Learn about the politics and election process behind the world’s largest democracy!
National elections are currently taking place in India. With over 900 million eligible voters in the nation, India is undergoing the world’s largest election and polling process.
We’ll take you to explore and learn about the logistics, planning and context of India’s democratic process. You’ll also learn about the Constitution, the main political parties, current hot topics and events, as well as the roles of various political institutions.
On this tour, you’ll stop by the following: Vidhan bhavan (Legislative assembly), Mantralaya, Election Commission, MLA (Members of Legislative Assembly’s residence), Bombay High Court, Reserve Bank of India and Monetary Museum, BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters), and the Azad Maidan.
Join us on a walking tour through South Mumbai and learn how democracy and “power of people” is exercised in India.
First stop is the Vidhan Bhavan, also known as the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, where the lower house of the legislature operates. A total of 288 members are directly elected from constituencies.
Stop by the Maharashtra State Government Headquarters building, a large structure built in 1955.
Next is the constitutional authority responsible for administering the electoral process of the nation, the Election Commission. This is one of the few institutions in India that operates autonomously.
Stop by the residential building of the members of the Maharashtra State Legislature. Get a glimpse into the life of government officials and civil servants.
Get up close and visit a political party office in the heart of the city. Here you’ll get an idea of the main political parties, their ideologies, and history in India.
One of the oldest High Court in India, the Bombay High Court is a beautiful 19th century Gothic structure. It covers the jurisdictions of Maharashtra and Goa, and a few other territories.
Learn about India’s national currency, the Indian Rupee and the institution in charge of its issuance and supply. You also have the option to explore the Monetary Museum: learn about the evolution of money in India through rare coins and artifacts.
This glorious heritage building stands opposite the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST Station). Learn about governing civic body of Mumbai and its responsibility over the city’s administration and infrastucture.
Azad Maidan is a popular sports ground located on 25 acres of land, nearby CST Station. It is significant as a public space for communities to convene for cricket and sports, but also as a hotspot for political speeches, rallies, and protests.
8:30am – 11:30am