The seven-hour tour ends at Worli Fort, where you’ll arrive just in time for a spectacular sunrise with 360-degree city views.
Given the chaos of Mumbai’s bustling daytime streets, it’s hard to imagine that the largest city in India ever gets quiet. It does—but you’ll have to forgo a night’s sleep to witness it. That’s where the Midnight Bicycle Ride run each Saturday by Reality Tours comes in.
Best known for its slum tours of Dharavi, where its sister NGO Reality Gives funds and operates educational programs, the community-driven company starts cyclists off in Colaba at 12 a.m., taking them through almost deserted streets past ethereally lit heritage buildings, eerily quiet beaches, sacred wells, and the world’s most expensive home, the 27-floor Antilia House, valued at upwards of US$1 billion.
The seven-hour tour ends at Worli Fort, where you’ll arrive just in time for a spectacular sunrise with 360-degree city views, made even sweeter with a breakfast of idli and chai.
This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Mumbai to the Max”).