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.
As dusk falls, you'll leave the pier and immerse yourself in the scintillating after-dark ambience of this intriguing city. Your experience begins with a visit to the Regal Cinema Hall, Bombay's first Art Deco theater, where you will have a short viewing of a typical Hindi film. Nicknamed Bollywood, the city's film industry actually produces more movies per year than Hollywood. 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.
Bombay's nightlife is epitomized by its countless restaurants, street-side cafés, bars and private clubs. It is in one of these venues, the "Salt Water Grill", that you will have the opportunity to meet some local 'Bombayites' while relaxing and enjoying drinks and dinner. The delicious cuisine combined with the easy-going and friendly natures of your local hosts, makes for a truly memorable occasion. Following dinner, you'll rejoin your coach and 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.
Before returning to the pier, a final stop will be made at a local night market where you'll have time to stroll amongst the stalls, shopping for silks and jewelry while enjoying the aroma of exotic spices.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking and steps. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.