| Tour Time: 3hrs
The Lalbaug area is the heart of the textile mill industry which flourished in Mumbai from the mid-1800’s to the late 1900’s. This walk provides a cultural introduction to the area and its people. We will explore the religious, economic, political and social fabric of this multi-cultural area which is home to Marathi-speaking Hindus as well as small communities of Parsis and Muslims.
Apart from a colourful spice market, there is a bustling vegetable market here, a farsan (fried snack) market called Chivda Galli, and a busy fish market. Wedding and religious paraphranelia, shops selling daily needs items, kitchen utensils and provisions, all make for an interesting introduction to local cuisine and culture.
After the walk, we will take a short local black-and-yellow taxi ride to visit the award-winning Bhau Daji Lad Museum which is located at the zoo in Byculla. In the zoo grounds, we will see the massive stone elephant which gave Elephanta island its name.
All days of the week, except Mondays and Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. Starts at Lalbaug. Group sizes vary from 2-6 people.
Costs and Booking:
- INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
- INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
- INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
- INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
- INR 3000 for a solo traveller
Knowledgeable guide, personalised walk, local taxi ride, illustrated notes and all taxes.
Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour.