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Transway International runs five-hour day or night tours of South Mumbai’s sights. Prices include pick-up and drop-off.
Weekend trekking trips to forts, valleys and waterfalls around Maharashtra.
Run by two enthusiastic architects, BHW has terrific tours of heritage neighbourhoods.
Maharashtra Tourism runs open-deck bus tours of illuminated heritage buildings on weekends. Buses depart from and can be booked at both the MTDC booth and the MTDC office .
Runs one-day rafting trips on the Ulhas River from July to early September (₹2000 per person). After a good rain, rapids can get up to Grade III+, though usually the rafting is calmer...
Working in Mumbai slums to improve lives; placements from two weeks to six months.
One of the main attractions in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the lion & tiger safari , departing from the tiger orientation centre (about 1km in from the main entrance)...
Designed by the authors of the fabulous Mumbai Magic blog (www.mumbai-magic.blogspot.com), these city tours focus on food markets, traditional dance and music, and Jewish heritage, among others.
You can see the stars’ homes as well as a film/TV studio with Bollywood Tours, but you’re not guaranteed to see a dance number and you may spend much of it in traffic.
Luxury spa with skilled therapists offering a range of therapies and treatments, including Swedish, Thai and hot stone massages.
Gay and transgender advocacy, support groups and events in Mumbai.
At its peaceful leafy campus near Santa Cruz, the respected Yoga Institute has daily classes as well as weekend and weeklong programs, and longer residential courses including teacher training (with the seven-day cou...
Works to improve lives in the city’s slums. Medical staff who can speak Hindi/Marathi or those with fundraising skills are needed.
Classic hatha and iyengar yoga institute. Massages (from ₹1850 per hour) and treatments are excellent here; the SoHum rejuvenating massage is recommended. Ayurvedic cooking classes are also offered.
A variety of yoga traditions are taught at this homey, Western-style yoga centre, housed in a Portuguese bungalow by the sea. There’s also a charming cafe.
SNDA offers tons of dance classes, from samba and ballet to ‘Indian Folk Bollywood’. Classes are also held at a Chowpatty location .
The Mumbai centre for the BKS Iyengar tradition of yoga has walk-in classes.
Raises funds for marginalised children. Volunteers can assist with campaigns (online and on the ground), research, surveys and media, as well as occasional fieldwork. A four-week commitment is required.
The Amateur Riders’ Club has horse rides for those who know how to ride for Rs1000 per 30 minutes; escorts cost Rs250 to Rs500 extra. If you don’t, 10-day camps, with a half-hour lesson daily, cost Rs4500...
Works with Mumbai’s street children. There are long- and short-term opportunities in teaching English, computer skills and sports activities.
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