Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Approximately 2¼ Hours
Meals not included
Enjoy the highlights of the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach as you set off on a panoramic driving tour of Mumbai. Begin with the Gateway of India, the city's most famous landmark built in 1911. Originally an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England, it is now remembered as the place where the British staged their final departure. You'll stop briefly for photos at Gateway of India, offering a superb view.
Continue along Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade.
Your next photo stop is at the famous dhobi ghat where, each morning, laundry from all over Mumbai is brought to be soaped, soaked, boiled and thrashed, then returned to its rightful owner the next day, cleaned and pressed.
The return drive includes a look at a most remarkable railway station. Inspired by St Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) was built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year. It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets in a style that was described by journalist James Cameron as Victorian-Gothic-Saracenic-Italianate-Oriental-St Pancras-Baroque. Despite its identity crisis, it's quite a stunning sight. The first train in India left from this station in April 1853, and today an estimated half million commuters use the station every day.
Please note, on days where there is a lot of traffic the photo stop at the Gateway of India may be turned into a driveby.