Mumbai has a 66-million-year old secret – Gilbert Hill, which is in the heart of the city. This ancient rock can only be found in three places around the world, one of which is Andheri. This 200-feet monolith of black basalt was a lot more visible two decades ago. What was a mammoth piece of rock at that time, is now shadowed by mammoth buildings instead. This black basalt rock has been classified as a Grade II heritage structure. A flight of 180 steps takes you to the top of the hill, giving you panoramic views of suburban Bombay. The hilltop is also home to two temples. Explore how geography, history and cultural heritage come together in this walk.

 

This guided tour is free and has been specially curated for the visually impaired.

Event Partner

Access For ALL

Walk Leader
Siddhant Shah
Siddhant Shah, founder of Access for All, is an expert on access and interpretation. He is a TEDx speaker, National level awardee, and UNESCO consultant on disability access and cultural heritage. He designs multi-sensory experiences and innovative accessible heritage walks for those with special needs as well as able bodies. He has created India and Pakistan’s first tactile museum braille publications, along with designing ‘ABHAS – a tactile experience’ – India’s first art education and appreciation programme for visually impaired visitors with DAG. The aim of Access for All is to provide, physical, intellectual and social access to our cultural heritage.

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