One of the main reasons I planned for my travel to Mumbai was to complete the Kala Ghoda Walk.
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What is Kala Ghoda Walk?
The walk is a way to get introduced to some of the cool sights in Mumbai. It covers the areas between Colaba and Fort in Mumbai. And the walk is also called as the Black Horse Walk.
The walk takes about 2 to 3 hours and is a beautiful one to get insight into Mumbai’s heritage buildings.
Note: There is a Kala Ghoda festival that happens annually in February and more information on Kala Ghoda Art festival can be found on Wiki.
Path of Kala Ghoda
The walk is divided into two parts.
- The Taj Mahal Palace – Built in 1903, the Taj Mahal Palace is a 5 star hotel. It was the city’s first harbour landmark.
- Gateway of India – The trip to Mumbai is incomplete without seeing the Gateway of India. The arch monument was built in the year 1911.
- Royal Bombay Yacht Club – Found in 1846, the Royal Bombay Yacht Club is the premier gentlemen club.
- Dhanraj Mahal – A residence building of Dhanrajgir family in Mumbai. It was once the costliest and largest building building in Mumbai.
- Regal Cinema – The art theatre was built by Framji Sidhwa and the first film to be aired was The Devil’s Brother.
- Majestic Guest House – The former Majestic Hotel is a landmark built in 1909.
- National Gallery of Modern Art – Opened in 1996, this gallery hosts exhibitions and art collections.
- Elphinstone College – Established in 1856, the college has a history of more than 150 years.
- Jehangir Art Gallery – This art gallery was built in 1952 and is an important exhibition space. Timings: Everyday 11 AM to 7 PM; Cost: Free.
- K Dubash Marg, Fort
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) – The main museum in Mumbai was built in 1905. Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 10:15 AM to 6 PM; Cost: Rs 85.
- Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue – Built in 1884, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is the second oldest Synagogue in Mumbai. Timings: Sunday to Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM.
- Mamagoto restaurant – A fusion Asian restaurant in Bandra.
- Rope Walk Lane
- David Sassoon Library and Reading Room – The famous library and heritage building in Mumbai. Timings: Everyday 8 AM to 9 PM)
- Esplanade Mansion एलनेड मँशन – Formerly known as Watson’s Hotel, it is the oldest surviving cast iron building.
- Rajabai Clock Tower – A clock tower in Mumbai, which stands at a height of 85 metres.
- Bombay High Court – An oldest high courts of India, which was established in 1862.
- Flora Fountain – Opened in 1864, this is an ornamentally sculpted heritage monument.
- St. Thomas’ Cathedral – The first Anglican church in Mumbai which was opened in 1718.
- Horniman Circle Gardens – This is a large park in South Mumbai.
- The Asiatic Society Mumbai Library – This library was founded in 1804, which houses the State Central library. Timings: 10:30 AM to 6:45 PM except Sunday.
- Eros Cinema – Opened in 1938, this is an Art Deco style cinema theatre in Mumbai.
- The New India Assurance Co Ltd MOTIMAHAL DO-111800 – It is the largest public general insurance company in India.
- University Of Mumbai – One of the oldest universities of India. The university was founded in 1857.