Cultural & Heritage tour of the beautiful Bandra village-with Guide & Transport.

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An island village neighbouring the erstwhile Mumbai Heptanesia, Bandra or Bandor as the Portuguese called it, was originally a collection of 24 villages inhabited by the Kolis or the fisherfollk community. In the 16th and 17th century many of these villages converted to Catholicism owing to the Portuguese rule. These converts were christened as East Indian by the British and form the backbone of Bandra’s cultural ethos. The years following independence, the paddy fields and vegetable plantations gave way to bungalows and apartments, of the rich and the famous which made Bandra the Beverly Hills of Mumbai. Despite the urbanisation, there still exists another Bandra made of villages which reminds of the Bandor of yesteryears. This tour pays homage to the East Indians community - their way of life, history and culture.

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Stop At: Bandra Fort

Get an insight into the brave stories of the Marathas and their influence during the colonial rule, as you explore the ruins of this old Portuguese fort.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Andrew's Church

Visit the oldest Jesuit church in Mumbai- the only one which has survived cyclones and invasions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Mary Basilica

Visit the famous Mount Mary Church, revered by people of all religions, the Mount Mary Church sees millions of faithful’s from eclectic religious and cultural backgrounds.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Walk past the beautiful community of Bandra and its Ranwar village which is home to some of the oldest homes in the city and rich with cultural heritage.

Duration: 40 minutes
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