from/per person Rs 3,000
  • 1.5 - 2Hours


Description

Heritage walk Of Fort Area - Start at the Asiatic Library  and walk to the Horniman Circle - Mumbai's first business district built during the British rule. Then spend a quiet moment at the St. Thomas' Cathedral, ready money buliding and then continue to the busy bustling heart of commercial Mumbai - the Flora Fountain, also visit central-telegraph office. Then proceed to saunter towards the High Court, pass the greens of the Oval Maidan where you will see cricket - the religion of India - played on its green turf. Walk towards to the Mumbai University, Art deco building, watson hotel, kala ghoda area, army Navy building, Jahangir Art Gallery, David Sassoon library, Elphiston College and onwards to the Prince of Wales Museum, National gallery of Modern Art,Wellington Circle, head quarter of Maharashtra Police, Royal yatch Club, Dhanraj Mahal and onto the Gateway of India - the entry and exit point of the British and end up with Taj Mahal Hotel.


Inclusions

• Professional Guide


Exclusions

• Transfers
• Tips
• Gratituity
• Personal Expenses
• Beverage/Alcohol/Drinking Water


Highlights

●Each building has a charming tale to tell, about the men who built it, and the historic past emotionally involved with it.
●Our tour guide in Mumbai will tell you all the beautiful stories and history linked with Colonial & Tourist sites.
●Charismatic Culture, Divine spirituality, Incredible Indian Freedom struggle, Mystical Mythology, Indian Arts & Handicrafts, Masala Chai (tea) & even starry Bollywood!
●Our Guided Mumbai Fort Heritage Walking Tour is one of its kinds.
●You will always be accompanied by our local and private tour guide in Mumbai.
●This Mumbai Tour surely takes you down the memory lane in the colonial Era. Come, let’s walk back in the time!


Additional Information

●Each building has a charming tale to tell, about the men who built it, and the historic past emotionally involved with it.
●Our tour guide in Mumbai will tell you all the beautiful stories and history linked with Colonial & Tourist sites.
●Charismatic Culture, Divine spirituality, Incredible Indian Freedom struggle, Mystical Mythology, Indian Arts & Handicrafts, Masala Chai (tea) & even starry Bollywood!
●Our Guided Mumbai Fort Heritage Walking Tour is one of its kinds. 
●You will always be accompanied by our local and private tour guide in Mumbai. 
●This Mumbai Tour surely takes you down the memory lane in the colonial Era. Come, let’s walk back in the time!


Others

●Horniman Circle Garden - The Horniman Circle Gardens is a large park in South Mumbai & It is Mumbai's first business district built during the British rule, which is situated in the Fort and is surrounded by office complexes housing the country's premier banks. Designed to be a large open space with grand buildings in the middle of the walled city, the area had been known as Bombay Green in the 18th century, while the area around it was called Elphinstone Circle.


●Flora Fountain - It is an ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument situated in Fort business district in the heart of South Mumbai Flora Fountain, built in 1864, is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture, and depicts the Roman goddess Flora. The fountain originally intended for the Victoria Gardens. The Flora Fountain was erected at the exact place where the Church gate named after St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai stood before its demolition along with the Mumbai Fort. It was constructed by the Agri–Horticultural Society of Western India.


●Elphinstone College - It is an institution of higher education affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Established in 1856, it is one of the oldest colleges of the University of Mumbai. In 1827 a resolution was passed that an institution for promotion of education should be established under Bombay Native Education Society and be designated as "Elphinstone College". Elphinstone College became a distinct institution, separated from the high school, on 1 April 1856. This year is officially considered to be the year of the establishment of Elphinstone College. The college was affiliated to University of Bombay in 1860.


●David Sassoon Library - The David Sassoon Library is the name of a famous library and heritage structure in Mumbai, India. The idea for a library to be situated in the center of the city was the brainchild of Albert Sassoon, son of the famous Baghdadi Jewish philanthropist, David Sassoon. The library is located on Rampart Row, looking across the Kala Ghoda. The building, completed in 1870, is built using yellow Malad stone, much like the abutting Elphinstone College, Army and Navy Buildings and Watson's Hotel. Above the entrance portico is a white stone bust of David Sassoon.


●Army and Navy Building - Its worth a look for its fine mid- 19th-century neo-classical facade, this building was originally used as a British army navy store.


●University of Mumbai - It was formerly known as University of Bombay, informally Mumbai University. It is one of the first state universities of India and the oldest in Maharashtra. It is one of the esteemed universities of the country and amongst the top 500 universities of the world. was established in 1857 after presentation of a petition from the Bombay Association to the British colonial government in India. The first departments established were the Faculty of Arts at Elphinstone College in 1835 and the Faculty of Medicine at Grant Medical College in 1845. Both colleges existed before the university was founded and surrendered their degree-granting privileges to the university. Initially, the Town Hall in Mumbai was used as the university's offices. The university only conducted examinations, awarded affiliations to colleges, developed curricula and produced guidelines for colleges developing curricula.The name of the University was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai in 1996.


●High Court of Mumbai - It is located in Mumbai and one of the oldest High Courts of India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra. The court is one of the most distinguished High Courts in the country. The first Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Independent India were from this court. In 2012, the High Court organized several functions to mark the completion of 150 years of establishment of the High Court. The decisions of this court can be appealed only to the Supreme Court of India. The bombay high court has a sanctioned strength of 75 judges. Justice M. C. Chagla was the first Indian permanent Chief Justice of Bombay High Court after independence. The work on the present building of the High Court was commenced in April 1871 and completed in November 1878 and is situated between the University Building and the Public Work Secretariat.


●Prince of Wales Museum - It was Designed by George Wittet, the foundation stone was laid in 1905 by the visiting Prince of Wales. The building was completed in 1914, converted to a military hospital during World War I, and finally opened in 1923 by Lady Lloyd, the wife of Sir George Lloyd, then governor. The museum building is a Grade I Heritage Building of the city and was awarded first prize (Urban Heritage Award) by the Bombay Chapter of the Indian Heritage Society for heritage building maintenance in 1990. In 1998 the Museum was renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya after the warrior king and founder of the Maratha Empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, which abbreviated CSMVS and formerly named the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. It is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of Edward VIII, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India.


●Regal Theatre - The Regal Cinema is an Art deco Movie theatre located at Colaba Causeway, in Mumbai, India. The first film to be aired at the Regal was the Laurel and Hardy work The Devil's Brother. It was opened in 1933 designed by Charles Stevens with the interiors designed by Karl Schara, Regal Cinema lent its name to Regal Circle and was the only Art Deco cinema when it opened. The Governor of Bombay formally inaugurated Regal Cinema in 1933. It was the first of Bombay's Art Deco cinemas. Regal Cinema was fully air conditioned, and had an underground parking lot for patrons. There was a lift up from the parking lot, a major innovation at that time. The Regal Cinema was the lead theatre hosting the 17th Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), held in 2015, starting from Friday, October 29, 2015. Also, The Regal Cinema was the lead theatre hosting the 18th. Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), held in 2016.


●Victoria Terminus Railway Station - The station was eventually rebuilt as the Victoria Terminus named after the reigning Queen and has been subsequently renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after the great 17th-century Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji. It serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens, The station took ten years to complete, the longest for any building of that era in Bombay. This famous architectural landmark in a Gothic-revival style was built as the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. The station stands as an example of 19th century railway architectural marvels for its advanced structural and technical solutions. It was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 2, 2004.


●Gateway of India - The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder, when they visited India in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The foundations were completed in 1920, and construction was finished in 1924. The gateway was opened on December 4, 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading.


●Taj Mahal Hotel - Its a "Heritage Grand" class five-star hotel located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India. Historically it was known as the "Taj Mahal Hotel" or the "Taj Palace Hotel". It is widely believed that Jamsetji Tata decided to build the hotel after he was refused entry to one of the city's grand hotels of the time, Watson's Hotel, as it was restricted to "whites only". However, this story has been challenged by some commentators that suggest that Tata was unlikely to have been concerned with 'revenge' against his British adversaries. The hotel's original building was commissioned by Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.
The Taj Mahal Tower, an additional wing of the hotel, was opened in 1973. It was designed by Melton Bekker. Also in 1970s Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces was organized that built new properties and converted palaces into heritage hotels. In 1980, it expanded overseas. The hotel received extensive international exposure in 2008 and reopened after extensive repairs.


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• Once the Tour is booked it cannot get Cancelled or Amended
• Some tours require your original passport/ID Proof
• Tripxoxo will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
• Tripxoxo reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time at the Meeting Point.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
• Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, Tripxoxo will provide alternate options if possible.


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