City Tour of Mumbai with Shopping - AHM : 1155
Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, and a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. Visit the Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911, replete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum. This Gothic and Moorish style building is crowned by a sparkling white dome, and houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past the old colonial buildings like Victoria Terminus (undoubtedly the British Raj's piece de resistance, featuring carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses), Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city.
Proceed down Marine Drive, South Mumbai's windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of art deco buildings. Drive past Chowpaty Beach, the Parsi Towers of Silence and Malabar Hill. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well-preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use.
Shopping Tour in Mumbai
It is said for the Mumbai Markets; that even a week's stay in Mumbai is less to cover all its Markets. The tour covers different Markets in Mumbai or Bazaars as we say in Hindi.
Mumbai's wide streets and narrow lanes are alive with activity. In front of colonial buildings, alongside temples, and everywhere in between, vendors shout from carts selling everything from colourful birds and flowers to traditional Indian clothes and food. We'll guide you through the chaos and introduce you to Mumbai's must-see markets such as Crawford Market and Mangaldas Market as well as some lesser known ones such as Flower Alley. Along the way we'll also visit some of the oldest lanes in Mumbai and their most famous temples.Linking Road
Linking Road was one of the first arterial roads "linking" the far-flung suburbs of Bandra and Juhu during the 1940s. The oldest name of the road was Dadabhai Navroji Road. Linking Road and Hill Road were two of the main shopping hubs in the suburbs of Mumbai. Over the years this shopping hub has stretched beyond its original length.Colaba Causeway
Shopping at Colaba Causeway is like visiting a carnival. There is not one thing that a person will not find here. Handicrafts, books, clothes, shoes, jewellery; you name it and Colaba Causeway has it.Chor Bazaar
Chor Bazaar, located near Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai, is one of the largest flea markets in India. Chor Bazaar is said to sell mostly second-hand goods rather than stolen goods. The market is now famous for antique and vintage items. A store called Mini Market offers old Bollywood posters for sale. Others offer authentic Victorian furniture, replacement parts for automobiles, etc. Although bargains are sometimes staggering, haggling is considered mandatory. This is basically an "organized" flea market, where one must rummage through junk to find what one wants.
Mangaldas Cloth Market : Mangaldas Market, traditionally home to traders from Gujarat, is a mini-town, complete with lanes of fabrics. Even if you're not the type to have your clothes tailored, drop by DD Dupattawala for pretty scarves and dupattas at fixed prices. Zaveri Bazaar for jewelry and Bhuleshwar Market for fruit and veg are just north of here. Just a few meters further along Sheikh Menon Rd from Bhuleshwar is a Jain pigeon feeding station, flower market and a religious market.
Zaveri Bazaar : The market houses the headquarters of many jewelry institutions of India including Jagawat Sons(of Mankhush Jagawat) and Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, one of the biggest jewelry retailers of India, established in 1864. All kinds of gems and precious stones are available in the market as well as ornaments of traditional Indian designs to modern designs made of every possible gem and precious metal. Zaveri bazaar is regarded as being secured because it has CCTVs installed in order to avoid almost any crime, private protection involved for every shop, industry is under 24 hr vigilance because it does a huge trade in diamond and also other mettle jewelry. Zaveri Bazaar is also famous for photo frames, clips, tea-sets, dinnerware, toys and other luxury lifestyle articles crafted out of expensive metals. Zaveri Bazaar gets the maximum credit of jewelry and gems export from the country.
As we complete the market visits with buying enough stuff the tour ends with our memorable shopping spree at 18:00 hrs and then we proceed back to hotel.Tour Ends