Story of Mumbai through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings

11 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Learn about the trading legacy of Mumbai. Trace the history of emergence of Mumbai as a leading trading centre of Asia through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings. This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring narrate the story of Mumbai. The theme of this walk is around the ensemble of Art Deco & Gothic buildings which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about what makes a building "Gothic" or "Art Deco" and how to spot the tell tale signs.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

A UNESCO heritage building, CST is arguably the best example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India. What is remarkable is that the Gothic elements are blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. With more than 6 million daily commuters, CST is one of the busiest train stations in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eros Cinema

We visit Eros Cinema, a fine cinema hall built in Art Deco style. We will notice that the building resembles a wedding cake as it rises in tiers topped by a semi-circular tower!

Duration: 30 minutes

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We next walk to an impressive residential Art Deco building called Empress Court. We will discuss about how living in these Art Deco building used to be a symbol of status and wealth!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bombay High Court

Next we will visit the High court building of Mumbai, a splendid specimen of Gothic architecture. We will look for the statues of Justice & Mercy on top of the building which serve as an inspiration for law abiding citizens!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rajabai Clock Tower

Its time to visit the Big Ben of Mumbai. Listen to the story of how it got financed to help the visually challenged mother of the patron to listen to the chimes and keep her fasts punctually!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: David Sassoon Library and Reading Room

We will et to know a Jewish banker named David Sassoon who built a magnificent Gothic structure as a reading room and library. With a collection of 70,000 rare books, it is a well stocked library.

Duration: 20 minutes

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We will appreciate the architecture of Elphinston College, a remarkable Gothic structure. The institution has an illustrious alumni including Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dr BR Ambedkar and Jamshedji Tata.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya or the Prince of Wales Museum is housed in a magnificent heritage building which was earlier used as a military hospital for the Children’s Welfare Exhibitions during the first world war. The Museum was built in order to commemorate the visit of King George V to Mumbai.

Duration: 10 minutes

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