Discover the true spirit of Mumbai with a guided tour of this vibrant city at dawn. As the sun rises over India's capital, watch the early morning markets spring to life. Meet local traders selling everything from fresh vegetables and spices to fragrant flowers and newspapers.
Your first stop is the docks – a hive of activity at this time of day. Learn all about the Koli fishing community who settled in Mumbai nearly two hundred years ago, and experience the organised chaos of a fish auction featuring the world-famous 'Bombay duck'.
Avid photographers wanting to capture the hustle and bustle of Mumbai on film will enjoy strolling around the all-herb mandi (market). During this early morning event, thousands of vendors sit atop a bridge selling all sorts of fresh greens. Walk the same lanes just a few hours later and you won’t find any evidence of this flurry of activity.
If time permits, round off your experience with a walk across a cricket ground and learn about the game so close to the hearts of India's people. You’re sure to be bowled over by this insightful tour of Mumbai.
Additional notes about the tour
Set your alarm clock for an early start as the tour begins at 5.15 and finishes at 8.45. On Sunday, the tour begins at 5.00, finishing at 8.45. Although the tour runs all year, we recommend visiting Mumbai between October and May.
It is important to note that this experience involves moderate physical activity.