Tendulkar's home to be included in Mumbai darshan's itinerary

Tour operators believe adding Tendulkar’s new home to the itinerary would attract more customers, and have promised that tourists will not be allowed to get off the bus and crowd the area

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Oct 14, 2011

Various tourist operators in Mumbai have approached police for permission to halt at Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar s residence in Bandra to bring in curious fans to catch a glimpse of their beloved cricketer’s home.

Tour operators across the city are anticipating big business once the Diwali vacation kicks in, and feel that the coverage of Sachin’s new home in the papers, is bound to bring in curious fans to catch a glimpse of their beloved cricketer’s home.

Sunil Savla, owner of Neeta Travels, was quoted in Mid Day as saying,, “We are sure that there will be a huge demand to see Tendulkar’s bungalow. For cricket fans, his home will be like visiting Mecca and all his fans would love the chance to catch a glimpse of him.”

However Savla added that they would not allow the tourists to get down the bus to get a closer look at the house. “We are sure that tourists would demand a glimpse of Tendulkar’s home. As of now we are working out if it is possible to halt near his bungalow,” he said.

However, a tour operator was confident that they would get permission to halt in front of Tendulkar s house for a while. He said, “We hope that at least for Tendulkar’s bungalow, we are permitted to halt for a while.”