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Hiring Tour Guides

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Hiring Tour Guides


Is it possible or usual to obtain the services of an industrious local tour guide outside places like The Gateway of India - instead of booking thru websites that seem rather shy when talking about money?

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1. Re: Hiring Tour Guides

No good guide will hang around outside monuments, usually you will get touts.

Mumbai has many agencies which offer guided tours, and at least some of them have prices on their websites also.

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2. Re: Hiring Tour Guides

Hello RoyalOperaMouse,

For Mumbai you can be in touch with Government of India Ministry of Tourism Incredible India-Churchgate Office at :


Ms. Roma Singh, Regional Director

India Tourism MUMBAI

123, M Karve Road, Opp. Church Gate, Mumbai-400 020, Maharashtra

Tel: 022-22033144/5, 22074333/4, Fax: 022-22014496


They have offices in all the major cities and zones of India and can help you get a free lance guide at a reasonable price in a particular city/zone.They hold the list of guides approved & licensed by them .So can approach them .The site you refer is of private guides and they & all the agencies with guided tours are running business for profits so their prices would be much beyond the normal cost .

There are many recommendations of other travellers on this forum earlier so if you just go search for a Good Mumbai Guide on this forum you will find testimonials & detail of some.

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3. Re: Hiring Tour Guides

I'm with Deepa in just over two weeks :-)


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