Arrival Package - Hotel in Mumbai
Go Beyond's arrival package will take you smoothly from the airport/train/bus station to your hotel and make sure you get a perfect start in Mumbai. In this package you will get pick up from the airport/ train/ bus station and experience Mumbai's daily life through a tour of the Dharavi slum and a public transport tour.
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|Trip Length:||3 days 2 nights|
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- Taxi for pick up from airport to hotel with all taxes and parking fees
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Arrival Package - Upgraded Budget Class in Mumbai
• 24 hours reception
• In House Room Service
• Complimentary Breakfast
• Direct telephone dialling
• Internet and email facilities available just outside the reception
• Doctor on call.
• Laundry facilities.
Dharavi slum Tour
Enjoy the morning on your own by visiting Gateway of India OR relax to battle jet lag if you have arrived from a long journey or very late in the night. Later, you will go for a Dharavi slum tour. To participate in this tour, you need to reach the Church Gate Railway station no later than 13:45 pm in the afternoon. Meeting point is Wheeler book stall located near the ticket window, about 50 meters before the platforms.
On this tour, you will see the area which is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the 'largest slum in Asia,' but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. When passing through the residential spaces, you will undoubtedly feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi.
This trip takes you to the following areas, which becomes the highlight of this trip as well:
Recycling area: Old computers, parts and plastics come from all over the world to Dharavi to be recycled. See the recycling plants in which separation and melting of plastics takes place.
Rooftop visit: There is nothing like the view from a Dharavi factory rooftop. The tin hutments that house so many human lives stretch as far as you can see, and birds screech overhead in the blue sky. You will never forget this view!
Biscuit bakery: Tea biscuits and snacks that one can buy anywhere in Mumbai, are made here - hot and fresh at the source!
Popaddom making: Watch the women of Dharavi make popaddoms, the essential appetizer of any Indian meal, by sun drying them on wooden baskets that are turned upside-down.
Kumbharwada pottery colony: Watch artisans create all types of pots out of unfired, sundried clay.
Community centre: The Community Centre, supported by funds from the tour, provides education in English, computers and other soft skills to the teenagers and young adults of Dharavi. Other activities take place here such as a library and indoor games. Visitors experience what matters most to the men, women and children that make this dynamic community one of the most vibrant places in Mumbai.
This Trip ends at around 17:00 in the evening in Dharavi. After the tour either come back to your hotel or enjoy the evening on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Public transport tour
After breakfast, you will see the real side of Mumbai through public transport tour. You will travel by the famous suburban train, by bus and by taxi. Observe the millions of members of Mumbai's working class as they head out to work in the morning. The trip starts at 08:30 am outside the famous Regal Cinema, located in Colaba area.
In the areas that you visit today, you will see some of Mumbai's hardest-working labourers and discover Mumbai beyond the typical tourist sites. You will see a number of different markets and the world famous Dabbawallahs. This view of the Maximum city will truly give you an idea of the struggle and challenges felt by the working class, as well as a sense of their unconquerable spirit.
Explore Mumbai during Public transport tour
CST station: See one of the busiest railway stations in the country at rush hour and the site where a scene of the award-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" was shot. Based on St Pancreas Station in London, this World Heritage Site is gloriously lit up in the evening.
Chor Bazaar: One of the largest, bustling flea markets in the whole country, Chor Bazaar (literally 'Thieves Market') sells almost anything! Taste local sweets, or take home delicious home-made pickles and chutneys!
Null Bazaar: A lively fruit, vegetable, fish and meat market. Visually impressive and full of powerful, varied smells and fragrances.
Dhobi Ghat: At Mahalaxmi see the dhobiwallahs, or washermen, scrubbing sheets from Mumbai's largest hospitals and hotels at this busy outdoor laundry area!
Dadar Flower Market: In India, flowers are used everywhere - in temples, in taxis, at home, in women's hair, and for all kinds of worship. Here, you might see more flowers in one place than ever seen before!
Dabbawallahs: The dabbawallah operation is one of the most organised unwritten systems in the world. Every day, millions of lunches are collected from individual homes and then delivered to offices and worksites. Check out this phenomenon at Church gate, a famous railway station in South Mumbai.
The tour ends at 12:00 noon at Churchgate Railway staton. After finishing the trip explore Mumbai on your own.
Over night at hotel.
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