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Bandra Walking Tour

Let’s take a step back in time to the days of yorn when what we know now as the grand city of Mumbai, was originally a set of 7 islands; each with its own unique tales.

Amongst these islands, the island of Salsette was by far the most nondescript. Inhabited by the indigenous Koli fishing communities, Salsette was a far cry from the present-day cultural melting pot Bandra. Though what continues to intrigue both natives and non-natives is the continued community endeavor to maintain the delicate cultural balance which exists in the suburb today . Many put this down to the perpetual Western influence from the Portuguese Jesuit priests given sole ownership of Bandra, Sion, and Wadala in the 16th century. For the duration of the walk, we will take you on a mission to discover the hidden heritage treasures which the Western and native forefathers left behind.

In 1534, the island of Salsette of which Bandra was a part, came under the Portuguese rule. Brother Manual Gomes, a Portuguese missionary, also known as the apostle of Salsette, arrived soon after. In subsequent years, he managed to convert several locals, also laying the foundation of about 8 churches in the area.

Bandra Walk is often referred to as the “Queen of the Suburbs” in Mumbai. The lure of international influences and liberal attitudes has drawn droves of celebrities, models, musicians, hipsters, and ex-pats to this multi-faceted neighborhood. In turn, a steady stream of stylish new restaurants, bars, and boutiques has opened to cater to their cosmopolitan lifestyle. Bandra West incorporates both the neighborhood’s history and current trends. An ideal walking tour for those who want to Explore Bandra’s Portuguese past – from forts and churches to Indo-Portuguese Catholic villages – along with glimpses of history from other periods as well.


  • 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 with a Guide who is born up and rises up in Bandra. you will definitely enjoy this experience.
  • Meeting point: We will meet at St.Andrews Church and end the tour at Land’s End.
  • Batches: morning 9:00am & Afternoon 4:00 pm
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours Walking
  • group size: up to 6 ppl


Bandra Walking Tour

Mumbai City Tour

 Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

Do you know Bombay was 7 islands?

We offer the best Mumbai tour with English-speaking Mumbai tour guides. Our Mumbai city tour guides and Bombay Hidden History you will not find in any Books. Our Mumbai tour guides speak excellent English and have years of experience leading guided tours for Western tourists visiting the city for business and leisure.
This is one of the best Mumbai City Sightseeing tours. This Mumbai tour covers British Monuments, Markets, Laundry, Temples and is led by the best private Mumbai Tour guide & Also with car Transfer.
Mumbai is a city that is best appreciated by a guide. Mumbai Dream Tours offers a guided tour of Mumbai City, where you will visit all the major landmarks and sights. Mumbai, wherein we will take our visitors to experience the journey from real to reel. This tour will be the ultimate experience of your life’s dream come true.
>Highlights of the 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 – 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, Kala Ghoda Area.
  • Private Tour: INR 8,000/- You can bring a maximum of five people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch)
  • For Private Tour Travellers will be pick up and dropped at there Hotel. (south Mumbai)
  • Group Tour: INR 3500/- Per Person & Maximum 2 person ( via Aircon A/C car )
  • For Group Tour travelers have to come to our meeting point at the Regal Cinema, Colaba.
  • Operates every day
  • Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Start 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



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Private Customize Mumbai Tour

Want to do a tour with just your friends?
want to be picked up from your hotel?
want a more customized tour with different timings?
we do any of the tours listed on this website for Private & Groups of any size.
Visiting Mumbai with a school or professional group? want to experience a specific aspect of Mumbai? we can arrange custom tours with senior guides.
Any type of visits and more according to your needs.

> Prices:-

  • Prices will be emailed to you as soon as we receive your inquiry.



  • (Even you can choose your own)

> Timing:-

  • Operates Everyday
    • Duration: 6 – 7 hours
    • Morning Tour: 9 am
    • Afternoon Tour: 2 pm

> Meeting:-

  • Hotel lobby or as per your Flexibility

> Inclusion:-

  • Transport by Aircon Car
    • Hotel pickup & Drop
    • Entrance only if mentioned in the itinerary
    • English Speaking Guide

> Exclusion:-

  • Entrance if not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch

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