Mumbai Heritage Walking Tour in Colaba Area

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Duration : 4 to 8 hours
Starting Price : 49USD/Person

Tour Description

                                                                 Mumbai Heritage Walking Tour in Colaba Area

 

Destinations:  Mumbai Colaba Area

Duration:  5-6 Hrs

Start walk from yellow basalt stone, Gateway of India is the most famous monument of Mumbai and a huge tourist draw. The whole structure displays a combination of Hindu as well as Muslim architectural styles. Its arch is constructed in Muslim style while the carvings, engravings and other decorations are in Hindu style. Opposite the Gateway stands the Royal Taj Mahal Hotel, a treasure-trove of invaluable memories of Mumbai and Taj Towers, a monument with appealing architectural design.

Highlights.
• Explore the heritage Mumbai by walk.
• Visit Mumbai’s most famous landmarks British‐built arch Gateway of India.
• Enjoy the Tae/Coffee at Cafe Samovar
• Visit Victoria Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus a historic railway station.
 

Morning around 09 AM pick up from Hotel lobby and drop at Gateway of India,  start walk from yellow basalt stone, Gateway of India is the most famous monument of Mumbai and a huge tourist draw. The whole structure displays a combination of Hindu as well as Muslim architectural styles. Its arch is constructed in Muslim style while the carvings, engravings and other decorations are in Hindu style. Opposite the Gateway stands the Royal Taj Mahal Hotel, a treasure-trove of invaluable memories of Mumbai and Taj Towers, a monument with appealing architectural design.

Then walk towards the Regal Theatre. Opened in 1933 designed by Charles Stevens with the
interiors designed by Karl Schara, Regal Cinema lent its name to Regal Circle and was the only
Art Deco cinema when it opened. The Governor of Bombay formally inaugurated Regal Cinema
in 1933. It was the first of Bombay’s Art Deco cinemas. Regal Cinema was fully air conditioned,
and had an underground parking lot for patrons. There was a lift up from the parking lot, a
major innovation at that time.

We now visit Prince of Wales Museum building from outside. Designed by George Wittet, the
Foundation stone was laid in 1905 by the visiting Prince of Wales. The building was completed in
1914, converted to a military hospital during World War I, and finally opened in 1923 by Lady
Lloyd, the wife of Sir George Lloyd, then governor.

Located opposite to the Museum is the majestic facade of the late 19th‐century Elphinstone
College, a Gothic‐Victorian‐style university campus, replete with stone balconies, balustrades,
Turrets and gargoyles. Also on Mahatma Gandhi Road, slightly further north of the college,
You’ll pass another historic building, the 19th‐century David Sassoon Library, significantly
Funded by the affluent Jewish businessman, David Sassoon. Adjacent to the library, on same
Road is the Army and Navy Building. Worth a look for its fine mid‐19th‐century neo‐classical
Facade, this building was originally used as a British army navy store.

We walk further and visit the University of Bombay which was established in the year 1857 at
Town Hall. It was relocated in 1874 to the new complex near Oval Maidan. It is one of the
Esteemed universities of the country and amongst the top 500 universities of the world.
Next to the University is the High Court of Mumbai. The work on the present building of the
High Court was commenced in April 1871 and completed in November 1878 and is situated
Between the University Building and the Public Work Secretariat.

We now walk to the Flora Fountain. This is a stone fountain situated in Fort business district in
the heart of South Mumbai. Flora Fountain was built in 1864. The fountain depicts the Roman
goddess Flora. It is now a heritage structure. It was erected by the Agri‐Horticultural society of
Western India.

We now proceed to the Victoria Terminus Railway Station now called the Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus which is a historic railway station and serves as the headquarters of the Central
Railways. The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens, a consulting architect in 1887‐
1888, for the princely sum of 16.14 lakh rupees. The station stands as an example of 19th century
railway architectural marvels for its advanced structural and technical solutions. It was put on
the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 2, 2004.

Now a short taxi ride ( 02 Kms / 10 minutes ) from VT Station to a local cafe with a nostalgic
background, Cafe Samovar located in Jehangir Art Gallery. This Gallery displays of the most
sought‐after venues for artists to exhibit their oeuvres. One can stroll around the gallery and can
browse through the various painting. The 44 year old landmark eatery started as a cafe catering
to artists in Bombay which soon became the city's cultural hub. It also houses natesans, the
country's oldest licensed antique dealers. Don't be surprised if a world‐famous painter is sitting
next to you, sipping tea. Tea / Coffee with light snacks shall be served to you.

Walk end here and transfer to your hotel with historic memories of the wonderful city Mumbai

Package Cost (per person basis)
• Single sharing basis - $  123
• Twin Sharing Basis  -  $  78
• Triple Sharing Basis - $  68
• PKG cost for 4 Person- $ 59
• PKG cost for 5 Person - $ 56
• PKG cost for 6 Person - $ 54
• PKG cost for 7 Person - $  51
• PKG cost for 8 Person - $  49

 

Package Tour includes
• Tae/Coffee, snacks  at Cafe Samovar
• Hotel to Gateway of India Transfer by Private air condition Car.
• English Speaking Guide.
• All taxes and service charge.

 

Package does not include
• Air or train fare
• Camera fee at monuments
• Expense arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellation or delay

 

Payment & Cancellation Policy
• 30 days prior commencement of tour, No cancellation charges.
• 29-10 days prior commencement of tour, 25% of travel cost.
• 09-3 days prior commencement of tour, 50% of travel cost.
• Less than 03 days prior commencement of tour, No Refund.

Attractions Visited in This Tour

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