Private Heritage Walking Tour with Dharavi Slum Tour

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This Mumbai Heritage Walking Tour and the famous Dharavi slums tour will help you explore the city in a new way and learn about the city with a local guide.

Highlights

  • Learn about Mumbai's rich culture & architectural diversity with this tour
  • Stroll through the narrow alleys of the Dharavi slums and see the locals at work
  • Guide will provide you with fascinating facts and stories about the sites.

Description

On the first part of your tour prepare for a 1-hour walk inside the Dharavi slums. Find out why Dharavi is the is the heart of small-scale industries in Mumbai, with an annual turnover of approximately $665 million. Experience the frenetic activity of the area and marvel at the small spaces in which recycling, clay pot making, embroidery, baking, soap manufacturing, leather tanning, papad (poppadum) making, and many other activities take place. As well as discovering the industry of the Dharavi slums, pass by residential areas to get a feel of how people live. Sense the community spirit and diversity in an area where people from all over India and from all religions live. See Hindu temples, mosques, and churches, and lose your sense of direction as you venture through the narrow alleys. Next, prepare for a 1.5 Hour walk . The tour will take you to the Gateway of India, one of the famous destinations of Mumbai. It was also the place where the last of the British troops departed. With this, the British rule came to an end in 1947. Post exploring this place, we move towards the Regal Theatre which is based on a walking distance of around 5 mins. It was inaugurated in 1933 and was designed by Charles Stevens. It was the only Art Deco cinema designed by Karl Schara. After this tour, a 10 minute walk will take you towards the Prince of Wales Museum. Appreciate the craft of George Wittet, designer of the building, from outside. Opposite to the Museum is Elphistone College, a Gothic-Victorian-style university. Then on the Mahatma Gandhi Road, you will see another historic building named David Sassoon Library. It was named after the Jewish businessman, David Sassoon, who funded the structure. Adjacent to the library awaits Army and Navy Building. It was used as a British army navy store. Then you will walk towards the University of Bombay. After this, visit the High Court of Mumbai. Then walk towards the Flora Fountain, a stone fountain made in the Fort business district, South Mumbai. Later on, we move towards a historic railway station named Victoria Terminus Railway Station. It is now popular as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. From here, a short taxi ride of around 2 kms will take you from VT station to Colaba. Here you will be dropped at Leopold Local café. The nostalgic background will add to your experience. Post this Mumbai Heritage Walk Tour, move towards the Jehangir Art Gallery. Here experience paintings and creations by great artists. Post this, you will drive back to your hotel

Includes

Bottled water Local guide Pickup and drop-off Air-conditioned vehicle Refreshment Local Taxes Toll/Parking

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