Heritage Walking Tour
Walk across to the Gateway of India, starting point of a three hour heritage walk which will take you around the surrounding Apollo Bunder Precinct, including the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Royal Yacht Club. Walk to Regal Circle, past Phillips Images Gallery, which showcases a superb collection of photographs of Old Bombay. Covering the sleepy by-lanes of old Colaba, visit the splendid university campus and enjoy the arcade bazaar along the Victorian style DN Road and reach throbbing Kala Ghoda Art District to learn about the details of buildings around including the Elphinstone College, David Sassoon Library and Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays).
End the walk at Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue built in 1883. It's a beautiful pastel-blue two story building just a hundred yards from Bombay's main museum. The well-preserved colonial interior is reminiscent of European shuls, with rustic wooden balustrades, lots of wooden pillars, opulent chandeliers and some electrical fans burring away overhead.Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a city teeming with culture, architecture and people. Famous for its diversity, this vast metropolis has suffered from religious tensions during recent years, but this has done little to limit the surprisingly liberal attitudes of many 'Mumbaikars'.
Having boomed as a port during the 18th and 19th century, Mumbai is rich with colonial architecture, whilst towering contemporary structures underline the city's recent prosperity. Contrasting strongly with these are the city's slums, which make up large parts of this modern city and serve as a reminder of the mixed fortunes of its residents.
You will be staying at Oberoi Mumbai, Bed & Breakfast