Meet and greet by our representative holding TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS plaque card at the arrival lounge and transfer to the hotel. Touch, feel and experience the Mumbai, a bubble gum glamour of Bollywood cinema, shopping malls full of designer labels, promenading families eating Bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses queuing in grinding traffic jams. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. It's a city with vibrant street life, India's best nightlife, and a wealth of bazaars. Enjoy city sightseeing tour on your second day with excursion trip to 5th century old Elephanta cave provided boats are running on the day. Enjoy daily buffet breakfast and dinner at the restaurant provided you arrive in time. You again meet our representative for your departure transfer.
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai (Flight: TBA)
Today arrive in Mumbai. Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and nightlife, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world capitals. On arrival, you will be met by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS Tour executive at the arrival lounge who will assist with transfer and check-in stay two nights in the Bollywood city. (No Meals)
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour:
After breakfast, you will be picked between 09:30 – 10:00 am from your hotel to start your sightseeing of Mumbai accompanied by local English speaking guide. We start with the famous monument, the main tourist attraction in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is decked with four turrets and its yellow basalt stone structure has delicate latticework carved in it. Stands the rich and famous Royal Taj Mahal Hotel. This hotel is a witness of priceless memories of this glorious city.
Listed next on your trip is the exclusive Prince of Wales Museum (Closed on Monday). Built between 1904 and 1914, this museum was used as a hospital during the First World War. The museum stores an invaluable collection of one of the best art found in India. The exquisite display of antiques, miniature paintings, jade, china and many other artefacts is spellbinding. Then, you will catch a glimpse of the other famous buildings of Mumbai as we drive you past the University of Bombay, High Court of Bombay and Crawford Market. You will also visit the esteemed Gandhi Memorial Museum (Mani Bhavan) and the religious Jain Temple.
Recognized as the world's largest outdoor laundry, the Dhobi Ghat is exclusive to the city of Mumbai. Watch the washermen or the 'dhobis' provide an efficient service, gathering dirty laundry, cleaning it and returning it perfectly ironed, and all this at an exceptionally small price. They dry the clothes on long bright coloured lines and use heavy wood?burning irons for neatly pressing the clothes. Evening around 4 – 5 PM we will take you to the beautiful Marine Drive, popularly known as the Queen's Necklace. Here, you can sit and relax (30 – 60 Minutes) taking in the spellbinding view the Arabian Sea offers. After spending a splendid day in this lovely beautiful city of Mumbai, later we drop you back to the hotel.
Day 03: Full Day Sightseeing Tour:
The morning after breakfast guided excursion to Elephanta caves(Closed on Mondays). Hewn out of the solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD and is a cave complex housing a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The sheer labor which had gone into constructing these caves puts one in amazement, especially when realizes that it is without the use of any machines. It is situated on Gharapuri Island in Mumbai's harbour, about an hour's boat ride from the Gateway of India. The ferry ride to the Island in itself is an experience. The island has two groups of caves in the rock cut architectural style. After visit return back to city. Once you finish your sightseeing tour, transfer back to the hotel to relax, or ask for expert advice from your local guide to continue exploring night markets, scenic walks, interesting restaurants serving typical Indian food and live evening entertainment. Overnight stay in Mumbai. (B)
Day 04: Mumbai - Delhi (Flight: TBA)
Morning in time transfer to Mumbai airport to board flight for your onward journey. (B)
03 nights hotel accommodation, meals as specified, arrival, departure transfers with one full day sightseeing by private car, local English speaking tour guide, monument charges and boat ride.