Matharpacady Walk

Located in the by-lanes of Mazagaon in the Central area of Mumbai, Matharpacady is Mumbai’s hidden secret. Vintage Portuguese homes with ornate architecture adorn this area that is home to the lesser-known East Indian community. These forgotten by lanes take you back in time, when colourful quaint

homes quietly lay within fruiting orchards. While the orchards no longer exist, you will still be charmed as this 400-year-old hamlet is complete with vintage architecture, split-level coloured houses with staircases, dexterous woodwork and sloping brick roofs.

A twice fruit-bearing mango tree, century year-old Goan clubs, a 125 year-old oratory dedicated to saint of epidemics and infectious diseases, or a historic perennial well that has a unique cultural significance – Matharpacady is seeped in history and stories that has given it a grade III heritage structure status. With modernisation and real estate costs explosions, small quaint bungalows are now giving way to monstrous contemporary buildings, thus robbing the village a little of its former magnificence.

We end this tour with tea at an old East Indian home, and speak about the challenges faced by the community with the persistent real estate lobby. Part of this tour proceeds will go to the Matharpacady Association that’s fighting a long war to keep the heritage of this village alive, one bungalow at a time.

Add on: If you’re a foodie and would love to try some East Indian specialty – sign up for a special homemade East Indian lunch at a traditional Portuguese home. Inspired by Portuguese and Local cuisine, the East Indians use bottle masalas and palm vinegar which distinguishes their food and make it an electable end to this cultural collage.

Inclusions

  • Private Car
  • Private Explorer
  • Interactions

Instructions

  • Timings: 0900 – 1230 hrs / 1345 – 1830 hrs (South Mumbai Hotels)
    0900 hrs – 1230 hrs / 1400 hrs – 1830 hrs (Central Mumbai Hotels)
    0900 hrs – 1230 hrs / 1415 hrs – 1830 hrs (North Mumbai Hotels)
  • Tour Days – All days of the week
  • 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

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