shailesh jethva

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I have been a Mumbai sightseeing guide since 2010. It was the fulfillment of a dream I have had for over a decade. I really love the beauty and history of Mumbai City and enjoy sharing my passion and enthusiasm for Mumbai with visitors and residents alike.

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After an hour-long boat ride to Elephanta Island, explore the magnificent caves. The outer caves were used as a place of Hindu worship until Portuguese rule was established. The caves further in are smaller and are Buddhist caves. The main cave, otherwise known as the Shiva Cave, contains numerous carvings throughout depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka and more. There is also a sculpture of the Trimurti in the main cave that is approximately 20 feet tall. Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh. visit the Gateway of India, Mumbai's most iconic monument, built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary to India. Just around the corner from the Gateway of India is the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903. You will visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower (the Big Ben of India), the Oval Maidan, where cricket, the most beloved sport of India is played. See Bombay High Court, a beautiful British heritage building and Asia’s largest open-air laundry at Dhobi Ghat, where clothes are washed in full public view. Stop to see Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai. Visit the Jain temple, and Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens near the Tower of Silence. Ride along Marine Drive, also known as The Queen’s Necklace, and see many British heritage buildings such as the Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, the Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, the Telegraph Office, the India Post Office Building, the Kala Ghoda area, David Sassoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
8 Hours
6,666.67 TIIM
Your tour will begin by visiting one of the most famous landmarks in Mumbai the Gateway of India. Here your guide will be on hand giving you information and the history of this most important area. There will be a little free time for photo opportunities.Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.Then you will visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (a UNESCO world heritage site), a magnificent bustling station made famous over the years with the many films portraying the train system.We will continue the tour to view the renown open air laundry “Dhobi Ghat”, here your guide will point out the details of the laundry, how it is sorted, washed and delivered, he will also point out the homes the workers live in. A most fascinating place to visit.We then get back on the car to travel to the world renown ‘Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mumbai otherwise know as ‘Mani Bhavan’. Your guide will explain Gandhi's life throughout the decades and the fatal day Gandhi was assassinated in 1948.After the interesting visit to Gandhi's home the tour will continue to Jain temple on our way you will see the Haji Ali Dargah.Other points of interest will be pointed out during the tour such as, Kamala Nehru Park at Malabar Hill, the best point in the city to view the skyline of Mumbai.Finally, you will drive around the Marine Drive, also known as “Queens Necklace”. Here tour ends with sweet memory
5 Hours
5,333.33 TIIM
Start your private tour with pickup from your Mumbai hotel, or from the cruise port or railway station. Delve into the streets in a private, air-conditioned car with your guide, and hear about Mumbai’s history, including its time under British rule from the 18th to the 20th century, and how it is India’s second-largest city, with a population of about 18.4 million. Stop first at the vast Dharavi Slum, Asia’s biggest, and home to nearly a million people. Take a walk through this town-within-a-town, crammed with thousands of makeshift huts. Learn about daily life here, and pass tiny bread and sweet shops, interspersed with dimly-lit manufacturing units hosting small-scale clothes-, pottery-, and soap-making businesses. Absorb the strong sense of community, and visit the plastic and metal recycling yard, where workers sort materials for re-use, before delving into Kumbharwada, the community of clay potters dubbed the ‘city of lamps.’ Explore the lanes here, weaving through thousands of hand-made, kiln-fired pots being crafted as oil lamps for festivals. Having explored Dharavi, take a tour of the colonial and modern faces of Mumbai. Admire the Gateway of India, built to commemorate a 1911 visit by King George V, and see the imposing Taj Mahal Palace hotel, opened in 1903. Hear historical tales and anecdotes en route, and stop at landmarks including the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, Mumbai University with its Big Ben-style Rajabai Clock Tower, and the Oval Cricket Ground and Bombay High Court. See Mumbai’s dhobi ghat — Asia’s biggest open-air laundry — together with Mahatma Gandhi's former residence, and the Hanging Gardens on top of water tanks. Plus, drive past the colonial buildings on Marine Drive, seeing the Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, the Telegraph Office, and more. Your tour then ends back at the departure point.
6 Hours
5,333.33 TIIM
Afte​​​​​​​r being picked up from your accommodation in Mumbai, set off to explore in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hear about Mumbai’s place as India’s largest city and home of the Bollywood movie industry. Enjoy a Move for Dance Show based on the film, music, and dances of Bollywood films. Bollywood dances have evolved as a unique and energetic style. The groups of dancers will perform 5 Bollywood dances in front of the audience and you will get a chance to learn and dance along. You'll get thorough explanations about special effects, seeing Bollywood cafés, Bollywood costume gallery and Bollywood museum. Continue to see Mumbai by visiting Gateway of India, Mumbai's most famous monument. Just around the corner is the iconic The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on December 1903. You will visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Towers Oval Cricket Ground, Bombay High Court. You will also be seeing Asia’s largest open-air laundry “Dhobi Ghat” where clothes are washed in full view of the public and then move on to see Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai “Mani Bhavan”. You will be visiting Jain temple, Banganga tank, and Kamala Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens built on top of water tanks near and the Tower of Silence. Take a drive around Marine Drive also known as “Queens Necklace”, many British Heritage Buildings like Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, Telegraph Office, India Post Office Building, Kala Ghoda Area, David Sassoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
7 Hours
8,000.00 TIIM