Bandora - Portuguesa

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Bandora - Portuguesa

Spoken in: English, Français, Español, Hindi


( 3 reviews ) star City tour Mumbai 1 - 5 watch_later 4 hours
  • Visiting Churches
  • Crash course in Portuguese
  • Selfie outside the house of a Bollywood Star
  • Bandra fort
  • Bandra Promenade
  • Local meat and Vegetable Market and Bakery
  • Walking through innerlanes and East Indian Houses
  • Try a tuk tuk / public bus ride

You will meet here: Bandra Train Station [West], Mumbai

What you can expect

Here is an experience where you will get an understanding of the Portuguese Influences in Bandra both on and off the beaten paths from the Bandra Station to the Bandra Fort. Here as you walk through the crowded streets and inner bylanes you will not only be shown and educated on the architectural styles but also the ethnic dress codes, local markets and places of worship that quite literally are a building apart. We will also explore the German and Portuguese Churches including the 400 year old Santo Andre and Basilica de Maria de Monte [a pilgramage site and the only church in the world built by a non christian!] We will then explore the opulence of the Taj Lands End before heading to the castle by the Water or Bandra Fort for unique stories, views of the sea links and British Forts that lay across the bay and just when you think that was enough we will walk among the famed rocks and discussing about the city we now live in.


This is the plan

15:00
Meet at Churchgate Station and take a IInd Class train ride to Bandra Station [Optional]
16:00
Meet at Bandra Station
16:05
Meet and greet guests and start walk towards Hill Road
16:15
Walk along the busy shopping districts / skywalk across an intersection [Mumbai is the only city in India to have skywalks]
16:45
Visit Saint Peter's Church
17:00
Walk through the inner lanes and visit the local market and bakery
17:15
Walk through the bylanes of Chapel, Rebello, Veronica and Wadodra Road
17:45
Visit Saint Andrews [400years] Church and click pictures by the seaside
18:15
Visit Mount Mary's Church - Pilgramage Site and discuss the portuguese and English architectural styles and influences. Did you know that the catholic church is the second largest land owners in India after the Indian Railways!
18:30
Visit Taj Lands End and Bandra Fort for stories and photographic opportunities
19:00
Selfie at Shah Rukh Khan's House and discussions on Bandra and India as a destination wherein any pre conceived notion can be discussed with an open mind and friendly environment
19:45
Take a tuk tuk / BEST local bus to the Station
20:00
Tour ends at Bandra Station / Drop to Churchgate Station via the train

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Duration
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 5 persons
Meeting point
Bandra Train Station [West], Mumbai
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkTender Coconut / Local Tea
checkVisits to all churches and Basilicas and the Bandra Fort
checkVisit to Taj Lands End
checkBakery Items at a local bakery in accordance to the tour
checkBottle of Water
Not included
Purchases of any personal items / souvenirs

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3 reviews

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