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Story of Mumbai through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings

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Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, DN Road Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai India

A UNESCO heritage building, CST is arguably the best example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India. What is remarkable is that the Gothic elements are blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. With more than 6 million daily commuters, CST is one of the busiest train stations in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eros Cinema, Maharshi Karve Road 2, Cambata Building, North Wing, Mumbai India

We visit Eros Cinema, a fine cinema hall built in Art Deco style. We will notice that the building resembles a wedding cake as it rises in tiers topped by a semi-circular tower!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Empress Court, 140, Maharshi Karve Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India

We next walk to an impressive residential Art Deco building called Empress Court. We will discuss about how living in these Art Deco building used to be a symbol of status and wealth!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bombay High Court, Fort Dr Kane Rd High Court Building, Mumbai 400032 India

Next we will visit the High court building of Mumbai, a splendid specimen of Gothic architecture. We will look for the statues of Justice & Mercy on top of the building which serve as an inspiration for law abiding citizens!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay University, Mumbai 400001 India

Its time to visit the Big Ben of Mumbai. Listen to the story of how it got financed to help the visually challenged mother of the patron to listen to the chimes and keep her fasts punctually!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: David Sassoon Library and Reading Room, 152 David Sassoon Library Marg Library Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001 India

We will et to know a Jewish banker named David Sassoon who built a magnificent Gothic structure as a reading room and library. With a collection of 70,000 rare books, it is a well stocked library.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Elphinstone College, 156, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

We will appreciate the architecture of Elphinston College, a remarkable Gothic structure. The institution has an illustrious alumni including Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dr BR Ambedkar and Jamshedji Tata.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159 - 161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai 400032 India

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya or the Prince of Wales Museum is housed in a magnificent heritage building which was earlier used as a military hospital for the Children’s Welfare Exhibitions during the first world war. The Museum was built in order to commemorate the visit of King George V to Mumbai.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: 5 Senses Walks, Victoria Terminus, Mumbai India

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Important Information
Departure Point
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in 10 radius of Fort
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Entry/Admission - Eros Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Empress Court
  • Entry/Admission - Bombay High Court
  • Entry/Admission - Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Entry/Admission - David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
  • Entry/Admission - Elphinstone College
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

This was a great way to know about Mumbai. We started at Victoria terminus and ended at gateway of India and saw scores of gothic and art deco buildings. We learned the tricks of how to recognise it its a gothic or art deco building....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank fxram
Reviewed 18 July 2019

Madhu was a fantastic guide for this Gothic and Art Deco architecture walk in Mumbai. We visited magnificent buildings from the previous century and listened to the story behind each or them. What also saw the notorious Watson hotel which practiced apartheid and turned away...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NathanChambers72
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