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Hanging Garden

The Hanging Gardens in Mumbai, which are also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, are terraced gardens located on top of Malabar Hill in this capital city of the west Indian state of Maharashtra.

History

This hanging garden was designed in 1881 by Ulhas Ghapokar and the structure was planned and laid out over Mumbai (then Bombay)’s main reservoir, so that it is protected from pollution due to activities in surrounding areas.

Layout/Structure

The layout of this garden was planned primarily to prevent the contamination of the water due to the activities and functions in the nearby Towers of Silence.

It stands on top of Malabar Hill on its western side, and located just opposite the well-known Kamala Nehru Park in the region. This garden consists of various flowering shrubs and plants, and numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals.

It offers stunning sunset views of over the Arabian Sea and an aerial view of it shows the entire walkway inside the park (Hanging Gardens Path), spelling out the letters PMG (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens) in a cursive font.

Additional Information for Visitors

Hanging Garden is located at Simla Nagar on Malabar Hill, Mumbai. It is open to visitors between 5 AM and 9 PM every day, on all days of the week. No entrée fee is charged here – visitors can enter and tour this garden for free.

Mumbai city is well-connected to various cities and towns across India as well as other regions of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail or road.