It is difficult to believe that the mega-city of Mumbai which seems seamlessly connected from Virar to Cuffe Parade and Kalyan to Mumbai CST was once an archipelago of seven islands! Apart from its geographical uniqueness, Mumbai perhaps is the only metropolitan city of India that has historical sites that go back from the colonial period to those that almost 2000 years old. On this cycling trip you shall get to learn about some interesting facts about the prominent historical structures of South Mumbai of the colonial period. Later we shall spin the wheels towards the eastern front of the island city where you shall see some of the remotest parts of Mumbai as we make a pit stop at the old Sewri Fort from where you have a bright chance of seeing flamingoes that migrate to Mumbai during winter months. In the last leg of the trip we take you to the last of the salt pans in south Mumbai and the surrounding mangrove forest from where we shall pedal back to South Mumbai.
CST, India’s first railway station, previously known as Victoria Terminus and Bora Bunder, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Asia’s busiest train terminus and India’s second most photographed building.
Crawford Market, officially known as Jyotirao Phule Market was the first building to be lit by electricity in India.
Ferry Wharf aka Bhaucha Dhaka alone handles over 2000 metric tonnes of seafood per day.
Sewri fort is home to thousands of Flamingos and other migratory birds that come from as far as Siberia to the mud flats in Sewri via the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
During Gandhi’s salt satyagraha in 1930, many locations in Mumbai witnessed the civil disobedience movement, but the satyagraha at Wadala salt pan was the most prominent