The leisurely expanse of Mumbai's Horniman Circle Gardens entwines a history of 3 centuries!

The park was known as Bombay Green in the 18th century, as a synonym for its picturesque pulchritude.

Overlooking the vast stretch of India's Financial Capital, Horniman Circle Gardens is a gravitating recreational centre located in the Fort district. Claimed to be one of the largest parks in Southern Mumbai, the garden has provided a stage for multiple festivals of music and art. Due to its massive green cover and blossoming environs, the park was known as 'Bombay Green' in the 18th century, as a synonym for its picturesque pulchritude.


Spread over an area of more than 10,000 square metres!

Placed at a notable location in the 'city of dreams', the garden stands amid a circle of high rising office buildings. With an area of more than 10,000 square metres, Horniman Circle Gardens encapsulates soothing visuals of captivating horizons.

It is said that the establishment of this beautiful landscape started in 1821 but the project was halted for the next 12 years. After going through a phase of distracted usage, the erstwhile commissioner paved the road for the construction of this garden. Thereafter, saplings were planted and pathways were laid to revamp the space and give it a new enchanting form. Remarkably, the experts of architecture say that the layout of the park carries semblances of London's Crescent Park.

Named after the editor of Bombay Chronicle newspaper

While the park was known as Elphinstone Circle earlier, it got renamed after India won its freedom struggle. It was named after the famed freedom fighter Benjamin Horniman, who was the editor of the Bombay Chronicle newspaper. Further, tales from the past recount stories of a band, that used to perform musical acts here every evening, during the years before the independence. Besides, umpteen social gatherings and community meets were also witnessed here.

Evolving through the past years, the garden has hosted an array of interesting events marked by throngs of attendees. This includes the annual Sufi music festival, 'Ruhaniyat' and the famous Kala Ghoda Arts Festival of Mumbai.

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While a number of Indian cities encircle a rich historical heritage, Mumbai's diversity is not easy to find anywhere else. Amid all its glory, it is places like Horniman Circle Gardens that string together the best of the past and the present. So if you have still not trudged through its calming plains, it deserves a spot in your post-pandemic plans!

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