Discover the real spirit of Mumbai with a tour of this vibrant city at dawn. As the sun rises over the capital you will get a glimpse of the fresh fruit and fish markets which fuel local life. You’ll not regret setting your alarm clock for silly o clock to meet your guide.
Venture out to experience the vivid sights and sounds of the awakening city. You’ll drive to different marketplaces to meet local traders selling fresh vegetables and fragrant flowers from the markets along with busy newspaper vendors. Your first stop will be the chaotic docks. Learn more about the Koli fisher-folk who were the original inhabitants of Mumbai) and witness a fish auction featuring the famous Bombay Duck.
The best place to capture the hustle and bustle on film is during a stroll around ‘all herb mandi’ market which is spread over a bridge. This green market has thousand vendors sitting atop a bridge selling various leafy vegetables. Walk the same lanes a few hours later and you won’t find any evidence of this early morning flurry of activity. If time permits, round off your tour with a walk across a cricket ground and learn about the game that has captured the hearts of a billion. You’re sure to be bowled over by this whole experience.
Additional notes about the tour
Set your alarm clock for an early start as the tour starts at 05.15 finishing at 08.45. On Sunday the tour starts at 5am finishing at 08.45.
The tour runs all year. The best time to visit Mumbai is from October to May. Moderate physical activity is required.