Mumbai Colonial Fort Walk
Mumbai is arguably one of the world’s greatest metropolitans. Previously known as Bombay, this bustling megacity of 22 million is the economic and commercial heart of India. There is no other place where the Indian Dream is chased as passionately as in Mumbai.
The “City That Never Sleeps” has come a long way from its origin as a small collective of fishing villages that it once was to the thriving colonial coastal port city to the gargantuan entity that it is today
The driving spirit behind modern India, Mumbai is also a place of historical allure, architectural mystique, and rich heritage.
Our exclusive Colonial Fort Walk takes you on an exciting journey by winding time back and teleporting you to the colonial era of thriving maritime trade, commerce, and intrigue.
Highlights of the Tour
- Visit to the Bombay Castle, where it all started—the oldest defensive structure of the port dating back to the early 18th
- A walk in the hipster part of Mumbai, the artsy neighborhood of Kala Ghoda
- A visit to the Asiatic Society of Bombay dating back to 1804.
- A gentle stroll through the Horniman Circle Garden, a quaint British-era lawn perfect.
- Learn about Bombay’s Jewish connection with a visit to the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue.
- Parking and Toll
- Cost of Guide
Starting at the Bombay Castle and culminating at the art district of Kala Ghoda, our tour is a trek back in time.
Your first stop, the iconic Bombay Castle, is the oldest defensive structure of the port, built by the British in the early 18th century. The city was then a humble fishing outback and nascent port settlement.
Dating back to 1804, the Asiatic Society of Bombay was formed to “promote useful knowledge particularly such as is now immediately connected with India.” Gandhi’s ashes were kept here so people could pay their respect to the Great Soul. This iconic site will be your second stopover.
Next up, is the Horniman Circle Garden, a quaint British-era lawn perfect for a leisurely stroll.
The St. Thomas Cathedral is one of the city’s most recognizable colonial symbols, catering to the spiritual needs of its earliest settlers.
We’ll then take a break at a traditional Irani Café and sample some iconic Parsi delicacies with tea.
You’ll then visit the ornamentally sculpted Flora Fountain erected in 1864. Depicting the Roman goddess Flora, it is located in the Hutatma Chowk. At this point our guide with give you a historical round-up of the Aunty Bars and Bombay’s legendary Speakeasies that were traditionally located in the vicinity.
Your next stopover, the Bombay Stock Exchange, is the driving spirit of the city’s economy. This institution has come a long from its humble inception in a tiny building under an ancient banyan tree.
You’ll learn about the Jewish connection to Bombay with a visit to the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue.
You will then take a stroll through the hipster part of Mumbai, the cool artsy neighborhood of Kala Ghoda—famous for its graffiti art.
Your tour ends at the old Mumbai docks.
Note: The tour requires moderate physical activity and does not operate on Sundays. (Mon-Fri)
Average time required for the tour: 4-5 hours