In terms of architecture, the British rule was a boon to India. The British constructed and left behind buildings that are awe-striking till date, and have not yet been replicated. A major part of the popularly called “South Bombay” is a line-up of such ancient but evergreen buildings. Right from the days since Mumbai was still the island of Bombay, history has been written down on the walls of these buildings. Some are still fully functional offices and banks, while some stand as a testimony to their glory. To be able to fully appreciate the beauty of these white stone walls, one has to set out on foot and walk along the entire Fort area, which has its name derived from a defensive fort around the Bombay Castle that once stood. You can walk along the iconic Asiatic library, which once served as the Town Hall- on the stairs of which many film sequences have been shot. You can walk along the Afghan Church, the Horniman Circle and the Flora fountain- a remarkable structure that stands in all its glory in the middle of a major junction. A little further would bring you to the Indian Naval Dockyard with its illustrated outer walls covered in hand paintings depicting the early Bombay days. The walk then leads to the eminent Regal Cinema, one of the oldest talkies of the city. And with the best saved for the end, you then come to the Gateway of India, standing majestically by the Arabian Sea. And as if to symmetrically complete the picture, opposite to it stands the magnificent Taj Mahal Hotel. With whatever you have left in you, you can spend the rest of the evening shopping next door at Colaba, or even better- end the day with a meal at the famous Leopold Café!
Boulevard Wander’s complete Mumbai Heritage Walk Tour takes you through Mumbai’s glorious past. For added comfort, we also offer additional pick-up and drop facilities. Our guides furnish the tour with detailed knowledge and description about every place you visit. So in your most comfortable shoes, with camera in hand, get ready for a walk down the history lane!
It’s a few hours tour and available on all days. (Book in advance to block your spot)
Any time from Morning 10 am to afternoon 2 pm
Pick up from the hotel and drop at the same hotel on the same day, after the tour ends (Only if the hotel is in South Mumbai or within Andheri [Western line])
Pick up time: As mentioned above
Drop time: 2 hours from start time
Meeting point: Colaba, Regal Cinema
End point: Fort, Kala Ghoda
(Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for larger groups)
|Services||Price for one||Price for two or more||Price for Six or more||Car service/transfer|
|Mumbai Heritage walk||2500||2 to 6 -, 1500 each||7 to 12 -, 1200 each||Add, 2000/3 person|