Excursion Details

Jain Temple, Gandhi Museum & Prince of Wales Museum

BOM-200 | Mumbai, India | See Special Notes

Passport required |

from $35.00 (AUD)*

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Prince of Wales Museum Prince of Wales Museum
  • Jain Temple Jain Temple
You will see:
  • Gateway of India Gateway of India
  • Dhobhi Ghat Dhobhi Ghat
  • Victoria Terminus Victoria Terminus

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.5 hours

Tour Overview

Your journey begins at the pier where you'll board your motorcoach and drive into Mumbai where you'll go sightseeing and enjoy an orientation of the city's major landmarks. The first stop is a visit the courtyard of the strikingly white Jain Temple. This temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras or Apostles. Built in 1904 on Malabar Hill, the Temple has a beautifully decorated and adorned entrance flanked by two stone elephants, inviting guests to view its beautifully ornate sculptures and paintings. View the dome ceiling which is painted with the signs of the zodiac.

Continue on to the Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens. Stroll through a terraced landscape of reservoirs and graceful gardens built in 1881. The adjacent park is named after the wife of India's first prime minister and offers panoramic views of the city and the bay.

From there, you'll drive to Dhobi Ghat for a photo stop. From the Mahalaxmi Bridge, gaze upon an incredible sight, Mumbai's vast open-air laundry, where, from sunrise to just before sunset, thousands of men labor over the dirty linens of the city's businesses in a vast landscape of wash bins.

You'll also visit "Mani Bhavan" otherwise known as the Ghandi Museum, formerly the Bombay residence of Mahatma Gandhi, the influential politician and ideological leader of India during their independence movement. Today, it is a museum dedicated to the spiritual leader's life and teachings. Explore the exhibits, including a gallery depicting major events in his life.

En route to the Prince of Wales Museum, you'll pass the Mumbai High Court, Rajabiai Clock Tower, Flora Fountain and Crawford Market. Upon arrival, tour the grand structure where, then Prince of Wales, George V, laid the cornerstone of this imposing four-tiered building that incorporates a number of traditional Indian architectural styles. Enjoy a superb collection of art and artifacts from Indus Valley civilizations, as well as some 50,000 exhibits on ancient Indian history.

Finally, stop briefly for a photo opportunity at the Gateway of India. The iconic yellow basalt triumphal arch was built to celebrate the visit of King George V for the 1911 Delhi Durbar, marking the coronation of the King and Queen of the United Kingdom. Afterwards, depart for the pier where your ship awaits to take you on your next adventure.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Depart from ship for a visit to the Jain Temple

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:25 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):60
Total number of steps:8 Notes

At the Entrance

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit the Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens

Details:
Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:20 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):220
Total number of steps:12 Notes

At the Entrance

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Photo stop for Dhobi Ghat

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:10 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):60
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Guided tour of the Gandhi Museum

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):60
Total number of steps:20 Notes

Inside the venue

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:INR Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

City drive and inside visit of the Prince of Wales Museum

Details:
Travel time: 00:35 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:40 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):200
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:INR Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes Notes

Still Camera US$ 7.00 & Video Camera US$ 22.00

Photo stop for the Gateway of India

Details:
Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30
Time at site:00:10 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):21
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):30

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Hats and shoes must be removed before entering the Jain Temple; leather items of any kind are not allowed inside. Please wear appropriate dress with covered shoulders and knees.

In order to respect the religious sentiment of worshippers, tourists are only permitted entry into the courtyard, where your guide will talk to you about Jainism and its rituals. You will not be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum.

Photography and video cameras are not permitted inside many of the venues. There is a fee for photography in the Prince of Wales Museum.

On Mondays, the Prince of Wales Museum is closed, so a visit to the Bhau Daji Lad Museum will be substituted if a special opening cannot be arranged.

Passport Requirements:

Visa for India required

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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