#ProcterAndAmble: Walk 519

Date: 13-Aug-2022 | Time: 17:00:00 - 18:30:00

- INR 599/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Starting Point

B Merwan & Company, outside Grant Road Station (East)

#ProcterAndAmble: Walk 519

Date: 13-Aug-2022 | Time: 17:00:00 - 18:30:00

INR 599/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Just off the edge of the island of Bombay, beyond its Native Town, is a small precinct sandwiched between the entertainment district and the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. Nestled inside this enclave was a bhel-puri of bungalows and chawls, churches and agiaries, housing societies and Ganpati pandals. Cosmopolitan to the core, it was home to Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, Goans and Parsis, who were doctors, actors, writers and more!

In our #ProcterAndAmble walk, we explore this little-known area, now rarely visited or mentioned, but which has produced some of the city’s leading lights.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
1.5 Kms

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A railway terminus for gentlemen

  • Public debut of a singing sensation
  • The ‘electricity’ that sank
  • A music company's humble origins
  • Sophia Loren’s gynaecologist
  • Mumbai's 'lime lane'
  • Pioneer of gossip journalism
  • The Maharashtrian PG Wodehouse
  • A British judge's secret obsession
  • And an Indian doctor revered in China.

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