Hanging Gardens of Mumbai are situated on the western side of Malabar Hills, just opposite to the Kamala Nehru Park. Beautifully terraced and landscaped, they are also known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens. Since the gardens were set up on the slope of a hill, they were named as the Hanging Gardens. These gardens are one of the best sites in Bombay, from where one can have amazing views of the sun setting across the horizon of the Arabian Sea. Situated over the city’s main reservoir, they were built in the early 1880’s.
Thereafter, the gardens underwent major renovation in the year 1921. People say that the Hanging Garden was set up with the aim of covering and protecting the water of the reservoir from the polluting activities of the Towers of Silence, situated nearby. One of the unique features of the gardens is that their hedges have been trimmed in such a way so as to resemble various animals, like elephants, camels, etc.
Another one of its major attractions is a huge and impressive flower clock. The Hanging Gardens can be reached from any part of Mumbai, through autos, buses, local trains or taxis. The gardens have been built in such a way that they look towards Colaba and offer a breathtaking view of the entire city. Visit the gardens in the early morning or late evening and feel yourself rejuvenating amidst the picturesque locales and cool breeze.