Sassoon Docks, located on the Mumbai harbor in the heart of the beautiful south Mumbai area of Colaba stands out to be one of the largest fish markets in Mumbai. Being the only wet dock in western India during the time of independence, for the longest period serve and help in establishing the cotton trade in the international market during the colonial rule of the British.
Over the period of time, the Sassoon Dock was made available to the public being the only dock to do so. It was home to the local tribes (Koli Community) who merely survived by doing fish trades for survival. Apart from the industrial trade and business objectives, it was hardly known to the people until 2017
The Start India Foundation has played a major role in uplifting the street art culture, and bringing a revolution for the street artisans and revamping the unsung and unexplored avenues, the dock was one of those projects. In the second edition of the URBAN ART FESTIVAL 2017, with an initiative to revamp the dockyard the project was run for almost 2 months bagged by sponsors like ASIAN PAINTS.
The project was able to do good by making people understood that art isn’t any form of luxury but can be understood by common people as well. All the graffiti and the modern architecture were able to turn the old dock into a new tourist attraction for the city of Mumbai.
So if you are someone who is fanatic about clicking pictures, an influencer or a dancer who is looking for a funky old-school place to get your projects done. Sassoon Dock should be a must on your checklist when you are out exploring the undiscovered Mumbai.
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