5 Day stay at The Taj Mahal Place Hotel - Mumbai
Day 1 - Individual Tour - See The Real Mumbai (viator.com)
Pick-up 0930 - The itinerary included visiting the historic sites of Gothic architecture along with the cultural side, observing locals offering their prayers and morning rituals, as well as feeding cows (sacred animal). A local train ride including visiting places such as the Gateway of India, Flower Market, Dhobi-Ghat (outside laundry) and CST railway station.
Day 2 - Dharavi Slum Tour (viator.com) & Marine Drive
Photographs were not allowed. A 2.5-hour walking tour covering the recycling area, a bakery, the creation of pots from sun-dried clay, and the women of Dharavi making popadoms.
Proceeds from the local tour operator go back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health and livelihood.
Marine Drive; a 3.6-kilometre-long coastal road situated over reclaimed land - a great walk.
Day 3 - Ferry Trip
Cost - Rs. 180 (£2.10pp). Ferry from virtually outside our hotel for the first sailing (0900hrs) to the Elephanta Caves which took an hour.
Day 4 - Mosque & Beach
Taxi Rs. 200 (£2.50) to Haji Ali Dargah Mosque which is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai. Located about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea.
Taxi Rs. 360 (£4.30) to Juhu Beach which is among one of the most affluent areas of the city and home to many Bollywood celebrities.