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A Trip To Banganga: Mumbai's Own Varanasi

Sun, 1 Mar 8:00AM - 10:30AM
Banganga lake (Banganga Lake)
Rs 3500
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  • Mumbai's Varanasi
  • Spiritual Morning
  • Ghats
  • Wish Ducks
  • Ancient Temples
  • Aghori Samadhis
  • Legends
Outdoors / Open Air
Kids Friendly
Kids Below 5 Years : Free
Kids Activities
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Know Mumbai Better
  • Know Heritage
  • Learn History



Tours Of Cause: If you are looking for a personalized walking tour experience with a small group of like-minded individuals, then Tours Of Cause is just the right thing for you. These aren't your usual run-of-the-mill sightseeing tours or heritage walks for the time-starved tourist but are lengthier in format and substance. These tours are specially designed for sensitive, aware and responsible individuals who wish to know 'more'. Tours Of Cause guarantees finer details that include social issues affecting locals of the particular zone in addition to the history and heritage of the zone. DraftCraft International is committed to working with local communities on issues of social and legal reach and funds generated from Tours Of Cause are directed towards legal aid and social welfare of these communities. Some of DraftCraft's popular tours in Mumbai include a flagship 'The Terror Trail' and unique tours of Sassoon Docks, Banganga, Worli Koliwada, Elephanta Island, Sewri, Salt Pans, Gateway of India, etc.

A Trip To Banganga: Banganga is a centuries-old, 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.

According to legend, on an occasion during exile when Sita was thirsty, Ram shot an arrow in the ground and a tributary of Ganga sprung out from the spot. That spring of water forms what is known today as Banganga. Interestingly, despite the tank being a stone's throw from the Arabian Sea, the water is sweet. 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, a mysterious cult's activities, community settlements, a local Dhobi Ghat (open-air laundromat), etc.

- Walking Tour of Ancient Banganga Water Reservoir
- Wish Ducks
- Tour of the By-lanes
- Banganga Temples
- Bathing Ghats
- A Mysterious Cult's Activities
- Dhobi Ghat
- Community Interaction
- Expert Talk
- Snacks and Beverage

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours, preferably early morning

Meeting Point: Outside Dakshinayan South Indian Restaurant, Walkeshwar Road, Mumbai

Tours Of Cause are curated for smaller groups for personalized attention and better interaction. These tours can be entirely customized. We could conduct a tour exclusively for a couple or a small group of friends or family on a desirable day/date (separate charges will apply)

Where Does The Money Go?
DraftCraft International is a global policy research and analysis legal think tank that works primarily in the area of social justice across borders, communities and tribes. DraftCraft is not an NGO, funds are self-generated and all income is taxed in full. Funds generated from the event are directed towards pro bono activities in the respective area - legal aid camps, educational workshops, community welfare initiatives, women empowerment programmes, films to spread knowledge, documentation of cultures and practices, etc. If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING, you may contact us and we would love to meet you.

Terms and Conditions:
- All payments are to be made in Indian Rupees (INR) and in advance.
- Charges for the event are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Charges for the event are indicative and likely to change depending on the customizations involved.
- Bookings for an event have to be made at least 12 hours before the start of the event.
- It is mandatory to carry an official Photo ID on the person and in original (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Passport).
- DraftCraft will take a copy of the Photo ID at the start of the event for police verification purposes.
- DraftCraft reserves the Right To Admission and Expulsion of the participant(s) to maintain law and order.
- A loss by any damage to property will have to be compensated for by the participant(s) responsible.
- DraftCraft is not responsible for any unforeseen loss or injury or damage brought to a participant or his belongings.
- Smoking or consuming alcohol (without requisite permit and permission) is strictly prohibited during the event.
- The organiser retains the rights to photograph participants during the event and use them in media/social media.
- By registering for the event, you undertake that you accept all conditions.
- All visuals are indicative and used for representational purpose only.

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  • Q. I want to get contact details of temple trust. I am journalist works in ET now want to make a story on this historical site. Please provide me details as soon as possible. Thank you
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