The Mumbai Heritage Walk is a great way to experience the city’s vibrant culture and rich history.
Mumbai Heritage Walk is probably known as the ‘dream city’ and rightly so the city is indeed like a beautiful, magnificent dream. Old Mumbai is the part of Mumbai that represents its heritage and history. Reflecting on the time of Colonial era, the area is studded with numerous tourist attractions. From Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus to the ‘White town’ to the University library to the magnificent Marine drive, the city has so many spectacular attractions that one can never miss. Explore all these places of Old Mumbai and many more with this heritage walk tour.
Walking tours expose many residents and visitors to the structures. They are sponsored by the Mumbai Heritage Walks group, established in April 1999. The group was established by city architects Abha Bahl and Brinda Gaitonde. Their aim is to “raise the awareness of the people of Mumbai and visitors, about the city’s architecture and heritage monuments. Personalized, educative, and imaginative; the walking tours highlight the vast range of architectural styles, planning elements, and ornamental details, tracing the social and cultural history of the city.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: View the most beautiful train station in India and one of the world’s UNESCO Heritage Sites.
- Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library): A colonial structure in Mumbai, one of the oldest libraries in town.
- St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Mumbai: It is a 300-year-old cathedral church of the Diocese of Mumbai of the Church of North India.
- Flora Fountain: Flora Fountain, built in 1864, depicts the Roman goddess Flora
- The University of Mumbai is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India.
- Bombay High Court: It is seated primarily in Mumbai, and is one of the oldest high courts in India.
- Kala Ghoda: A crescent-shaped art district in Mumbai, India. It hosts several of the city’s heritage buildings
- Watson’s Hotel: The earliest surviving example of cast-iron architecture in India.
- Hotel Taj Mahal Palace: A heritage, five-star, luxury hotel in the Colaba area of Mumbai.
- Gateway of India: An arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai.
- Group size: Up to 6 people in one group with one Guide.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: McDonald’s at CSMT
- Batches: Evening: 4 pm (16:00)
- Cost: Group Tour INR 1000/- Per Person
Meeting Point: McDonald’s at CSMT
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Some Pictures of the South Mumbai Heritage Walk
FAQs about the Mumbai Heritage Walk:
The Mumbai Heritage Walk is a guided tour that takes visitors through some of Mumbai’s most iconic and historic landmarks, such as the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Crawford Market, and Marine Drive.
The duration of the Mumbai Heritage Walk can vary depending on the route and pace of the tour. Typically, it can range from 2-3 hours.
It’s recommended to book the Mumbai Heritage Walk in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons. Visitors can book online or through local tour operators.