Maximum city, financial capital, tinsel town, slum – however you look at it, Mumbai exerts a hold like no other. But before Mumbai became one of the steepest real estate markets in the world, it existed as seven sleepy disjointed islands.
Let our guides – the spunky Meera Sharma, who has lived here since she was a teenager, and Robert Strickland, who left India in 1948 with the last of the British forces – not only introduce you to the major landmarks in the evolution of the city, but show you how Bombay went from isolated fishing communities to the most important trading port in the world … to be reborn as aamchi Mumbai.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours with over 40 pieces of audio and multimedia commentary. Feel free to take the tour in whole or part.
How to Listen:
- Download to your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPod, Android Phone or other personal device
- Not a Smartphone User? Access the tour via AudioCompass Culture Calls
- Rent: Pick up and drop off an easy to use rental device or sign up for CultureCalls at The Pantry, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai or from any of our retail pick up locations.
- St. Thomas’ Cathedral
- Horniman Circle
- The History of Bombay
- Kala Ghoda and Rampart Row
- The Rajabhai Clocktower and the collapse of the Bank of Bombay
- The Taj Mahal Palace
The complete list of stops can be viewed in our map with route