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Host: Rashida

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$46-$188 per person

An invaluable insiders guide to Mumbai with Rashida, followed by Bohri lunch

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Rashida

Rashida started her own company that arranges private, tailor-made tours around Mumbai city to showcase its rich culture and heritage. Her 15 years of experience make her a great companion for your exploration of Mumbai’s hidden jewels. Rashida rightly says that "Bombay is not about 'sights' in the traditional sense, it’s about experiences" and she will keep you engrossed with her wonderful travel stories and as you explore together.

Rashida lives with her husband in their elegant and sophisticated apartment, accented with teak wood furniture, potted plants, artwork and fresh flowers. Her children and grandchildren live overseas but come to visit every year.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) Bohri cuisine is served course by course rather than all at once. Unlike most Indian meals, you begin your meal with something sweet followed by something savory, all desserts are called mithaas and the savory dishes kharaas. You will share the meal with Rashida in her sprawling dining room decorated with furniture from another era. The meal might include dahi vada (deep fried potato served with thick yogurt), dahi bhindi (okra with yogurt), succulent mutton kebabs, salad, kheema khichdi (minced meat pulao), kheema na samosa (minced meat samosas), biryani and homemade ice-cream.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) After a refreshing welcome drink, join Rashida in her kitchen for a cooking demonstration. She will demonstrate how to prepare 2-3 dishes, that you will eat along with other prepared dishes eaten with rice and Indian breads.

Market visit: (1-8 guests) Rashida has been conducting personalized and exclusive tours of Mumbai for well-traveled clients for more than a decade. She shares a unique perspective of Mumbai through her city tours and expertly guides you through the city. You will be picked up from your hotel in South Mumbai in a chauffeur driven car and then begin exploring Mumbai's bustling markets giving you some of the truest glimpses of the city’s inner workings. Your tour can be completely customized based on your interests. You will visit Crawford Market, one of Mumbai’s main markets, built in the days of the British Raj, where fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry and spices are for sale.
Once your city tour is complete, you drive to Rashida’s beautiful old world apartment, located on an upmarket residential street in South Mumbai.

Notes: Transportation is only provided for the market tour, cooking class and meal option. Pick-up is from a hotel in the town-side hotels. If you are staying elsewhere please contact Rashida to make arrangements.

The tour can be customized depending on your interests so please chat with Rashida prior to arriving.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

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Rashida

$46-$188 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$68 $56 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$94 $80 $56
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$188 $160 $180
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$68 $56 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$94 $80 $56
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$188 $160 $180
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
9:00am-12:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-2:30pm 2:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Rashida

Rashida started her own company that arranges private, tailor-made tours around Mumbai city to showcase its rich culture and heritage. Her 15 years of experience make her a great companion for your exploration of Mumbai’s hidden jewels. Rashida rightly says that "Bombay is not about 'sights' in the traditional sense, it’s about experiences" and she will keep you engrossed with her wonderful travel stories and as you explore together.

Rashida lives with her husband in their elegant and sophisticated apartment, accented with teak wood furniture, potted plants, artwork and fresh flowers. Her children and grandchildren live overseas but come to visit every year.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) Bohri cuisine is served course by course rather than all at once. Unlike most Indian meals, you begin your meal with something sweet followed by something savory, all desserts are called mithaas and the savory dishes kharaas. You will share the meal with Rashida in her sprawling dining room decorated with furniture from another era. The meal might include dahi vada (deep fried potato served with thick yogurt), dahi bhindi (okra with yogurt), succulent mutton kebabs, salad, kheema khichdi (minced meat pulao), kheema na samosa (minced meat samosas), biryani and homemade ice-cream.

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) After a refreshing welcome drink, join Rashida in her kitchen for a cooking demonstration. She will demonstrate how to prepare 2-3 dishes, that you will eat along with other prepared dishes eaten with rice and Indian breads.

Market visit: (1-8 guests) Rashida has been conducting personalized and exclusive tours of Mumbai for well-traveled clients for more than a decade. She shares a unique perspective of Mumbai through her city tours and expertly guides you through the city. You will be picked up from your hotel in South Mumbai in a chauffeur driven car and then begin exploring Mumbai's bustling markets giving you some of the truest glimpses of the city’s inner workings. Your tour can be completely customized based on your interests. You will visit Crawford Market, one of Mumbai’s main markets, built in the days of the British Raj, where fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry and spices are for sale.
Once your city tour is complete, you drive to Rashida’s beautiful old world apartment, located on an upmarket residential street in South Mumbai.

Notes: Transportation is only provided for the market tour, cooking class and meal option. Pick-up is from a hotel in the town-side hotels. If you are staying elsewhere please contact Rashida to make arrangements.

The tour can be customized depending on your interests so please chat with Rashida prior to arriving.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$68 $56 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$94 $80 $56
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$188 $160 $180
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$68 $56 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$94 $80 $56
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$188 $160 $180
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
9:00am-12:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-2:30pm 2:00pm-7:00pm
FAQ

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

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