The Fortress that Bombay Once Was

4.6

Fort

Highlights :

Art & Culture > History & Heritage Walks
2 Hrs
Draw a colourful contrast between Fortified Bombay and Aamchi Mumbai
Walk through Town Hall, Flora Fountain, Kala Ghoda,
Conducted by history buffs!
Co-curated by SeekSherpa
INR 1200 per person
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Experience Description

The aim of the heritage tour of Mumbai is to draw a colourful contrast between Fortified Bombay and Aamchi Mumbai that we have today through its history and architecture.

The story starts at Town Hall (today Central Library), which is the centre of the fort, right behind which lies the harbour, where the very first of the British anchored their boats. Through Horniman Circle, we then continue walking towards the Flora fountain, a busy traffic junction today, but was once an important gate into the fort.

From Flora Fountain we follow the road on which once stood the fortifications guarding the city. Did you ever wonder why is the area called Churchgate? We take a turn toward the Kala Ghoda District, right where the fort walls used to be, and on the moat that once was, stands the university buildings today. Once we reach the Kala Ghoda area, Mumbai's vibrant art district, which is surrounded by NGMA, Jehangir Art Gallery, David Sassoon Library and many more; let me speak to you about the impact of this area on the contemporaries today.

Then as we finally walk towards the gateway of India, we would look at the harbour that would be busy with ships thronging back in the British Era and the architecture that the monuments there hold now. And finally, the story would end at this very place from where the last of British left for their home.

Price

INR 1200

Price Inclusion

Sherpa Fees

Starts At

Central Library Gate

Extra

500 for exigencies

Suited For

Artists, Architects, and everybody who loves history.

Notes

Carry caps and sunscreen in order to avoid summertime sadness

8 Reviews

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(Reviewed on 09 Aug, 2015)
Reviewed by Sanchalak - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - Loved the concept of SeekSherpa tours.

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 09 Aug, 2015)
The walk was an amazingly brilliant experience.

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 09 Aug, 2015)
Reviewed by Shamik - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - The walk was very informative and the Sherpa was pretty knowledgeable.

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(Reviewed on 12 Jul, 2015)
Reviewed by Aparna Kutumbale - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - Look forward to more such excursions. Loved it!!

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 28 Jun, 2015)
Reviewed by Ketan - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - Good tour, good nuggets. Definitely worth the money.

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 28 Jun, 2015)
Reviewed by Nidhish Nanavati - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - His explanation was very nice and the sherpa was well versed in the subject. Keep up the good work.

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 07 Jun, 2015)
Reviewed by Vishakha rebello - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - Explored the hidden treasure of Mumbai. My guide Jaynish is full of knowledge. Just loved the walk overall.

Tele Review

(Reviewed on 10 May, 2015)
Reviewed by Preeti Asher - Telephonically - For Sherpa Jaynish - The best part was that we were booked for another tour but it didn't pan out but the organization seeksherpa was very helpful in considering our troubles and helped us plan out another walk for us rather than making our money go to waste. The whole experience was great and being a resident of Mumbai it still surprised me with it's history and culture. The tour was splendid and loved the tour. The sherpa was well versed in his topic of interest and conducted the tour with passion. The level of the tour was that of a professional guide and he replied to all the queries we had. Completely, worth the price.

Sherpa Jaynish


About Me

Architect. Also a person who loves music, arts, drawing, dogs, music, books, places and lots of things tech.

Why Me

I am a history buff! And I would love to make this otherwise boring subject as colorful and vibrant as Mumbai has experienced it. And I would love to make this otherwise boring subject as colorful and vibrant as Mumbai has experienced it.d

City

Mumbai

Location

Fort

Starts At

Central Library Gate

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