DISCOVERY: DISCOVER MUMBAI'S HISTORICAL AND ARTISTIC HERITAGE BY WALKING
In Mumbai every building has its own history which contributes to that of the whole city. We explore these buildings in the narrow streets of Mumbai's Fort district and remain fascinated by the markets and Bazaars along the Colaba Causeway.
What we will see
- General Post Office Building
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
- Municipal Corporation Building
- St. Xavier College
- Western Railway Headquarters Building
- St. Thomas Cathedral
- Flora Fountain
- University of Mumbai
- High Court Building
- David Sassoon Library
- Army and Navy Building
- Jehangir Art Gallery
- Prince of Wales Museum
- Gateway of India
- Shopping at Mahatma Jyotibha Phule Market and Mangaldas Bazaar (or Colaba Causeway Market)
- Dhobhi Ghat, Cuffe Parade
What we will do
- We set off by coach to Mumbai's so-called "Fort" district. Although it is difficult today to imagine a fort in Mumbai, the British built one here, the walls of which no longer exist, although various monuments survive that bear witness to the remains of a bygone era. As the Fort district is very large, part of our excursion is conducted on board the coach. We'll see the General Post Office Building, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, once known as the Victoria Terminus, the Municipal Corporation Building, St. Xavier College and the Western Railway Headquarters Building.
- When we arrive at St. Thomas Cathedral, we leave the coach to visit the inside of the church.
- We leave the cathedral to enjoy an interesting walk through the district, during which we will pass in front of the Flora Fountain, the graceful stone fountain dedicated to the Roman goddess. We then pass by the University of Mumbai and the Supreme Court Building, built in Gothic style. We can then admire the David Sassoon Library, the Army and Navy Building, the Jehangir Art Gallery and the Prince of Wales Museum before ending our tour in style at the famous Gateway of India, the city's symbol.
- From here we head to the Mahatma Jyotibha Phule Market, also known as Crawford Market, where locals buy fruit, flowers and animals all under the same roof.
- For more shopping before returning to the port we can visit the Mangaldas Bazaar where we can find all sorts of products at very reasonable prices, from electronics to cars and fabrics.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- You need to be physically fit to take part in this excursion. This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- The excursion involves lots of walking, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
- Dollars are accepted on the Colaba Causeway.?
- On Sundays the Mangaldas Bazaar is closed and it will be replaced by the Colaba Causeway Market.