Let me start this story like all stories ought to start with. Once upon a time, long years ago there lived a king. Now, he lived in an amazing palace (like all kings do) with his three beautiful daughters. The king loved his daughters dearly and gave them all the love and all the riches … Continue reading Small but indispensable
Maharashtra Nature's Park in Mahim is one of those places that is tucked away from the eyes of many of us. This site is a 37 acre green patch abutting the ever polluted Mithi ("sweet") River. Its located on the Sion Bandra Link Road, opposite Dharavi Bus Depot. This was initially called Mahim Nature Park … Continue reading Maharashtra Nature’s Park, Dharavi, Mumbai
The Bombay Port Trust (BPT) garden or Sagar Upvan is a quintessential garden. Tucked at the end of the narrow lanes of Colaba causeway, this garden is quite well kept. This garden is open for two hours in the morning from 8-10 and in the evening from 4.30 to 8.30 pm. Not long enough, I … Continue reading Bombay Port Trust, Colaba, Mumbai
Chhota Kashmir means “small (or mini) Kashmir”. Simply put the person who named it looks inspired from the crowning glory state of natural beauty, Kashmir, the heaven on Earth. Looks like a complete trap to me, but why be judgmental. Located in the vicinity of Aarey Milk colony, Goregaon in northern region of Mumbai city, … Continue reading Chhota Kashmir, Mumbai
Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Garden is popularly known as Hanging garden. I think the word hanging signifies its geographical characteristic of being located atop the Malabar Hill. It almost feels like you are walking in an elevated park and all the surrounding towers seem to be at par with you. This is an extremely well kept … Continue reading Pherozeshah Mehta Garden or Hanging Garden, Malabar Hill, Mumbai
It is called the Dolphin Acquarium which is an utter deception. I felt cheated, like going to an Udipi restaurant and being denied Idli and Wada. But after visiting the place I could reason, it is probably a business strategy. The BARC dome like looking structure is the aqcuarium which is surrounded by a man … Continue reading Non-Dolphin Acquarium, Irla, Mumbai
This is probably the best maintained garden in Mumbai. It is situated in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city. This area including the adjacent Tata gardens were originally a construction dumpyard. Cranes, trucks and bulldozers were abandoned in these places. This entire garden is commonly known as the Amarsons garden, though the … Continue reading Amarsons Garden, Breach Candy, Mumbai
Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan was formerly known as Victoria Gardens. The entire garden is spread out on approximately 42 hectares. This whole property was owned by the wealthy Jewish businessman called David Sasoon. He later donated it to the Mu...
This is one of the oldest gardens in city of Mumbai. Construction of the garden started in 1869 and was completed in 1872. Then, it was a unique design to plan an open space with buildings all around it. Trees were planted at the periphery with wi...
It is a long way to get here. If you live in Mumbai Suburban this might feel like going for an excursion. Central Park in Khargar is around 100 acres partly developed and yet to be. Abutting this property is the extravagant Khargar Golf Course. Wh...