Hanging Gardens of Mumbai- Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens
The top of Malabar Hill is beautified by the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai. It is situated just to the west and just opposite to the Kamala Nehru Park. The Hanging Gardens is called as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens too. The most attractive feature of this garden is that it offers sunset views of Arabian Sea. Another feature is that there are hedges carved designed into wonderful animal shapes. In the 1921 the park was laid by Ulhas Ghapokar over the main reservoir of Bombay. It was said that the park covered the contaminated water of the towers of Silence. If the park is seen from top then the letters of Pherozeshah Mehta designed in cursive can be seen.
What to do
Hanging gardens in the city is the place where you can spend some time of the day if you are a citizen of Mumbai. It is a perfect place to stroll around, jogging, doing yoga or exercises. On the other hand the place is also to do a family outing, doing picnic or spending time with your kids. The scenario is really fascinating and you will be glad to a spot the animal shaped carvings. Tourists also find the place a nice option for passing time and watching the waves of the Arabian Sea. This is the perfect region for you if you are searching for a peaceful area away from the noisy crowd.
The place is most suitable for them who have a hobby for photography as the creative hedge structure offers a very beautiful background for shooting photographs. Moreover you would be amazed to know that you are walking over an area under which there is a large reservoir. If tourists are wondering to have a close view of the sunset over Arabian Sea then this is the, most suitable spot from where sunset look just magical and you will be fascinated to the beauty of nature. The park opens early in the morning to offer people fresh air ideal for jogging and doing yoga on the lap of nature.
The park is mainly highlighted due to the animal shaped hedges. The travelling time starts from 5 in the morning till 9 at night. It is opened on all days of the week. The nearby tourists’ attractions are Banganga and Jain Temple. You can easily reach the park by your own car, public bus and auto-rickshaws. If you are coming by train then the nearest railway stations to the garden is the Grand road railway station. Charni road station to the west is also situated very near to the garden from where it requires 20 minutes to reach the spot.
The park is well connected by roads, therefore finding the way is not at all any problem. There are two roads from Marine Drive that leads to the garden. One is Walkeshwar road and the other is Ridge road. You can reach the spot through any of the road. As it is situated along the shore of Arabian Sea, it is best to hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi to reach there because then you can visit the place in a relaxed manner.
What to see
- The striking followers of the gardens of different and unique species.
- Animal shaped creative topiaries.
- Clock located at the heart of the garden
- The boat house or the ‘old woman’s shoe crafted out of stone is the favorite of children.
- Watching sunset in the evening is a lifetime experience.
- The park also affords the panoramic view of the city from the hill top.
Built on the top of Malabar Hill the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai is a terrace garden created on top of the Malabar Hill, due to which it holds such a name. The path inside the garden is very well maintained. A huge number of tourists find this place an interesting one to explore while they are in the city. So next time when you are in Mumbai, try to spend some time in this garden that offers so many things to do and see. Altogether it is peaceful region free from any type of pollution.