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Walk Around the Holy Banganga Tank in Mumbai

In the heart of Mumbai’s most exclusive district, Banganga Tank (Banganga Talav) is one of the oldest and holiest sites in the city. First built in 1127 AD during the Silhara dynasty, this natural freshwater spring is surrounded by the stone-turreted temples and colourful shrines of Walkeshwar Temple Complex. This live-streamed, interactive Online Experience will allow you to visit this holy site; walk down the beautiful Parshuram Temple, Ganesh Temple, Walkeshwar Temple and Mahalaxmi temple; explore the adjoining slums and interact with a local family.

From Mumbai
Online Experience
45 min
India
Upto 6 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the Banganga Tank in Mumbai
  • Insights into the history and folklore surrounding the site
  • Visit the Walkeshwar Temple and interact with a local family
Description

In this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience, we will walk to the heart of Mumbai’s most exclusive district - Banganga Tank, also known as the Banganga Talav. This is one of the oldest and holiest sites in the city. Built in 1127 AD during the Silhara dynasty, this natural freshwater spring is surrounded by stone-turreted temples and colourful shrines of Walkeshwar temple complex.
As we sit on the steps surrounding the pool, you will notice the wooden pole which appears like an arrow in the middle of the water. It is said to point to the centre of the earth. Legend has it that, almost 5,000 years ago, while the Hindu god Ram was searching desperately for his kidnapped wife Sita, he stopped at this spot and begged his brother Lakshmana for a little water. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the ground, and immediately an eruption of water burst forth. People claim it to be a tributary of the Ganges, which flows 1,000 miles away, and thus you may well see religious pilgrims bathing themselves in the spiritual water said to have healing effects.
There are more than 100 temples in the vicinity of Banganga Tank. We will visit a few of the most important ones, namely the Parshuram Temple, the Ganesh Temple, the Walkeshwar Temple and the Mahalaxmi temple, where I will help you explore their complex histories. After this, we will visit the washing laundry area to know about daily life in the slum areas. We will end this trip with a visit to my home and you will get to meet and interact with my family.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 2800 INR or book as a private tour for 6000 INR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Raj Shailesh

I am a friendly and enthusiastic guide from Mumbai! Patient with a sense of humour combined with wide-ranging knowledge. With many memorable stories to tell, and an ability to provide so much practical advice to enhance your visit that this will be one of your most memorable trips. 

I love history, culture, royalty, historical figures. There is so much to see in Mumbai, and it is always a pleasure to share as much as I can with visitors, and tailor their time, experience, aspirations, to engagingly entertain them irrespective of age or origin. Over recent years it has been my pleasure to guide families, groups, and individuals. My in-depth knowledge extends to nearly all of the major attractions in Mumbai including shopping, theatre areas and museums. 

I look forward to discussing and arranging something that you will find unforgettable and authentic.

From USD 39 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.