4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Mumbai, India

Mumbai ATTRACTIONS See all

Churchgate Tours

South Mumbai’s exclusive Churchgate district is home to some of the city’s most iconic sites, including Elephanta Caves, the Gateway of India, and Rajabai Tower. Facing the Arabian Sea and dominated by the mile-long Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate is home to many of Mumbai’s most prestigious companies and organizations, including the offices of the High Court.

But what’s in a name? Well, the island of Bombay was first in the possession of the Portuguese, and when their national princess, Catherine Braganza, married King Charles II of England in 1661, Portugal needed to stump up an impressive dowry. In fact, they ended up giving away the whole of Bombay as a gift. The British, in turn, leased the area to the East India Company who decided that a fort was necessary to protect the precious city. Completed in the 1720s, the high city walls had three entrance gates, one of which was Churchgate to the south. This gate was named after St. Thomas Cathedral, which you can still see today.

A hundred years after the city walls were built, however, it was decided that such boundaries were suffocating the growth of the city, and so in 1860 they were torn down. Today, the grand Flora Fountain commemorates the original site of Churchgate. Built in 1864, you can visit this heritage site on Veer Nariman Street.

Practical Info

In South Mumbai, the Churchgate neighborhood is easy to get to. Just take the Western line to Churchgate railway station, a major terminus on Maharshi Karve Road. St. Thomas Cathedral is a half kilometer from the railway station. 

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai, Mumbai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Get a personal introduction to the vibrant city of Mumbai on a private, 8-hour tour that includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel, a buffet lunch, and all ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum, Mumbai, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The 6-hour private tour includes a 2-hour walking tour of Dharavi Slum and a visit to the most iconic sights in Mumbai. Hear your guide discuss the insights, ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.00
Victorian Gothic & Art Deco tour of Mumbai, Mumbai, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Victorian Gothic & Art Deco tour of Mumbai

The Victorian Gothic & Art Deco story of Mumbai began in the late 19th century with the emergence of Mumbai as a global trading city. This led to spurt in ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Full-Day Mumbai Motorcycle Tour, Mumbai, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Mumbai Motorcycle Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy sightseeing in Mumbai even during the rush hours with a motorcycle accompanied by a professional guide. This tour features sightseeing of historical ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour, Mumbai, Motorcycle Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

This half-day Mumbai tour is strongly recommended for people who have just a few hours in hand and want to explore the fascinating Bollywood city! There is so ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Half-Day Motor Bike Tour of Mumbai, Mumbai, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Motor Bike Tour of Mumbai

Get off the beaten track and leave the crowd behind with a true Mumbai experience. Come and enjoy riding around on a back of a scooter, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour, Mumbai, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Mumbai At Night 4-Hour Tour

Discover Mumbai by night on this private guided half-day tour. Mumbai stays awake long after the rest of India has gone to bed, so no matter what time of night ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message