The Bombay Story Small Group Walking Tour in South Mumbai

How did seven little islands turn into the mega-city of Mumbai? This 2-hour walk explores hidden histories and stories of the city; from the dark trade that built the city, to the gritty merchants who made and lost fortunes here. The walk takes you past iconic colonial-era buildings - from Gothic revival to Indo saracenic. You'll see what those architectural styles mean and uncover fascinating stories behind these magnificent structures. The walk starts near the Gateway of India and ends near Horniman circle.

per adult from

$35

NZD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water - Bottled water/soft drink
    • Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India

    We begin the tour at the Gateway of India.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

    Some of the most influential women and men of the last 200 years have stayed at this iconic hotel. We'll hear all about them, and about how this hotel was built in the first place.

    Stop At: Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India

    This art-deco cinema theatre was the place to be for all things movie related in the mid-1900s. It hosted all the Bollywood greats, and rarely ran to anything less than a full house.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wellington Fountain, The Esplanade, Mumbai 400039 India

    We stop to take a look at the colonial-era, stone fountain built to honour the famous Duke of Wellington.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Elphinstone College, 156, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

    We stop outside this college, an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture in the city.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400023 India

    We pass by the Jehangir Art gallery which was built in the 1950s, and was the hub for modern art in Mumbai.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kala Ghoda Art Precinct, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai India

    The Kala Ghoda Art precinct houses a statue with an interesting story behind it.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Watson's Hotel, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032

    We stop outside this hotel which was one of the swankiest hotel in Bombay in the late 1800s.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay University, Mumbai 400001 India

    We stop outside the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai, to take a look at the beautiful Rajabai Clock Tower.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bombay High Court, Fort Dr Kane Rd High Court Building, Mumbai 400032 India

    We pass by this grand building which is one of the oldest high courts in India.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Bombay House, Homi Modi St, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

    This magnificent four-storey mansion is the head office of the Tata group.

    Stop At: Flora Fountain, MG Rd at Veer Nariman Rd, Mumbai India

    We stop at this beautiful, recently-restored water fountain that features Flora, the Roman Goddess of Spring.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, State Bank Bhavan, Madame Cama Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India

    We pass by this building that came up in the early 1900s.

    Stop At: Horniman Circle Garden, Near Asiatic Library, Mumbai 400001 India

    We pass by this small garden that played big role in the making of modern Bombay.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai, DN Rd, Mumbai 400 001 India

    We finish the tour at the 16th century St. Thomas Church, built by the British.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    PizzaExpress, Dhanraj Mahal, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Mumbai, 3 Veer Nariman Road, Fort, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Storytrails India

Activity ID: V-5708P20

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