Way back in the 17th century, Mazgaon was the very first outlying suburb of Mumbai. Mazgaon island was linked to the island of Bombay through reclamation and this triggered a migration of a diverse and affluent populace to the area.
Soon after, one of the city’s most commercially important sites – the Mazgaon Docks, opened up. This saw the locality transform into one of the most cosmopolitan quarters in the city. To name a few communities – Parsis, Jains, Kutchis, Muslims, East Indians, Goans and even Jews resided together in this neighbourhood.
In a way, Mazgaon is a microcosm for all of Mumbai and represents its multiculturalism in a nutshell.
Join us on this unique walk with spectacular views of Mumbai’s Eastern Seafront, take home learnings about Mazgaon’s cultural legacy and hear secrets from the picturesque village of Matharpacady that is somehow managing to keep its heritage intact. We will end the walk in Matharpacady village.
About our local expert:
Anita Yewale is a graphic designer turned history and heritage enthusiast.
Besides running her own stationary brand, she works as a docent with various museums and art institutions in the city. She regularly conducts art workshops for children and families.
She resides in the vicinity and has a deep personal connection with the Mazgaon docks and Mumbai’s maritime heritage.
Meeting point: Main entrance of Joseph Baptista Garden, D Koyande road, Mazgaon, Mumbai
Meeting time: 9 am
Ending time and location: 11:30 am, Matharpacady village