During the 18th & 19th century, Mumbai used to face the east as most people entered and exited the city from the port area. Hence, the inconsequential west coast was called the ‘Back Bay’. Plots along the rocky sea face were acquired by various communities to bury or cremate their dead as they were considered to be away from the town. As the town grew, the paddy fields and coconut groves in the area were converted into a residential zone that we call ‘Girgaon’. It is here that these new citizens had some old neighbours to deal with, a little too old! So, join us on the #GrislyGirgaon ghost walk to see how the dead and the living interact with each other on a day to day basis.
A trapped European soldier
305, Hari Chambers, 58/64, Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra