If you want to learn a little bit about how the fate of Mumbai changed after the 1896 Bubonic Plague, register for The Bombay Plague Walk and learn all about it.
The history buffs. History teaches you a lot, and there’s nothing more fulfilling than learning about the city you live in. And when it comes to Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, there’s a lot that hidden in the years that went by. So when we stumbled upon The Bombay Plague Walk, an initiative by Art X Co and Beyond Bombay, we were pleasantly surprised.
This walk is being conducted in Bandra and Colaba to mark the 120th year since the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague of 1896, which completely changed the topography, sociology, colonial politics and medical practices of Bombay. And it was the primary reason that led to the introduction of the vaccine against plagues.
From the locations – Colaba and Bandra and landmarks around – the walk will include stories merged together which are drawn from sources such as legends of the survivors, legends of local doctors, cons, and heroes. Priced at INR 800 per walk, this history trail will begin at 4pm on Saturday in Colaba and 4pm on Sunday in Bandra.
Learning about Mumbai through this walk seems like the perfect way to spend the weekend, especially for those who enjoy history.
When: 4pm, Sept 24 and 4pm, Sept 25
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