A traditional Indian Welcome - including marigold garlands and saffron dots on the forehead (tilaks) awaits the group on arrival in Mumbai. After the welcome, we drive for 45 minutes to the TajMahal Hotel, located on the waterfront, a gracious landmark facing the Gateway of India. At the hotel, there will be a express check-in counter for the group. Later this morning, we will explore Mumbai and visit the Prince of Wales Museum, founded in 1905 by the Prince (later King George V) during his first visit to India. Its superlative collection of sculpture, paintings and decorative arts ranks it among the great museums of India. We will also drive past the “dhobi ghat”, where “dhobis” , traditional laundry men, hand wash clothes outdoors. Proceed to Mani Bhawan, a small museum where wax miniatures depict scenes from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and India’s freedom struggle. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, boat tour of the Elephanta Caves, located on a small island about an hours boat-ride from the Gateway to India. These caves, showing some rock cut caves with intricate sculpture of Hindu Gods, were built between the 5th and 8th Century. Evening an exclusive buffet dinner at hotel.