Richard FullerUnited States
Our guide Priya was very good and accomadating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Richard. I will always remember my day with R&R with great fondness :)
Our evening tour with Priya was wonderful. Traffic created a short delayed on her arrival. When she wasn't able to reach us on our cells, she called direct to the hotel. The tour itself was a really nice introduction to Mumbai. Priya has an indepth knowledge of the city including everything from the history, the architecture, cultural nuances and great shopping locations. We are a family with varied interests and ages...Priya exceeded everyone's expectations and her tour was a highlight of our trip
Just great! Priya showed us lovely places all over Bombay with a lot of historical details! Thanks a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Pascal! I'm so glad you and Alex enjoyed my tour. It was a lovely day for me as well.
Great experience! Priya showed us her Bombai by Night including streetfood! Thanks a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was a treat for me to have two such adventurous travellers to show around my city :)
Leanne HegyesiUnited States
Priya was an excellent and very hospitable guide. Her city knowledge really helped us to understand Mumbai and appreciate the city's uniqueness. Do not hesitate to book her! You will have an enjoyable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the feedback, Leanne! It was lovely meeting all three of you and I hope you are having a good time in the other parts of India you're visiting. Love, Priya
Jan NicholsUnited States
As I toured India I needed a two day tour of Mumbai, Of course I called Tours by Locals and once again they made the two days in Mumbai perfect. My guide for the two days was Priya Pathiyan. She was not only my guide but immediately made a connection with me. Priya adjusted quickly as she saw what I was interested in. That made the two days perfect. I learned tons, as Priya knows Mumbai because its her home, we had fun as we saw the city. That made the tour personal and memorable. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, Jan! I'm so glad I could make you see the Mumbai I know and love. Your energy and enthusiasm are incredibly inspiring and I will continue to follow your journey #nevertoooldtolovemusic
Orit CohenUnited States
Orit CohenUnited States
Ms. Priya gave us a comprehensive and interesting tour of Mumbai. She is not only very beautiful but, knowledgeable and professional. Priya presented us a variety of neighborhoods, each with their own character. We visited interesting places and acquired loads of information about Mumbai. We highly recommend Ms. Priya as she is a wonderful and pleasant guide.
A first class, very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. In the day that we had in Mumbai she gave us an excellent introduction to the city, gearing the visits to fit our interests. Her love of her city and general enthusiasm were infectious. She was always present to provide information and answer our questions but never intrusive. THE PERFECT TOUR GUIDE!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much, Cristina! Meeting both of you was such a pleasure ��
Bob ShulmanUnited States
Priya was delightful. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Took us to out of the way places as well as the main sites. Would highly recommend her for your visit to Mumbai
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Bob! I had a wonderful time with all of you ��
Priya showed me areas of Bombay (as she like to call her city) not usually seen by tourists, such as a local fish market and I appreciated that. The driver was excellent, though his job was not as difficult as usual as it was Sunday, I asked to go over the newly built Bandra-Worli Sealink and we did that as it was easy on Sunday. She explained the different ways that people live in the city, from the nomads living on the streets to the wealthy in homes. I was impressed at how clean the streets were
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, I'm so glad I could give you the kind of tour you wanted. Always happy to share aspects of my city with people who are interested ��
Michael RiddlesworthUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the five-star rating! ��
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Wesley- Ava. (Pixie) HiderUnited States
This was a great tour for the women in our group. Our guide was very attentive and took us to all kind of fun places to shop. Wish we had a longer time.
Alison WroeUnited Kingdom
Priya has an unbelievable knowledge of Mumbai, which allowed us to get the most out of our day and is keen to make sure that you get to see the parts of the city that are important to you. We did all the classic sites like The Gateway to India and Ghandis house but we're also able to have high tea at The Taj Mahal Hotel. Priya is very personable and understands that holidays are all about memories. Priya made sure that our day with her was full of those special memories that will stay with us forever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison, Thanks for this super feedback! I had a lovely day with all of you and hope that you will stay in touch (you have my email id). I'm so glad I could give you a taste of 'my Mumbai' and that you cherish those memories. All of you were so interested, enthusuastic and such good sports, you made it easy for me to share more of my city with you. Lots of love, Priya
Scott ArdoinUnited States
Priya was absolutely amazing. Her English is perfect & easy to understand. She has a kind, sweet & humorous personality. Priya brought us to the typical tourist sights, as well as to other places such as a pop up art show. When showing us these places, she was a wealth of knowledge. She is from Mumbai and it shows in her knowledge of the city and its history. Her kindness did not end when the tour ended as she sent us helpfu texts the next day. I honestly can't imagine there being a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the lovely review, Scott. It was just as enjoyable for me to meet you and Phillip and hear your insights as I showed you around Mumbai.
Priya is a very sympathetic modern Indian Women. As a journalist and blogger she knows a lot about Mumbai daily live. We have enjoyed our tour with Priya very much. We have visited great places and had a georgeous Lunch. Full recommendation.
David GouldingCary, NC, United States
Thanks Priya, Lenda and I enjoyed our day with you in Mumbai. Your knowledge of the history coupled with unique antidotes made our day special. Dave & Lenda
Covered areas not covered by other tours taken by friends. With reason she avoided slum area, but that could have completed our view of an exciting and complex city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you appreciated the complexity of Mumbai and found it exciting. We did pass by some slums (there was one as we got off the Sea Link) but as a slum tour is not part of my itinerary, we didn't actually go inside one. As I mentioned, there isn't any abject poverty even inside the slum. It's just a place where people who can't afford better housing live & work. So what you saw in the poorer areas we passed on our tour would be similar so you didn't miss out much.
Evie F.United States
Priya did an excellent job sharing her Mumbai with us while being sensitive to our interests and doing her utmost best to answer all our questions in an informative and intelligent way. She is extremely knowledgeable and a very interesting person to spend the day with . Thank you Priya for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jaron! It was a pleasure showing bith of you around. I had a wonderful day too :)
Wonderful day with a well thought out itinerary. Priya is incredibly knowledgeable, flexible and entertaining. It was like being shown around by an old friend. She focused the tour on the things that were important to us. And showed us things that only the natives know about. The driver that she brought along was amazing. A very authentic experience. I highly recommend her. Very highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the fab feedback, Allen! It was a wonderful day for me too as I had a great time interacting with all of you interesting and fun people. I hope your work week in Mumbai is going well.
Vickie EakerUnited States
Took her full day tour in May of 2017. She had a great sense of Mumbai including history, food, culture and hidden areas free of most tourists. Would highly recommend Priya!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Vickie! I really enjoyed showing you'll around too :)
Merdene HessUnited States
Priya was an outstanding guide....I was ill, to we spent most of the day in the car. The Ghandi home was a highlight and she was very knowledgeable about his life. Also, she was informative about Indian life, particularly about young married coupled and their future. She was also very knowledgeable about the Indian economy and education system.Overall, she was an excellent guide and the best we've had on this cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for such fantastic feedback, Merdene! I do hope you're much better now. You were such a trooper on the tour... I loved talking to both of you :)
Selma ReedUnited States
Priya provided a wonderful tour of Mumbai with smatterings of Shantarum information throughout! It was just what I wanted! From the first cororespondence Priya was quick to respond and answer my inquiries. We had a lovely day! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Selma. It was wonderful meeting you. My regards to Richbaba too.
Josephine PalmerUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Priya, she is intelligent, interesting and very well informed. An excellent choice for us, as returning visitors to Mumbai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Josephine! I'm so happy that you were pleased with the tour. I hope to see you in Mumbai again :)
Julee RothUnited States
What fun! I spent 8 hours with Priya and I feel like I have sister!! She knows her stuff, chose great places to visit and the food - wow....I could have spent more time with her but had to fly out. I'm so glad I accidentally found Tours by Locals because it made my day so great. Priya is a fantastic guide - choose her and enjoy!!
Raymond LipmanWest Bend, WI, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the five-star rating, Raymond. I enjoyed my day with you'll very much.
Kevin JonesUnited Kingdom
Priya gave myself and my wife a splendid tour of Mumbai. She is one of the most knowledgeable guides I've encountered in more than 20 years of travel and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a first-rate, witty, insightful and just plain great fun tour experience. Priya knows all the nooks and crannies of Mumbai, off the beaten track, and she has a tremendous grasp of the history of her great city. We only regret not having a few more days to spend here for her to show us some more of the sights.
Craig SomervilleNarrabeen, NSW, Australia
Priya was prompt, knowledgeable and well organized. Highly recommend her for others who want explore Mumbai.
Ryan TaylorUnited States
This was the second time we had the pleasure of touring with Priya. Again she tailored the days events to accommodate the places and sights we wanted. She has an amazing personality and insight into the city. I would highly recommend her.
Nigel SkidmoreUnited Kingdom
What a amazing guide , taught us so much about Mumbai in such a short time , so a full day would of been more amazing but due to walking issues 2 hours it was . If your in Mumbai book this girl because like me and my wife it will make your trip to Mumbai Not only a good guide but a amazing person to be in Company with such personality and humour, only downside could not give 10 stars !!! Do yourself a favour and book this guide to make your trip to Mumbai
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thanks so much for this glowing review, Nigel! It was lovely showing you and Bev around.
We are extremely happy with Priya's service. She knows Mumbai very well and we have a great time there. Strongly recommend for other tourists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Larry! It was such a pleasure showing all of you my city :)
Elizabeth Swanklouisville, CC, United States
Tony S.United Kingdom
Priya not only showed us Britain's very impressive Colonial legacy in Mumbai but was very good company too. It was tailor-made to our interests and we had a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Tony. It was such a pleasure to show you and Linda around Bombay. I enjoyed your sense of humour and enthusiasm. Hope that all the pictures give you pleasant memories of your time in India.
Gary SwainUnited Kingdom
Thank you Priya for your tour which we thoroughly enjoyed, we found your knowledge of Mumbai very informative. We also appreciated your comminications by email and phone when our ship arrival was delayed. I cannot recommend your tour highly enough, if only we had more time to explore your city further, if we return I will certainly be in touch. Many thanks Gary,Lindsay,Nick and Monique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these wonderful words, Gary. I had such a good time showing all of you around my city too! I hope the rest of your cruise was fun and fulfilling.
Michelle RoseUnited States
Priya was an excellent guide. She listened to our requests and customized a perfect tour of Mumbai for us. She was enthusiastic, proud of her hometown and imparted her knowledgeable in an interesting way, with an excellent fluency in the English language. I would use her again any time and highly recommend her to others. Thank you so very much Priya! Michelle Rose
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Michelle! It was such a pleasure showing you around my city :)
Raymon RiordanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the thumbs up!
Understanding Mumbai with Priya. What a WONDERFUL day this was. Priya is a very "special" guide, and a "book of knowledge". We saw, and had explained all of the highlights of Mumbai, and also "life in India" - the female version. We all feel very special in that we experienced "Mumbai" with Priya. She is just the BEST guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thanks so much for this 'special' recommendation :) It was a treat for me to take you and Pam and Heather around my city as you'll are such wonderful women, well-travelled and genuinely interested in the local sights, sounds and sensibilities.
Gene J.Chesapeake Beach, MD, United States
A perfect day in Mumbai thanks to Priya! Thank you so very much! Send us the name of your novel, so we can buy it !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a lovely day with you'll too :) Do send me an email so I can keep you in the loop slot the book.
Nancy ZwiersUnited States
Priya was very personable and knowledgable. During our rush hour drive in air conditioned comfort, the time flew as Priya shared so many interesting insights about Mumbai. She answered my many questions throughout the day with cheerful assurance. At the end if the tour. She even offered to help me grieve my lost baggage at the airport which added an extra hour to the day. I highly recommend Priya to any curious visitor to Mumbai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Nancy! It was my pleasure to show you around Mumbai. It's always wonderful when a guest is as interested, intelligent and interesting as you are :) And I'm very glad we managed to trace your lost luggage.
Priya loves Mumbai and transmits her passion for the city. Nice tour and very nice person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Jorge. I'm so glad you love Mumbai too now! :) It was my pleasure to show you around.
Gerald L M HerdAustralia
Prya was brilliant taking my wife and myself to places in Mumbai that were part of my history as a young child. She was full if enthusiasm, charm and information. We had terrific day in her company. One day was far too short - I hope one day I will return and learn more about the city (with Prya) that I left so long ago. Thanks you for your kindness and care
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing that journey with me, Gerald. It was such a privilege to see the spark in your eyes at familiar landmarks and to hear about Mumbai as you remember it. I do hope you both can come back again some day.
Simon HornerUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the thumbs up :)
Leslie W RabineUnited States
The tours by Priya P far surpassed our expectations. Priya was a fantastic guide. She led us deeply into Mumbai's culture, geography, history and atmosphere. She is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and responsive. With tremendous interpersonal skills, she made the tours both educational and very enjoyable. She made every day a fascinating new adventure, while taking care of our every need and comfort. She knows the best off-the-beaten-track restaurants. Our experience was totally positive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback on the tours! It was truly my privilege to show such evolved and erudite people like yourself and Merle around Mumbai. I hope to see you in my city again some day so we can delve even deeper :) Warm regards, Priya
I had a great day with Priya, it felt as though I was being shown around by a friend, not someone I had just met. She is very knowledgeable about the history of all the sites & people & I learnt a lot, it made the tour very meaningful. Priya is very personable & easy to talk with making for great conversation. She knows a lot about food selection & as I love Indian food, it was great to try her suggestions for new dishes. She provides great service and offered plenty of advice for the rest of the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great feedback, Steve! I really enjoyed showing my city to someone who appreciated its diversity and nuances :)
Wish we had more time! Priya pointed out interesting items in each museum we visited and shared insights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you do visit again soon! :)
Priya showed us a side of Mumbai that probably few know. An amazing mix of religious beliefs all co-existing in such a small area. A wonderful bit of respite from the usual tourist haunts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad you enjoyed this aspect of Mumbai. It was a privilege to take you and Romesh around as both of you are such involved and evolved travellers.
Priya tailored the shops to what we would like to see which was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, Geetha.
Friendly and knowledgeable guide who was happy to share her love of Mumbai when explaining the various sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the thumbs up :)
Philip CoulsonEdwards, CO, United States
Fun to be with and knows Mumbai
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Philip.
Me and my colleague really enjoyed the "understanding Mumbai" tour with Priya. She is very reliable, friendly and knowledgeable guide. She was able to provide in-depth insight, show some "hidden" sites and made us really feel the vibrant soul of the city. Thank you Priya!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful review, Maxim! I really enjoyed showing you and Art around the lesser known parts of Mumbai as well as the usual landmarks and monuments. Your interest and spirit of adventure made doing the tour even more fun for me.
Priya was an ideal guide. She understood what we were looking for in a tour of Mumbai. She showed us her city in a way that totally matched what we asked for. We would definitely use Priya again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Chris! It's always interesting for me when visitors are game to go off the beaten track and seek deeper insights into the city. It would be my pleasure to host you again.
Maribel RodriguezUnited States
We were a group of 6 friends and had Priya as our guide in Mumbay for 3 days. We had a great time and she was just excellent. We communicated before the trip and asked her to plan the time and provide us with more than the experience of the city sightseeing , but to allow us to pursue our interests, like carpet buying and visiting the markets. I recommend her 100%.!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your recommendation, Maribel! It really means a lot. I hope that you got the carpet properly through FedEx as they had promised and that it is brightening up that entryway as you had planned.
Maribel RodriguezUnited States
Priya was just excellent. She was professional , but very warm and she took care of all our needs, from where to go for clean and nice bathrooms to where to find the best carpets and art pieces. We wanted to explore a bit the daily life in Mumbay and we always will remember the trip to the market, and understanding better the different spices and flavors. Priya was just fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad that I was able to meet everyone's needs. I wanted all of you to take back a piece of Mumbai in your hearts and it's great to see that I managed that, at least to some extent.
Maribel RodriguezUnited States
Three fantastic days with Priya , taking care of all our needs. Excellent private van, excellent places to eat, sharing bits about her family life and customs, just extraordinary. Priya is a well educated person , is a journal editor , but loves he city and loves to show it to tourists. Our 6 person party loved our 3 days tours with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was absolutely my pleasure to meet such a lively and interesting group of people. I learned so much from all of you and enjoyed every minute of the tour myself :)
Deborah ZuskarUnited States
Priya provided our party of 4 with better service than we could have imagined. Her instincts were right on; she knew what we wanted to see and experience better than we did! Our cruise left us with only a short time in Mumbai and Priya allowed us to make the most of it. She was prompt and had arranged for a spotless car and driver so our time was not wasted with transportation issues. She was personable and knowledgable. I will never visit an unfamiliar city WITHOUT checking for a guide through this site!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's great praise indeed! Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure showing all of you around and I feel happy that we were able to connect so well too.
Julie Malene WittDenmark
We had a great trip with Priya,she had just a great passion for the book as we had, and it let to get conversations on which parts of the book are our favourites and so on, it felt more like being on a walk with a good friend sharing knowledge than being on a tourist tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Julie! It felt like that for me as well since you and Susan had so many interesting stories and insights to share too :)
Steven CookAtlanta, GA, United States
Priya should be your guide when visiting Mumbai. My family spent two days with her exploring Mumbai. We had a wonderful time learning about it's history and culture--and as an anthropologist and a family that has extensively traveled, our standards and expectations are very high. Priya was such a delight to travel with--so many insights into life in Mumbai and throughout India. As an added bonus, Priya was also a great shopper for my wife and daughter. I whole heartedly recommend Priya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words, Steven :) For me, being a guide is a passion rather than a vocation. Your family was a guide's delight, being truly interested in understanding not just Mumbai, but India and its people. I absolutely enjoyed showing you, Sheryl, Adam and Sophie around and introducing you to some of the interesting characters.
My wife was very happy with the tour & Priya . Met on time , dropped off on time & visited the types of place Judith wanted to see . While the cost was not in our budget originally (we had been led to believe Indian friends off ours wld take Judith around) , $30/hr to cover Priya , the driver & car was good value .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, John. It was a fun day with Judith as we had so many things to talk about. She was interested in understanding Indian culture and I was happy to explain all the nuances while we saw the sights and did the shopping.
Brian DalzielUnited Kingdom
Very close to five star, Priya was an excellent guide, very knowledgable and her English was fluent. We had done a short tour from our hotel so this did overlap slightly, nevertheless more information was added to what we were previously told. A highlight was the Britannia lunch, sadly I will not likely see the Queen to ask for her return to India as the owner requested!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Brian. I'm so glad that you and Hazel enjoyed my tour and were so receptive to all the info on Mumbai's qualities and quirks :) I hope your grand-daughter liked the dress you picked for her.
Priya is a delightful guide who gave us a more authentic experience in Mumbai. In particular we went from one spot to another using the local taxis, which was a fascinating experience in itself, particularly he old Fiats, now fast disappearing. Priya grew up in central Mumbai, adding to her ability to explain and interpret. And to safely cross the street in anarchic traffic conditions. Strongly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great feedback, Ian! It was a pleasure showing you and Barbara around Mumbai. I hope your daughter loved the Pashmina stole you bought for her :)
Michael MayfieldUnited States
Priya was an excellent tour guide and host to Mumbai. She is very knowledgeable about her home city and made the logistics painless. I was able to see a great deal more of Mumbai than if I had ventured out on my own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Michael... It was a pleasure showing you around my city and you were such a sport, getting in and out of trains and taxis like a pro! :)
Arnold HagelAirdrie, AB, Canada
Priya definitely loves her city. Priya holds a wealth of information and can relay that information in easy manner. She speaks english as well as anybody from Canada. I think anybody who would like a tour of Mumbai would do well to contact Priya. She could set up a fantastic tour with YOUR requests in mind. I told her I enjoyed eating a variety of foods when I travel, so she found a good clean place for street food and later went to a great restaurant. I was shown the city by a friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Arnold. I really enjoyed showing you around Mumbai.