If Harry Potter was in Bombay, it would be easier for him to find a Horcrux than a seat in a local train. Such is the story of my beloved city!
When the East India Company transferred power to the Crown, the axis of development shifted from Calcutta to Bombay. By 1850, Bombay may have become the largest city ruled by the British Empire in the East. The commercialization in those years is a fact that people envisioned Bombay as a megacity of the 20th century.
However, rapid urbanization has become a curse in disguise to this island city which sees an inflow of millions every year. Finding a quiet and empty spot in Bombay is a challenge!
From Marine Drive to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, you will find people and chaos walk hand in hand. The peace of mind that you are searching for is not found unless you are looking at the right place!
And one such place is the Dadar Parsi Colony...
Untouched by the wrath of urbanization and unfamiliar to the chaos, the Dadar Parsi Colony is located in the heart of Bombay.
To start your journey, get down at the Matunga Station and start walking east via Z Bridge towards Maheshwari Udyan.
And while you enjoy the vibrant avatar of Ashtika Samaj Ram Mandir on your way, keep walking towards the Maheshwari Udyan to grab a cup of coffee in the Madras Cafe nearby.