The Best Cultural Tours to Take in Mumbai

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai | © Rahul Soni 23 / WikiCommons
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai | © Rahul Soni 23 / WikiCommons
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15 November 2017

Mumbai’s many cultural offerings can be difficult for visitors to navigate by themselves, which is why choosing one of the city’s trusted guided tours can be a good idea. Earlier, we brought you a list of the city’s finest food tours. Now, we have rounded up a list of Mumbai’s most efficient cultural tours for you to get the most out of the City of Dreams.

Reality Tours

Reality Tours offers a wide range of options, each of which provides an in-depth look at a slice of Mumbai culture. Try the markets and temples tour to soak in the charm of the city’s bustling bazaars and to experience its unique religious history. The slum tour, through historic Dharavi, will help you understand how this dynamic neighborhood became the heart of small-scale industry in Mumbai. Other choices include a local transport tour, a nighttime outing, as well as a walking tour of Colaba.

Reality Tours & Travels: +91 9820822253,

Dharavi | © Foundations World Economic Forum / Flickr

Mumbai Magic

From a walking tour of Worli’s historic fishing village to an exploration of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai’s art precinct, Mumbai Magic offers a range of specialized and personalized tours of the city. You can also choose from a range of options that include group and individual excursions as well as journeys via car and foot.

Mumbai Magic Tours: +91 98677 07414,

Mystical Mumbai

This trusted tour company has been offering customized tours of the city since 1960. From Bollywood to Mumbai’s nightlife, each of Mystical Mumbai’s outings lets you explore a unique facet of life in the City of Dreams. Besides walking and car excursions, you can also choose from bicycle and motorbike tours of the city and its surrounding areas.

Mystical Mumbai: +91 9594177846,

Mumbai at night | © Vidur Malhotra / Flickr

Mumbai Moments

Mumbai Moments offers quite a few unique guided tours of the city, including a women-only excursion and an adventure via motorbike. They also have a range of well-planned outings that include a walking heritage tour, a Chai tour, as well as market tours.

Mumbai Moments: +91 – 98673 71 673,

Dream City Tours

From the historic Buddhist cave temples of Kanheri to historic temples and Bollywood landmarks, Dream City Tours offers specialized tours of various attractions in Mumbai. They also let visitors create highly personalized tours of the city based on their interests.

Dream City Tours: +91 7666181830,

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Urban Adventures

For a quick but thorough tour of Mumbai, try the Mumbai highlights tour by Urban Adventures. Spanning four hours and combining car rides with short walks, this journey takes you through some of the city’s most important attractions. Urban Adventures also offers a rich, four-hour long excursion to Bollywood sites in Mumbai.

Urban Adventures Mumbai: +91 982 311 5115,

Royal Bombay Tours

From full-day to half-day tours, Royal Bombay lets visitors pick from a wide range of specialized outings and further customizes them according to needs. The early morning excursion is a treat for those looking to soak in the city’s charm before it sets into its daily chaos. The company also offers tours of the city’s most historic temples, markets and other attractions.

Royal Bombay Tours: +91 9820561925,

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus | © Arian Zwegers / Flickr