#CausewayCanter : Walk 393

Date: 20-Mar-2021 | Time: 16:00:00 - 17:30:00

- INR 499/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Starting Point

Kailash Parbat, Colaba Causeway

#CausewayCanter : Walk 393

Date: 20-Mar-2021 | Time: 16:00:00 - 17:30:00

INR 499/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Today, it seems like the Colaba Causeway was intended for three things: shopping, shopping and more shopping. But this strip of land was originally sea. Where Colaba Police Station is today, the island of Bombay ended, and to cross over to the southernmost islands of Old Woman’s Island and Colaba where the military cantonment was, you had to take a boat. The crossing was unsafe especially during the monsoons and many ferries would capsize, leading to the loss of many lives. The Colaba Causeway was built in 1838 to connect the islands. Later, land was further reclaimed on both sides of the causeway, giving rise to genteel residences, housing colonies, bazaars and, of course, the shopping district. Our new walk #CausewayCanter explores the precinct around the road bridge, once the transit point for soldiers and sailors travelling to their rest houses on the “south islands.”

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
1 Kms

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A London suburb in Mumbai
  • Problem-solving, the religious way
  • The Pope and the Metrope
  • A stinky story
  • A new ingredient in the melting-pot
  • A green for white gold
  • The architect who committed suicide and other stories
  • A Parsi widow’s largesse
  • A stable for 800 horses
  • The world-famous church choir
  • Deco, deco, phillum deco
  • And, of course, the Colaba Causeway!