Heritage Walk: Recommended by Gigi Hadid as a must-do in Mumbai

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If you are a first time traveller to the city and want to explore the Tourist precinct of Mumbai by foot, then this tour is specially designed for you. Covering the various tourist landmarks of Mumbai, this tour quite appropriately starts with the Asiatic Society building or the old Town Hall. We walk past the Horniman Circle Garden and go to the Bombay Stock Exchange. En-route, we will stumble upon the Kala Ghoda area, which is the art area of Mumbai. Our last stop will be right outside the dockyard from where Bombay's trading history starts from.

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Stop At: Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

Our adventure begins in the heart of Mumbai, outside the legendary Bombay Castle (behind Asiatic Society), where the story of the erstwhile Bombay Fort begins. Step back in time and learn about the city’s humble beginnings and how it has transformed into the vibrant city it is today and the role the precinct had to play in the same.

Duration: 5 minutes

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a place filled with fascinating stories from the mid-1800s. We’ll discover how gas lights were first exhibited here and hear amusing anecdotes, including a funny tale about Jinnah, the father of Pakistan. This is the same place where Gandhi’s ashes were kept for the people to come to pay their respects. We'll also share an intriguing secret—the Asiatic Society houses a hidden treasure, a 14th-century copy of Dante's Divine Comedy. Although not accessible to the public, this precious artefact was so valuable that Mussolini once offered a staggering one million pounds for it. We simply couldn't part with such a priceless piece of history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Horniman Circle Garden

We walk through the Horniman circle precinct and move toward the St. Thomas Cathedral

Duration: 20 minutes

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Enjoy a quick bite at this iconic Parsi bakery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Flora Fountain

Visit the fountain that marks the expansion of Bombay beyond the Fort limits and listen to the tale of the division of the state of Maharashtra while looking at the Hutatma Smarak.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bombay Stock Exchange

The beating heart of Mumbai's economy. You'll discover how this monumental institution started under a humble banyan tree and grew into the impressive structure it is today.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

A testament to Mumbai's vibrant Jewish heritage. Delve into the captivating history of the Sassoon family and their lasting impact on the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kala Ghoda Art Precinct

This is the art area of Mumbai. Here, amidst stories of Sassoon and Jewish history, you will hear stories about the Watson Hotel – the first iron cast building in the city that hosted Mark Twain.

Duration: 25 minutes

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Our journey concludes at the old docks of Mumbai, where extraordinary stories await. Uncover the mystery of the enigmatic Ice King, explore the city's connection to the American Civil War, and brace yourself for the incredible tale of the day it rained gold in Mumbai.

Duration: 15 minutes
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