Dharavi Slum Tour
Dharavi is the largest slum in India. We would love to give you an educational insight of the area, by visiting different neighborhoods and discussing everyday life and social issues of the locals. People in Dharavi are very friendly and welcoming. We start our tour from the working district where you will be able to see locals engaged in different professions and jobs and other half we will tour the residential area. We intent to dispel the negative image of the slum and plan to put part of the profits from tour for social activities.
Tea Tales of Mumbai - a chai tasting tour with a local
Experience the rich culture of Mumbai through this authentic tea tasting tour. I will take you to some of the most authentic tea shops in the city, where you will sample a variety of teas and learn about the local tea culture. You will start your tour at a quaint tea café in the heart of Bandra - you will be greeted by the stimulating aroma of tea brewing as soon as you walk through the doors! Here, you will sample 3 varieties of teas - one green tea variant, one black tea variant and a special tea-surprise which I'm sure you will love! I will also tell you about the different flavors of tea, and how the different states in India love to consume their chai. You’ll try some interesting tea pairings (Indian tapas/snacks). We will end our first tea-stop by visiting a tea store, where you can buy your favorite tea leaves! Next, we will go to a small street-side shop where you will witness the process of making the beloved Indian chai. The best part? You will watch the sunset over the Arabian sea while you enjoy the sips from your clay cup! Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions and engage in conversation with other tea enthusiasts! The tour will last for about 2-2.5 hours, and you will leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich tea culture of Mumbai. Please advise if you have any allergies.
Learn Meena's Authentic Indian Cooking
In India we say, "Love starts in the kitchen." My family and I will open the doors of our kitchen to share with you our typical food and traditional Authentic Indian culinary recipes. While we take sips of CHAI, we will teach you how to cook the most emblematic dishes of Indian cuisine dipped in Indian Masalas, in addition to the genuine recipes passed down by my grandparents & Friends. It will be a fun cooking class and through our kitchen, you'll get closer to Indian history and enjoy authentic food in an intimate and family atmosphere—different from any restaurants in the city. Other things to note My house is 2.5 kms away from borivali station and 2kms away from National highway
Old Hyderabad Food Walk
In an evening walking tour lasting 3 hours, we will visit some of the best eateries serving Hyderabadi food and sample some delights and delicacies. From the local take on the famous paya to melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, from three types of chai to the famous Osmania biscuit – we will try out ten different dishes on the walk. Highlights - Paya Masala: The quintessential Hyderabadi breakfast is incomplete without a trencher of paya soaked up with the square Hyderabadi naan. This dish transforms the watery naan into a thicker masala and is eaten with a regular roti. You have to try it to believe it! - Bheja fry: The brain fry is a typical Hyderabadi accompaniment, and has tons of flavor Kebabs: We try out and face off three varieties of kebabs against each other – which will be the winner. Is it one or the other? (Hint: It’s usually all three!) - Chai: Chai is the essential drink of India. In Hyderabad, we have our own special – it’s called Irani chai. Thick, sweet and served in tiny cups, it has driven millions of arguments and friendly conversations over the years. We try out a couple more types of chai and let you decide which you prefer. Other things to note Carry little luggage with you - you will be using both hands to eat and sometimes we will be eating street-side. We will provide you with bottled water and tissues to clean your hands.
Walk with me back in time at Elephanta Caves
Hop with me on a ferry to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will witness the magnificent shrine of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God, that has been carved out of a hill. We will explore labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines. The Elephanta Caves are man-made caves carved out of solid basaltic mountains and were revered as holy sites by Hindus and Buddhists from the 5th to the 7th century. These rock-cut cave temples have a collection of halls, shrines, courtyards and a hall with perfect symmetry. We shall spend the most time in the main cave which is the grandest of all the caves and contains numerous carvings depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva. We will go into details about each of the main sculptures present in the complex. After which, we will proceed to see more caves on Cannon hill. In the end, we will walk back to the ferry point and catch the next ferry back to the mainland. Additional Info * It takes 1hr to reach the Elephanta island * No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship * The Elephanta Caves are closed on Mondays * Min of 2 peopl * Elephanta Caves are accessible only by ferry. Ferry ride operation is subject to clear weather conditions Please note The duration of the experience may vary as per the visitor rush at the venue & ferry travel time
Mumbai Night Tour by Aircon Car, Food tasting & Slum tour
Before I start let me say Pick-up and drop is FREE on the Western side of Mumbai. Mumbai is a one of the cities in the world which is on move 24 hours. The night life is very energetic and thrilling. I have been rated with 5 Star reviews by all my guests for my Mumbai as a Local, City tour. Airbnb has mentioned me as ' Top Rated Host'. In this unique Night tour of Mumbai city not only we will be visiting different places and heritage buildings that are illuminated but a walk in one of the Slums and also taste local food and visit the Colaba street Market. You will be picked from your Hotel or Airport and the sights include Victoria Terminus Railway Station now known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus built in 1888. This is the first Railway station built in India and also get a glimpse of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Building, built in 1893. Flora Fountain Built in 1869 dedicated to Greek Goddess Flora. Asiatic Library (1804), Gateway of India (built in 1924) and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (opened in 1903). Food tasting at Bademiya Street food or at Leopold Cafe. Fishermen's settlement seeing the night life in the Slums. Nariman point and drive along the Marine drive. This ends our Night tour and you will be dropped at your Hotel or any place you prefer in the City.
Mumbai as a local City and Slum Tour by Aircon Car
Before letting you know the Itinerary let me tell, Pick-up and drop is FREE on the Western side of Mumbai also timings are flexible. We will be visiting VT Station now known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus built in 1888. As the suburban trains are the lifeline of Mumbai, I will be sharing anecdotes of how we live and commute daily. We drive to Dhobi Ghat, place where the washermen wash the laundry for the last 150 years. Proceed to Mani Bhavan the place where Mahatma Gandhi used to live whenever he visited Mumbai between 1917-1934. Visit the Pannalal Jain Temple , said to be 120 years old (optional). Drive along the Marine Drive also know as "Queen's Necklace". Time to take a break for lunch at the famous Leopold cafe started in 1871. On our way back we visit the Rajabai Tower and other iconic buildings. Post lunch we visit Colaba Street Market, Hotel Taj Palace built in 1903 and Gateway of India built in 1924. A cup of Masala Tea and how it is made by a fisherwoman, St. Thomas Cathedral and Flora Fountain. During our journey I will be explaining and showing you the Dabbawalla, a unique Tiffin delivery systems. This tour can also be personalized so that Sassoon Dock which is one of the oldest fishing dock in Mumbai. Other things to note Please do not give alms to beggars or people who ask money. If you are buying things on the street try to bargain for the price.
Must-Try Unique and Authentic Mumbai Food Tour
If you have an adventurous spirit and want to taste the authentic flavours of Mumbai, this is the tour for you. 8-10 Tastings This tour includes 8-10 food and drink tastings. Being a food vlogger I have-picked each one of the tastings. These are some of the most unique and authentic food places with a lot of stories to tell. The Greatest Hits A gastronomic tour of Mumbai would be incomplete without sampling the city's most popular and well-known meals. Take a mouthful of the ultimate classics to get a real experience of the region! Favorite Restaurants in the Area Try some distinctive Mumbai-style cuisine Highlights of the City This trip is more than just about cuisine; it's also about culture! Discover city sights in between food breaks for a well-rounded experience that will whet your hunger for Mumbai. Allergies or a Special Diet? Please inform in advance if you are on a particular diet or have a food allergy. I'll make sure to take it into account so that you may have a fun and safe time. ▶ Other things to note Food is not covered in the price Wear comfortable shoes Uber is very cheap to the meeting point The tour is dynamic and could be modified to suit the guest's needs and wants You should arrive very hungry! A lot of food to try At Least 8-10 food stops Gratuities are kindly accepted Tour price includes 20% Airbnb commission + Tax
Indian Cooking Class & Spice Market Tour with Akasha -AirCon
We will meet at my home and we will involve ourselves in cooking activity. While cooking I will be sharing a lot of information about cooking and our culture. We will prepare traditional Indian dishes. Mushroom Tikka Masala Mushrooms marinated in a yogurt sauce with herbs and spices and baked, then served in a cooked tomatoes gravy Onion Pakoda Onions dipped in a batter made from gram flour and spices and served with salsa. Mint Chutney Palak Paneer Fresh paneer serves in a thick paste made from puréed spinach and seasoned with garlic and other spices. Special Jeera Rice. After everything is prepared we will sit together and eat later I would take around to show you my neighborhood Other things to note If you need anything special write in advance. I also have vegan option. Facebook project page Akasha Cooking Class
Treasure Hunt - The Mona Lisa Mystery
There's been a theft of a very famous artwork - the Mona Lisa, that had come in from the Louvre, Paris for a viewing at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Can your team assist a private detective in solving the case? The Mona Lisa Mystery is an immersive treasure hunt style experience where teams participate in a story led adventure. The players solve a trail of clues; while journeying across secret locations, interacting with characters and the local neighbourhood and completing challenges. Characters will text the players cryptic clues, and involve the teams in a story. As players uncover the secret locations, they will discover objects and speak to people to help them solve the clues. Their challenge is to nab the thief and uncover a final location.
Local Tour of hidden Mumbai
I have 15 years experience being as a local To every each monument and hidden places wich even not recommended by guide book. Lats start warming welcome as hospitality with special kullhad masala chai(chai in clay cup) then we go to see dhobighat( open air loundry) were around thousands of people wash clothes by hand an machine, mostly people see this place with arial weiw but the way i show the place we directly to the place meet them, see the all sections like washed,driyer, iron, all the tools and old machines. sasoon dock wich is 144 year old and the first constructed wet dock in Bombay(mumbai) then we go to chhatrapati shivaji terminus train station wich is used to call VT-victoria terminus when british ruls in india, fascinating and historical station stabilised in 1878 People see there own but with me from out side to interior architecture as well. Crowford market (Spice market) jain temple, hanging garden, Antilia the billionaire house one of the most expensive house in the world for a single family you can imagine., Thereafter queens necklace (Marin drive) we also call Miami of India.. then will go by walking causeway street market in colaba, Taj Mahal hotel by the sea side, then gate way india. after we gonna having a lavish mouth watering street food choupati. Guest will have my experience with there kids as well no charges kids under 14 years old
Walking tour of historic Old Nashik
The old city of Nashik is a treasure trove for visitors who are looking for an adventure deep down the history lane. We will start our tour in Panchwati, at the iconic Kala Ram Temple, where I will not only talk about this particular temple but also introduce you to the basics of Indian temple architecture. We will take the narrow lane, which will take us to Ramkund, the world-famous site of Kumbh Mela. I will narrate the mythological and ritualistic importance of this place. We will take a stroll along river Godawari and see many more heritage sites like NaRo Shankar Shiva Temple, Sundar Narayan Temple, Gora Ram Temple, and the ghaat constructed along the river. We will stop at the most Instagram-worthy places along the way. We will take one of the oldest bridges of Nashik to cross over to the Old Town part where we will see Bhandi Bazaar (vessel market) and visit SarkarWada museum located in a 18th-century building. This building is in the heart of Saraf Bazaar (jewelry market), where we will spend some time taking photos. Note: Please book a Wednesday afternoon slot to experience the vibrant farmer's market at the ghaat. This part of the old town is famous for old shops and beautiful wadas (residential complexes) unique to this part of the country. We end our tour with a cup of steaming hot tea.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, interested children and senior citizens can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
Entertain aged people with Old Hindi Songs at old age homes
We meet at a old age home in Mumbai at the appointed time, but do check with us which is our next scheduled old age home where we go. While I set our Karaoke equipment ready, we can get introduced to each other & get comfortable. Then we start with our karaoke songs playing directly from the internet in front of the residents. If you choose to be a silent spectator, it's fine with us. We would sing as many songs of single male & female & duets & take turns to sing. We also encourage, visitors and residents to sing alone or be part of our singing. While we sing, we would also video record this experience & share it with you after the event. Other things to note: We would enter the place using masks, however, during singing, we will remove our masks. Please see our reviews & you will know that we used to conduct our sessions earlier in old age homes, till the pandemic struck. We now also visit various homes in Mumbai, where senior citizens reside and are lonely and look forward to entertainment, and if you want us to conduct a session at the residence of your loved parents or elders, or would like us to support them for anything, please feel free to message us about it. Please confirm the date and time with us over messaging before you do the booking. We are vaccinated as per Covid protocol and can furnish our certificates on demand.
Mumbai Heritage Walk
Mumbai is popularly known as the 'dream city' and rightly so the city is indeed like a beautiful, magnificent dream. The scenic landscapes, modern lifestyle, and historical monuments define life in this city. Old Mumbai is the part of Mumbai that represents its heritage and history.