Flora Fountain, also called 'Hutatma Chowk' since 1960, is declared as one of India's Heritage structures. Built in 1864, this tourist place houses India's prestigious fountain, located in the city of Mumbai. The name 'Flora' comes from the name of the Roman Goddess of Flowers. The Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India constructed the Flora Fountain. The total build expense amounted to 47,000 Rupees and Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh donated Rs. 20,000 for its development. The square wall within which the building is erected is known as Hutatma Chowk. This place is also a significant center for commercial activities. Many institutes, such as the famous Bombay University, Bombay Stock Exchange and Gateway of India border the Flora fountain, in addition to other exciting places. Apart from sight-seeing, you can also enjoy shopping for local delights in this place. The fountain is lighted at night and offers the most beautiful view to tourists.
The Flora Fountain was named after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Bartle Frere, but just before the fountain's inauguration in 1864, the name 'Flora' was bestowed on it. The Flora Fountain is erected in the same place where the original Churchgate of The Bombay Fort once stood. The fountain was later called as 'Martyr's Square' of 'Hutatma Chowk' in 1960, to honor the 105 members of the 'Samyuktha Maharashtra Samiti' , who lost their lives while fighting for a separate Maharashtra state.
Flora Fountain, Veer Nariman Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Sahara International Airport is only 30 km. from the city center. ~The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is 25 km from the center of Mumbai.
- ~ Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal is the main railway station. The Bombay Central, Dadar, Churchgate, and Kurla are other prominent railway stations closest to the Monument.
- ~Timings:08:00-11:59 ~Entry Ticket:Free ~Opens on:All days . ~Closest Local Transport:Train Station,Churchgate ~Bus Stop:Hutatma Chowk
- ~Rajahbai tower,
~ St. Thomas Cathedral
~the Asiatic Society of Bombay nearly Tourist Attractions
~You can also explore the Victorian buildings.
~The Mumbai High Court.
~ Some of the well-known buildings designed in the Indo-Saracenic and Gothic style are the Asiatic Society of Bombay and The St. Thomas Cathedral etc.
~Churchgate is another good tourist spot in nearby.
R. Norman Shaw designed the structure of the fountain. The Flora Fountain is sculpted from Portland rock and is coated with incredible white oil paint. James Forsythe, an engineer, was the one carved this monument. A magnificent statue of the Roman Goddess is shifted at the top of the structure, which makes the fountain structure even more beautiful.
Things to Buy
- THINGS TO BUY<
~khadi village and industries emporium
~The Bombay store
~Asiatic shopping complex
Things to Eat
~Snow bite- desserts, ice cream
~Fountain Inn-north indian, Chinese, biryani, seafood
~Fresco juice cafe-juices
~india restaurant-north Indian, mughlai.
Things to enjoy
- some enjoyable spots in nearby:--
~five senses tours
~asia society and museum
~duscover sailing India