Mumbai - 3Days

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and the economic capital of India. Mumbai is the most prosperous and business-oriented city in India. Yet, once upon a time, Bombay now known as Mumbai was a group of low-lying, swampy mud flats.

Day 1: Elephanta Caves & South Mumbai
Enjoy the ride in a ferry to the Elephanta caves. It takes an hour to reach Elephanta from Mumbai by motor launch. The cave temples here were quarried between the 5th and 8th centuries AD are famous for their splendid sculptures. One of the best-known sculptures is the one that portrays the Maheshmurti –image of Lord Shiva with three heads, which signifies the creator, preserver and destroyer of this universe as per Hindu mythology. Elephanta island got its name after a large stone elephant that was found near the landing. The elephant now seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum at Byculla now known as Bhau Daji Laad museum.
In the afternoon visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) built in grand Indo Saracenic style. Take a drive past Marine Drive, Mumbai’s most popular seaside boulevard, and see the Visit Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens on the slant of the Malabar hills, overlooking the nice view of the Marine Lines and the Chowpatty beach. Later visit the Jain temple, Mani Bhavan one of the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and the Dhobi Ghat. Also, take a drive to the Flora Fountain, the colourful Crawford Market and Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

Day 2: Kanheri Caves & North Mumbai
Visit Kanheri Caves. These caves originated from 1st Century B.C. to 9th Century A.D. Most of them are the Buddhist Viharas, which were meant as places of residence, study, and meditation of the monks. A few Chaityas are seen containing rock-cut stupas meant for throng worship. The large number of Viharas obviously prove a orderly way of living of Buddhist monks. This way of living was also connected with many trade centres such as the ports of Sopara, Kalyan, Nasik, Paithan and Ujjain. Kanheri was a successfully developed University centre at that time.
Proceed to visit Hare Krishna ISKCON temple complex, and the Juhu Beach in the afternoon.

Day 3
Morning at leisure for shopping at the Linking Road at Bandra, a shopping Utopia, which is famous for colourful shoes, clothes, etc after which you will connect to flight for your onward destination.

~Tour Ends with Happy Memories~