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Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Dabbawalas on Private Basis

Get up close and personal with the locals by being a part of the routine life of the Dabbawalas of Mumbai! In this exciting Mumbai city tour with dabbawalas, you will accompany the Dabbawalas on a local train journey and see them live in action, arranging lunch-boxes for over 200000 clients. That’s not all! You will also go on exploring the fascinating sites of the city like Dhobi Ghat, Prince of Wales Museum, and Gateway of India, followed by a sightseeing tour of Victoria terminus, Mumbai University, Rajabhai Clock Tower, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Malabar Hills, and the historical Mani Bhawan.

The Mumbai Tour with Dabbawala will start at 10:00 am, the driver would receive you from the hotel. Then you will head towards the Churchgate Station wherein you will board a local train in Mumbai. Travel in the first-class compartment and de-board the train at Mahalaxmi station. Here, you will get to see the Dabbawalas disembarking the train, sorting out the lunch boxes based on area wise markings for the delivery to the right place at the right time. You would further be escorted towards Dhobi Ghat which is an open-air laundry place wherein thousands of washermen wash clothes daily.

In the afternoon, take a tour of Mumbai’s main attractions including Prince of Wales Museum and Gateway of India. Drive past the old colonial buildings like Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Later on, spend some time at Marine Drive, drive past Chowpatty Beach, explore the Parsi Towers of silence, Malabar Hills and visit Gandhi’s museum known as Mani Bhawan. In the evening, the driver would drop you back at the hotel.

Note: Dabbawala Tours are not operationanl on Sundays and major religious/ national holidays.

  • Local English speaking tour guide during Mumbai sightseeing.
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned chauffeur driven car on a private basis.
  • Train tickets from Churchgate to Mahalaxmi Station in First Class compartment.
  • Entrance fee to all monuments during the sightseeing tour
  • Bottled Mineral water
  • All applicable taxes
  • Meals
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Expense arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellation or delay

  • Witness the daily activities of Dabbawala in Mumbai.
  • Visit Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s open-air laundry.
  • Explore the significant museums, tourist hubs, and historic buildings.
  • A local English speaking guide.

Note: Dabbawala Tours are not operated on Sundays and major religious/ national holidays.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days prior commencement of tour, No cancellation charges.
  • 29-10 days prior commencement of tour, 25% of travel cost.
  • 09-03 days prior commencement of tour, 50% of travel cost.
  • Less than 03 days prior commencement of tour, No Refund.


October 19 2019
Unique experience

Supercool tour. Haven’t experienced anything of this sort ever. Interacting with the delivery guys was a great experience. They are pretty amazing. And visiting the beach and driving past Marine Drive was lovely.


October 17 2019
Wonderful tour

Kudos on planning such a great tour. Very very interesting. Meeting the dabbawalas and travelling in a train was the best part. Thanks!


October 15 2019

These dabbawalas are a bunch of very hard working people and it was amazing to see how they have managed to create such an efficient network. Loved the whole experience. Exploring the city later on was also very interesting. Good job Indiator.


October 09 2019
A different tour

Never been on a tour where I’ve travelled with a bunch of workers and seen them in action. This was a fun way to see the local life so I’d like to congratulate Indiator on designing the tour in such an interesting manner and making it so engaging.


October 08 2019
Just wow!

Dabbawala is probably the only Hindi word that I learnt from this tour :p Seriously, I had a great time. Very entertaining mix of things. Travelling on a local train and seeing the dabbawalas work was strangely thrilling and visiting the beautiful sites of Mumbai later on completed the tour.


October 06 2019
Well designed tour

It was a unique tour which is why I booked it and was looking forward to it. At the end of it I can say that it was everything I had hoped for or maybe more. I never travelled with the dabbawalas so this was once in a lifetime experience. Thank you Indiator.


October 04 2019
Exciting and super fun

One of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had. The company planned everything very well. They helped us interact with the dabbawalas and the entire exchange was very interesting. A walk down the beach, trying delicious snacks was also fun.


October 03 2019
Amazing experience

The tour was very different than what I’ve experienced in the past. Very interactive and entertaining. Talking to those jovial and friendly guys delivering lunch to the entire city was an unforgettable experience.


October 02 2019
A unique tour

The sightseeing was very good but travelling in the train with the lunch-delivery guys was an amazing experience. The way they sort the boxes and get them delivered is impressive.

keitht tomatore

October 01 2019
Mumbai Dabbawala tour

What a learning moment it was for me and my husband on this Mumbai Dabbawala tour. A tour operator for Indiataor only suggested us to choose this and made sure we get to see that part of Mumbai, which is known to lesser people.


October 01 2019
Very interesting tour

This tour was definitely one of its kind and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of travelling with the dabbawalas. They are very interesting and the job that they do is commendable.


May 01 2018
A somewhat offbeat tour

Had a nice day with the Dabbawalas. It was amazing to see how the dabbawalas in Mumbai deliver lunch at such a huge scale. The experience of traveling in Mumbai railways a unique experience for me. The Dhobi Ghat was another wonderous site to go for.

Martin Clarke

May 01 2018
Enjoyed my Trip to Mumbai

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide and driver were both enthusiastic and helpful; the itinerary was just right for us and the guide was prepared to be flexible to reflect our needs. We learned a lot about Mumbai, and want to come back to India, so we will be in touch .

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