A hidden inscription on HMS Cornwallis read “This ship was built by a goddamn black fellow in 1800” The above quote pretty much told the world (read: The British) that the Indians had arrived. Despite severe opposition and racial discrimination, Bombay’s shipbuilders were among the best in the world. The docks were a seat of soft power during the British Era and Indian shipbuilders, such as the Wadia family, were royalty. Over the years, Bombay became an important trading port and all the credit needs to go to arduous backbreaking work done by the master builders. They truly made Bombay the urbs primus d Indus. The tour Walk the Dock takes you on a historic tour through the area of the Mumbai Docks in the south precinct. Peppered with stories, history, and legends, this tour will give you a window seat view into how the progress of the city of Bombay is closely related to the Docks.
Meeting Point – The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Town Hall Fort
Start Time – 0830 hrs
Duration –1.5 hrs
Cost per person – INR 499