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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 Sassoon Docks:You could spend a beautiful morning, soaking in the` rising sun and history of more than a century-old Sassoon Docks in the heart of Colaba. The Sassoon Docks tour guarantees the curious travellers; domestic/foreign tourists and Mumbaikars the perfect Dock experience at the 143-year old iconic structure. This tour will provide a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Koli and Banjara communities inhabiting and working at the Docks.
Cultures that have been fairly intact since the Docks were first built. Built more than 140 years ago in 1875 by a Baghdadi Jew named David Sassoon, Sassoon Docks is the oldest in the city and one of the largest fishing markets in Mumbai today. This iconic heritage site bustles with people and fishing activities every day making it a traveller's delight. But there is much more to Sassoon Docks!
The smell of fish, the loud bargaining voices of fisherwomen, the hurtling ice-bearing hathgadis and the basketfuls of fish freshly plucked and glistening adorn the city's oldest docks. The way they work at the boats, sell their wares in the morning, load the hathgadis with ice and heave their way through the slippery waters of the Dock, clean the jhingas (prawns) outside godowns and more. The tour will also expose you to the recent history of the docks.
Sassoon Docks has been at the epicentre of crimes that shook Mumbai in the past. At the same time, the docks have featured in numerous Bollywood movies and a closer look at the new and the old docks will remind you of some famous scenes and shots, even some epic Amitabh Bachchan 'The Angry Young Man' movies. Without an early morning tour of Sassoon Docks, a trip to Mumbai would be incomplete.
- Walking Tour of 143-year-old Sassoon Docks - Visit New and Old Docks - Visit the Famed Fish Market - Docks' History of Crime, Terror, Gold Smuggling - Docks' Tryst with Bollywood - Lives of Kolis and Banjaras - Fishing Activities - Film Screening - Dock-workers' Interaction - Snacks and Beverage/Beer - Expert Talk with Director of Web Documentary 'In The Dock'
Duration: Approximately 2.5 Hours, preferably late evening
Meeting Point: DraftCraft International, Colaba - Mumbai (Search for "DraftCraft International" on Google Maps)
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 programs, films to spread knowledge, documentation of cultures and practices, etc.
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 the 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 organizer retains the right 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 purposes only.
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