Hanging Gardens / Kamla Nehru Park
#17 of 32 Places to Visit in Mumbai
Distance (From Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus): 7.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Babulnath Temple
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 7.5 km from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and 2 km from Sri Babulnath Temple, Hanging Gardens, also known as Perozeshah Mehta Gardens, are the beautiful terraced gardens that are situated on the western side of the Malabar Hills in Mumbai. These gardens are one of the best sites in Mumbai and also one of the top Mumbai visiting places.
Established in the 1880s, this garden was designed by Ulhas Ghapokar to protect a nearby reservoir from getting polluted. These gardens are named after the famous lawyer, Perozeshah Mehta, who is also the father of Mumbai's Municipal Charter. These terraced gardens located just opposite Kamla Nehru Park.
The garden has a vast area and well-laid pathways. The colourful flower clock at the center and numerous animal-shaped hedges are the unique features of this park. One can also enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Sea from the Hanging Gardens. Its well-maintained pathways are perfect for a jog or stroll around the park.
Situated opposite to Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park is named after Jawaharlal Nehru's wife, Kamala Nehru. It extends over an area of about 4,000 square feet and provides a glittering sight of the city of Mumbai. From this garden, one can also enjoy the spectacular sight of the Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive. The Boot House or Old Woman's Shoe, completely made up of stone, is another interesting feature of the park.
Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM.