#ChemburChurcha : Walk - 369

Date: 02-Dec-2020 | Time: 17:00:00 - 18:30:00

- INR 499/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Starting Point

IDFC First Bank, Central Avenue, Opp. OLPS Church, Chembur

#ChemburChurcha : Walk - 369

Date: 02-Dec-2020 | Time: 17:00:00 - 18:30:00

INR 499/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

In the 1920s, Bombay’s town planners developed a series of ‘garden suburbs’, meant to offer an idyllic lifestyle within commuting distance from the city. Prime among them was Chembur, whose only ironic claim to good connectivity was as a stop on the railway line originally meant to ferry Bombay’s garbage to its outskirts. Here, a catholic welfare society settled, thrived, and gave the neighbourhood a distinct look and feel that just about barely survives to this day as redevelopment takes place all around. Join us on a socially distanced walking tour to uncover the stories of the Chembur garden suburb, a world away from its ‘gas chamber’ reputation.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
2 Kms

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The English countryside comes to Bombay
  • The patron saint of lost things
  • The great wall of Chembur
  • A school built by its own students
  • The Mithi’s lesser known cousins
  • Chor Gully
  • A hundred year-old sample flat
  • And of course, the church around which our ‘churcha’ revolves