A Trip To Banganga: Mumbai's Own Varanasi (Heritage Walk)


Banganga is an ancient water reservoir tucked away in Walkeshwar, Mumbai. A walk through the Banganga settlements is an adventure in itself as the maze of cobbled lanes and narrow paths lead, almost magically, to a set of giant steps and a serene green water tank. An early morning visit to Banganga, Mumbai's very own Varanasi, is probably the best time when one can experience the spiritual energy at its best. Local inhabitants, pundits and visitors can be seen offering prayers amidst the sound of chimes at surrounding temples.

The lanes, walls, temples, old houses and the air of Banganga have a treasure of stories and as one moves among them, they come alive to tell their own stories. The tour will include visits to the water tank, bathing ghats, ancient temples, Aghori samadhis, community settlements, a local Dhobi Ghat (open-air laundromat), etc.

Join us for the Walking Tour of Banganga and its vicinity, Every Saturday 7 am - 10 am (till 30 June 2018). Visit www.banganga.in/heritagewalks for itinerary, registration and payment details.