This terraced garden is known as ‘Hanging Garden’ because of its location on the slope of Malabar hill. Its actual name is Sir Pherozashah Mehta gardens named after Pherozeshah Mehta, who was a famous
barrister of former times.
The park was laid out in the early 1880s over Bombay’s main reservoir, some say to cover the water
from the potentially contaminating activity of the nearby Towers of Silence. It is built over three
reservoirs, which store 30 million gallons of water pumped here for cleaning before being supplied to
Hanging garden was renovated in 1921. It affords a panoramic view of the city or a breathtaking
sunset. It is a common picnic spot.
How to reach Hanging Gardens ?
The way upto the gardens from marine drive is by walkeshwar road and ridge road. It is located
opposite to the kamala nehru park on the western slope.
What is the main attraction?
The main attraction regarding this garden is that offers a lovely view of the sunset across the
horizon of the Arabian Sea. Another interesting feature comprises of its several hedges that have been
fashioned into different shapes of animals. Besides the above-mentioned features, you can see a
striking flower clock in the middle of the garden.
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