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Gothic & Art Deco story of Mumbai

Mumbai, India

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Experience hosted by Madhusudan

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this tour I will tell the story of Mumbai over the last 2 centuries through its remarkable collection of Victorian and Art Deco buildings which are now a UNESCO world heritage site. I will start at a railway station which receives more than 6 million daily commuters. I will show you why Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the grandest Gothic structure in India.
I will then take you on a walk to Flora fountain passing the famous Sterling Cinema and Azad Maidan the venue for many memorable inter school cricket matches!

I will then take you to Eros Cinema built in Art Deco style. The building resembles a wedding cake as it rises in tiers topped by a semi-circular tower!
We next walk to an impressive residential Art Deco building called Empress Court. Living in these Art Deco building used to be a symbol of status and wealth!
I will next show you the Big Ben of India. Rajabai Tower located in the Mumbai University complex is a Revival-Gothic heritage building. Another surprise is a reading room and library built by a Jewish banker. Regal Cinema the first Art Deco style cinema hall in Mumbai is also in the itinerary. We end the walk at the Gateway of India
Other things to note
As there is a considerable walk, kindly wear comfortable walking shoes
In this tour I will tell the story of Mumbai over the last 2 centuries through its remarkable collection of Victorian and Art Deco buildings which are now a UNESCO world heritage site. I will start at a railway station which receives more than 6 million daily commuters. I will show you why Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the grandest Gothic structure in India.
I will then take you on a walk to Flora fountain passing the famous Sterling Cine…

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What's included

  • Food
    refreshments
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Tue, Mar 2
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Wed, Mar 3
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Meet your host, Madhusudan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I was bitten by the travel bug very early in my life and have travelled extensively across India and the World. My favourite destinations are Queenstown in News Zealand, Olden in Norway and Sikkim in India. I hate sight seeing and prefers cultural immersive experiences over whistle stop tours. Over the last 10 years i have hosted guests from all over the world in India and provided them with a culturally immersive experience of incredible India
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Where you'll be

We start at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and then visit India's first cinema theatre which served caramel popcorn! Then we will see Eros Cinema built in Art Deco style. We will see a residential building called Empress Court which is the most beautiful Art Deco residence in Mumbai. We will visit Rajabai Tower which can be called the Big Ben of India. David Sasoon library, India's first Art Deco Cinema hall and Gateway of India round it up.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Robert
December 2019
Madhusadan kept the walk engaging and active for the entire time. One thing we appreciated greatly was keeping moving without the long periods of standing and lecturing often found on other similarly marketed tours. The level of information was just right to keep it informative without overloading us with detail. We recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Mumbai’s beautiful historic buildings and to learn more about them than the average tourist would on a sightseeing tour.
Madhusadan kept the walk engaging and active for the entire time. One thing we appreciated greatly was keeping moving without the long periods of standing and lecturing often found…
Alex
April 2019
What an amazing tour this was! Madhu is truly experienced, cultured and his subject/ historic knowledge is unbelievably rich as well. I cannot recommend him enough and this tour is amazing, if done early morning as well as you get the best light possible for your shots. This tour was well more than worth the money, thank you Madu 🙏
What an amazing tour this was! Madhu is truly experienced, cultured and his subject/ historic knowledge is unbelievably rich as well. I cannot recommend him enough and this tour is…
Andrew
February 2019
A fantastic afternoon with Madhu as guide. He’s great company, knowledgeable and articulate. We wandered through Mumbai chatting about buildings, history and people. A great introduction to the city. Take the tour then spend a couple more days visiting the galleries and museums with your new understanding. Fully recommended.
A fantastic afternoon with Madhu as guide. He’s great company, knowledgeable and articulate. We wandered through Mumbai chatting about buildings, history and people. A great introd…
Abraham D.
February 2019
Conveyed details and a good overall understanding of the Colonial buildings of central Mumbai. Led us through huge crowds and insane traffic safely, teaching all the time. Good info on the Bauhaus buildings. Well worthwhile.
Alexandra
August 2019
Madhusudan was really nice and so was his friend Rahul. Worth the experience! Great way to see southern Mumbai.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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