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Kalaghoda Diaries: Part 1 – The Heritage Bus Ride

This year Kalaghoda Festival started literally on a high for us. Perched on the open upper deck of a double-decker bus, we went on a heritage ride through the city (the southern part of Mumbai and the original city). And we enjoyed every moment of the ride.


Starting from the Regal circle, near Prince of Wales Museum, the ride covered some of the best-loved landmarks – the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai University, Marine Drive, Asiatic Society…


The trip was organised (as part of Kalaghoda Festival) by The Bombay Heritage Walks team, founded by two city-based architects Abha Bahl and Brinda Gaitonde. Started in 1999, the group organises walking tours around the city, which are quite interesting and informative. We had gone for 2 or 3 walks earlier.



MTDC also arranges heritage bus rides aptly, named Mumbai Darashan, regularly. Try it once. It’s worth it.

One comment on “Kalaghoda Diaries: Part 1 – The Heritage Bus Ride

  1. KTDC (Karnataka version of MTDC) also organizes guided tours around bangalore and while checking it up for my parents, I realized that I havent seen most of the places in the list 🙂 Need to hop on to that bus for sure!

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