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Tour Time: 2 hours

This is a walk through the Art Precinct of Mumbai’s British Heritage District, to introduce you to the vibrant world of contemporary Indian painting and sculpture.

Kala Ghoda (Black Horse) is a crescent shaped sub-precinct that has developed into a prominent cultural center in Mumbai. The crescent has a distinct visual identity because it houses a fine collection of heritage structures in Victorian Neo-Gothic, Indo Saracenic, Renaissance Revival and Edwardian Neo Classical styles. The Kala Ghoda crescent has numerous art galleries, museums and cultural spaces, including pavement galleries. Several restaurants, popular shops, and designer boutiques also add diversity to the area.

During the walk, we will introduce you to the history of Mumbai’s beautiful heritage buildings, and we’ll visit several galleries showcasing different schools of Indian art. The walk attempts to give you a first hand understanding of modern Indian art and its evolution from the early 1900s to the present day. As in most countries with a colonial past, Indian artists have sought to interrogate and understand Western influences on artistic expression. They have questioned the role and function of an artist in a country like India, and established a distinct identity and idiom for Indian art. If you are looking to buy a piece of contemporary Indian art, please let the guide know before the tour begins. Since this is a group walk, you can use the walk as the first step to identify something that you like, and perhaps come back later to buy it.

When:
All days of the week, except Mondays. Starts at 11:00 a.m. at the National Gallery of Modern Art, opposite the Prince of Wales Museum. Group sizes vary from 2-6 people.

Costs and Booking:

  • INR 1500 per person for 7-10 persons
  • INR 1750 per person for 5-6 persons
  • INR 2250 per person for 3-4 persons
  • INR 2750 per person for 2 persons
  • INR 5250 for a solo traveller

Includes:
Knowledgeable guide, personalised walk, illustrated notes and all taxes.
Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour.

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