We visited the only East Indian museum in the city, and here’s why you should head there if you’re really, really into history.
Learn More About The East Indian Community At This Small Museum In Manori
What Is It?
A small museum located inside a villa near Manori, the East Indian Museum looks downtrodden when looked at from outside but if you’re genuinely interested in knowing about the culture of the Kolis, the original inhabitants of the city, do head here.
From artifacts donated by East Indian families to texts from the earlier times, the museum holds a lot of valuable information. You’ll find old utensils, trunks, pictures and sculptures dating back to the last century. With no entry fee, we wonder how the museum is surviving. It hasn’t been maintained and it’s sad to see such treasure go to waste.
How To Get There
You can easily get to Malad station and take an auto from there till Marve ferry point. The ferry takes 5 minutes to get to Manori and will cost you INR 10. If you’re going for a day visit and are planning to come back at night, dodge the Malad traffic and take the Madh ferry to Versova instead.
So, We're Saying...
We don’t know how fruitful it will be if you go the distance just for the museum since it hasn’t been maintained, but the sunset at Manori beach will make up for it. You can grab a bite at the local restaurants.