This SeaDream Land Adventure provides our guests in transit with a good panoramic overview of this iconic city. You will depart from the pier towards Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade, to see its shops, restaurants, bars and throngs of people. At the northern end of Marine Drive, you will find popular Chowpatty Beach. Your next stop is at ISKCON; the amazing temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The god Krishna often portrayed in blue and playing a flute has a mischievous nature and his peasant background and legendry exploits with the milkmaids have made him of the most popular gods. Krishna devotees believe the material body is subjected to birth, old age, disease and death, whereas the spirit soul is by nature eternal, full of knowledge and bliss. We witness the prayer chanting offered for the welfare of humanity in this stunning temple. We then continue towards the western shores to Malabar Hill, Mumbai's most exclusive neighborhood. Popular since the 18th century due to its forested slopes, fresh sea breezes and panoramic views, Malabar's hillsides are filled with picturesque mansions and bungalows built by merchants and Colonial governors. Today, luxury high-rise apartments also dot the landscape. From here, you will proceed past Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus earlier known as Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station highlighted by domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets. India's first train departed this station in April 1853; today, half a million commuters use the station each day Our drive then continues to the Gateway of India for a photo stop. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark Our tour concludes with a visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, a favorite of diplomats, sheiks and Mumbai's jet set. It was recently rated among the ten best hotels in the world. Upon arrival, we can relax with a cold drink before re-boarding our coach for the return drive to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.
Notes: Note: Proper attire is required to visit the sacred sites. Shorts and short skirts are not allowed. Women must have their shoulders covered. Shoes must be removed prior to entering the temples. We suggest bringing along a pair of thick socks, as the pavement may be hot. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.
Port: Mumbai (Bombay)
Duration: 3 hours
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