Worli Fishing Village

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Fisherfolk Tales!

 

Nestled in an area dotted by state-of-the art architectural wonders and towering sky-scrapers, exists the picturesque Worli Fishing Village. An essential part of the seven villages that make the island city of Mumbai, this eight-hundred year old village is a settlement of the original inhabitants of Mumbai – the fishermen community.

A walk through this village transports you to the land of stories - of people, legends, folklores and of superstitions. What's fascinating is that nothing has changed since the time of the first settlement – be it the way the locals make their nets, catch their fish or do their business. Their belief systems, customs and age-old traditions remain the same.

One such cultural insignia is the Golfa Devi – the Goddess who talks to her devotees. Loved and adored by all the village-folk, this stone idol counsels her devotees in a unique two - way communication. Walk in here on an idle Tuesday afternoon, and you will see hundreds of devotees queuing up outside the temple to get a solution to their problems. Such is considered the power of the Devi.

The biggest historical attraction is the beautiful Worli Fort. Lost in the pages of history, this British watch tower still stands tall as it overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea. Over its 350 year-old existence, this fort has been in the centre of pirate attacks and sea wars and has also served as a garrison. From the fort, you get to see the architectural masterpiece – Bandra Worli Sea Link on one side, and a birds-eye view of the vintage village on the other. A turn of the head and you’ve travelled 800 years in time. A pit-stop atop the fort with fresh air, refreshments and tea, energises you for the rest of your sojourn.

Located a little further from the village is the quaint Nipponzan Myohoji Temple – a Japanese Buddhist Temple – which is your next stop. Following the Nicherin branch of Buddhism, this fifty year old temple has a beautiful Buddha statue and people come here to worship not only the idol, but also the lion-hearted resident monk.

During the communal riots in 1992 that tore the city apart, the resident monk, Bhikshu Morita, walked through the blood-bathed streets propagating peace between the Hindus & the Muslims.  He’s hero worshipped by many a followers for his constant propagation of secular peace and harmony among the temple devotees. 

Costs: 

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Number of People

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1

1

INR 10000 plus taxes

AC SUV, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

2

2

INR 4800 per person plus taxes

AC SUV, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

3

3

INR 4200 per person plus taxes

AC SUV, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

4

4-7

INR 4500 per person plus taxes

10 seater SML/Tempo, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

5

8-15

INR 3400 per person plus taxes

22 seater Mini Coach, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

6

16-22

INR 2650 per person plus taxes

25 seater Mini Coach, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

7

23-30

INR 2150 per person plus taxes

35 seater Large Coach, Explorer's fees and interactions, refreshments atop the Worli Fort

Add-ons:

We can add a home cooked Malwan meal/workshop inside a contemporary home at an extra cost. You will learn the preparation of 4 dishes (If you opt for the workshop) and eat a 3 course Meal.

1 -2 people – INR 9600 plus taxes

3-12 people – INR 4200 per person plus taxes

We can also organise a Malwan Meal inside the Worli Village hosted by the locals for upto 35 people - Cost on enquiry

Things to Remember:

  • If the number of guests exceeds 15, we employ 2 explorers
  • If the number of guests exceeds 25, we employ 3 explorers
  • The cars are based on capacity of the people
  • Please note no other car other than an innova can enter the village. It is to maintain the peaceful existence of the people inside, since the road is not navigable.
  • Refreshments are provided on top of the Worli Fort.
  • GST of 18% is charged additionally
  • We work on full advance basis 

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