Bombay By Lights
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: mum-006
This city of many facets that enjoys its status as a commercial capital by day, transforms itself from a flourishing center of commerce and trade into a dazzling entertainment center when the sun sets and the lights come on.
After nightfall, you'll leave the pier and immerse yourself in the scintillating after-dark ambience of this intriguing city. Your experience begins with a drive to Pydhonie (or Colaba) to experience the Night market with its variety ranging from street food stalls to spice shops to silks and jewelry. Browsing through here offers the opportunity to meet local `Bombayites' known for their easy going and friendly nature.
Next, it's a scenic drive past the impressive gothic style buildings of the High Court, the Art District of Kala Ghoda, Victoria Terminus, the Center of Science and the landmark Gateway of India at Apollo Blunder. Illuminated at night, each of these notable sights seems to take on a distinctive and perhaps more beguiling character than is seen during the day. You will also travel down the Art Deco Marine Drive, referred to as the Queen's Necklace at night due to the vision it creates with the curved shape of the bay being accented by thousands of sparkling lights.
Stopping at the Regal Cinema Hall, Bombay's first Art Deco theater, you'll enjoy a short viewing of a typical Hindi film. Nicknamed Bollywood, the city's film industry actually produces more movies per year than Hollywood.
Before returning to the pier, a final stop will be made at one of the city's trendy bars where you'll enjoy a nightcap before concluding what will surely be a memorable evening.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking and steps. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.