Mumbai – The State Bank of India arranged two optional city tours for ABA delegates to provide them the opportunity to experience and get a glimpse of Mumbai, as most of them were first-time visitors of India.
On the morning of March 9, ABA delegates were given a tour around Mumbai, beginning with a visit to Mani Bhavan – Residence of Mahatma Gandhi during his days in Mumbai. A host of his memorabilia, a diorama of Mr. Gandhi s life changing events and his contribution towards India s struggle for Independence are housed and well depicted there.
ABA delegates then proceeded to Churchgate station to watch the dabbawallas at work. The word “Dabbawala” refers to a person in Mumbai who carries and delivers freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers. The delivery system has been made case study for Harvard University.
On the morning of March 11, the SBI arranged for the delegates a Mumbai heritage tour, followed by an excursion to the Elephanta Caves.