Mumbai: Private Kanheri and City Sightseeing Tour


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Explore Mumbai's iconic landmarks and delve into its rich history and culture. Then, journey to the Kanheri Caves to discover the Mumbai's past and present in one unforgettable adventure.

Highlights

  • Discover Mumbai's iconic landmarks, from the majestic Gateway of India.
  • Admire panoramic views of the city's skyline from the serene Malabar Hill.
  • Explore 100+ inscriptions in different scripts, offering historical and cultural
  • Experience the serene meditation cells, revealing the monks' daily life.
  • Witness the fusion of colonial-era architecture and modern city life.

Description

Experience the essence of this vibrant city as you explore iconic landmarks, uncover hidden gems, and witness the rich tapestry of its culture and history. Our tour begins with a visit to the monumental Gateway of India, an iconic symbol of Mumbai's colonial past. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, an architectural masterpiece that has hosted dignitaries and celebrities for decades. As we continue our adventure, you'll have the chance to witness the unique spectacle of an open-air washing laundry at Dhobi Ghat, a fascinating glimpse into the city's laundry system. Discover the majestic Oval Cricket Ground and admire the stunning Bombay High Court building, a testimony to British-era architecture. Pass by the prestigious Mumbai University and catch a glimpse of the local Big Ben of India. Experience the charm of Marine Drive, affectionately known as the 'Queen's Necklace' due to its shimmering lights at night. Capture panoramic views of the city's skyline from Malabar Hill, a picturesque location offering a serene respite from the urban hustle. Stroll through the verdant Hanging Gardens and Kamla Nehru Park, soaking in the tranquility and admiring the scenic beauty. From the comfort of our vehicle, catch sight of the notable David Sassoon Docks, Indian Post Office Headquarters, Reserve Bank of India, and Indian Mint. Take in the majestic Raj Bhawan, a colonial-era building, and visit the serene Jain Temple. Pass by the Maharashtra Police Headquarters, Nariman Point, Churchgate Railway Station, and the State Parliament, witnessing the city's vibrant energy along the way. After the City Sightseeing tour head to the Kanheri Caves, located deep within the lush greenery of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, one of Asia's prominent national parks. These caves are a magnificent architectural achievement, with all 109 of them meticulously carved out of a massive basaltic rock outcrop. The smaller caves, known as viharas, served as resting places for monks, while the larger caves, called chaityas, are adorned with intricately carved Buddhist sculptures and were used for worship. The drive to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, where the caves are situated. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to five of the most significant caves and provide insights into their historical and spiritual significance. Inside the main hall stands a towering 7-meter-high figure of Lord Buddha, surrounded by a colonnade of 34 beautifully carved pillars. One of the most distinctive features is the eleven-headed Avalokiteshwara. Additionally, you'll find about 100 inscriptions in various scripts, including Brahmi, Devnagri, Pallavi, and Sanskrit. At the conclusion of your tour, return to your Mumbai accommodation, carrying with you cherished memories of a day spent exploring the Kanheri Caves, a remarkable blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty within the bustling city of Mumbai.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Private guided tour English Speaking Guide Air-Condition Car Entry Tickets and Parking

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