Art Deco & Gothic Architecture of Mumbai

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    02 Jan 2019
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    The Victorian Gothic & Art Deco story of Mumbai began in the late 19th century with the emergence of Mumbai as a global trading city. This led to spurt in the construction of magnificent buildings. In this tour we will tell the story of Mumbai over the last 2 centuries through its remarkable collection of Victorian and Art Deco buildings which are now a UNESCO world heritage site. Along the way, we'll take in some of Mumbai's history, culture and cricket. The highlight of this tour will be a visit to the Oval Maidan which is unique in the world in architectural terms. It is the only place in the world where 2 styles of two different centuries are in such proximity. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco architecture face each other across the Oval Maidan! Come take a walk with me to discover the stories behind some of Mumbai's most beloved and fascinating buildings.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Eros Cinema, Empress Court, Mumbai High Court, David Sasoon Library & Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum (formerly Price of Wales Museum)

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus can be reached by sub-urban trains on the Central and Harbour lines. If you are coming on the Western line, then change over at Dadar and reach CST. Buses are also available and you will need to look out for termination point being CST which will be displayed in the front of the Bus.
    Auto rickshaws are not allowed in this part of Mumbai, however you can take a black & yellow taxi or OLa or Uber from any part of Mumbai.

    The tour commences at the entrance to the sub-urban train ticket counter of Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus. Look for a sign saying “Suburban Booking Office”, written in white on a blue board.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    While the tour ends at the entrance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, you could visit the Museum after the tour and spend an hour.
    The Museum timings are- Monday to Sunday - 10.15 am to 6.00 pm (Ticket counter will be closed at 5.45 pm).
    The Museum will also remain close on January 26, May 1, August 15, October 2 and public holidays falling on Mondays

    Best time to walk:

    7:30am or 8:am is the best time to commence this tour

    Precautions:

    There will be multiple street to cross and traffic will be chaotic. Hence please cross the streets very carefully.