Founded by city architects – Abha Bahl
and Brinda Gaitonde, THE BOMBAY HERITAGE WALKS group has been organising
walking tours around the city since April 1999. The heritage walks aim to raise
the awareness of the people of Mumbai and visitors, about the city’s architecture
and heritage monuments. Personalized, educative and imaginative, the walking tours
highlight the vast range of architectural styles, planning elements and ornamental
details, tracing the social and cultural history of the city.
Walk around the throbbing Kala Ghoda Art District...
Meander through the sleepy by-lanes of old Colaba...
Stroll down the age old historic Dockyard Road...
Visit the splendid University Campus...
Enjoy the arcaded bazaars along the Victorian style D.N. Road...
Soak in the legends at the ancient Banganga Tank Complex...
Join THE BOMBAY HERITAGE WALKS and discover places
you probably never even knew existed…
in the very city of Mumbai!
"Thank you for organizing the tour for me yesterday. (Your presenter) did a fabulous
job and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the history/architecture lesson! I will
definitely recommend your organization to any friends that travel to Mumbai in the
-Anna Zichterman, U.S.A.
12th June 06
"Our experience with Bombay Heritage Walks was overwhelmingly positive. Our guide was
superb. He had a real knowledge of the history and the architecture, and he was
passionate and patient in explaining it to us."
-David Morawetz, Australia
9th June 06
"Thank you again, for the tour; it was a wonderful introduction to the architecture
of many of the major buildings of Fort."
-Dalene DuToit, France
15th May 2006
"My private heritage walk was one of the highlights of my trip to Mumbai. The route
was extremely interesting and the level of information was just right for me as we
had identified at the outset where my interests lay. Your presenter is very
personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable…. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
-Vicky Robinson, U.K.
15th May 2006
"Thank you for the wonderful experience i had on my heritage walk. I was able to see
things that ordinarily you would not get access to see....I certainly learnt a lot
more than my guidebook told me....I have been impressed by your service from start
-Ms. Melanie Waring, U.K.
18th April 2006
"I just wanted to say thank you for showing us the area and sharing with us your
passion for its architecture. Best wishes."
Deputy Travel Editor,
The Daily Telegraph, UK
9th September 2005
At BHW, we believe -
The real essence of Mumbai can
only to be discovered on foot, with
some knowledgeable about
the city's past, conversant with
it's architecture and intimately
familiar with the city streets.
The best tours of Mumbai organised by two enthusiastic female architects...
- Lonely Planet Guide – INDIA & Mumbai
THE BOMBAY HERITAGE WALKS are recommended by:
(in the printed and web versions)
1. Lonely Planet Guide – INDIA & Mumbai
2. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide – INDIA & Mumbai
3. Frommers Guide
4. Bradmans Guide – Asia 2006
...and many other leading Travel Publications & Guide Books
On-line Travel Sites:
2. www.Wcities.com (World Cities)
…..and many more