Let’s Say Shalom - Jewish Heritage Tour

Let’s Say Shalom is an ode to the two thousand year old Jewish heritage existing in India. This tour takes you on a historic journey, where you learn about the Jewish history and visit places of Jewish interest that have dotted the map of Mumbai for centuries.

Please note: The booking needs to be made at least
20 days prior to the date for us to conduct this tour.

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Tour Details

Jews have always been an integral part of Mumbai’s cultural and population make-up. History suggests that in the late 1940’s the Jewish population of Bombay reached nearly 30,000 people.

The city’s Jews mainly comprised of two very distinct groups, the Bene Israel and the Baghdadi. The Bene Israel (Sons of Israel) traces their history in Mumbai over 1600 years ago. The Baghdadi Jews on the other hand settled in the city in the 1800’s as traders. Once settled, these two groups strived for the betterment of the community and created architectural masterpieces that are now an umbilical part of Mumbai’s Jewish history.

Let’s Say Shalom pays homage to the two thousand year old Jewish heritage in Mumbai. The tour includes a visit to two beautiful synagogues, the docks, Jewish Library, and the Mumbai’s first and most celebrated Museum called Bhaudaji Lad, all built with donations by the Sassoon Family (famously The Baghdadi Jews, actually a composite of Jews from Iraq, Syria, Iran and other surrounding areas, settled in the city in the 1800’s.
called the Rothchild’s of the East).

This tour ends with a visit to the Jewish cemetery that has the Sassoon family graves and finally the Chabad House (based on availability) – the same that was attacked during the infamous terrorist siege of Mumbai.

Inclusions

  • Private Innova Car
  • Private Explorer
  • Interactions

Instructions

  • Timings: 0900 hrs – 1330 hrs / 1430 hrs – 1730 hrs (South Mumbai Hotels)
    0830 hrs – 1400 hrs / 1330 hrs – 1730 hrs (Central Mumbai Hotels)
    0815 hrs – 1430 hrs / 1300 hrs – 1730 hrs (North Mumbai Hotels)
  • Tour Days – Sunday – Friday (This tour doesn’t operate on Saturday)
  • Best time to visit: All year round
  • Physical Activity: Moderate
  • Special Note: The guest needs to carry a copy of their passport
  • 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
  • If you want us to arrange for transport – please call us for costs
  • For high – end luxury cars, please contact our office
  • 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 Start and End timing can be changed based on the discretion and traffic situations
  • The tour can be cancelled based on the discretion of No Footprints. The partners will be informed in advance of the same

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 also have provision for a 3 day Jewish Tour which includes and outstation day trip to Alibaug – Where the Jews Landed. Here, we use the services of a Jewish Historian and Author who is based only on Availability. If you are interested in the Kosher Meal and Sabbath prayer after the tour, we recommend you to start the tour in the afternoon at 2.00 pm. The Bhaudaji Lad Museum is shut on Wednesdays, so we show the interesting GIPR railway and architectural museum on that day. Cost on Enquiry