Bandra Heritage Walk
Step into the timeless charm of Bandra, a neighborhood in Mumbai celebrated today for its shopping districts, the allure of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and the breathtaking Sea-link bridge. Yet, beneath the veneer of modernity lies a hidden tapestry of history and culture, steeped in centuries-old Christian traditions and the enduring influence of Goan heritage.
Bandra's quaint Goathans, such as Ranwar and Chimbai, are living vestiges of its storied past, while its historic churches are repositories of captivating narratives waiting to be discovered. Join us on this immersive heritage walk as we meander through Bandra's picturesque villages even uncover the remnants of an administrative fort. To make this journey even more delightful, we'll also savor the flavors of the region, sampling scrumptious delicacies from the famous A1 Bakery.
- Guided Heritage Walk
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Report at St. Andrews Chruch by 5.30 pm and meet the team and fellow participants. The walk starts from St. Andrews Chruch and will end near Bandra Fort. Approximate distance covered on foot is 2.5 - 3 Kms
- St. Andrew’s Church: Begin your journey at the historic St. Andrew's Church, a timeless sanctuary that echoes with centuries of prayers and stories.
- A1 Bakery: Satisfy your taste buds with delectable treats from the beloved A1 Bakery, a culinary landmark in Bandra.
- Ranwar Village: Step into the charming Ranwar Village, a living testament to Bandra's cultural heritage with its quaint lanes and ancestral homes.
- Saint Stephen's Church: Discover the serene elegance of Saint Stephen's Church, a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling streets of Bandra.
- Mount Mary Church: Experience the spiritual magnificence of Mount Mary Church, a beacon of faith and a pilgrimage site for countless devotees.
- Bandra Fort: Conclude your journey at the Bandra Fort, where history and the sea breeze meet, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the city's past.
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What is the route?
Route: St. Andrew’s Church -> A1 Bakery -> Ranwar Village -> Saint Stephen's Church -> Mount Mary Church -> Bandra Fort
Who will be leading the Walk?
Ketan Parte will be guiding you through the history of Fort. He is an independent researcher and a student of English literature. He specializes in rock-cut architecture and the ancient Indian script - Brahmi. Besides this, he has been an enthusiast on the colonial history of Bombay and how it has shaped the city to become what it is today. Through his heritage walks, Ketan aspires to bridge the gap between the past and the present and spread awareness regarding the historical and cultural significance of these areas.
How will you contact me once I register?
One day prior to event, we will send you an "event headsup" email with further details, instructions, event coordinator contact details, etc. Along with these, it will also consist of event specific Whatsapp group invite link. Kindly click on the link & join this group for further coordination. (Note: Keep an eye at your spam folder too)
How much distance do we cover?
We cover approximately 2.5 - 3 kms on foot.
Where will we have breakfast?
We would be having some snacks at A1 Bakery
Can I come alone?
Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.
Is it safe for a female solo traveller?
It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.
Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
Smoking or drinking alcohol is prohibited.
Will I get water during the ride?
You need to carry a bottle of water with you
- Cancellation charge of 15% would be deducted from the booking if cancelled 2 days before the event
- No refund would be granted if cancelled within 2 days of the event.
- No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized