The narrow winding lanes of Khotachiwadi village are home to old Portuguese-style bungalows and a tiny church. Evidence indicates that Khotachiwadi started developing as an urban form before Bombay became a city. In time, it became integrated into the surrounding space. Then, a century after the Portuguese arrived, they gave Bombay away to the British as part of a dowry gift to Charles II of England. A walk though Khotachiwadi village will transport you back in time to relive this part of Mumbai's history.
Where: Girgaum, in south Mumbai.
More Information: See 18th Century Houses at Khotachiwadi.
This blog has some lovely photos of Khotachiwadi.