Taking a walking tour of Mumbai is an excellent way to explore the city's old colonial architecture and bustling bazaars. Travellers will be able to get a glimpse of how the city was way back in the days of the British Raj. Mumbai is speckled with an eclectic mix of architectural gems, ranging from traditional Islamic to Indo-Gothic styles. These Mumbai walks cover a range of attractions including the heritage tour and Mumbai bazaar tour.
This leisurely walk starts at one of the nation's most well-known landmarks, the historic Gateway of India. It also allow travellers to explore Mumbai's most impressive museum as well as an interesting art gallery both housed in architecturally noteworthy buildings. Mumbai has a remarkable architecture and one can really discover the old charm of Bombay in these tours. Some places worth exploring on foot includes the Kala Ghoda Art District, the sleepy lanes of old Colaba and the historic Dockyard Road.
It is worth taking a walk around the old Portuguese style homes in Khotachiwadi, a heritage village situated in Girgaon, Mumbai. The heritage walks is believed to create awareness among travellers about the city's architecture and heritage monuments. The walking tours highlight the vast range of architectural styles tracing the social and cultural history of the city.
Travellers can also explore markets in Mumbai on this tour, which starts out from Crawford market. The trendy shopping streets of Bandra is a haven for both the locals and travellers visiting Mumbai. The best time to take a tour on these streets is in the evening when the street bazaars come alive with the bustling of people. However, travellers can visit these shops any time during the day.
Mumbai's Chor Bazaar has a fascinating history that spans more than 150 years. Apparently, it was originally called Shor Bazaar, meaning "noisy market", but shor became "chor" because of how the British mispronounced the word. Eventually, stolen goods started finding their way into the market and the market is now known for antique and vintage items. Travellers should keep in mind that the area is a conservative Muslim area, and dressing appropriately is must while walking on these streets.