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Bombay Dreams
Formally known as Bombay, exhilarating & charismatic Mumbai is the most populated city in the world, India’s financial powerhouse, the home of Bollywood & the setting of the hit film ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’.
Day 1: City of Dreams
Gateway of IndiaArrive Mumbai. You will be met & transferred to your hotel for nights. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Mumbai - or Bombay, as it was formerly known - remains India’s city of dreams. Despite extreme poverty and eye-watering pollution, it is so dynamic that paupers still flock there in the hope of becoming successful entrepreneurs. Built largely by the British around of the best-protected natural harbours in the world, Mumbai is India’s strategic economic centre. The city is is also home to the country’s prolific Bollywood film industry, which cranks out more feature flms than any place in the world and naturally the setting for the hit flm ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’.
The main draw of Mumbai, like much of India, remains its contradictions. Within minutes (or a few miles) you can be awestruck by the palatial houses on Malabar Hill and then depressed by the makeshift shacks and the bedraggled babies in the city’s poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. Overnight – Mumbai

Day 2: Elephanta Caves & City Tour
Elephanta caves in MumbaiEnjoy a cruise to the Elephanta caves in the morning. The island of Elephanta is about ten kms from Mumbai. The four rock-cut temples are believed to have been cut between 450-750AD. After an hour’s boat trip to the island, walk the steps up the hillside to the caves. Shiva is the most depicted form.
This afternoon city tour leads us to the Gateway of India - a former colonial monument and now a popular emblem of the city as well as a hubbub of life. The gate was built 1924-1927 to commemorate King George V’s visit in 1911. The largest museum in India is next door - the Prince of Wales Museum. Sample bhelpuri (Mumbai’s favourite snack) at Chowpatty Beach along what is named Marine Drive. It’s of the city’s mot popular promenades.
No visit to Mumbai is complete without a visit to the bazaars of Kalbadevi and Bluleshwar, north of Crawford Market. Crawford Market is also worth a glance. Overnight – Mumbai

Day 3: Free day
Today is a free day for you to explore independently. There’s plenty to see and do in Mumbai - possibly go in search of wildlife at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park - home to leopards cobras and more, or feed the holy cows at Bombay Panjrapole trust. You can also take a scenic horse and buggy ride along Marine drive towards Chowpatty Beach Overnight – Mumbai.

Day 4: Mumbai
Morning is at leisure. Later transfer to Mumbai airport for your onward fight.

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