Walking early morning, discovering favourite parts of Bombay has become the ideal to-do on our list. Walking with a Raconteur on a silent Sunday morning will unfold street history & never heard before stories. These Mumbai walking tours operate under ~ Pay what you want!
The walk began at Saint Andrews church as we marched through Chimbai village – a Parsi dominant locality with buildings aging 100 years.
Catholic communities built all social institutions within vicinity of their residence as there were hardly any mode of transportation then.
A family bought 22 acres of land and resold it to catholics for affordable prices and named it the Salsette society. A local school in that area built by this society displays graffiti.
Our guide Jahan was a potential history geek.
Walking out of Chimbai village we crossed St. Francis Road which ended adjacent to Mehboob studios.
Old stone walls are symbolic of historical stories.
The clouds kept drizzling on and off as we walked into Ranwar Village – a complete contrast to the buzzing streets and high rise condos of Bandra.
The senile bunglows were rented at Rs. 35 a week for grand wedding ceremonies in 1960s. These tumbledown houses are now abandoned, though still belong to the owner. Some are taken care of by the caretaker and some are deserted.
The stories date back to a lifetime of history.
An old bakery has been reopened to preserve the iconic reminiscence of these villages.
We missed carrying an umbrella but walking in the mizzle turned out fun.
Walking our way to Mount Mary church was colorful.
The walk can rumble up with hunger. Bandra has a new joint called Wok this way. We stopped by.
Pink and blue boxes are loaded with veggies and staples of your choice. Noshing it up is easy.
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