Let’s Say Shalom – Jewish Heritage Tour

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 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 Car
  • Private Explorer
  • Interactions

Instructions

  • 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 to Friday (This tour doesn’t operate on Saturday)
  • Best time to visit: All year round
  • 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
  • There is a hotel pick up and drop facility for south and central Mumbai.
  • The cost for drop and pick up for a north Mumbai hotel will be at an additional cost.
  • We use our own transport services for the above tour.
  • For high-end luxury cars, please contact our office.
  • The driver will be at the hotel 5 mins before the start of the tour.
  • Start time of the tour for North Mumbai hotels will vary.
  • 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.
  • If you are staying at the ship at the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal and need a pick-up from outside the ship, there we be additional cost of Rs 1000/- per person. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour.
  • For any tours in Bandra & beyond, away from South Mumbai, will be charged a toll of Rs 120. This amount is to be paid in cash to the guide or the driver at the start of the tour.

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

Extras

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.

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