Guided Tours

On weekends we take curated walking tours of approx 60-75 minutes duration of "Art Deco at the Oval", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in south Mumbai. They are led by an architect. The tours are for upto 7-8 persons. Those interested in architecture, design and history have enjoyed them. Customised tours can be arranged on request. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to read what guests have to say.

Visitor from Melbourne, Australia, November 2019
Our tour was truly wonderful and a genuine highlight of our trip to India. It exceeded our high expectations in every way. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the buildings and their history, making them come alive for us.
Raffaella Goffredi, Italy, April 2019
Amazing Art Deco tour today. The first generation of architect trained at the Indian Institute of Architects decided to adopt this style to build 18 residential buildings which are now part of UNESCO world heritage sites. Great tour, strongly recommended.
Rajni Gadhvi, Mumbai, April 2019
Nityaa is wonderful and so thorough with her work. She reiterates the features which by the end of the tour helped us remember the characteristics of Art Deco, so much so that my 10 year old twins remember it and were telling us how to identify Art Deco buildings ūüôā
Smeyers Pascale, Belgium, April 2019
Even my 5-year old enjoyed the tour and asked plenty of questions to the architect. I am glad we got to know more about the origins of Art Deco in Mumbai. I had been wanting to do this tour for a long time.
George Rigby, Ottawa, Canada, Feb 2019
This was an informative and engaging tour. The guides were passionate and knowledgeable. A highlight of our visit to Mumbai. So pleased to have found out about it.
Shibani Rangaraj, Architect, Bangalore, Jan. 2019
As an architect educated in Bombay and having worked on¬†the documentation of heritage buildings¬†as a student¬†in the early¬†90's¬†with Vikas Dilawari and the late Sandhya Savant,¬†I was delighted to come across this heritage¬†walk that focuses on the Art Deco heritage of the city.¬† I enjoyed¬† the walk that enlightened¬†us with design details¬†and cultural anecdotes. Having lived away from Mumbai¬†for twenty¬†years now, I am so glad¬†to see these conservation initiatives like Art Deco Mumbai that work to preserve and build¬†awareness about the city's fantastic architectural¬†heritage. 
Lou Macheprin, Cultural Coordinator, Alliance Francais, Mumbai
Nityaa is very professional, you can learn a lot from her. She can speak about Art Deco in Mumbai in details that you are so happy (and proud!) to share with others.
Rachna Shetty, Mumbai Dec. 2018
Would really like to commend Nityaa because she is clearly passionate about architecture. She was able to express all her knowledge and passion in an interesting and accessible manner. Makes a big difference.
Daksha P, Mumbai, Nov 2018
The tour was brilliantly done. Thank you for the opportunity of being a part of it.
Adina Goerke, Mumbai/Germany, April 2018
I think, besides learning so much from you, we just appreciate that some people in this often selfishly fast-growing city are also passionate about Mumbai's beautiful heritage. Who knows, maybe in one century or less nothing of it will be remaining but at least you documented it and we can prove it was there. And that alone makes me so happy ūüôā