The Heritage Walking Tour aim to raise the awareness of the people of Mumbai and visitors, about the city’s architecture and heritage monuments. This heralded a great era of construction in the architectural history of Bombay when a number of monumental public and institutional buildings came up. Few traces of the actual fortifications remain today, but a considerable portion of South Mumbai is still referred to as the ‘Fort, which has got its name from the defensive forts Fort St. George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay castle hugging the eastern coast which was demolished in the 1860’s.
What is included in the tour
- Including Excellent English speaking tour guide.
- Mineral water bottle.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Monument entry tickets, tips, your personal expenses, meals other than specified and any other item which is not mentioned in the above list is not a part of our offer.
- Our Representative “guide” for Bollywood tour will meet you at Gateway of India.
- Start the sightseeing with the Mumbai’s most famous heritage monument Gateway of India. This is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in December 1911.
- Then we walk towards the regal theatre the first of Bombay 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, major innovation at that time.
- Later we visit Prince of Wales Museum building from outside.
- Visit the Mumbai University and David Sasoon library. Next to the University is the High Court of Mumbai.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stop at Victoria terminus to click some beautiful pictures and then proceed to the next building.