RAGINI DOSHI Private tour guide in Mumbai, Nāshik, Pune - India

RAGINI DOSHI

Guide profile:

My venture into Guiding Services.

Well to answer this I need to rewind my thoughts to the year 2004 when I joined the Guides training program conducted by The Government Of India (GOI) , Ministry Of Tourism & Culture . Four months rigorous full-time training imparted by field experts, Historians, Architects alike and all , followed by on- site visit training at the monuments in the Western Region of India including Mumbai . After a written test was selected as approved guide and was granted a license to work as Approved Tour-Guide for The Government Of India and permitted to operate in the Western Region of India including Mumbai, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Gujarat, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Union territory of Daman, Diu, Dadra Nagar Haveli. Have also passed the refresher course conducted by The Government Of India , Ministry Of Tourism & Culture during June 2014.

A free lance Tourist Guide with an GOI I/D. # : RLG / RD (W) 04 / 0010

It has been more than 13 years and more than 3800 tours catering to over 17000 happy overseas guests from almost all the countries around the world be it to shore excursion from the cruise ship or day tour for airplanes arriving passengers. A business or leisure travel , state dignitaries , head honchos , celebrity at times . Culinary to Culture, Market to Monuments Heritage to History, Temples to Tradition & even Bollywood Tour at times. FIT's & Small, Medium & Large Groups .

I am local being born , brought up , bred, bread & based in Mumbai . Know Mumbai inside out be its History, Geography, Culture, Custom, Tradition, Religion & Film industry & Its Locations .

A passionate traveler by self , history & ethnicity the subject of interest lover of art , culture, nature, eager to meet diverse people everyday from different parts of the world enrich them about My City, My Country to carry back home memories of a vast and varied experience of the place they visit and make a memorable one , in turn, make them happy on their way back home.

I am Arts & Law graduate from Mumbai University but the love of history & culture has made me pursue my most loved interest ' Travel '. Having traveled myself to many parts of the country and even overseas. Have at times escorted guests to various other places in India and have also been to South East Asian countries as Tour Manager to groups of travelers several times .

I am Fluent in English (Acquired language) , Gujarati ( Mother's tongue) , Hindi (National language) , Marathi (Regional language) .

Communication skills , extensive experience & in-depth knowledge, blended with pleasing personality , patience & flexibility has carved out in me a professional which will surely make a great tour guide bidding guest Hasta la vista , Adios , Adieu ,Sayonara with a smile & seeing back big smiles , happy & satisfied faces every time , all the time .

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Louise H.

Ragini was waiting for us at the appointed place at the agreed upon time. She didn’t waste a moment of the day with us, taking us to some places where we were the only tourists. She knows Mumbai well and its obvious. We had a wonderful day with Ragini!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

" DASH OF MUMBAI "

1). GATEWAY OF INDIA

2). THE TAJ HOTEL & PALACE - APOLLO BUNDER ( PIER) - (from outside)

2). COLABA CAUSEWAY

3). FISHERMAN'S WHARF/ SASSOON DOCK

(INTERESTING TO SEE THE FISHERMEN CATCH, SALE ,TRANSPORT AND STORE THE PREYS & WOMEN FOLKS ASSORTING,PACKING & PUT TO COLD STORAGE FOR FINAL DISPATCHES ).

4). ST. JOHN'S EVANGELIST CHURCH { AFGHAN CHURCH }

5) .NARIMAN POINT PROMENADE & BUSINESS PRECINCT

6). MARINE DRIVE - 2.7 KMS SEA PROMENADE / QUEEN'S NECKLACE

7). CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRHALAYA (Formerly known as PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM (Art, Archaeology & Natural History)

8). NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART

9).JEHANGIR ART GALLERY

10).WATSON HOTEL ( First Luxury Hotel now dilapidated) from outside.

11).MUMBAI UNIVERSITY (from outside)

12).HIGH COURT-MUMBAI (from outside)

13). CHATTRAPATI SHIVAJI RAILWAY TERMINUS (formerly known as VICTORIA TERMINUS) Now a World Heritage Site .

14). KHOTACHIWADI ( OLD PORTUGUESE COLONIES).

15). MALABAR HILL

16). JAIN TEMPLE

17).HANGING GARDEN

18).KAMALA NEHRU PARK

19). TOWER OF SILENCE (from outside )

20). MANI BHAVAN (MAHATMA GANDHI'S MUSEUM)

21); MAHATMA JYOTIBA PHULE MARKET ( Formerly known as CRAWFORD MARKET)

(FRUIT & VEGETABLE &KITCHEN, HOUSEHOLD & PARTY ESSENTIALS MARKET)

22)..DHOBI GHAT (OPEN AIR LAUNDRY)

23 ).CHOR BAZAAR (THIEVES MARKET)

24). BANGANGA

25). HAJI ALI MOSQUE ( ON AN ISLAND MIDST ARABIAN SEA).

26). BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM (Formerly PRINCE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM)

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Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request .

At additional cost for vehicle with a driver .

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

' Special Caves Tour for SANJAY HIREMATH Price Per Group 50.00 USD
Bollywood Movie & Theater Price Per Group 125.00 USD
Dawn Tour & Flower Market Tour Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Dharavi - Slum Tour Price Per Group 95.00 USD
Elephanta Tour Price Per Group 175.00 USD
Evening Mumbai City Highlights Price Per Group 90.00 USD
Five Market Tour Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Mumbai - Colonial, An Heritage Walk of Fort Area. Price Per Group 95.00 USD
Partial Suburban / City Tour directly from CSIA Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Shore Excursions For Cruise Passengers In Mumbai Price Per Group 225.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Mumbai sightseeing tours

Mumbai city tours personalized

Mumbai travel tours for your needs

Mumbai tour guide general services

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Louise H. 13 Nov 2017

Ragini was waiting for us at the appointed place at the agreed upon time. She didn’t waste a moment of the day with us, taking us to some places where we were the only tourists. She knows Mumbai well and its obvious. We had a wonderful day with Ragini!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You ! Lousie & Dale for reviewing and rating the tour with me .Happy to know you'll found the day with me to be wonderful and had chance upon to visit some offbeat non touristic places and found all good on the tour . Thanks once again .

5 stars John R. 12 Nov 2017

Ragini was extremely professional and was on time for pick up as arranged. Her driver was very attentive and ensured that we felt comfortable amid the chaos on the Streets of Mumbai. Ragini’s background of history helped bring back to life many of the places that we visited. Her schedule was a great introduction to Mumbai and we were able to visit all places as promised. As a lifelong resident of Mumbai she knew the city well and should be the # 1 choice for anyone needing a guide in Mumbai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you John & Patricia . You'll have been excellent guests. Happy to learn that you found value in the tour and have rated it 5 * .Thank you once again.

5 stars Philip S. 27 Oct 2017

Provided us a great tour. Took us to the sights we wanted to see.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You ! Philip for reviewing & rating the tour and availing services with us. Happy to know you'll found the day to be wonderful and had chance upon to visit some offbeat non touristic places and found all good on the tour . Thanks once again .

5 stars Brian G. 27 Apr 2017

We had the pleasure of spending two wonderful days with Ragini. We saw Mumbai through her eyes & now have a much better understanding of Mumbai/India. Her priority was making sure that we had seen & done the highlites that were important to us. Her knowledge & love of her country/city is very evident & she shared so many interesting facts. Ragini went well beyond our expectations. We only hope she can come visit us to return her hospitality she showed us.

Thank you Ragini. All the best

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much Brian & Kate(Mary) for availing tour with me .Happy to know that you'll liked the entire experience seeing Mumbai /India prioritizing the highlites which were important to you'll .Glad that you'll found value in the tour . Hoping to make it some day to see your country .All the best to you'll .

5 stars Wendy B. 01 Mar 2017

Ragini was terrific. She worked well with me to plan our two days outside of Mumbai so that we didn't duplicate anything we would be doing later with our set tour. A lovely and knowledgeable lady...

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Wendy for availing services with me and taking time in reviewing the two days Mumbai tour with you'll. You'll have been a wonderful guest.

5 stars Emile F. 26 Jan 2017

Very pleased, and strongly recommend.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much Emile . Good to know you'll were pleased with the tour and services . Appreciate your recommendations

5 stars Raya M. 28 Nov 2016

Thank you Ragini for your great services. We had a very interesting time and loved Mumbai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Raya .Good to learn you'll loved Mumbai and had interesting time.

5 stars Dion X. 23 Nov 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Ragini and we thank her for a fantastic day in Mumbai. Her knowledge of the city, the culture and all the sights and sounds (and smells) were second to none! Ragini was super professional and let the day be guided by our interests rather than her preferences. We thoroughly enjoyed her company and I recommend anyone travelling through Mumbai to book in at least a day with Ragini to let her show you this fantastic city! Thanks again for a great day!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank U Dion & family taking time reviewing & rating your recent tour with me.Happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the company. I too enjoyed it totally .Glad to learn you'll found services of value,had a fantastic day with the sights and sounds (and smell).So very kind of you to recommend a tour with me to travelers to Mumbai

5 stars Gill G. 10 Oct 2016

As soon as we met Ragini she was very friendly and she asked us what we would like to do and explained everything very well. We had an amazing day with a great mix of seeing the sights and her patient explanation of the complexitities of the culture and religions was really interesting and easy to listen to. We also had very interesting conversations about children, marriage, families and homes. We laughed a lot and left feeling like friends. We would highly recommend Ragini as a guide in Mumbai

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Gill for taking time in reviewing & rating on your recent tour undertaken with me. Happy to know that you found services of value,had an amazing day and have left feeling like friends indeed .I hope to meet you and your family soon.

5 stars anuj G. 16 Mar 2016

Ragini really took very good care of our Company Guests from Canada and showed them around Mumbai City. They were very happy with her approach. We would highly recommend Ragini as a Tour Guide for Mumbai City.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You Anuj Gohil. Appreciate very much for your time & your Company's Guests from Canada found value having a tour with me.

5 stars Bob P. 21 Feb 2016

Outstanding day tour of Mumbai. Ragini customized the tour to meet our needs. The tour exceeded our expectations allowing us to see Mumbai's sites up close. Ragini has an excellent command of the history and culture of Mumbai. The conversations throughout the day were informative and interesting. When we return to Mumbai, we'll spend another day seeing even more of the city with her. A great value for those with a short stay in Mumbai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Bob & Julie Peterson for taking time in reviewing & rating on your recent tour undertaken with me. Happy to know that you found services of value,had an outstanding day and have already thought of spending a day with me and know more insight of the city when you'll will be back again next in Mumbai ..

5 stars young A. 20 Jan 2016

It is our pleasure to write a review and a recommendation for Ragini Doshi, who was our tour guide in Mumbai, India , in Jqnuary 2016 .

As we were planning to be only one day in Mumbai, we are searching for a local Mumbai tour guide that can give us a highlight of the marvelous city. Ragini replied our email right away and was very specific with addressing our interest and needs, she give us detail direction on what we need to do, such as hotels and airline.

She picked us up at the hotel

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You Robert & Yvonne for taking time from your busy schedule and reviewing / rating the tour undertaken with me.I am glad that I have been able to add value to your Mumbai tour .

5 stars Jill P. 09 Nov 2015

I have traveled to all seven continents and have had several Viator, A&K, and Adventures by Disney guides, and Ragini was a fantastic guide. She has deep knowledge about Mumbai and India, she was concerned about our comfort, and always explained what we would be doing next and why. She was very personable, didn't focus on a tourist checklist, but showed us parts of Mumbai that were unique and gave insight into the culture. Her English was excellent and we really enjoyed spending the day with her

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You Jill & Daryl for taking time from your busy schedule and reviewing / rating the tour undertaken with me.I am glad that I have been able to add value to your Mumbai tour .

5 stars Jarlath C. 05 Mar 2015

Ragini is an awesome tour guide.

My time spent with Ragini, touring the wonderful streets of Mumbai,was an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Ragini's endless knowledge about the history and culture of Mumbai was a joy.

For those who are visiting Mumbai

I would highly recommended Ragini as a tour guide. Thank you so much Ragini for a wonderful tour. See you next year:)))

Tour Guide Comment: Thank You Jarlath for taking time from your busy schedule and reviewing / rating the tour undertaken with me.I am glad that I have been able to add value to your Mumbai tour and you had amazing and unforgettable experience touring the wonderful street of Mumbai. Look forward to see you next year .

5 stars Allison D. 17 Aug 2014

Ragini was amazing! I travel to Mumbai on business, and Ragini helped me navigate a few errands but see some new sites as well along the way. She is well spoken, well versed in the history of this amazing city and a wonderful person. Thank you for the amazing day, Ragini!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Allison Daniels for taking time from your busy business schedule and reviewing/rating the tour undertaken with me.

5 stars Rob H. 13 Aug 2014

Communications from Ragini were impressive from the "get go". Within a very short time after booking Ragini supplied me with a list of potential sites in order to ascertain the best fit for me. During the 8 hour tour I was exposed to not only the main sites, but also many which were off the beaten track. I highly recommend Ragini to anyone visiting Mumbai!

Please go to http://www.robhitch.com/travel/2014/8/13/day-tour-of-mumbai for an in depth review.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Rob Hitch for taking time in reviewing & rating on your tour service with me. Happy to know that you found services of value,of use and in order.

2 stars RICHARD A. M. S. 25 Oct 2016

Ragini was not available for this tour, she did inform us of the possible conflict. Instead we had a colleague by the name of Nitvin. He was very pleasant, was a retired individual, and his english was acceptable He did take us to some very interesting places. The car was very cramped for 6 people. We did ask to do some shopping, and he took us to a night market which was useless, and also to an apparent friend's business where we went upstairs and were almost forced to buy some items, very bad.

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