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Bandra Walking Tou

Bandra Walking Tour

Discover Bandra’s Hidden Portuguese Heritage by walk

Join us on a Bandra Walking Tour and step back in time to the days of yore when Mumbai was just a set of seven islands, each with its unique tales. Discover the hidden heritage treasures left behind by the Western and native forefathers in the suburb that continues to intrigue both natives and non-natives alike.

Bandra, also known as the “Queen of the Suburbs” in Mumbai, is a melting pot of cultures with a rich Portuguese heritage. In 1534, Salsette Island, of which Bandra was a part, came under Portuguese rule, and Brother Manual Gomes, a Portuguese missionary, arrived soon after. He managed to convert several locals and laid the foundation for eight churches in the area.

Bandra Walk is an ideal walking tour for those who want to explore the neighborhood’s Portuguese past, including forts, churches, and Indo-Portuguese Catholic villages. The lure of international influences and liberal attitudes has drawn droves of celebrities, models, musicians, hipsters, and ex-pats to this multi-faceted neighborhood, leading to a steady stream of stylish new restaurants, bars, and boutiques that cater to their cosmopolitan lifestyle.

So come along and explore the rich history and current trends of Bandra West with us, and experience the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day sophistication on this guided walking tour.

Highlights of the Bandra walking Tour:

  • St.Andrews Church – St. Andrew’s Church is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai. It was originally built by Portuguese Jesuits in 1575. It stands on the seashore of the Bandra suburb of Mumbai and was the only church there till the first quarter of the 17th century.
  • The Historic Villages – The Bandra of Yesteryear was a tiny fishing village inhabited by Kolis (fishermen) and farmers. It was acquired by the British East India Company while the rest of Bombay belonged to the Portuguese.
  • Ranwar Village – Ranwar is the original of the 24 pakhadis, or villages, that made up Bandra. When the Britishers took Bombay away from the Portuguese in 1661, they did not obtain control immediately.
  • Chimbai – Unlike its fortunate brother Ranwar, this village is a far cry from the development or the artsy scene Bandra is famous for. Although it is in the vicinity of Bandstand with its posh bungalows and high-rise buildings, this village is unkempt and uncared for. The few original inhabitants of Bandra or Mumbai in general, the Koli community (Chimbaikars) can be still found here.
  • Trace Bandra’s Heritage – One of the defining characteristics of Bandra West is its pervasive Portuguese heritage. Bandra was settled by the Portuguese in 1534 when it was a simple fishing village, and it remained part of their territory even after the Bombay Islands were transferred to the British in 1661. During their occupation of the area, the Portuguese built many churches and converted thousands of locals to Catholicism.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount – The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated here on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary
  • Visit Bandra Fort and Bandstand – Tucked away on the tip of Bandra West are the remains of a 17th-century fort that was built by the Portuguese as a watchtower. It was strategically located to look out over Mahim Bay but now provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the landmark Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge.


  • Tour Cost for INR 1000/- Per Person Group Tour
  • Private Cost for INR 2000/- Per Person
  • Meeting point: We will meet at St.Andrews Church and end the tour at Land’s End.
  • Batches: Evening 4:00 pm
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours Walking

What’s Included:

  • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Female Guide
  • Water Bottel

What’s Not Included:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting Point:


Bandra Walking Tour

Some Pictures of Bandra walk

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Bandra Walking Tour:

How long does the walking tour take?

The walking tour can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how long you spend at each location and how fast you walk.

Do I need a guide for the walking tour?

it can be helpful to have someone who is familiar with the area and can provide you with more information and context about the locations you visit. There are also guided walking tours available in Bandra if you prefer to have a guide.

Can I take photos during the walking tour?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos during the walking tour, but be mindful of any rules or regulations at specific locations.

Is the walking tour suitable for children?

Yes, the walking tour is suitable for children, but it may be challenging for very young children as some parts of the tour involve walking up and down hills.

Mumbai City Tour

Explore the Best of the Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

Our Mumbai City Tour is the best in town, led by expert English-speaking tour guides who know the hidden history of Bombay that you won’t find in any books. With years of experience, our guides are well-equipped to lead Western tourists on guided tours for both business and leisure.

Featuring British Monuments, Markets, Laundry, and Temples, this is one of the top Mumbai City Sightseeing tours. Our private Mumbai tour guide and car transfer will ensure you have the best experience possible.

Mumbai is a city that is best explored by a guide. Our guided tour of Mumbai City takes you to all the major landmarks and sights. Experience the journey from real to reel, where you can see the best of Mumbai. It’s the ultimate dream come true!

Highlights of the Mumbai City Tour

  • Gateway of India – built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India
  • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel 
  • Mumbai University – British heritage building built in 1857
  • Rajabai Clock Towers – Big Ben of India
  • Watson’s Hotel Ruins – Tata was refused entry into this hotel and so he built the Taj Mahal Hotel
  • Oval Cricket Ground – The place where we play the most beloved sport in India
  • Bombay High Court – Beautiful British Heritage Building
  • Victoria Terminus Train Station (CST) – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Municipality Building – Another marvelous Colonial building
  • Drive past Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach
  • Mani Bhavan – Gandhi Musume
  • Kamala Nehru Park – Skyline view of the city & Old Woman’s shoe
  • Hanging Gardens – Gardens built on top of water tanks near the Tower of Silence (Parsi burial place)
  • Dhobi Ghat – Open Air Laundry where clothes are washed in full view of the public
  • It also includes driving past many British Heritage Buildings like Flora Fountain & Hutatma Chowk, Telegraph Office, India Post Office Building, and Kala Ghoda Area.


  • Private Tour: INR 8000/- upto 2 person
  • Up to 3 Person: INR 9000/-
  • Up to 5 Person INR 11000/-
  • Contact us for larger Groups


  • Operates every day
  • Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Private Time: Flexible – Suggested at 8:30 AM or 2 PM (14:00)
  • End Time: Flexible – Depending on the pre-arranged start time


  • Entrance fees to all site attractions
  • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (south Mumbai)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink



Mumbai City Sightseeing Tour Review

Some Pictures of the Mumbai City Tour

Some frequently asked questions:

What are the must-visit attractions in Mumbai?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Mumbai include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Mani Bhavan

What is the best time to visit Mumbai?

The best time to visit Mumbai is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

What is the local cuisine in Mumbai?

Mumbai is famous for its street food, which includes vada pav, pav bhaji, bhel puri, and sev puri. It’s also known for its seafood and Parsi cuisine.

Is it possible to customize a Mumbai city tour?

Yes, some tour providers may offer the option to customize your itinerary based on your preferences and interests. It’s best to check with the provider beforehand to confirm if customization is possible.

How long does a Mumbai city tour take?

A Mumbai city tour can vary in duration depending on the itinerary and the provider. Typically, a full-day tour lasts around 8-10 hours, while a half-day tour lasts around 4-5 hours.

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