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South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple

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South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple

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Overview

Experience daily life in south Mumbai's most vibrant markets with a local guide who provides insightful commentary and expert navigation. During this 2.5-hour walking tour, you also visit Mumba Devi Mandir, a Hindu temple, and see an unusual animal shelter inside Bhuleshwar market. Your guide explains all that you see — from spicy street foods to religious offerings to colorful clothing. Discover hidden gems that would be difficult to find on your own with this small-group tour limited to seven people, ensuring a more intimate experience.
  • South Mumbai walking tour
  • Explore Crawford Market, Mangaldas Market and Mumbai’s flower alley
  • Hear commentary from your guide about local life in the city
  • Observe Hindu priests at Mumbadevi Temple
  • See devotees care for stray cows at Bombay Panjrapole
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or soft drink amid the vivid spices and fabrics
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7 people ensures a personalized experience
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Gratuities
  • Regal Cinema , Colaba Causeway, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India

    Colaba is a landmark every taxi driver should be familiar with. Your guide will meet you outside the entrance of the cinema and will be wearing a blue, button-down shirt.

  • Crowford market , JJ Flyover, Koliwada, Chippi Chawl, Masjid Bandar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400003, India

    Please meet your guide outside the main entrance.

  • Charni Road Railway Station , Charni Road Railway Station, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004

    Your tour guide will help you with transport, such as a taxi, or a train to wherever you want to go.

    After meeting your guide in Colaba in the late afternoon, set off on foot through the streets and alleyways and stop first at Crawford Market.

    Founded in 1871, Crawford Market sports Gothic and Romanesque features, a defining architectural style of South Mumbai. Check out displays of colorful vegetables, meats, imported cheeses, homemade chocolates and household goods. (Please note that some endangered and exotic animals are sold at Crawford Market).

    Next up, get a taste of the vibrant Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar bazaars. The sight and scents of a multitude of Indian spices make this area particularly stimulating. Stop to take it all in while sipping a complimentary cup of tea or soda before continuing on to your next destination: Mangaldas Market.

    Opened in 1893, Mangaldas Market is home to hundreds of clothing vendors and tailors, and it is known to celebrated fashion designers for its fabulous fabrics.

    Take a break from shopping to visit the quiet oasis of Mumbadevi Temple. Inside the temple, you might see devotees being blessed by Hindu priests and your guide explains the basics of Hinduism, the dominant religion of India.

    Near the temple, head into Mumbai’s flower alley, renowned for garlands of saffron-colored marigolds and red roses. Then see Bombay Panjrapole, an animal shelter that was founded in 1834. Situated on a quiet two-acre parcel within busy Bhuleshwar market, the shelter primarily cares for hundreds of cows, which are sacred to Hindus.

    After an eye-opening tour with your insightful guide, your tour ends at Madhav Baug in Bhuleshwar
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Mumba Devi Temple
    This is the historic Hindu temple that is the namesake of Mumbai. If you’re up for it, receive prasad: blessings from Hindu priests. We’ll take a break from the busy markets and visit inside.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Crawford Market
    One of the city’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, meat market— and the first building in India to get electricity!
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Bombay Panjrapole
    Nestled away in the heart of the city, Bombay Panjrapole is a sanctuary for the welfare of more than 350 cows. The cow is considered sacred by Hindus; to increase their karma, people will come to the shelter to feed the cows.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Mangaldas Market
    The largest indoor wholesale textile market in Mumbai where locals buy clothing materials for special occasions such as weddings and Diwali. India’s most famous fashion designers purchase cloth for their creations here!
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
    • A significant portion of the proceeds from your local tour operator goes back into the local community to support a variety of educational projects
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Reality Tours & Travel Pvt Ltd
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple.
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    What is the social distancing policy during South Mumbai Walking Tour: Markets and Mumbadevi Temple?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    star-5
    Mumbai walking tour
    Stephen_P
    , Mar 2020
    Excellent walking tour. Met on time as arranged. Guide was very knowledgable and told some interesting facts about the city. She was genuinely interested in our expectations and took us to many really interesting places. I would strongly recommend this excursion. Many thanks
    star-5
    Mumbai walking tour
    William_W
    , Mar 2019
    My Mumbai walking tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding the sites we visited.
    star-5
    Afternoon Mumbai Walking Tour
    William_W
    , Mar 2019
    Enjoyed the tour guide very much. His personal inspiration guts were very useful. I recommend this to all.
    star-5
    This tour came alive because of the...
    Michael W
    , Jun 2018
    This tour came alive because of the guides. I suppose we could have walked the same streets on our own, but we would have missed so much. This way, with two guides and only a few people in our party, meant that we could stop, ask questions and generally move at our pace but with knowledgeable and entertaining guides all the way. The guides even helped one of our party 'negotiate' the purchase of some local clothing. Well Done.
    star-4
    Our guide was nice and friendly, we...
    Blair H
    , Mar 2018
    Our guide was nice and friendly, we enjoyed our tour with him. We would recommend the tour as a chance to see the side streets, markets, and another side of Mumbai - we went down little streets that my husband and I would have never ventured to on our own. The only draw back was that our guided didn't have an in-depth understanding of the different religions in Mumbai and the architectural history of the sites we saw. He did give us a great sense of life in modern Mumbai and how to navigate the city on foot.
    star-5
    Our guide Biju met us at the Regal...
    ROGER B
    , Mar 2018
    Our guide Biju met us at the Regal on time.We had a really excellent guided tour of the different markets -fruit/cloth/etc and the visit to the temple.We also visited the jewellery quarter. Finally we finished with a visit to the cow sanctuary. We were given very useful information from our guide.
    star-5
    A great way to see Mumbai. Our guide...
    Guy J
    , Apr 2017
    A great way to see Mumbai. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and took us to places we wouldn't have seen if he hadn't taken us. We got to see several different different markets, temples and even a cow shelter where we got to feed the cows. Well worth the money.
    star-5
    Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides...
    Carol P
    , Feb 2017
    Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides - Mumbai is so very vibrant - great trip
    star-5
    We had this tour with Bipin Kumar...
    Phillip B
    , Feb 2017
    We had this tour with Bipin Kumar/ reality tours. I have to tell you first of all that high percentage of the price goes to charity what they spend to improve adult education in the slums amongst other good causes. Bipin was a brilliant guide. What was outstanding that when local beggars followed us he was very respectful with them while made sure that we are not bothered and we have a lovely time. He is very knowledgable and pleasant to spend time with, his english is excellent. You are in for a treat if you book this tour, certainly won't be disappointed.
    star-1
    We did the Dharavi tour by this same...
    Peter A
    , Jan 2017
    We did the Dharavi tour by this same company and it was outstanding. The Market tour is less developed. We were led quickly through markets with little help in understanding what was happening or how to buy anything. Our guide had no knowledge on judging quality or price, and talked very
    star-5
    During this small group 4 people...
    Anna T
    , Apr 2016
    During this small group 4 people walking tour we viewed several markets food, flower, jewel, garments. Moreover, we visited and the Mumba Devi Temple and learned about its history. The tour finished with a visit to the Panjrapole Cow Shelter, where we able to feed cows.
    star-5
    I was impressed with the visit - we...
    susie j
    , Feb 2016
    I was impressed with the visit - we only confirmed that we could attend the arranged meeting place the am of the trip and so were well pleased when we turned up and were met by the guide. He was good, showed us around a very busy market and then walked along to the Mumbadevi temple. I enjoyed the tour it lasted just the right time as Mumbai was hot and quite sticky. I would recommend the trip as being informative getting the chance to visit a real thriving market as used by locals living in Mumbai. I would have had difficulity in locating it on my own. Information given was very useful.
    star-3
    Met on time at the Regal cinema. I...
    Teresa C
    , Feb 2016
    Met on time at the Regal cinema. I was the only person on the tour. Had to wait 15 minutes for a taxi who was willing to take us to Crawford market on the meter. Rushed through the various markets and didn't really get the chance to browse and experience the market. Guide was knowledgable but delivery of the information was dull and he wasn't very enthusiastic. Tour finished in less than 2 hours. A little disappointed at the end of the day as I had been looking forward to the tour.
    star-5
    WoW.. quite an experience this one...
    Ste Smith
    , Jan 2016
    WoW.. quite an experience this one.. be prepared for a senses overload.!! was very busy just after Christmas..really worth a look.. great tour guide..
    star-2
    Spent very little time in markets...
    David N
    , Dec 2015
    Spent very little time in markets, guide didn't seem very interested
    star-3
    I was disappointed with this tour as...
    Sue R
    , Nov 2015
    I was disappointed with this tour as it seemed hurried going from one market to another and I felt it was difficult to stop and browser except at the stops already organised
    star-5
    Great tour with a fabulous guide...
    Christine G
    , Feb 2015
    Great tour with a fabulous guide, who was funny and knowledgeable. I could only have found my own way around with the greatest of difficulties, so I would highly recommend this way of exploring the market area. Cham asked us about preferences and what we wanted to see/do/taste within the tour structure. It was very, very worthwhile.
    star-5
    We had a great time with Jaden...
    dennally
    , Dec 2014
    We had a great time with Jaden showing us the markets. Very interesting to be in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. Would never have been able to do this on our own you completely lose your bearings. Jaden was very helpful and throughly enjoyed the walk. Not too strenuous easy to do

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