Situated very close to Kamla
Nehru Park in Malabar Hill is the famous Hanging Gardens. This garden was
constructed in 1880 by Ulhas Ghapokar and is known for its scenic views. The
garden overlooks the magnificent Arabian Sea and is mostly visited during sunset
hours. Also referred to as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, this splendid garden is
dedicated to Barrister Pherozeshah Mehta. Interestingly, you can see the letter
PMG, when the garden is viewed from above. You will be fascinated by the lush
greenery around and beautiful animal-shaped shrubs.
Hanging Gardens is built beside
the water reservoir that provides a constant supply of freshwater to the city.
The major attraction of the garden is a splendid clock tower positioned in the
heart of the garden. It is mainly used by the locals for jogging and yoga
purposes. If you are looking for a place to unwind from a stressful day then
this garden is a perfect place for you to visit.
of the Hanging Gardens
Initially, the garden was constructed
in 1881 and was designed by Ulhas Ghapokar. The garden is dedicated to
Barrister Pherozeshah Mehta who was an eminent political leader, lawyer and an
activist belonging to Parsi community. He was popularly known as the Lion on
In the year 1921, the garden
underwent a massive renovation. It is believed that the garden was built near
to the water reservoir in order to prevent the contamination of water from the
burial ground named ‘Tower of Silence’ which is situated close by.
How to Reach Hanging Gardens?
The best way to reach Hanging
gardens is by hiring a private cab or an autorickshaw from Walkeshwar Road or
the Ridge Road. Grant Road is the nearest railway station which is just 20
minutes away from the garden.