Pictoresque Bandra (La pintoresca Bandra)

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Mumbai
1-5 people : Rs 800 pp. & 2 hours! (Includes - My fee)

About Me

Who am I?

A Bandra boy

Why me?

I have an MA in Indian philosophy and am a great storyteller. Can relate contemporary India with mythology, history and politics.

Languages spoken by Sherpa

French, Spanish, English, Hindi, Marathi

Experience Details

What is the experience about?

A Parsi sanatorium built like Buckingham palace? Twin bungalows, with original tiles and wooden architectural flourishes? A beautiful trough made of stone, 200-years-old, for horses to drink from while pulling carriages? Heritage churches from centuries ago, Portuguese-style homes in tiny villages, palatial homes of Bollywood superstars, unobtrusive yet tantalizing bakeries, a centuries-old fishing village, and a park surrounded by the sea on 2 sides? Join me for a 2 hour, 6 kilometer historic walk starting from Mount Mary's Basilica, down to the Castella de Aguada (Bandra Fort), Bandstand, Mehbub Studio, Ranwar Village, St. Andrew's Church, Chimbai village to end at Jogger's Park. I'm a lifelong Bandra resident and I will talk to you _ in English, Spanish or French - about Bandra's history, culture, and how it has changed from a hamlet of 200,000 in my childhood to a buzzing hive of stylish restaurants, boutique shopping, thumping clubs and over a million people - yet remains the queen of suburbs!

Sub Category

History and Landmarks

Sub Sub Category

Dance Festivals, Music Festivals, Theatre/Drama/Film Festivals, Community Festival E.g. Diwali, Holi etc., Art Festivals, Lgbt events in Mumbai

Duration

2 hours

Customer Reviews!

Rajat Bansal - Reviewed on - 1/14/2015 - Rating - 6.5 on 7

The micro tour was worth every single minute I would have otherwise slept on that beautiful Sunday Morning. Sachin is a very knowledgeable person and knows a lot about Bandra. During the micro tour, he took us to some unbelievable places within Bandra which we otherwise miss during our short visits to Bandra. After this tour, I realized, Bandra is very scenic and the place is not just aboutpubbing and eateries.

Shruti Agarwal - Reviewed on - 1/14/2015 - Rating - 6.5 on 7

Personalized touch to the experience was the best part, i.e Sachins hospitality. He invited all the travelers at his house for tea. Visited old villages which was good. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Booking Details

Availability

Time - Flexible - Days - Flexible/On-Demand

Experience suited for

Indophiles

Experience should be booked

12-24 hours - in advance!

Any Notes

Nothing

Pricing Details

What does the price include?

My fee

Any extra cash traveller should carry?

Rs. 100 for a snack if required

Location

Start and End Locations

Hotel Taj Land's End's entry gate (start) and Jogger's Park (End)
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