Bandra’s Hidden Histories: A Heritage Walk
Myth, belief, tradition and fact, all merge together on this heritage walk which explores the unique physical spaces, character and culture of contemporary Bandra, highlighting the neighbourhood’s particular history and legacies, and the manner in which its people attempt to preserve and negotiate the same today, at a time of monumental change and loss in the city.
- The walk begins at Land’s End, the south-western tip of Bandra, with a visit to the remains of the 17th century Castella de Aguada, popularly known as the Bandra Fort, and its immediate surroundings.
- From there, it moves up to Mount Mary Church, a Bandra institution. St. Stephen's Church, a few metres away, stands in sharp contrast to Mount Mary, as intimate and private, as the latter is monumental and public.
- The walk continues through Ranwar village, one of Bandra’s few surviving East Indian village communities, and concludes with an exploration of the changes and signs of increasing gentrification along Waroda and Chapel roads, once the centre of Bandra's East Indian community.
The walk will end on Hill Road.
Entrance to Land’s End Garden & Bandra Fort
Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050