Do take a selfie at the giant boot structure here, known as the "Old Women Shoes".
Seated atop the Malabar Hill, close to the Kamala Nehru Park, the Hanging Gardens in Mumbai, is regarded as one of the major tourist attractions of the city. Also known as the Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, this scenic locale is a popular hang out spot amidst locals and tourists alike. Famous for its animal shaped hedges, nature lovers and photographers are often spotted here to make the best use of their time.
Built in the year 1881, this is a man-made terrace garden built on multi-level stone terraces owing to its name. Designed by Ulhas Ghapokar, this entire project 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'.
The garden is enveloped in numerous trees of various species, shrubs and an array of colorful flowers which just breathe life into this place like no other. Away from the usual urban chaos of Mumbai, the Hanging Gardens usually witnesses joggers, meditators and so on, froliciking the area.
Folks come here to rejuvenate among the lap of nature and watching the sunset here amidst the backdrop of the reclining Arabian sea (although not too prominent), should definitely be on your list of things to do in Mumbai. Not only that but the place also gives you a stellar view of South Mumbai, the sprawling beaches and the Queen's Necklace too. There's also a viewing gallery here and once you climb it, the Chowpatty, Marine Drive and Mumbai Harbour, will be all laid out in front of your eyes!
So after this period of lockdown concludes, this is where we're surely heading to for our peace of mind amidst the verdant sceneries in here. Perfect for a stroll with the kids during the evenings or a solo early morning walk with blaring music in your earphones, the Hanging Gardens should be on your list of places which you can visit on a leisurely day!
Timings: 5 am to 9 pm, every day