Take one part Hollywood from Los Angeles, six parts Traffic Jams straight off the roads of NYC, stir in a dozen odd Victorian Gothic architectural masterpieces from London and add a dash of swish bars and restaurants from Paris. To this, put in equal parts of mayhem and order; as many ancient bazaars as you have lying around; a handful of Hinduism; a dash of Islam and a dollop of every other religion one can find on planet Earth and add some Indian curry masala for flavour. Throw it all into a pressure cooker and presto: Mumbai!
Many countries are doing their best towards conserving their own respective heritage and culture. Then why are we standing still?
Heritage preservation is losing its colour due to loss of awareness at some level and we would like to come in here and make our own small effort on Republic Day.
As part of our endeavour to promote, preserve and create awareness of heritage in the city, Raconteur Walks Mumbai plans to do a special walk tour this Republic Day.
Here’s 5 reasons why you should join us on this walk:
1. Spending quality time with the family
Dare to do something different this Republic Day, rise above the mundane and come for a unique fun walking experience that would satisfy even the curiosity of a cat! Spend some quality time with your family in an activity that can be rated “universal”.
2. Hidden history of Mumbai
Come unlock the mysteries of Mumbai and get answers to all your questions. Join us in unraveling the stories of the past as we take you back in time almost 350 years… when there was no Mumbai, just one small island of Bombay.
3. Architectural gems
Take a closer look at what seems like an everyday building to see the hidden architectural uniqueness behind it. Discover Mumbai as a melting pot of architectural styles!
4. Undiscovered legends of Mumbai
How does Kala Ghoda get its name? Where is the Church at Churchgate? Did Mumbai ever have a Central Park like garden within the city? How does the Mumbai University clock tower get the RajaBai! Join the walk and find your answers!
5. Meet new people
Share a drink with a writer, a joke with a businessman, a piece of trivia with a banker and a moment of awe with an artist. The possibilities are endless on a Raconteur Walk. You might just meet the world’s biggest director or a pop-star. So come spend a Sunday with us and make friends for life.