Mazgaon is one of the few heritage districts of Mumbai that still recalls days of yore, when the British residents of the Fort came to their sea shore cottages to take in the air. To this day Mazgaon remains a quaint village tucked away in the concrete metropolis that has sprung up around it. A self-guided tour from AudioCompass titled "Mumbai: Mazgaon & Byculla Walk" will lead you through charming bungalows in this old world neighborhood that boasts a community that embraces all the major religions of India. From churches to Mumbai's only Chinese temple, to Jinnah's wife's tomb and a former starlet's house of scandal, this tour will take you deep in the heart of forgotten Bombay!
Please note: You'll first have to download the free AudioCompass app from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once it's downloaded, open it and download the specific tour. It costs $1.99 - a steal for a wealth of fun facts that you can revisit whenever you like. Do this before arriving at the meeting point - you don't want to incur those high data roaming charges. As a little bonus, we're giving the first person who signs up the tour for absolutely free! We'll email you once you sign up with the details.
Meeting point: At the main entrance to Joseph Baptista Garden. To get there by cab, ask the driver to take you to Joseph Baptista Garden a.k.a. Mazgaon Garden in Mazgaon.
Leaders, early mornings are usually the best time to do the tour when the streets are quieter and more pedestrian friendly.