Worli Fishing Village

Situated in an area populated by state-of-the art architectural wonders and towering sky-scrapers, exists the picturesque Worli Fishing Village. The eight-hundred-year-old village is an important part of the 7 villages that form the island city of Mumbai and is a quintessential settlement of the original Inhabitants of Mumbai – the fishermen community.

A walk through the Worli Village will transport you to a place that has several interesting stories about people, legends, folklores and superstitions to offer. Surprisingly, nothing has changed since the time of the first settlement of the fishermen here – Be it the way they make their nets, catch their fish, do their business, their beliefs or the age-old traditions.

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Nestled in an area dotted by state-of-the art architectural wonders and towering sky-scrapers, exists the picturesque Worli Fishing Village. An essential part of the 7 villages that make the island city of Mumbai, this eight-hundred year old village is a quintessential settlement of the original Inhabitants of Mumbai – the fishermen community.

A walk through this village transports you to the land of stories. Of people; of legends; of folklores; of superstitions. What ‘s fascinating is that nothing has changed since the time of the first settlement – Be it the way they make their nets, catch their fish, do their business, their beliefs, the custom or age-old traditions.
One such cultural insignia is the Golfa Devi – The Goddess who talks to its devotees. Loved and adored by all the village-folk, this stone idol counsels its devotees in a unique 2-way communication. Walk in here on an idle Tuesday afternoon, and you will see hundreds of devotees queuing up outside the temple to get a solution to their problems. Such is the power of the Devi.

The biggest historical attraction is the beautiful Worli Fort. Lost in the pages of history, this British watch tower still stands tall as it overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea.  Over its 350 year existence, this fort has scene pirate attacks, sea wars and has also served as a garrison. From the fort, you get to see the architectural masterpiece – Bandra Worli Sea Link on one side, and the birds-eye view of the vintage village on the other. A turn of the head and you’ve travelled 800 years in time. A pit-stop atop the fort with fresh air, refreshments and tea, energises you for the rest of your sojourn.

Located a little further from the village is the quaint Nipponzan Myohoji Temple – A Japanese Buddhist Temple – which is your next stop. Following the Nicherin branch of Buddhism, this fifty year old temple has a beautiful Buddha statue – A rarity in Mumbai. People come here to worship not only the idol, but also the lion-hearted resident Monk.

During the communal riots in 1992 that tore the city apart, the resident monk, Bhikshu Morita, walked through the blood-bathed streets propagating peace between the Hindus & the Muslims.  He’s a hero worshipped by many a followers for his constant propagation of secular peace and harmony among the temple devotees.

 

Inclusions

  • Private Innova Car
  • Private Explorer
  • Interactions
  • Refreshments

Instructions

  • Timings: 0900 hrs – 1230 hrs / 1600 hrs – 1830 hrs (South Mumbai Hotels)
    0900 hrs – 1230 hrs / 1615 hrs – 1830 hrs (Central Mumbai Hotels)
    0830 hrs – 1230 hrs / 1530 hrs – 1830 hrs (North Mumbai Hotels)
  • Tour Days – All days of the week
  • Best time to visit: September – May
  • Physical Activity: Moderate to High
  • Special Note: Comfortable walking shoes are a must
  • Carry a hat
  • Carry sunscreen

Points to be noted

  • The taxes are currently at 5%
  • The taxes might be subject to change
  • For high – end luxury cars, please contact our office
  • Please note, no other car other than an Innova can enter the village. It is to maintain the peaceful existence of the people inside, since the road is not navigable.
  • We do not conduct this tour on the day of the Mumbai Marathon
  • The sequence of the tour is at the discretion of No Footprints and its guide on-ground
  • The tour can be cancelled based on the discretion of No Footprints. The partners will be informed in advance of the same
  • The Start and End timing can be changed based on the discretion and traffic situations

Cancellation Policy

  • We work on a 100% advance payment before the tour
  • This tour is subject to 100% cancellation fee if cancelled in 24 hours or less before the tour schedule
  • This tour is subjected to a 50% cancellation fee if cancelled between 72 hours – 25 hours before the tour scheduled
  • Rescheduling a tour 24 hours or less before a tour will be subjected to a 50% service charge. The tour rescheduling is at the discretion of No Footprints
  • Rescheduling a tour between 72 hours – 25 hours will be subject to a 25% service charge. The tour rescheduling is at the discretion of No Footprints

Additional Services

  • We can add a home cooked Malwan Meal/Workshop inside a contemporary home at an extra cost. You will see the preparation of 4 dishes (If you opt for the workshop) and eat a 3 course Meal.