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Matharpacady - explore a hidden East Indian village, its culture & heritage! provided by No Footprints

Matharpacady - explore a hidden East Indian village, its culture & heritage!

Matharpacady - explore a hidden East Indian village, its culture & heritage!
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Vintage Portuguese homes with ornate architecture adorn this area that is home to the lesser known East Indian community. These forgotten by lanes take you back in time, when colourful quaint homes quietly lay within fruiting orchards. While the orchards no longer exist, you will still be charmed as this 400 year old hamlet is complete with vintage architecture, split-level coloured houses with staircases, dexterous woodwork and sloping brick roofs. A twice fruit bearing mango tree, century year-old Goan clubs, a 125 year-old oratory dedicated to saint of epidemics and infectious diseases, or a historic perennial well that has a unique cultural significance – Matharpacady is seeped in history and stories that has given it a grade III heritage structure status. With modernisation and real estate costs explosions, small quaint bungalows are now giving way to monstrous contemporary buildings, thus robbing the village a little of its former magnificence.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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: 58690P21
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Additional transport cost for North Mumbai pick-up
  • Gratuities
  • Additional cost for the services of a language guide (besides English)
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1) The driver will be at the hotel 5 mins before the start of the tour. 
2) Start time of the tour for North Mumbai hotels will vary. 3) If you are staying at the ship at the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal and need a pick-up from outside the ship, there we be additional cost of Rs 1000/- per person. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour. 4) For any tours in Bandra & beyond, away from South Mumbai, will be charged a toll of Rs 120. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour.
  • Ports:
  • Alexandra Dock (Green Gate) & Yellow Gate
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children who are below 5 years of age can do the tour free of cost
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Additional transport cost for North Mumbai pick-up
  • Gratuities
  • Additional cost for the services of a language guide (besides English)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1) The driver will be at the hotel 5 mins before the start of the tour. 
2) Start time of the tour for North Mumbai hotels will vary. 3) If you are staying at the ship at the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal and need a pick-up from outside the ship, there we be additional cost of Rs 1000/- per person. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour. 4) For any tours in Bandra & beyond, away from South Mumbai, will be charged a toll of Rs 120. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour.
  • Ports:
  • Alexandra Dock (Green Gate) & Yellow Gate
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children who are below 5 years of age can do the tour free of cost
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Matharpacady Holy Cross Oratory
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Explore the ties that this age old oratory has with the East Indian community of this area.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nishchay G
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Well organized, informative & fun. Staying in Mumbai i had never seen this part of the city before. Glad I did this
Written January 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

surenmehta
Mumbai, India194 contributions
Nov 2021
It was very different experience then photo walk I have done before. Learning more about unknown part and fact about Mumbai city. It was not just photography walk but much more then going back to history of Mumbai. Tour leader knowledge about Mumbai history was so through. Will love to do more such walk with them when every opportunity comes.
Written November 22, 2021
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Shylaja Nair
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Matharpacady walk was a memorable foray into the bylanes of East Indian history and culture. Walking on narrow streets packed with old, colourful houses reminiscent of Portuguese architecture with an interesting bunch of people, stopping by for a chat with its friendly residents, whipping out cameras or phones to capture the quaintness of the place, tripping on inquisitive kittens intent on sharing their side of the story and being regaled by Aditya, our tour leader par excellence, with vignettes of the famous inhabitants of the village and everything else was the best way I could have spent a Saturday morning.
Written November 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yasmin Javeri
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Spent a lovely morning exploring this old Portuguese colony with Aditya and learning the history of this beautiful old settlement with vintage houses, which are being rapidly demolished to make way for brash commercial structures and residences. Worth getting up on a Sunday morning for....
Written August 29, 2021
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Maya A
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Aditya is such a wonderful group leader
Never knew these places existed even though I am a mumbaikar
Written August 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Reshma M
26 contributions
This was my first tour post the Covid outbreak. It was so well organised, with all precautions and safety measures taken. This walk was amazing. On a sunny Saturday morning, Aditya and Rahul made the walk very interesting by sharing stories and lovely insights about the village. It is highly recommended, specially for someone who is eager to know Mumbai's history ( the team has a lot it tell us) and get some good clicks. I look forward to a lot more walks with this team to know my city a little more.

Thank you ☺️
Written July 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isha
4 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Explored this quaint neighborhood lined with colourful, East Indian style bungalows, potted plants and interesting anecdotes at every turn. A lovely morning spent getting to know Bombay better, all thanks to the wonderful folks at No Footprints!
Highly recommend their tours as they make you fall in love with Mumbai all over again.
Written February 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dhwani Shah
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Family
Best way to spend your Sunday mornings in the city, filled with trivia, laughter and shenanigans. Highly recommend!
Written February 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SuGhosh01
Mumbai, India17 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
A short 1 hour walk, discovering a hidden East Indian village tucked away between looming high-rises. Aditya, from NFP Explore brought alive the history and origins of the East Indians who reside here, with interesting anecdotes. It's amazing to realise there's so much history around us in Bombay, that's often not easily visible thanks to the layers of constant building and rebuilding. I'm looking forward to doing more walks with NFP Explore, their style of storytelling makes this a unique experience, unlike other guided tours I've been on.
Written February 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Muskaan C
1 contribution
The walk began on time. It was informative and fun! Mumbai is a huge bag full of stories and No Footprints is doing a wonderful job in bringing them to us.
The trip was almost for about an hour and we all left with some history along with us.
Written January 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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