Mumbai-Day-Tour

Mani Bhavan Tour - Gandhi Museum Tour

 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most influential figures in India's struggle for independence and the non voilent fight for India's independence against the British. He employed non voilent civil disobedience movements and also inspired many movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. He is known as the Mahatma or the great soul an honour that was conferred upon him when he left South Africa in 1914. In India he is popularly known as Bapu. His birthday on 2 October is a National Holiday in India and is also celebrated as World Non Violence Day.

During his stay in India, Gandhi was a frequent visitor to Mumbai and stayed in Mani Bhavan during that time. 

Mani Bhavan is located at # 19, Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai, acted as the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934.

Mani Bhavan is now converted into a Gandhi Museum that houses many of his personal items and houses the same room that was used by Gandhi during his stay in Mani Bhavan.

Gandhi's simple room remains untouched and there is a wonderful photographic record of his life, along with dioramas and original documents such as letters he wrote to Hitler and US President Roosevelt.

Now there is a small room which traces journey of Mahatma's life in the form of beautiful small exhibits enclosed in glass boxes that are a wonderful spectacle.

Just a few hundred meters from Mani Bhavan is the famous Gowalia Tank, where Gandhi held a meeting in August 1942 to launch the famous 'Quit India Movement'. Gowalia tank is now renamed August Kranti Maidan (August Revolution Square), in memory of that meeting. 

Our speciality is that we offer exclusively private tours. On our private tours only you or your family or your own group of friends will be doing the tour. These are not group tours where strangers will be touring with you. Your group will be only consist of you and your family and your friends. Our tours are extremely personal and private tours.

Our tour guide in Mumbai will give you the most accurate history about mumbai, facts and reasons behind the construction of the British heritage buildings built during the British Colonial Raaj. Our private mumbai tours are so personalised that you will get amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of Mumbaikars, the colourful Indian culture, customs, traditions and even the exciting mythology of hindu religion.

During your private tours or mumbai customised tours, please feel free to ask our mumbai tour guides any and every question that comes to your mind. Our private guided tours in mumbai have only one aim, to make you fully understand India, its history and our very own Mumbai locals.

 

Tour Price

Prices of our private guided mumbai tours, depend upon the number of people in your family or friends, Prices will be emailed to you as soon as we recieve your inquiry. Payment is to be made at the end of the tour.

 

Tour Cost Includes

A highly skilled driver experienced to drive safely and calmly in the chaotic city and a highly knowledgible english speaking professional tour guide who knows the city like the back of his hand.

Beware of tour companies, who will charge you for a mumbai city tour with a tour guide and ask their driver to double up as a tour guide.

We use yellow number plated tourist vehicles, avoid travelling in private white number plated vehicles as they do not cover your insurance cost.

We use spacious cars like Toyota Etios(one to two passengers) and Toyota Innova (three to four travelers) and not small tiny cars.

We will use a spacious Airconditioned Mini Bus if you are a group of friends or a huge family (8 - 12 pax)

 

Pick Up and Drop Back & Meeting Locations

We can provide a free pick up and drop back from your hotels, appartments, hostels as long as they are located in South Mumbai. We also have some meeting locations exactly 2 minutes away from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Trident Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Green Gate of Cruise Ship Terminal.

If you want a pick up and drop back from a North Mumbai hotel, appartment, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Domestic Airport, there will be a small additional charge which will be conveyed to you when we respond to your tour inquiry. Area after Bandra, near the airport, suburbs are considered as North Mumbai.

 

Mumbai Travel Advice

If you have not yet booked any hotel or accomodation, we would advice you to book one in South Mumbai.

Most of the tourist sites are located in South Bombay, including monuments, clubs, bars, museums, gardens, markets, colaba, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, art galleries and green gate of India Gandhi Docks or the Cruise Ship Terminal are all located in South Bombay.

Instead of booking a private ac car for airport transfers, we advice you to take an airport taxi from domestic or international airport to reach your hotel in South Bombay. It would cost only Rs 800 to Rs 1000 or USD 10 to USD 15 for an air conditioned taxi. You will thank us for saving your money and our travel advice.