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Story of Mumbai through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings provided by 5 Senses Walks

Story of Mumbai through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings

Story of Mumbai through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Learn about the trading legacy of Mumbai. Trace the history of emergence of Mumbai as a leading trading centre of Asia through its Gothic & Art Deco buildings. This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring narrate the story of Mumbai. The theme of this walk is around the ensemble of Art Deco & Gothic buildings which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about what makes a building "Gothic" or "Art Deco" and how to spot the tell tale signs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 122566P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Entry/Admission - Eros Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Mumbai
  • Entry/Admission - Bombay High Court
  • Entry/Admission - Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Entry/Admission - David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
  • Entry/Admission - Mumbai
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All hotels in 10 radius of Fort
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India Meet our guide outside the entrance to the ticket booking counter
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Entry/Admission - Eros Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Mumbai
  • Entry/Admission - Bombay High Court
  • Entry/Admission - Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Entry/Admission - David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
  • Entry/Admission - Mumbai
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All hotels in 10 radius of Fort
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India Meet our guide outside the entrance to the ticket booking counter
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Eros Cinema
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Empress Court
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bombay High Court
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Rajabai Clock Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Elphinstone College
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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    5 Senses Walks
  • You'll end at
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
    159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
    See address & details
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Jessica peters
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
The story of Mumbai is a interesting walk unlike the usual sight seeing tours. Our guide met us at Victoria terminus and we walked past magnificent gothic and art Deco architecture style buildings. We were told the story of each of these buildings and how Mumbai became such a large city over time. We saw the real beauty of gothic architecture at the Victoria terminus, high court and the big Ben of mumbai. The art deco buildings were a surprise and we loved the cinema halls like eros and regal. We saw some residences also built in art deco. The stories were enthralling and this walk is a fantastic way to learn about the fascinating past of mumbai and how it has reached where it is today.
Written September 30, 2021
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Simon
6 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
The story of Mumbai was easily one of the best walking tour we have ever done anywhere in the world. Madhu was phenomenal in his insights and we had so much fun in just over 3 hours. The perspective we got about gothic and art deco style of architecture, Mumbai history and life in India in general will remain with us for a lifetime. Don't miss this amazing walk.
Written February 19, 2021
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Sammy Gibson
Glasgow, UK4 contributions
Mar 2020
The walk starts at Victoria terminus the grand railway station. I was told it's the grandest gothic structure in India and I agree. The sculptures, gargoyles and stain glass windows are all adding to the magic. Our guide next took us to Eros a theatre built in Art Deco style. He was very knowledgeable and by the end of the tour we feel now we can recognise a gothic and art deco style building! The conversation was great as we also saw high court, Mumbai's Big Ben, and india's last standing cast iron building, the Watson hotel. Highly recommended tour to get a quick experience of Mumbai's history, heritage and culture.
Written March 1, 2020
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Kit Jones
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
The story of Mumbai is an awesome walking tour and one of the best heritage walks I have ever done. Not only did Madhu explain about the architectural details but he also brought out the soul of each building. So much passion and knowledge. You have to do this to experience what I am saying! CST is as beautiful as the Taj. The Art deco residences of erstwhile merchants were equally enthralling. I would say go and do this.
Written February 22, 2020
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Mary Patricks
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
Feb 2020
This was one of the best 3 hours of my life! Madhu is an unbelievable guy. He is full of energy and an ocean of knowledge. We saw a clutch of both Gothic and Art Deco building over 3 hours which just whizzed past. I learn so much not just about the buildings but the stories behind and the making of Mumbai. The highlight was the Victoria Terminus, the grandest Gothic building in India. We also saw the hotel to which Jamshetji Tata was denied entry and which spurred him to build the Taj Mahal hotel! This is a magnificent tour for anyone looking to learn more about Mumbai thorough its buidings.
Written February 20, 2020
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sammorgon67
New York City, NY8 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
Madhu is an incredible guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the gothic and art deco tour. He told us fascinating stories about each building and how Mumbai became a mega metropolis. The pace was perfect and the overall experience was the highlight of my stay in Mumbai
Written December 22, 2019
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Lori M
Anchorage, AK17 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our Sunday morning architectural tour with Madhu. The city was as peaceful as we had seen it, but crossing the streets was just as lively and adventurous as usual. Madhu was an expert guide. He walked us to the sights at our own pace and pointed out minute details in the buildings as well as explaining the history of the city through the context of architecture.
It may seem like a small detail, but our meeting point of McDonald’s across the street from Victoria Station gave us the comfort of a known landmark that we were confident a taxi driver would be familiar with. Madhu was right on time and helped us to pick up a fairly priced Uber at the end of the tour.
We will definitely consider 5 senses for our next trip to India. Thank you!
Written December 16, 2019
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Jimmy Anderson
Seattle, WA9 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
The architecture walk in Mumbai is a fun way to learn the history and culture of Mumbai. Even though this was our first visit to Mumbai or India, Madhu made the tour so enriching that we left the tour knowing quite a bit about the city and this vast country. He was extremely knowledgeable, affable, passionate and going the extra mile to ensure we had a great walk. The Gothic and art deco both sets of buildings were equally fascinating and it was one of the best guided walks I have ever done anywhere in the world. Go ahead and do this for 3hrs of enchantment.
Written November 14, 2019
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fxram
7 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
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. A great way to spend the morning
Written July 19, 2019
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Nathan chambers
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Business
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 Tata who responded with the Taj Mahal hotel! Fascinating stories make this walk the best way to explore Mumbai
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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