunch and afternoon coffee will be approximately 1000 Indian Rupees or US$15 per person.
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Ader is a wonderful guide. His knowledge of Mumbai is extensive. He ensured we saw all the sights we specified. He gave excellent historical and modern context to all sights. He guided us skillfully through the Dadar flower market and Crawford market including adjoining gold and textile markets, always conscious of our safety. When asked, he adapted the tour to include the Taj Hotel. We enjoyed a delightful lunch with him at his private club. It was like touring with an old friend. We highly recommend him