Rich Jewish Heritage Tour

Understanding Judaism (Private tour)
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3.5 - 4 Hours


Mumbai has a rich history with the Jewish Community. The first modern community to settle in Mumbai (then called Bombay) was the Baghdadi and they arrived around the 1930s. They came from as far as Iraq, Iran, and Egypt.  Then a decade later, the Bene Israeli Jewish community began their migration from the countryside into the city. And later the Cochin Jewish community added to the already growing numbers of Jewish residents in Mumbai.

In 1833, the arrival of Baghdad-born Jewish trader, industrialist, and philanthropist David Sassoon (1792–1864) marked a turning point in the history of the Jewish settlement in Bombay. His influence extended to many aspects of the Jewish community and to Bombay as a whole. Many hospitals, synagogues, and civic, cultural, and educational institutions in Bombay have been built thanks to the generosity of the Sassoon family.

There are eight synagogues in Mumbai – six belong to the Bene Israel community and two to Baghdadi Jews. The blue structure of the Magen David Synagogue is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Jewish community.

Due to emigration, and after the establishment of the State of Israel and India's independence, the Jewish community in Bombay began to decline. According to estimates, about 2,700 Jews were living in Mumbai at the beginning of the 21st century. The city remains the last major center of organized Jewish life in India.

Itinerary and Summary

  • Gate of Mercy Synagogue (one of the first synagogues of Maharashtra having a connection to the famous ruler of Mysore: Tipu Sultan).
  • Magen David Synagogue (funded in 18654 by David Sassoon).
  • Magen Hassidim Synagogue 
  • Kenneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
  • Jewish Graveyard 
  • Chabad House (One of the places of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks)

Inclusion and Convenience

  • Pick up from the hotel, home, or at the International Cruise Terminal known as the Green Gate, will be in a chauffeur-driven air-conditioned car/mini-bus or on a scooter.
  • Throughout the tour, you will always be accompanied by our English-speaking, local & professional Mumbai tour guide.
  • Well researched & personalized tour itinerary to make Jewish heritage tour an experience of a lifetime.
  • We specialize in local & real Mumbai tours.
  • All entrance fees wherever applicable during the tour.
  • Soft Tissues.                                           
  • Bottled Mineral Water.
  • Drinking Masala chai – National health drink.
  • A small parting gift - A BIG Thank you for choosing us & becoming a part of our Mumbai Moments family.
  • Drop back at the hotel, home, or back at the cruise terminal.


We recommend you stay in South Mumbai (Colaba/Fort) if you haven't already booked a hotel as that's where all the tourist sites, temples, markets, shops, food, and the Cruise Terminal are located, including the very famous Gateway of India & the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

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We also specialize in daily small shared group tours and cruise group shore excursions in Mumbai.  

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Airport Transfers

At any time of the day or night, we can accommodate any individual or corporate requirement regarding airport transfers from or to Mumbai Airport.  From sedans to SUVs, minivans to small buses & large coaches, we can arrange it all.

Our drivers will be there on time and meet you at the airport with your name written on a board/placard in the arrival lobby.

Since it’s a door-to-door service, our driver will load/unload all your luggage onto the vehicle, so you can travel to your destination safely and comfortably without worry.

Let us know if you wish to add airport transfer to your tours.

If you wish you can also merge this tour with our other exciting Best of Mumbai tours that we offer on our website including the famous: Mumbai city tour, Market tour, Temple tour, Shopping tour, Solo woman traveler tour, Scooter tour, Elephanta caves tour, Dharavi Slum tour & the Food Tasting tour.

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