Gothic and Deco Bombay
Mumbai is the worlds capitol of Gothic architecture and has the second largest collection of Art Deco buildings after Miami.
Mumbai's architectural style is a mix of its varied historical influences from the Moguls to the British with strong showing of Islamic, Portuguese, Gujrati, and Maharashtrian buildings.
There is a concentration of 25 plus buildings from the Gateway of India to Crawford market that catalog the city's journey from the time it was a fortress to the mega metropolis it is today.
We will stroll in the Bombay Gothic enclave, visit many Indo Sarascenic buildings and enjoy the beautiful Art Deco buildings around Oval Maidan.
Your day of discovery will include Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Victoria Terminus Station, David Sassoon Library, Watson's Hotel, Flora Fountain, Bombay High Court, Mumbai University, Eros Cinema, Asiatic Library, St. Thomas Cathedral, General Post Office, Prince of Wales Museum, the Gothic district, the Deco neighborhood and more.
The tour will last for 7 hours including a lunch break of an hour. We can skip lunch if that is your desire. We will tour for 3 hours before lunch and 3 hours after lunch. The lunch place can be of your choice or I will give you a choice of my favorites and you can decide which one appeals to you the most.
Before lunch we will mainly concentrate on the Ghotic building collection in Mumbai. After lunch we will tour the Art Deco district.
The tour will start and end at your choice of a South Mumbai location, or at the Taj Hotel in Colaba.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up and drop you off from any South Mumbai location, including the Cruise Terminal, and the Domestic or International airports.
End location: I will drop you off at any South Mumbai location, including the Cruise Terminal, and the Domestic or International airports.
Duration: 7 hours
We will visit the sites in a chauffeured air conditioned car or SUV.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Indian Rupees - Expect to pay INR 1000 (about US$15) for lunch and afternoon coffee/tea. We can skip both if you so desire.