Explore Mumbai

Mumbai (or Bombay as it once was) is such a mesmerising city, and all our experiences we offer in the city are tailored to your interests. We suggest is starting early, as the city wakes, and begin with seeing the Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), where the milk venders are beginning to ferry jugs of milk and bread to the stalls in the city, and newspapers are stacked ready to deliver to the incoming commuters arriving from the suburbs.  You then head south, catching the morning the Mumbai Sassoon Market before it closes for the day, where koli fisherman bring in their daily catch to sell.  Drive to the Gateway of India, before stopping for breakfast the gardens of the Taj Mahal Palace. Continue to the Mumbai Crawford Market, famous for its fruit and vegetable market before arriving at Churchgate Station at midday to see the Dabawallahs arrive with 150,000 lunches for Bombay’s hungry office workers, made by their wives in the suburbs. You’ll then head back to the fort area for a immersive walking tour of the colonial area of Bombay, finding somewhere for lunch before you start. Beginning at the Asiatic Library, the walk takes about two hours and can be extended or shortened as you see fit. You’ll walk into Foreshaw Road and enter Horniman Circle Gardens, completed in 1872 and a favourite of the local Parsi community. You’ll cross over and reach the Stock Exchange, the oldest in Asia. You can then enter St Thomas Cathedral, showcasing some interesting tablets on the walls. You’ll turn down Churchgate Street, stopping to admire the fountain before seeing three superb examples of colonial architecture; the Central Telegraph Office, Public Works Department and gothic High Court. Next, pass the Mumbai University, founded in 1857.  You then end at the Oval Maidens, offering great views over the art-deco buildings beyond.


Tea & Tiffin: Colonial India

Bombay - Shimla - Delhi - Lucknow - Calcutta - Darjeeling  

Delve into India’s colonial past on a private specialist tour which uncovers the history and architecture of the Raj. Visit hill-stations, imperial cities and tea-estates.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

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Taj Mahal Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Mumbai, Goa and Central India  

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel one of Mumbai’s most iconic buildings, and one of India’s most luxurious hotels. Located right on the harbour next to the Gateway to India, the Taj Mahal is quite simply the best address in town.

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