Take a home and heritage tour
Guiding Mumbaikars through iconic bungalows and historical places that lie undiscovered and go beyond the usual tourist spotstravel Updated: Jan 19, 2012 11:59 IST
Jinnah House (2, Bhausaheb Hirey Marg, Malabar Hill):
The 2.5 acre bungalow has been a hot site of contest, with no s olution to the years-long legal battle between the Pakistani government, Indian government and Jinnah's daughter Dina Wadia. The sea-facing house was built in 1936 at a whopping price of Rs 2 lakh, using exquisite Italian marble and walnut woodwork.
Freddie Mercury's home (Dadar's Parsi Colony):
Farrokh Bulsara, the Queen vocalist, stayed here with his grandmother and aunt. bombay House (24, Homi Mody Street): Constructed in 1924, it's the headquarters of the Tata Group.
Balgangadhar Tilak's Home (Keshavji Naik chawl in Girgaon):
First 'sarvajanik' Ganeshotsav was hosted here in 1893, and it hosts city's popular Ganapati celebrations, with its iconic Khetwadi Cha Ganraj.
Mumbai's undiscovered historical places
Kala Ghoda statue, Byculla:
This statue was erected sometime in 1870s in the Fort area. It was moved to its present location inside Jijamata Udyan, Byculla in 1865. It shows a king mounted on a horse.
Lord reay statue, Crawford market:
This statue of Lord Reay at the JJ School of Arts compound shows a man in the attire of a knight, reading a book while seated on a chair.
Sir cowasji jehangir fountain, veer nariman road:
It is located inside St Thomas Cathedral's compound at Veer Nariman Road and has a Gothic style two-tier structure.
Mini gateway of india, gamdevi:
The Gateway of India replica is located at Gamdevi and is a part of a whole stone model of Gateway of India.
Memorial stones, borivli:
These six paliyas or memorial stones tell stories of ancient warriors.
First Published: Jan 19, 2012 11:59 IST