Think Art Deco, and you’d instantly think of Miami, Paris or New York City. Most locals and tourists in Mumbai are unaware that the city hosts the world’s second largest collection of art deco buildings!
With the inclusion of the Oval-Maidan precinct as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), Mumbai’s Art-Deco buildings have found new life.
Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings include residential properties, commercial offices, hospitals and single screen movie theatres, including the popular Regal and Eros cinemas. The road next to Oval Maidan, on the Eros side; Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Road, MG Road and Marine Drive are areas where you can see some of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings. Pherozeshah Mehta Road has the office buildings like United India Building and New India Assurance; a residential stretch and includes old apartments such as Green Fields, Sunshine and Empress Court. Marine Drive is considered to be the second longest stretch of Art Deco, after Miami.
On this walk we will trace the evolution of architecture in colonial Bombay city, with a focus on the Art Deco buildings.
Sights we will cover on the walk:
• Regal cinema
• Eros cinema
• Oval-Maidan precinct
• Marine Drive
03:45 pm: Meet at Regal Cinema Mumbai
04:00 pm: After a quick introduction we take guided walk of the selected art deco buildings.
07:00 pm: Finish walk at Churchgate station.
Things to Carry:- One need to deposit bag at the enterence
- 2 litres water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf, sunscreen etc.
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Identity Card
How to reach
From Churchgate or CSMT station you can hire taxi or take bus or even you can walk 20 minutes.
What is included in the tour
- Trikon expertise charges
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion