By the end of the 19th century, the walls of the Bombay Fort were pulled down and bridges were constructed to link the islands. This was a very planned move by then Governor, Bartle Frere, a visionary set out to transform Bombay's future. Since then, the city has expanded limitlessly. It has been well observed that what was built within the fort stands even today, narrating stories of the past and how the precincts greeted the fresh air of what was to come following the breach of the walls.
Ranging from offices and institutions to beautiful open spaces and avenues, the British headquarters established a Victorian lifestyle within the fort walls. As we cover a trail in the vicinity of this Mini-Britain, we will alternate between listening to stories and imagining the high walls, gates and moats that once existed, and observing the architectural marvels of the colonial era.
This guided tour is free.