Khotachiwadi Walk

The Quaint Portuguese Quarters in Mumbai

The charming little village of Khotachiwadi, tucked away in the busy landscape of Mumbai among the markets, incessant traffic, people on the move and skyscrapers. This area, or “wadi”, is marked by narrow lanes, houses with sloping roofs, some more than 100 years old, wooden facades in strident colours, balconies and latticed windows reminiscent of a forgotten pocket of the Portuguese. This 19th century settlement actually belongs to the coastal community of Christians from Maharashtra and Goa who have preserved their heritage, homes and their culture. Stop at a local home and interact with its residents.