The Hanging Gardens, in Mumbai, also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park. They provide sunset views over the Arabian Sea and feature numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals. The park was laid out in 1881 by Ulhas Ghapokar over Bombay's main reservoir, some say to cover the water from the potentially contaminating activity of the nearby Towers of Silence. When seen from the air, the walkway inside the park (Hanging Gardens Path), spell out the letters PMG(Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens) in cursive.
The Gardens, also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens were first built in 1881. Designed by Ulhas Ghapokar, it is said to have been built over one of Bombay’s main water reservoir to protect it from getting polluted, particularly by the nearby towers of silence. It was primarily dedicated to Pherozeshah Mehta, a prominent Parsi political leader, activist and lawyer, whose contributions to the city led to him being named The Lion of Bombay. Indicative of his many accomplishments, Mehta served as the President of Bombay Municipality four times (1884, 1885, 1905 and 1911) and as the president of the Indian National Congress in 1890. The garden was renovated to its current state in 1921.
Hanging Garden, Ridge Rd, Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006, India
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- address : Malabar Hill, Charni Road (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 400075 Garden Entry Charges : No Charges, Its Free. Timings : Morning 5:00 AM to Late Evening 9:00 PM. Photography and Videos : Openly Allowed.
- ~ Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport.
- address : Malabar Hill, Charni Road (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 400075
Garden Entry Charges : No Charges, Its Free.
Timings : Morning 5:00 AM to Late Evening 9:00 PM.
Photography and Videos : Openly Allowed.
- ~It is a lush green garden which has lots of flower plants, trees, a muddy path way
~A great place to capture a sunset view of the Arabian Sea.
~Well maintained pathways for a good stroll or a jog around the park.
~Its a great place for morning walks.Capturing a lot of pictures. You will cherish them all.
~The water fountains put on during the evening add to the charm of the place.
~The bird’s eye view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty.
#Places around the Hanging Gardens>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Kamla Nehru Park (famous for the big boot), Jain Temple, Mani Bhawan Gandhi Museum
Things to Buy
- THINGS TO BUY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
~The art and exposition Mumbai-rugs,handicrafts, carpets.
~Burlingtns-designer clothing store.
~Levis stors-stalwart for iconicjeans and causal wear.
Things to Eat
~Spices and flavors-north Indian, Italian, Chinese.
~SOAM- Gujarati,street food.
~food Mumbai-continental,north Indian,Chinese.
~Nice kream- ice cream,desserts.
~CAFETERIA at westside-desserts,cafe.
Kurrries and burries-cafe mexasian--mexican,Chinese, Italian,Asian.
Things to enjoy
- ~ A beautiful sunset view.
~Pillar of friendship with a clock,
~a beautiful aerial chowpatty beach view.
~ aerial view point of queens necklace from hanging garden and a special balodyan garden, where only kids and ladies are allowed.
~Interesting animal shaped hedges and topiaries.
~A small playground for kids where they will get to enjoy some basic rides likes swing, see-sawetc.