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.
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.
A Hindu Mosque, a different clubhouse, Old Homes and an Old pier are all part of this walk.
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.
Workshop Alert (Recoemmended): At an extra cost and based on availability, we have added an additional workshop for you. As you know, Ghost nets are catastrophic to the ecology and marine biodiversity, in fact in 2013: Olive Ridley Turtle project has removed over 5 Tonnes of Ghost Nets from the Ocean and this is just scratching the surface. What we did? We sourced out old nets, whose future was uncertain, and decided to include a workshop with our partners at Pashoo Pakshee to create something out of these nets. Partake in the workshop that uses these very nets which are thrown away to make something of utility for you to take back. Not only will nature thank you, but so will the artist in you! – Hit us up to know more